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Self Defense: 'Hard' Martial Arts. Vs 'Soft' Martial Arts., thai boxing, question thanks
thai boxing, question thanks, sort of life: Wing chun is an art that I studied over 20 years ago. Back then what it was for was a lot less over-marketed than it is now. WC is NOT a wunder-tool MA as it is so often marketed as. What I will tell you though is it is DAMNED handy to know if you find...

Self Defense: Physical Self Defense, palm strikes, move block
palm strikes, move block, high kicks: If I might suggest, forget once-a-month practicing striking. First off, a better self-defense strategy is to strike AS you are dodging and blocking, then turn it into getting out of the circumstances that are to your attacker s advantage. For example, you...

Self Defense: Psychology- Sociopaths, brain physiology, evolutionary biologists
brain physiology, evolutionary biologists, dishonest behavior: Nature vs. nurture is a long standing question. Is it biology that creates behaviors or is it the conditioning that creates behaviors. There s a lot of argument over which one it is. Or is it personal choice? A friend of mine who is a physicist...

Self Defense: Research for a novel: a move to break a hand grip, robert ludlum, martial arts moves
robert ludlum, martial arts moves, novel research: Hi Jae, Thanks for Choosing me as your expert. Wow novel research! Now that s a new one! the best so far i ve seen in trying to explain martial arts moves is Robert Ludlum you may want to see the Bourne Identity (on paperback of course) and see how...

Self Defense: Secondary Location, secondary location, ray of hope
secondary location, ray of hope, robberies: A common one is in robberies. The criminal promises to lock everyone in a room so he can get away without them calling the cops. This is kidnapping and in the US is second only to murder when it comes to severity of punishment. While it can be that the criminal...

Self Defense: What martial art is best for me?, pent up anger, katana sword
pent up anger, katana sword, somatotype: Hi Charlie, Man can I relate. I was a tall and lanky guy at 18...the curse of having a freaky fast metabolism! One of the advantages that I had with my long arms and legs, was a killer reach. This became quite apparent when I was sparring with others...

Self Defense: Square on stance or Side way stance?, short term goal, square stance
short term goal, square stance, forward stance: Okay I m going to cook your noodle here. The reason is what I am about to say can change your entire thinking about stances ... and in fact, it should. A stance is a transitional posture that you take to achieve a short-term goal. That means A) you...

Self Defense: debate on self defence, north american nation, certain unalienable rights
north american nation, certain unalienable rights, deadly force: It is a tenet of virtually all cultures that living things (people in particular) have a default right to exist. The founding documents of the an independent North American nation reflect this in the Declaration of Independence when it states that All men...

Self Defense: debating on this, grievous bodily harm, palm strike
grievous bodily harm, palm strike, code states: Hi Ling, Really sorry for not getting back to you sooner...long story short, I changed my email address and this is one site that I haven t reached yet. In any case, my bad! This is an interesting subject; one that can be answered rather quickly or...

Self Defense: Martial Arts, wing chun kung fu, martal arts
Self Defense: Martial Arts, wing chun kung fu, martal arts, opnion

Self Defense: fighting systems, single whip, chi energy
single whip, chi energy, real energy: Hello again, Pressure points they re as simple or as complicated as you want them to be. I prefer vital areas to pressure points (as in accupunture accupressure pressure points where you stick needles in) Vital areas are easier to think about and quicker...

Self Defense: Karate Terminology, ryu karate, karate terminology
ryu karate, karate terminology, cochlear implants: Hi Cindy, Thank you for choosing me as your expert. I don t exactly see the question here, but since you mentioned cochlear implants I assmume you have a hearing impairment. The best help I can give you is get yourself a book on isshin-ryu and read...

Self Defense: Martial Arts, adelaide south australia, wing chun school
adelaide south australia, wing chun school, dangerous situations: Kyle, Any (good) training is better than nothing at all, so by all means, go check out the Wing Chun school. And are you sure there s not much martial arts in Adelaide? You should definitely research and see if you can t find Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do and...

Self Defense: Martial Arts, tang soo do karate, karate jujitsu
tang soo do karate, karate jujitsu, close quarters combat: Hi again, That s a lot better. Now first off when you get into it and with enough years of experience you will realize that there is no one best martial art. After years of dedication plus if you cross train and spar with friends from other disciplines...

Self Defense: martial art for different builds, boxing punches, cardiovascular endurance
boxing punches, cardiovascular endurance, left hook: Hi Chad, thanks for choosing me as your expert. If you enjoy boxing and have a nasty left hook and have cardiovascular endurance for 12 rounds. Then i say you re in pretty good shape for most martial arts training. Except maybe Yokozuna class Sumo Wrestling....

Self Defense: Which martial arts is better?, filipino martial arts, hostile situation
filipino martial arts, hostile situation, best bet: Hi CJ, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Your clarity of purpose makes all the difference. And that goal is self defense. I am inclined to say the FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) would be your best bet but I d say Krav Maga would do the job as well....

Self Defense: question, qi gong, self defense situations
qi gong, self defense situations, spatial relationship: Raul, Yes sometimes it may seem that JKD s emphasis is on speed but at other times it s more on spatial relationship and timing. Yes, I have used it in self-defence situations and things were over very quickly! I d recommend any fighting system as long...

Self Defense: regarding self-defence, nonsense self defense, contract attorney
nonsense self defense, contract attorney, scary moment: Briefly? No. That s because 99% of what people think they know about the subject is wrong. My contract attorney has a saying, Everyone knows what something means until there s a problem. That applies in spades to the term self-defense. Everyone knows...

Self Defense: on self-defence, physical application, religious point
physical application, religious point, self protection: Hello Rare Jade, Sorry for the slow response and Thank you for honoring me with your question. Very interesting question indeed. This can be answered on a few different levels. From a biblical and religious point of view it states in the Bible hold your...

Self Defense: self defence debate, self defense class, violent measures
self defense class, violent measures, defence debate: Self-defense is a fascinating subject that has a lot of different parts. I m not a lawyer, so I can t give you legal definitions. (Those change from state to state anyway, so contact a local lawyer if you need a legal definition.) In general, self-defense...

Self Defense: self-defence justified?, rare thanks, self defence
rare thanks, self defence, self preservation: Hello Spirit Rare, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. I Don t know how brief you want it and how comprehensive i can be bout it either. I guess I can start and then you can follow up with more questions. I ll be willing to correspond. Believe me...

Self Defense: how can self-defence justified, warm spirit, reasonable force
warm spirit, reasonable force, special circumstances: Warm Spirit, I m not sure what you are asking, but I ll give it a try. Quite simply, self-defence is justified because everyone has the natural right to safety of life and limb. If you are attacked, you have the right to defend yourself. You never have...

Self Defense: what systems work on the street, bottom line question, akilies tendon
bottom line question, akilies tendon, shoulin: It takes a long time to embed the neural pathways that make for effective movement. Effective movement = power delivery. Even under adrenal stress. A lot of these programs that offer short cuts WILL teach you how to win your next fight in a college bar...

Self Defense: Attack Proof, Guided Chaos, framing hammer, th group
framing hammer, th group, cabinet work: Well, I still haven t read the book. I did follow the link. And well, gosh, while they re talking a lot, they re not actually addressing what I was saying. Funny that. Think about building a house. To do that, you re going to need a lot of different...

Self Defense: advise on self defense needed.., fall of communism, newzeland
fall of communism, newzeland, man in need: Hi Lee - nothing wrong with any self defence. its the practitioner not the art . look for something without a belt structure. Military based or UFC are best. my last teacher was a Russian. Taught special forces, then came to Canada at the fall of...

Self Defense: Dimmak, Kyushu, pressure points, erle montaigue, george dillman
erle montaigue, george dillman, oriental medicines: AAARGHH!!! I wrote you a long and full answer to this and Allexperts ate it. While I normally copy and save my answers because posts get dropped with their programs, I didn t do it on this one. Grrrrr! I hate it when Allexperts does this. I can t do as long...

Self Defense: Dimmak, Kyushu, pressure points, close quarter combat, george dillman
Self Defense: Dimmak, Kyushu, pressure points, close quarter combat, george dillman, pressure point knockouts

Self Defense: Gun defense, first guns, jim wagner
first guns, jim wagner, criminal violence: The answer to the question is It depends By that I mean it depends on where you are, who is doing the shooting and most of all your mindset. That last issue is somewhat addressed here. http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/survivalmindset.htm Another...

