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Self Defense

Self Defense

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Self Defense
  • Mike Nebgen - Front Side Fall

    This fall happens with one hand behind the back and students will slap the mat and kiyah to decrease the impact of a fall.
    Break Falls | Self Defense | Safety | Beginners

  • Dave Kovar - Single Stick Disarm - Part 2 - Backhand

    This disarm defends against a backhand strike. This drill also discusses the difference between being open and closed when using sticks.
    Escrima | Disarm | Weapons | Partner Drill | Kali

  • Dave Kovar - Single Stick Disarm - Part 1 - Forehand

    This disarm defends against a forehand strike. An important lesson is that you cannot force a disarm, let the attacker feed you the opportunity.
    Escrima | Disarm | Weapons | Partner Drill | Kali

  • Dave Kovar - Single Stick Disarm - Part 3 - Low Forehand

    This disarm comes off of a low strike by the opponent. Use your wrist to turn the stick toward the weak part of the hand to disarm.
    Escrima | Weapons | Disarm | Partner Drill | Kali

  • Dave Kovar - Knife Threats Part 1

    The first drill of this series focuses on a knife threat pressed up to the neck. Use the fact that action is faster than reaction to successfully defend yourself.
    Weapons | Self Defense | Knife | Takedown

  • Dave Kovar - Knife Threats Part 3

    The third drill of this series focuses on the knife being held at the back. Remember that after evading and controlling the weapon, you should strike to make the disarm easier.
    Weapons | Self Defense | Knife | Takedown

  • Dave Kovar - Knife Threats Part 4

    The final drill of this series focuses on defending yourself when the knife is pressed against your neck from behind. It is best to avoid finding yourself in this position, but these are a few ideas that may help.
    Knife | Self Defense | Weapons

  • Dave Kovar - Knife Threats Part 2

    The second drill of this series focuses on knife defense when the attacker has the knife to your stomach. This works great when the attacker is already applying some pressure with the knife.
    Weapons | Self Defense | Knife | Takedown

  • John Hackleman - Get Out of my Face

    If your opponent is crowding your face, you can use this elbow defense to create some space. Your opponent's power will be used against them.
    MMA | Bob | Elbow | Self Defense

  • John Hackleman - Fake Low Go High

    The goal of this drill is to expose your opponent's chin so you can take them out with a strike. Faking low can drop your opponent's hands and open up opportunities at the chin.
    MMA | Strategy | Punching

  • John Hackleman - Body Fold Takedown

    The technique works best from the clinch and is great for strikers that don't want to go all the way down with a takedown.
    MMA | Takedown

  • John Hackleman - Blitz to a Liver Shot

    The liver is a key target area that will wear your opponent down very quickly. Begin with a blitz to the face to open up the target area down to the body.
    MMA | Punching | Bob

  • John Hackleman - Takedown Defense with Overhook

    It is essential for strikers to keep the fight standing and use distance to avoid takedowns. Lateral movement is the key to this drill.
    MMA | Takedown | Defense

  • Dave Kovar - Basic Takedown Defense

    Learn about basic takedown defense. This is an important self defense concept that is often overlooked in classes of all styles.
    Wrestling | Grappling | Takedown | Self Defense

  • Justin Ortiz - Defense Against a Rear Naked Choke

    When in a rear naked choke, you don't have much time to react and defend yourself. After distracting with a strike somewhere, pull both arms across the body for a shoulder throw.
    Self Defense | Takedown

  • John Hackleman - Leg Catch Kick Defense

    Want to make someone pay for trying to kick you? Protect yourself, then grab the leg for an effective takedown.
    MMA | Defense | Takedown

  • John Hackleman - Preemptive Strike

    The whole concept of the preemptive strike is to hit the opponent before the opponent hits you. In a self defense situation, make it clear that you don't want to fight before engaging with the strike.
    MMA | Bob | Self Defense

  • John Hackleman - Overhand Right Defense

    This defensive jab will protect from the overhand right punch that is infamous for getting knockouts. Don't wear down right handed strikers with leg kicks.
    MMA | Defense | Punching