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