Self Defense: Systema, ballistic striking, and other stuff., target sound, breaking the sound barrier
target sound, breaking the sound barrier, rough explanation: The technique is valid. But I m not enamored with the explanation. It also looks a whole LOT more impressive because the Karate guy wasn t that good. You can find any number of variations of this kind of striking in Chinese arts and the hybrid arts...

Self Defense: disciplines available, Best Martial Art, Best
Best Martial Art, Best, Martial: Hi Dan, Thanks for your question, and thanks for choosing me as your expert here at allexperts.com! This is a great question, and one that a lot of people have. What style of martial arts is best for self defense? ...

Self Defense: disciplines available, martial art school, self defense skills
martial art school, self defense skills, mental challenge: For self-defense? None of them. For fun, enjoyment, exercise, socializing and a mental challenge, any of them. I have a saying Self-defense is a legally defined term That means to understand what is and isn t self-defense is requires you to step...

Self Defense: pepper spray, dog repellent spray, max brand
Self Defense: pepper spray, dog repellent spray, max brand, black max

Self Defense: Help knife, knife, butterfly knife
knife, butterfly knife, pepper spray: Eric, Hello! Thank you for your question and thank you for choosing me as your expert here at allexperts.com! I have a few points to make in reference to your questions, and I d like to raise them with you one at a time. Firstly,...

Self Defense: help knife, butterfly knives, security wizard
butterfly knives, security wizard, blade tip: Hi Eric, Sorry for the tardiness in my response...been living at the office to get properly prepared for accreditation (a technical term for a scheduled invasion of the harmonious way in which we run the agency ). Painful! Right then, choosing a folder...

Self Defense: help knife, fighting, self defense
fighting, self defense, pepper spray: Hi Eric glad you liked the answer. they say the mind is like a parachute - works best when its open :~) its about thinking out of the box - I mean life as well. people tend to get caught up in sequences in life and never step out of those bounds. ...

Self Defense: Knife, columbia river knife, double edged knife
columbia river knife, double edged knife, butterfly knives: For the most part, unless one is trained in a specific style (such as with a Karambit or a double-edged knife), the various small differences in blades (spear point, clip point, tanto, etc.) are just interesting features to sell knives. In the hands of...

Self Defense: Knowing if you've got the power., target physics, delivering power
target physics, delivering power, punching power: Wow, in just one seemingly simple question you ve asked about sixteen complicated ones. The short answer is you know you re hitting hard when the guy holding the bag tells you Good hit. It does NOT come from you hitting the bag and going Wow, that felt...

Self Defense: knife, columbia river knife, spyderco knives
columbia river knife, spyderco knives, butterfly knives: Eric, Since I don t live in Canada, I am not really that familiar with Canadian law regarding owning and carrying knives. It is a completely different environment up there, particularly regarding firearms and other types of weapons. I did a little research...

Self Defense: Punching with first two or last three knuckles., pinky side, soft target
pinky side, soft target, vertical punch: Okay first things first NEVER try to learn a new way of hitting by yourself. Find someone who really knows how to do it and -- this is important -- can ARTICULATE the details (like, range, targeting and what muscle tension patterns) of a particular punch....

Self Defense: pepper spray, scoville chart, pepper spray
scoville chart, pepper spray, gram unit: Eric, I can t say for sure whether your dog spray would work well on humans. You might try calling the company that makes it to ask about the Scoville rating, and how much weaker it is than the human version. Here is some info that might help you. ...

Self Defense: Re: Knowing if you've got the power., generating power, email provider
generating power, email provider, calmness: Damn, all experts ate my original answer Boxing gym will help you understand the dynamics of hitting. What you learn there will also help you figure out range with anything else you do. This will also help you http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/Power.htm...

Self Defense: balisong knives, Knife, fighting
Knife, fighting, defense: a.gibbons I can t speak to the legality of these knives in England as I am based in Canada for the time being. You could ask your local police dept. How to use one is a different story... any weapon is an extension of the practitioner. you need to...

Self Defense: self defense, modern arnis, brazilian jujitsu
Self Defense: self defense, modern arnis, brazilian jujitsu, sambo

Self Defense: judo & Trad. Jujitsu, self defense situation, judo tournaments
self defense situation, judo tournaments, ground game: Wow a follow up! I rarely get these but thanks again. In my opinion, applying any technique as well as you ve done it in practice is next to impossible in a real life application. Not that all our training has no actual value but indeed training live...

Self Defense: Self defense move question, smart women, real fight
smart women, real fight, firm grip: Tracey, Congratulations on taking a self-defense class! Many women think they will never need to know how to defend themselves, but smart women learn what to do in a lot of situations that they might have to face. Yes, your instructor is basically right....

Self Defense: self defense, self defense system, best martial art for self defense
self defense system, best martial art for self defense, what is the best martial art: Sorry for the delay, my office printer blew up and I ve been caught dealing with computer issues. Let me start by rephrasing your question: What style can I learn fastest to win fights and get myself arrested after wards? Because that is what you re...

Self Defense: Trying to pick an effective Martial Art that covers a little of everthing., royce gracie, correct spelling
royce gracie, correct spelling, bjj: Hi Toni, Thanks for the follow up. I cannot be objective in comparing Samba and Krav Maga because of my negligible experience in Sambo. But I did Google around and it described to me that Sambo is a militarized wrestling/grappling art similar to modern...

Self Defense: adrenal stress training, kool aid acid test, one of the pioneers
kool aid acid test, one of the pioneers, ken kesey: Real life. I was sitting talking with Peyton Quinn (one of the pioneers of adrenal stress training - AST). I told him that AST was becoming like Ken Kesey described LSD in the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Tom Wolfe). Kesey, one of the leading proponents...

Self Defense: knocking out, monkey brain, monkey dance
monkey brain, monkey dance, sleeperhold: Short answer, get training. Lots of it. The mechanisms of both are very specific AND can be difficult to achieve in the middle of a free-for-all. Worse, both can easily turn fatal A knock out occurs when there s an impact to the head that causes the...

Self Defense: knocking out, forearm muscles, carotid arteries
forearm muscles, carotid arteries, sleeperhold: |Were is the windpipe?| (the throat) |how do u nestle it in the crook of your arm,| place it securely where your arm bends, if you press there the carotid arteries (beneath the windpipe) will take care of itself here s a girl doing it: ...

Self Defense: Victim of a sex crime, horrible situation, sex crime
horrible situation, sex crime, shot gun: Angie, Sounds like you were badly traumatized by this horrible situation. If you did not seek some sort of counseling, I would suggest that you try and find a group. You should be able to find a support group for victims of sexual assault. These will...

Self Defense: Best Martial Art for Me?, dance dance revolution, krav maga
dance dance revolution, krav maga, filipino martial arts: Hey again Kathryn, Well I stick with my recommendations of Krav Maga and FMA though I d like to ad Jeet Kune Do in the list. Your temperament itself will keep you from getting into most conflicts but combatives like Krav Maga, FMA and JKD develop situation...

Self Defense: Sub ?, full nelson, guy sensei
full nelson, guy sensei, traditional martial arts: Osu! Thank you for honoring me with your question. This is not a traditional martial arts move, its a wrestling or BJJ move. It’s called a full nelson with a forward leg scissor. I hope this helps go to www.bokafutigerdojo.ning.com. In the...

Self Defense: Avoiding violent gang attacks?, violent gang, exact situation
violent gang, exact situation, gang activity: Well there are any number of ways, but unfortunately I can t exactly speak about details because I don t know the exact situation you re thinking about. One of the biggest rules is to learn to only go into those areas during business hours. Do your shopping...

Self Defense: Avoiding violent gang attacks?, types of personalities, interaction skills
Self Defense: Avoiding violent gang attacks?, types of personalities, interaction skills, personality types

Self Defense: General information, quantum physics, mind frame
quantum physics, mind frame, information question: Here s the booger about violence. It s never the same. From once incident to another, it s always different. Even if it s mostly like another event, there are enough differences that you can never say it will always be that way. Every incident is a one time...

Self Defense: Lyoto Machida, and getting off the line., lyoto machida, youtube clip
lyoto machida, youtube clip, www youtube: It s a hard concept to explain in words without demonstration. What s more there are many variations. However, I have to state that if your standard of effective fighting is the UFC/Pride it s going to be even harder to explain. Not because of what you...

