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How to Survive Random Gang Violence

Random Violence Survival Skills covers:
    •    Survival doesn’t mean Fighting!
    •    Awareness Skills
    •    People Skills
    •    Physical Skills for Evasion
    •    Physical Skills for Fighting
    •    Fighting when Surrounded
    •    Fighting on the Ground

Close Quarter Combat: CQC

Since I will be referring a lot to the close quarter combat system of W.E. Fairbairn and Rex Applegate, I decided to give an intro to these to great soldiers. Their lives and training are easily found on the net, so I won’t repeat it all here.

For details about these men and these wartime clips, click on the title or the "read more" button.

The Ax Hand clip:

The ax hand or striking shuto is a very strong move. It can be used in many ways and I’ve shown a few. It performs well in combination with other techniques.

Granny fights the BulletMan!

During a class on cane defence for seniors, I got Joe, my BulletMan to give the class a rush. Here is one tough lady giving her all!

This was a Raising Canes class at Silver Threads. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fighting Cane: armed, elegant and invisible!

senior face smash with combat caneYour hometown may be a peaceful and beautiful place to live and to raise children, but if you travel, whether for business or retirement pleasure, some destinations you reach are not so hospitable. A stout cane may be the only weapon allowed as a carry-on on every aircraft since 9-11. That is because it serves a legitimate purpose other than self defense though it is very useful for that purpose.

The Chin Jab clip

The chin jab is a very strong move. This short clip starts with a discussion of even small people can create a lot of power with proper body dynamics.

 

Done correctly with good timing, this technique can be a fight ender by itself but never, never, depend on that!

 

It also lends itself nicely to combinations with other techniques.

The Combat Slap:

Here is an introduction to the cup hand strike. Very good in combination; it is fast and can create openings for more serious follow-up.
For you seniors, you will be glad the girls in your youth did not know how to slap like this!  :)
 
And, for your viewing enjoyment, here is an expert doing a demo…Martin slaps Slavo.

The Knee Spike

The knee spike is a natural follow up to the chin jab or an ear cup (boxing the ears) used as an entry.

The hidden lesson of the Tueller Drill:

The original lesson:

One would think that a gun beats  a knife every time. With superior weaponry, the fight should be easily won. Sergeant Dennis Tueller, of the Salt Lake City, Utah Police Department, showed that it was not that simple.

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