Self Defense: Avoiding conflict when not alone, spot groups, legitimate threat
spot groups, legitimate threat, legitimate issue: Then you did right. If there was no physical danger -- just verbal abuse and aggressive gestures -- then the use of physical force was not legally justified. Had you gone in and pounded them, then the cops would have been knocking on your door to take you...

Self Defense: Defense against street attack, new years eve, defensive strategy
new years eve, defensive strategy, little game: Steven, There are so many variables in such a situation, and the situation itself is so dynamic, that there is no way to script or choreograph it. You don t say if your friend was another man or a woman, but I m intuiting that it was another man. Only...

Self Defense: Street defence, bad guys, shotgun
Self Defense: Street defence, bad guys, shotgun, cops

Self Defense: jeet kune do, jett june do, jkd
jett june do, jkd, Bruce Lee: Jose, Yours is an often asked but hard to answer question. Easiest explanation I ve ever used for new students at my Academy is that Jeet Kune Do is Bruce Lee s martial art philosophy. It is a philosophy that preaches well-roundedness... Well roundedness...

Self Defense: Proper technique, dwight, woods
dwight, woods, kickboxing: Yael, It s very difficult to instruct by typing words on a keyboard. At best it you can t join a reputable JKD school then you should get yourself some JKD videos by reputable instructors like Tim Tackett, Burton Richardson, Paul Vunak, Chris Kent, etc....

Self Defense: Street defence, new years eve, random violence
new years eve, random violence, amateur night: Let s start with the very simple trick of just crossing the street. Late at night, late out on New Year s eve (amateur night for drinking), holding a bottle (I am assuming) not in a drinking grasp but a hitting position, lots of room to get out of the way....

Self Defense: skinny white boy heading to prison, maximum security prison, rory miller
maximum security prison, rory miller, monkey dancing: The first thing he needs to do is shut up, NOT try to show everyone he s too dangerous to mess with and pay attention to the rules. By that I mean not just the prison rules, but the rules of conduct among the inmates. His strongest survival skills are...

Self Defense: Stalking Help, flash floods, emotional trauma
flash floods, emotional trauma, emotional hijacking: You re actually asking about a lot of different issues all at once. While there is a good deal of overlap, until you separate them out you won t be able to understand them when they are blended. As one of the first paragraphs on the FREEZE page says: Freezing...

Self Defense: Testimonials = effectivness?, military law enforcement, fear management
military law enforcement, fear management, bear hunting: The answer your question is very short HERE. Understanding the answer, however, is going to take some reading. And going somewhere else. The answer is: You tell me what you think he s selling fear or danger management ( http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/FEARvsDANGER.html...

Self Defense: How much time before training can be relied on?, aliveness, martial arts
aliveness, martial arts, reality based self-defense: That is a simple question that doesn t have a simple answer. In fact by asking about muscle memory you re heading in the wrong direction to ever get an accurate answer. Let s start with this, there is no such thing as muscle memory. Muscles do not have...

Self Defense: worthiness of ma, personal safety, crime prevention
personal safety, crime prevention, self-defense training: Let me start by saying I m going to give you a LOT of reading to do. My first statement is: The unpalatable truth about self-defense is most people are not interested in danger management, they re more interested in fear management. http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/FEARvsDANGER.html...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, japanese kendo, asian martial arts
japanese kendo, asian martial arts, knife defense: Different martial arts have different objectives. Most of the Asian martial arts codify and lock into place a system that was effective for fighting at one time (and can be now), but which time has passed by. A case in point is the Japanese Kendo. Gunpowder...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, muay thai kickboxing, tournament karate
muay thai kickboxing, tournament karate, person trains: Hi Nishant, Thanks for your patience. All martial arts have their strengths and weaknesses. A lot has to do with how you train and how often (ex. # of days per week) in an art. For example, if a person trains for several days a week in tournament Karate,...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, strange visions of martial arts
strange visions of martial arts: nishant thanks for your question. I have answered this many times before. please see my FAQ s here.... http://en.allexperts.com/q/Self-Defense-2265/indexExp_54190.htm and this one, more particularly directed to your question... http://en.allexperts.com/q/Self-Defense-2265/regarding-best-self-defence.htm...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, tarin, cason
tarin, cason, worthiness: I really don t understand your question but I will give it a shot. When you study real martial arts you are not studying just techniques but instead it is really a study of situations and people. If your keyed into the situations and people who you may have...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, krav maga, doug little
krav maga, doug little, tarin: Nishant, If you are interested in learning to fight in self defense, in my personal view I would recommend either Krav Maga or Systema. I am personally a student of Krav Maga and find the techniques simple and effective. I have several colleagues that...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, self-defence, krav maga
self-defence, krav maga, systema: Nishant, Thanks for your question. I fully identify with your not wanting to waste time training in something that is not going to be useful when you need it. Having said that, I still must tell you that some type of training is better than no training...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, colored belts, krav maga
colored belts, krav maga, program impact: Congratulations on your determination to learn some unarmed fighting that would be useful for self-defense, if you ever need that. There are so many martial arts that it is hard to figure out what is good for SD and what isn t. Essentially, any MA that...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, self-defesne, wepons
self-defesne, wepons, martial arts: because we have to take care of our family and life Sir this statement above of yours refelcts the critcal diffrence and mind set between Martial Arts vs actual self-defense training. Some people, though they are the minority, do develop true self-defense...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, western boxing, close quarters
western boxing, close quarters, tae kwon: Thank you for a great question. Let me begin by saying that all martial arts have a purpose, and a history to support their worthiness and objectives. However, before one is to seek a particular art, he/she should first realize their purpose. Are they looking...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, taekwondo kicking, psychology of violence
taekwondo kicking, psychology of violence, krav maga: Hi Nishant, It s an interesting question that you are asking, and one that I hear quite often. Usually I get people asking me, Which martial art should I choose? or Which martial art should I put my child in? Well, to be honest, it really depends...

Self Defense: worthiness of martial arts, Best Martial Art, Best Martial Art for Self Defense
Best Martial Art, Best Martial Art for Self Defense, Which Martial Art is best for Self Defense: Nishant, Thanks for your question. This is actually quite a common question, and a good one as well. Firstly, there is no one martial art that is good for self defense. In fact, in most cases, you are far better off with a weapon that you know how...

Self Defense: aikido, human targets, dojang
human targets, dojang, olympic style: Hi Alex, thanks for choosing me as your expert. Someone once commented that I gave bad advice by recommending styles. And said it s not about styles but about training. In a very big way he is right. And I ve always held its not the art it s the artist...

Self Defense: aikido, samurai spirit, point of view
Self Defense: aikido, samurai spirit, point of view, long time

Self Defense: japanese and chinese martial arts., warrior caste, trash heap
warrior caste, trash heap, japanese martial arts: Man that is an amazingly complex question. Starting with the fact that in Japan the emphasis ON budo was consistent with the warrior caste being on the top rung of society. In China however, soldiers were considered the bottom of the trash heap. Being...

Self Defense: any martial art can be used as self-defense, spiritual philosophies, martial applications
spiritual philosophies, martial applications, philosphies: That is -- believe it or not -- still in the realm of psychology. It what Massad Ayoob dubbed tachpsychia Time distortion and hyperfocus are some of the checklist of issues that occur under adrenal stress. These days, a lot of people treat adrenaline...

Self Defense: A problem, awereness, broad daylight
awereness, broad daylight, accomplices: Did you notice what the pyramid was based on? Knowledge and understanding http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/crime_is_a_process.htm http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/five_stages.html http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/fringe.html http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/robbery.html...

Self Defense: Self Protection Overseas - Dodgetowns, Preventing Gang Attack & Kidnapping, jewelry clothing, shopping hours
jewelry clothing, shopping hours, self protection: The biggest bit of advice is limit your time in the areas to when the groups are least active. For example, I go up into the bad parts of Denver because that s the only place I can get the things I need. I make sure I m out there in daylight and during peak...

Self Defense: Shotgun, shotgun question, target shooting
shotgun question, target shooting, target practice: Hi, Now I am in a somewhat difficult situation. Based on what you have told me the NRA Instructor has told you, I have to respectfully disagree. Based on my own personal experience, the information you have been given is incorrect. It is a physical...

Self Defense: Thought and Advice, self defense skills, pigeon toed
self defense skills, pigeon toed, main objective: Hi Dan, BJJ would be fine. I would supplement it with Muay Thai or western boxing however if you are serious about self defense. I personally would avoid the ground at all costs when you don t have a comfy mat to land on, but I am also partial to striking...

Self Defense: Thoughts and Advice, self defense skills, pigeon toed
self defense skills, pigeon toed, main objective: Thoughts and Advice Hi Dan, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. You definitely know what you want. That’s good, that’s always good for someone searching for a good martial art. Your concerns are very practical, built for the street, allowing...

Self Defense: Dan Inosantos grading system for normal students, dan inosanto, dwight woods
dan inosanto, dwight woods, inosanto academy: Raul, If I understand your question correctly, you re wondering if EVERYONE who trains at the Inosanto Academy eventually becomes an instructor and the answer in that case would be no, to the best of my knowledge. Not all students are interested in being...

Self Defense: Full Instructors In Texas, herman suwanda, ron balicki
herman suwanda, ron balicki, paul vunak: Raul, Thanks for your question. You didn t give me the names so I can t vouch for whomever you re referring to. Off the top of my head the guys in Texas I know of are Jon Rister, Raymond Crow, Harley Elmore, Joel Craig, Jim Buchanan. There re probably more...

Self Defense: What does Serak Mean, kuntao silat, malay archipelago
Self Defense: What does Serak Mean, kuntao silat, malay archipelago, dutch indonesia

Self Defense: Haganah and Kempo, israeli defense force, dodge ball
israeli defense force, dodge ball, paramilitary organization: I know a guy named Bill Kipp. Bill and a friend of ours Peyton Quinn developed FAST defense. The FAST formula has been designed over decades of practice. Then Bill started franchising. He certifies people and they can use the FAST name. Once that happens...

Self Defense: Laredo Texas, laredo texas, marc macyoung
laredo texas, marc macyoung, anxiety disorder: Raul, I looked up the Buitron Academy and they re eclectic if nothing else. You should definitely check them out for yourself and make your own decision. I recently signed up a new student who suffers from anxiety disorders also. We ve been working with...

Self Defense: problems, great mistake, first mistake
great mistake, first mistake, sensitive place: Kelly, If it turned out well and you weren t harmed, you did the right thing. However, a lot of things could have gone wrong. You need to think of self-defense in layers: 1) awareness and avoidance of a bad situation, 2) evade and escape, 3) fight...

Self Defense: What does Serak Mean, pencak silat, kuntao silat
pencak silat, kuntao silat, pentjak silat: Raul, From what I remember Serak is the art as practised, taught and passed on from Pak Serak. When I was actively involved Pendekar Paul was the senior in the art and had created Pentjak Silat Bukti Negara as a carrier system for the art of Serak. Victor...

Self Defense: self defence, martial arts background, military law enforcement
martial arts background, military law enforcement, law enforcement background: Michael, Thanks for your email. I do accept private students but I will need to get a bit more information from you before we start. If you could email me some more information about yourself, I will try to put together a custom program for you. I am...

Self Defense: Defense against Balisongs, balisongs, run like hell
balisongs, run like hell, two choices: Sorry for not getting back to you, I m in Canada right now and am running late on my email. Okay, with someone who a)is interested in killing you with a knife b)knows what he is doing you ll NEVER see the knife. In fact, there s a good chance you ll...

Self Defense: edged weapons, ring fingers, blade length
ring fingers, blade length, butt end: Hey Andrew, It s funny, but if you showed me the knife that I currently carry months ago, I wouldn t have categorized it as a preferred stopping device . Having said that, I should probably introduce my new traveling companion - The Kershaw Needs...

Self Defense: Your experience, personal fight, personal matters
personal fight, personal matters, adult life: Honestly I can t tell you. To me conflict and fighting is like sex, you remember the first time and the last time, but in between? It doesn t even stand out unless it was really good or really bad. As for the personal/professional? That I can say I had...

Self Defense: Legal boundaries/definitions, legal boundaries, report c
legal boundaries, report c, boxing ring: Sorry for the delay answering this. I m in the middle of writing a new book and the world falls away when I do that. The answer to your first is it depends. And what it depends on is not the law itself but a) the circumstances of the situation b) how...

Self Defense: New(?) Fighting System, fight avoidance, martial arts
fight avoidance, martial arts, boxing: The thing to understand here is that boxing is very strong martial arts because of its training method, not simply it techniques. Boxing is closer to actual fighting than most martial arts in the training method as there is constant hard contact. This also...

Self Defense: kata, dance of life, sanju
dance of life, sanju, minute rest: Osu! Sanju-San Thank you for honoring me with your question. If you understand what is called the bunki of kata or its techniques. Then you start to see what kata really is and what it can do. Kata s are individual techniques of attack and defense that...

Self Defense: Recommended self defense arts?, self-defense. martial arts styles, self-defesne traing methods
self-defense. martial arts styles, self-defesne traing methods, karate: The thing to understand here is that it is not the particular art itself in terms of it specific techniques that is of first importance, but the training methodology of that art. For example, western boxing is a contact training method and it develops quickly...

Self Defense: self defence, jeet kune do, jkd
jeet kune do, jkd, training: Kalin, You re right. Total development, total mastery does require complete devotion. The important thing is to get started. I am putting together a 6-month online training series which should be ready in about a month or so. In the meantime, see if you...

Self Defense: Wolfpack and chase mentality, monkey brain, change your behavior
monkey brain, change your behavior, group situation: First off, your use of the term wolfpack means something very specific. These are groups of teens who rampage through crowded areas like subway and elevated train stations. Basically they re like a tornado that flies is, creates a lot of damage and then...

Self Defense: something easy, martial art styles, dangerous opponents
martial art styles, dangerous opponents, inner peace: David, No problem you re just being thorough. With no prior martial arts training but with research. I d probably go for FMA. As I said it BEGINS with using weapons but later on progresses to losing them. So it really does cover all the ranges. ...

Self Defense: fastest, ambush, hammer fist
ambush, hammer fist, ways of the enemy: The hammer fist is personal favorite of mine. I teach it in all my classes at RMCAT. The hammer fist present little or no danger to you of breaking bones in your hand upon impact with the enemy. It is alos not common blow that assailants are used to dealing...

Self Defense: sidekick, jose jose, side kick
jose jose, side kick, maximum power: Jose, The power in the side kick comes from as Bruce Lee said, putting your body into it. So you have to start at the bottom with footwork. We use what s known as the slide n step to launch a kicking attack. If you check the videos on YouTube you should...

Self Defense: fma, stick shift, driving instructor
stick shift, driving instructor, good speed: Ah, the oft debated question, “You can’t learn from books and videos can you?” Again this depends, on two things, the quality of the material and the level of the learner. In the FMA community, it is already assumed that learners can learn from videos...

Self Defense: Left hook power!, roy jones jr, good dancers
roy jones jr, good dancers, left hook: It s also funny how so much of that macho DANCING IS FOR SISSIES is from people who never understood my answer to their question of What s your secret for being so successful with women I listen to them No really, what s you re secret? *SIGH...

Self Defense: jkd, jkd, pee my pants
jkd, pee my pants, flavors: No fighting is not the same at what ever range. An entire FMA system was developed by the late Edgar Sulite called Lameco Escrima. (LA – Largo or long, ME – Medyo or medium, CO – Corto or close). It was all about the correct techniques or the correct modification...

Self Defense: Straight lead, chris kent, jeet kune do
chris kent, jeet kune do, straight lead: Anurag, I defer to my senior in Jeet Kune Do. In his book JKD Kickboxing, you ll find 5 examples of the straight lead (or the jab, if you prefer). There s one called the whipping jab and that s the one that returns on a sort of elliptical motion. If...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, worthless cause, best of both worlds
worthless cause, best of both worlds, gun bullet: Nishant, Why not do both? Train martial arts AND wear armour? That way you d have the best of both worlds, don t you think? Plus, you ll have the benefit of making each approach stronger because you d have supplemented your MA training with armour and...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, kevlar material, worthless cause
kevlar material, worthless cause, bladed weapon: Nishant, We will all diminish physically with age. There s no way to stop it. Body armor designed to reduce the likelihood of penetration from a firearm (usually some form of Kevlar material) will not stop a bladed weapon. material that will stop a bladed...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, Life
Life: Nishant let me congratulate you for your interest and commitment to martial arts. Life is not a destination ... its the Journey. The Journey is Life. Don t wait for some epiphany to happen, to allow yourself to accept that you have arrived . ...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, worthless cause, gun bullet
worthless cause, gun bullet, excess time: Osu! Thank you for honoring me with your question. When you really learn the art and have a skill to fight or take flight. You gain an instinct for where danger is and how to deal with it before it becomes apparent to the naked eye. Nothing else gives you...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, worthless cause, gun bullet
worthless cause, gun bullet, excess time: Start with the fact that there is no one answer to any problem of self-defense, personal safety or martial arts. If you are looking for one then -- if you re lucky -- you ll end up being lied to and cheated. I say luck because if you ever find yourself in...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, karate, bullet proof vets
karate, bullet proof vets, self-defense: Sir many people confuse martial arts training as being self-defense training. Martial Arts training is not really self-defense training, but the study of the particularart. Real fighting is not an art. Real attacks are over in 2 to 3 seconds. There...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, worthless cause, gun bullet
worthless cause, gun bullet, excess time: Nishant, Thanks for your interest in self-protection. You are smart to realize that self-protection is quite different from martial arts, or from fitness. You are also smart to realize that as you get older, your body cannot do some of the things it could...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, body armour, worthless cause
body armour, worthless cause, gun bullet: Hello Nishant, I must say, this is the most interesting question that I have ever encountered to date. I do have an answer for you. When I first received this question, it came only in body (which means, just the text and without your name and country)....

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, worthless cause, gun bullet
worthless cause, gun bullet, excess time: Well, I have to tell you that your questions are actually very common. In my opinion, several martial arts are lacking the sense of realism, and we need to approach any martial art with the mindset of what is functional, and what is just knowledge. With that...

Self Defense: bond clip you requested - mystery belt sword, belt sword, james bond
belt sword, james bond: Hi Peter, Thanks for the clip! As much as I enjoyed this vintage bond scene, I think you are chasing something that probably doesn t exist. At least not in mass production. Since you took the time to find a youtube clip for me, I ve found one for you...

Self Defense: defense tips, dark clothes, friends daughter
dark clothes, friends daughter, top of the hill: Sorry it took so long to answer, I m in the UK now after a week in the Northwest. I won t be home until next week. Anyway, short version, you done good. Getting out is what counts. Even if it does go physical, you re not there to win. You re there...

Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, body armour, cognitive ability
Self Defense: Armour vs Martial Arts, body armour, cognitive ability

Self Defense: bond clip you requested - mystery belt sword, crude attempts, chinese sword
Self Defense: bond clip you requested - mystery belt sword, crude attempts, chinese sword, weapon system

Self Defense: trying to identify strange belt weapon, ninja, whip
Self Defense: trying to identify strange belt weapon, ninja, whip, jp

Self Defense: Important, martial arts articles, marc macyoung
martial arts articles, marc macyoung, hell hole: I am Animal and no I m not Bruce Lee ... start with the fact that he s dead. As for being like me, good gawds no! Prove you re smarter than me and get out of any hell-hole you find yourself in faster than I did. I survived in dangerous situations...

Self Defense: Self defense, dark clothes, friends daughter
dark clothes, friends daughter, top of the hill: You are correct. You can carry a gun in VT, open or concealed, without any kind of permit. I do not know what VT laws are pertaining to schools, but you are likely correct. It sounds to me like everything you did was right. There is no scripting here -...

Self Defense: trying to identify strange belt weapon, James Bond
James Bond: Peter, Ive never came across anything like it in real life. Hollywood dreams up all kinds of gadgets for James Bond. There was a belt in Golden Eye that apparently could spin out 75ft of high tensile wire strong enough to support a man. here is a...

Self Defense: follow up, big horn sheep, social violence
big horn sheep, social violence, consistent problem: Okay, first things first you re going to need to go to www.conflictcommunications.com and do some reading. That s the background of what I am going to say here. First, in social violence we are programmed to attack in the safest and least effective...

Self Defense: gun versus knife attacks, police death, knife attacks
police death, knife attacks, knife vs gun: Guns attacks kill more police than knife attacks. Here are some common stats on police deaths on duty: All Police Deaths Firearms 49%, Automobile accidents 15%, Motorcycle accidents 7%, struck by vehicle 7%, Job-related illness 4% So we see that police...

Self Defense: JKD instructors, dwight woods, jeet kune do
dwight woods, jeet kune do, bruce lee: Well Josh, It s like a lot of other things in which some people are better at the same thing than others. To make a farfetched comparison... not all preachers are at the level of Joel what s-his-name in Texas or the guy with the glass cathedral but they...

Self Defense: moving and shielding follow up, neural pathways, lifelong journey
neural pathways, lifelong journey, dodge ball: Sorry for the delay getting back to you, I got hit with the creeping crud that knocked me on my butt for a week. Sleeping 18 hours last Friday was my body s way of saying slow down. Fundamentally you re asking a whopper of a question. One that has no...

Self Defense: Effective Communication and dealing with difficult people., bradshaw family, bradshaw on the family
bradshaw family, bradshaw on the family, petty tyrant: Okay there are several levels going on here all at once. First is know what you re dealing with. The best introduction and summation of the underlying problem I ve ever found is Jay Carter s Nasty People: How to Stop Being Hurt by them Without Stooping...

Self Defense: expert opinion, dwight woods, muay thai
dwight woods, muay thai, boxing: Rick, You ve already answered your own question, you know. Obviously you re leaning in the direction of the boxing, judo and Muay Thai schools, so just forget about the Kali and the Mantis stuff. If it s possible to train at all three schools, that d be...

Self Defense: expert opinion, self-defense, boxing
self-defense, boxing, real fights: We must recognize that all martial arts are sports, the study of an art . But real fighting in a self-defense situation is not an art. Real fighting is brutal animalistic and sloppy and over very quickly. So while some of the techniques in a given martial...

Self Defense: expert opinion, Best Martial Art, Which Gym
Best Martial Art, Which Gym, Which Martial Art: Hi Rick, Thanks for your question, and thanks for choosing me as your expert here at allexperts.com! This question is somewhat similar to a series of questions I answered in depth last November. If you go to this page: http://www.allexperts.com/ep/2265-106608/Self-Defense/Rob-Agle.htm...

Self Defense: expert opinion, self defense skills, navy seal
self defense skills, navy seal, thai school: Hello Rick, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. First off on the Navy Seal comment, I d just like to comment that becoming a navy seal is really preparing yourself for a scuffle. First let me describe the difference between a martial art and combatives....

Self Defense: Wich Martial Art or Combat Sport you Master In ?, wado ryu karate, striking arts
Self Defense: Wich Martial Art or Combat Sport you Master In ?, wado ryu karate, striking arts, way of peace

Self Defense: Living in L.A., filipino martial arts, competent instructor
filipino martial arts, competent instructor, pekiti tirsia: Raul, I don t want to misrepresent myself here... I ve NEVER lived in LA! Over the past 28 years I ve probably visited an average of twice per year but I ve always been one of Sifu Inosanto s long-distance students. Quite like Sifu Parra I imagine, who...

Self Defense: stalikng, personal protection training, stalking laws
personal protection training, stalking laws, mental case: I m sorry to hear that you are having trouble with a stalker. The most common kind of stalking is a man stalking a woman. Usually they have had some sort of relationship, and he is trying to keep her from leaving, or trying to get her back. That doesn t...

Self Defense: street fights, laws of gravity, snap kick
laws of gravity, snap kick, koed: First question: There are lots of different techniques for getting someone to the ground. They are all different. What they all have in common, however, is that you move him somehow where his feet (and that includes just one foot) are not beneath him anymore....

Self Defense: Tall and Slim, self-defense, Karate
self-defense, Karate, TKD: First while martial arts training is usefull to some people s self-defense abilty, it is not really self-defense training itself. Alos only few people derive SD abilty from MA study. And it seems your interest is in SD training. I am a shodan in Aikido...

Self Defense: Wich Martial Art or Combat Sport you Master In ?, style nazis, peyton quinn
style nazis, peyton quinn, combat sport: All of those systems are tools. The more you know the bigger your toolbox. While they are critical elements of building a house, the tools and knowledge how to use them don t constitute knowing how to build a house. That s where you get into different fields...

Self Defense: Katas/Forms and Sparring, correct mechanics, neural pathways
correct mechanics, neural pathways, brain cells: Okay, I m going to have to use some Japanese terms. Bunkai and Oyou. These are two very different things that were not only mixed together, but mixed up by westerners. Bunkai means analysis in Japanese. As it is used in the martial arts, it refers to the...

Self Defense: social/asocial violence, social violence, monkey dance
social violence, monkey dance, social group: You can do asocial violence for social reasons. It s asocial to the person it s being done to, but it s social for your status among the group (e.g. a Group Monkey Dance)or for the benefit of the group (e.g. territory) Also don t get hung up on lethal...

Self Defense: 2 questions, rory miller, violent situation
rory miller, violent situation, cheap shots: There are actually more, but the two most common ways to hit involve you weight arriving as your punch arrives. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with this process that will rob you of power. Things not exactly related to what I m about to tell...

Self Defense: Jeet Kune Do, jkd, youtube
jkd, youtube, weapons: Hi Anna, Where do you train? Perhaps I know your instructor... I love everything about Jeet Kune Do, the physical, psychological and philosophical. For me JKD is about well-roundedness so I try not to be partial to any aspect. Can t deny that I love the...

Self Defense: Kata/Sparring/Principles/Iain Abernathy, katas, defensive tactics
katas, defensive tactics, shaolin temple: It s not just principle based. It s simplistic based. Understanding principles requires work to be able apply them on the fly. They don t want to do that work and they sure n hell don t want to do all that skullsweat. And yes, you re right about the how...

Self Defense: Krav Maga, Krav Maga, Self-Defense vs Martial Arts training
Krav Maga, Self-Defense vs Martial Arts training: Yes Krav Maga as taught in Israel is a good system for self-defense and is not a martial arts but an applied system of self-defense instruction. Krav Maga unfortunately is not taught in the US though to my knowledge even though many organizations use the...

Self Defense: Roots of Rape, frat house party, dorm showers
frat house party, dorm showers, rape crime: Okay let me start by saying it is not a simple question. This despite the claim of career advocates ( http://www.myspace.com/marcmacyoung/blog/543440866 ) that rape is about power and control. A huge issue about understanding rape is that it has been...

Self Defense: kicks, charley horse, cheap suit
charley horse, cheap suit, kne: It can work. It can also get you knocked on your ass. It also greatly increases the odds of your leg getting caught. From there ugly comes in many forms: a) kneed in the groin b) are driven over backwards risking busting your skull open c) IF the...

Self Defense: masks, inner demons, intellectual curiosity
inner demons, intellectual curiosity, incoming fire: Regarding incoming fire not so much. When it physically hurts, people tend to break and run. When it comes to outgoing fire (dishing out shit, engaging in violent and destructive behavior) then hell yes. Being anonymous behind a mask allows people to...

Self Defense: Various questions: Use of Karate vs. Boxing punches, Proper stance in karate, boxing punches, karate style
boxing punches, karate style, karate training: Ummmm. Wow... you just asked about five simple questions that millions of people have been arguing over each one for decades -- if not hundreds of years. Each one is a massive and complex subject unto itself. I ll give you answers, but two things....

Self Defense: Advice and animals, jungle area, defense strategies
jungle area, defense strategies, power balance: Question one: Video no. The only photos we have of it are in the class notes. My best advice is to get someone who is visual to imagine it. Basically it s just zig zagging between two lines of tape while controlling your weight and balance. It s a lot...

Self Defense: Aikido, style nazis, japanese katana
style nazis, japanese katana, o sensei: Let me start by saying that while I know many aikidoists and years ago my girlfriend studied it while we were together -- I am not an aikidoist. In my experience there are three kinds of aikido. 1) The guys who will throw you through not only a wall,...

Self Defense: Avoidance-How much is reasonable?, social dominance, dealing with jerks
social dominance, dealing with jerks, rough period: Let me start with the fact that you are right now in the really rough period. I have a saying, Going fast won t kill you, it s when you try to slow down that most crashes happen. Transitioning to a different way of doing things, tends to leave you...

Self Defense: absorbing blows, self defense situations, self defense situation
self defense situations, self defense situation, incoming force: People often ask me, what s the best weapon? My answer is the one in your hand when you need it. Your question is kind of the same thing. There are lots of different ways to handle an impact. But the best one is determined by the exact circumstances...

Self Defense: Bruce lee workout programme, body building workouts, isolation exercises
body building workouts, isolation exercises, one of the pioneers: Hi Nishant, thanks for choosing me as your expert. I can t begin to tell you what Bruce was thinking when he set up his workouts. In those days he was one of the pioneers of incorporating weight training with eastern martial arts. So his methods weren...

Self Defense: The deadliest., trenchfoot, heat stroke
trenchfoot, heat stroke, military context: Did you know that in WWII the Japanese Army tore up a Swedish built railroad system in China, shipped the steel back home to make swords for the officers? I tell you this because much of Asia is VERY iron ore poor both in supply and quality. That is an important...

Self Defense: kenpo or haganah F.I.G.H.T ?, self-defense, martial arts
self-defense, martial arts, kenpo: Understand sir that no martial art like kenpo or judo or karate etc are actual true self-defense training. It is all just technique based instruction, but in reality once things get physical most technique skills go out the window at once under the...

Self Defense: Regarding lee's philosophy, forearm strength, jkd
forearm strength, jkd, dirty tactics: Nishant, 1. As far as I know Bruce Lee trained in Wing Chun for three years or so as a kid in Hong Kong. He had a working knowledge of other gung fu styles through his friendship and squabbles with other practitioners. 2. You re thinking of JKD as a style...

Self Defense: Regarding lee's philosophy, french savate, dirty tactics
french savate, dirty tactics, jkd: Nishant My Friend....you have some of the most unique and misguided questions. However, I will try to steer you in the right direction. 1) Bruce was a constant student of all arts including western boxng,french savate, and anything else that he thought...

Self Defense: Structure, shoulder raised/lowered, kris wilder, shock absorption
kris wilder, shock absorption, traditional karate: Super short answer...basically the way we use it means as you strike, your arm intersects with his. In passing onwards towards the target you make his arm (whether it is attacking or not) move out of the way. This renders his limb incapable of defending or...

Self Defense: street fights knockdowns(not knock outs), sucker punch, holy grail
sucker punch, holy grail, ill kick: If you are looking for the holy grail of fighting, the one move that will solve all your problems... you are going to get your ass kicked. If you are looking for a cure-all solution that allows you I want to this, I don t want to do this then you need...

Self Defense: Aikido, founder morihei ueshiba, health benefits
founder morihei ueshiba, health benefits, bones: They are all forms of body movement. Past that things really start going off into different directions -- especially application. While many of the people I know who practice Aikido are older, I don t think I recommended it for older people as a starting...

Self Defense: Authoritarian personality, eric hoffer, human motivations
eric hoffer, human motivations, authoritarian personality: Questions one and two are both beyond my expertize to answer. In fact, it s arguable that there are simple and concise answers. Human motivations and choices are extremely complex. In other words, there s lots of ways to end up in a condition. While we would...

Self Defense: Katana, samurai sword
samurai sword: Michael you are not giving me much to go on... If it s authentic it was made in Japan. I think you need to talk to someone that deals with antiques, or a historian. take a picture of the Kanji Characters and email it to an antiques dealer or historian....

Self Defense: Linear, Circular and Boxing, linear type systems, carl cestari
linear type systems, carl cestari, nonsense self defense: BOTH are sports. Old school pugilism was a really violent and bloody sport, but it was still a sport. Look into the history and you ll discover that these bouts commonly lasted 20 to 40 rounds. I know of one Sullivan fight that had to be called because the...

Self Defense: wing tsun/wingchun, wing chun, month of july
Self Defense: wing tsun/wingchun, wing chun, month of july, thailand

Self Defense: GANGS, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, chris fisher
life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, chris fisher, gang violence: 1 How can we cure gang violence Well it depends, how much do you believe that instead of executing violent criminals we should ... brain wash them, take control how they are raised, interfere with and dictate family values, child raising standards, enforce...

Self Defense: Writter question, doing research, knives
doing research, knives, intention: It depends on a) the weapon (guns/clubs maybe, knives, less so) b) the weapon holder s intention (is it a threat display or a committed attack?) c) if you care if the person with the weapon lives or dies d) how good/fast/committed you are Someone...

Self Defense: wing tsun/wingchun, wing tsun, thaivisa com
wing tsun, thaivisa com, thai visa: Hi Max, Unfortunately, I don t know of anyone teaching Wing Chun in Chaing Mai right now. There is an excellent teacher here from about October to February every year, but he is currently at Inosanto academy in California. You might try posting...

Self Defense: Presence of mind in defence situation, presence of mind, ghaziabad
presence of mind, ghaziabad, self defence: The answer is you do what you have to do when you are in dangerous situations. Then you hyperfocus on relaxing and being at peace with yourself when you don t have to be alert. On the being alert and ready to engage when out on the streets, there are too...

Self Defense: Self Defense, military combatives, reality self defense
military combatives, reality self defense, tae kwondo: Aharon, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. I ll address the last question first. I m sorry that I m unable to recommend schools. As to defending yourself, yes Krav Maga, Systema etc (collectively known as military combatives )are good for reality...

Self Defense: Training for speed, bruce lee books, fast twitch muscles
bruce lee books, fast twitch muscles, light weights: Nishant There are some things you can do but realize that much of is heredity. Bruce Lee was like 130lbs with inherently fast twitch muscles to begin with - but he still trained and trained and trained to be as fast as possible... he had a machine that...

Self Defense: Training for speed, bruce lee books, paper target
bruce lee books, paper target, target training: Nishant, Sorry for the delay in answering. My best advice for you, since you said you ve read all Bruce Lee books, applied them all is to go back to the Part 1 of Bruce Lee s Fighting Method Basic Training and re-read Chapter Five entitled Speed Training...

Self Defense: Training for speed, bruce lee books, minute punch
bruce lee books, minute punch, perceptual speed: Hello Nishant, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Wow getting Bruce Lee s lightning speed. That s a tall order considering he practically exercised himself to death. But then which speeds are you talking about? Attack speed? Perceptual speed? ...

Self Defense: Training for speed, bruce lee books, chi gong
bruce lee books, chi gong, practice chi: Hi Nishant, Thanks for your patience. Good to hear that you are trying to improve your speed. Below are some of my suggestions: 1/ Empty your mind. - Bruce Lee. Some of my students think and/or talk to themselves when they are doing a technique....

Self Defense: Training for speed, bruce lee books, jkd training
bruce lee books, jkd training, explosive speed: Let me tell you that achieving Bruce Lee type speed is almost impossible. He was training most of the day, most of the night, and had genetics to back him. There are several types of speed that you need to understand: 1) Linear Speed. The ability to...

Self Defense: Self-defense against animals?, dangerous professions, fear management
dangerous professions, fear management, intense attacks: With ANY kind of violence we have to accept that we could be killed, injured or maimed. The same applies to dangerous situations. There are dangerous professions. Professions that put you into dangerous situations. Thing is they HAVE protocols and training...

Self Defense: Stucture for weapons, forearm muscles, forearm strength
forearm muscles, forearm strength, rockin and rollin: Uhhhhhh.... no. That s a real booger question because of several component parts. You do not necessarily want to block as people understand it. I can t remember which historical sword big enchilada said it, but his contention was that there were about...

Self Defense: Types of strikes, wim demeere, sanshou
wim demeere, sanshou, shockwave: Wim and I break things apart slightly differently. There are many depths and angles of striking. Also important are the extra mechanics you can add in -- like bouncing and shockwaves. Putting it simply, Wim is a master of that stuff. The key element...

Self Defense: Alpha and Beta males, bad boy stuff, rory miller
bad boy stuff, rory miller, eric hoffer: Sorry for the delay answering you. I had a week long gathering and that included a lot of time preparing for the gig. Let me start out by saying I m kind of embarrassed to have been the one who introduced the idea of Alpha/Beta behavior to the self-defense...

Self Defense: Disrupting and controlling structure, force delivery, training partners
force delivery, training partners, right angle: Again the answer is in movement. If you move and stop, you will have to use muscle. If you put your hand on the guy (with structure) and move through, then your arm becomes a means of force delivery. There are also two other key elements I often...

Self Defense: edge control, western swordsmanship, bladed weapons
western swordsmanship, bladed weapons, everyday issue: Ummm swords? The problem is that edges bring in an entirely new dimension with this kind of work. Stuff that you didn t have to pay much attention to with an impact based stick become real important with edges. Strikes take on entirely new dynamics when...

Self Defense: The hype of (criminal) violence, puritan america, criminal violence
puritan america, criminal violence, social violence: Sorry for the delay answering you. I had a week long gathering and that included a lot of time preparing for the gig. You re asking a vastly complicated question. One that really NEEDS to be asked. Asked not because there is a single answer that is right,...

Self Defense: potentially dangerous hostel occupants, gavin debecker, hostel owners
gavin debecker, hostel owners, 21st of july: This is a troubling situation. The question is Is it troubling in just a weird, socially awkward way or in a dangerous way? People often mistake one for the other. But they are not the same. The issue isn t if the guy is weird or says inappropriate...

Self Defense: Power chain question, floyd mayweather, hook head
floyd mayweather, hook head, punch combination: Okay, this is weird, I answered the question, but apparently All Experts ate it. Here it is again. From a punching standpoint, yes, this is very much a chain of powerful punching. With each individual punch you can see his power chain of that punch....

Self Defense: Questions on striking and moving off line, complete martial artist, sucker punch
complete martial artist, sucker punch, aggressive fighter: Sorry for the delay answering you. I had a week long gathering and that included a lot of time preparing for the gig. Structural alignment is a critical component. Alignment causes tendons and ligaments to line up in a way that your skeleton is used to...

Self Defense: Safe vs. offensive distance in defence, complete martial artist, straight punch
complete martial artist, straight punch, bob orlando: Sorry for the delay answering you. I had a week long gathering and that included a lot of time preparing for the gig. Offensive distance (Tristan s term) or Inside Gate (as I like to call it) isn t exactly pre-emptive striking. Or to be more accurate,...

Self Defense: Dog Brothers, practice bouts, violence ends
practice bouts, violence ends, world answer: Let s start with an important concept, ALL violence is real. The concept of real violence or real fighting -- while it is an attempt to clarify an important issue -- actually makes the subject muddier and more confusing. Violence is not a homogenized...

Self Defense: Elaboration on one of your quotes, calm state, tough guys
calm state, tough guys, attacker: I wrote an answer to this and Allexperts apparently ate it. Thing is I don t really remember exactly what it was I wrote. I m in a slightly different mindset right now so I m going to take it in another direction. Rory has a saying Both inmates and guards...

Self Defense: self defense, street self defense, self defense skills
street self defense, self defense skills, internet warriors: Short answer: There is no one source for all the information you need. In fact, you have a lot of research ahead of you. Longer answer, violence is an extreme of human behavior. Like all human behavior it is complex, variable and is never-ever, cut and...

Self Defense: Experience, wrestling team, ruminations
wrestling team, ruminations, bouncer: First of all don t think a fight is a long drawn out exchange of blows. Most violence is actually only one or two moves before the matter is settled. This includes what is know as one-punch fights. Two guys are huffing and puffing, either one guy swings and...

Self Defense: Kicking and striking in general, situation dictates, realistic option
situation dictates, realistic option, muay thai: Think about building a house. There will be times that you need a hammer and there will be times when you need a saw. When the job requires a specific tool, that s the tool you need to use. I ve long been a fan of the operator s creed The situation dictates....

Self Defense: Questions, fighting, kicks
fighting, kicks, boxing: Paul, it s a good question. Your expectations are realistic which shows me that you speak with experience. First kicks -- YES! kicks are great! We studied NOT to do anything fancy we never advocated high kicks or movie like stuff that sells the shot...

Self Defense: Questions, groin strike, knee to the groin
groin strike, knee to the groin, realistic option: Muay Thai is a powerful art and has strong self-defense application. IN general in a real attack (I was bouncer 30 years ago plus) I did not use kicks much as space was confined and falling or such would have been I would be stomped before I got up. In...

Self Defense: How to develop confidence, confidence question, easy target
confidence question, easy target, monkey brain: First off if you are using social/asocial violence like Tim Larkin has twisted to mean it, forget it. Asocial violence is NOT combat. Nor is it handled by some train to survive Ragnorok BS program. Like most social violence (or the threat of it) an overwhelming...

Self Defense: Disabled person training, disabled person, speeding ticket
disabled person, speeding ticket, range of motion: My wife has had both hips replaced. She still does martial arts for exercise. She does not however, need to be rolling on the ground with 20 something muscle heads. Tai chi or something a lot more gentle on your body. And BTW, in case you don t know, a...

Self Defense: Life Skills, definition question, dirty book
definition question, dirty book, self definition: You re asking both a philosophical and a self-definition question. The first is easy to answer -- if you have successfully worked out the second. If your answer to second one is screwed up, good luck with the first. My definition of power is the influence...

Self Defense: What is your Opinion on this, rory miller, fist fighting
rory miller, fist fighting, social violence: While the physical techniques that I have seen from Larkin s camp are good, a good chunk his stuff is marketing. Including telling you that they don t do social violence but only train for asocial. He and his group read and then bastardized Rory Miller...

Self Defense: Armbars, shoulder joint, armbar
shoulder joint, armbar, fulcrum: Above the elbow is in a pain point. While it hurts more, it is often less stable and harder to land on correctly (you can slip off). The shoulder hurts less but is more stable. There s also some debate about the use of a fulcrum to cause the shoulder...

Self Defense: bodyweight vs grounded striking, punch techniques, boxing stance
punch techniques, boxing stance, fundamental principle: When I say balance problems, I don t mean that I m wobbling when shifting my weight. What I mean is that with pretty much all the weight on one leg, isn t that in itself not a perfect balanced state because if I wanted to say, side step to the unweighted...

Self Defense: Four questions, classical counterpart, mixed martial arts
classical counterpart, mixed martial arts, body mechanics: I have a real hard time answering the best kind of questions. Different systems cover different aspects. For example when I wanted to learn how to function in closed spaces, I went to Wing Chun. When I wanted punching, I went to boxing. When I wanted ripping...

Self Defense: Grab and stab, multiple stab wounds, rory miller
multiple stab wounds, rory miller, monkey dance: Most often you die. This especially because the legit-version of this strategy is usually done by two attackers, one grabs and holds, the other stabs. If the guy knows what he is doing he is going to stab you repeatedly in the worst possible area to get...

Self Defense: Judo and Freestyle Wrestling, olympic freestyle, taking into consideration
olympic freestyle, taking into consideration, martial art: I haven t looked into the application of Olympic FSW. I like judo for a variety of reasons, most having to do with it teaching you to throw instead of hitting. (You can hit him with your fist or hit him with the earth. The earth is bigger, it hurts more)...

Self Defense: Knife Grips, downward thrust, vital organs
downward thrust, vital organs, raw truth: Let s start with the fact that a knife is a tool. Second and historic fact, the side the could kill more effectively at a greater distance tended to win the day (a la Anjincourt). Or as an old Marine Gunnie told me A knife is a ruler. If you pull it out...

Self Defense: Opponents, ton of bricks, strength fitness
ton of bricks, strength fitness, sheer strength: There are two types I hated tangling with. 1) Long, lanky and knew how to stay back and snipe. These guys had arms like monkeys and could beat the hell out of you without ever letting you get close 2) Human fireplugs. Big, powerful guys are a pain...

Self Defense: police and guns, riot squad, city cops
riot squad, city cops, riot gear: It gets real complicated real quick when it comes to guns in European countries Here s the thing, there are various degrees of cops Officers assigned to certain duties are indeed armed. I ve never seen an unarmed cop (and I m talking machine guns) in...

Self Defense: Power from the ground, one of the stooges, 3 stooges
one of the stooges, 3 stooges, forward momentum: Okay, you can generate power while on the ground, but you have to know how to use a base other than your legs. So yeah, you can hit some dude who is trying to grapple with you -- but in these situations targeting becomes REAL important. You re not hitting...

Self Defense: Stopping the trauma cycle, trauma cycle, history of trauma
trauma cycle, history of trauma, self sabotage: First off, you re talking about something that you shouldn t try to do yourself. The fact that you re asking the question indicates how you re already running into self-sabotage. There are all kinds of skills, knowledge and techniques to help people...

Self Defense: Sword Fighting, rory miller, self defense situation
rory miller, self defense situation, nuts and bolts: Let me tell you a summation that I got from Rory Miller. Martial arts are acting. Fighting is improv. He and I both use this to explain an important concept. Acting and improv are NOT the same. Improv is an art unto itself. BUT, without acting training...

Self Defense: asking for an opinion, self defense situations, krav maga
self defense situations, krav maga, decisive element: Filipe I see you have realistic grasp of the situation and see the diffrence between marttial arts training anf slef-defense training. Keep in mind the histrorical relaity that at not time in hsitory anywhere on the planet where unarmed martial arts like...

Self Defense: example?, richard dobson, knife defence
richard dobson, knife defence, old joke: This is WAAAAAAY slowed down for safety, but it gives you the idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpcGfnsINxI Now insert an elbow to the throat, twisting his head around like the Exorcist and slamming him into the ground. How you do it doesn t have...

Self Defense: Knife Use, traumatic brain injury, self defense situation
traumatic brain injury, self defense situation, thumb pain: Not quite as simple as that. Full scale: Pain Injury Lethal Incapacitating Most people don t even know there is a difference between pain and injury. Rule of thumb: Pain hurts. Injury hurts too, but you HAVE to go to the hospital. You can be...

Self Defense: opinion, self defense situation, jkd
self defense situation, jkd, practical system: Filipe, Go with KM then because it sounds like you d have less to change around while training with them versus how much you d have to ask the WC instructor to change his approach to suit you. Do you understand what I mean? Even though they both have...

Self Defense: in need of advice, self defense situation, jkd
self defense situation, jkd, practical system: Dear Filipe, Thank you for the question. I can understand your concerns and confusions, so many arts out there to choose from. Finding the right one can be difficult. Here s my advice first and foremost...whatever art you decide, just make sure you are...

Self Defense: Triggers and Tailor Made, pepper spray, lethal attack
pepper spray, lethal attack, defense response: I use a real simple scale I picked up from Rory Miller ... If you re losing you re not using enough force. Then I modify it with... If it ain t working, do something else. Those two basic rules cover a lot of options -- especially when a lower level...

Self Defense: what is best for children to learn?, self defense skills, karate classes
self defense skills, karate classes, jijitsu: Hi Keri, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Hmmm self defense advice for 4-6 year olds. That s tough, not because they re too young to learn but because of the objective to give them both valuable self defense skills while learning discipline and...

Self Defense: breakfalls, preferred strategy, broken arm
preferred strategy, broken arm, different perspective: I approach it from a different perspective. Break falls are -- or can be when done correctly -- a really helpful tool to prevent injury from certain kinds of throws. Even a broken arm is better than a broken head. I don t like them for a completely different...

Self Defense: Heavy bag headaches, proper body mechanics, excessive tension
proper body mechanics, excessive tension, muscle tension: Structure is the most likely culprit. That headache, however, needs to be looked into. Here s another question though. Are you self-training or is there a coach there? Not a friend, but a qualified instructor? The reason I m asking is that we tend to...

Self Defense: Knife use, body mechanics, capoeria
body mechanics, capoeria, pentacost: Take a look at the difference between FMA and Indonesian knife work. Most Filipinos don t use the kerambit. Then look at Capoeria and imagine razors sewn into the guy s boots. Savate also uses razors and knives. Totally different body mechanics. Then look...

Self Defense: Need motivation to start martial arts for self defense, self defense section, realistic self defense
self defense section, realistic self defense, street self defense: Hi Lee, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Self defense is an excellent goal for martial arts, and since you are here in the self defense section I d say you came to the right place. First off best training for self defense lays mainly in the...

Self Defense: Two questions about striking, roundhouse kick, ass x
roundhouse kick, ass x, elocity: First off, the rotation is acceleration/increased speed. It is not, I repeat NOT, the source of power. It s only half of the equation. This is not the formula for acceleration, but it is the underlying principle for power. F(orce) = M(ass) x V(elocity)...

Self Defense: Taekwondo and street self defense, street self defense, realistic self defense
street self defense, realistic self defense, fear management: The answer is that it depends entirely on the teacher -- not the style. I often say most of what you think you know about the martial arts is advertising. The issue is that most of what people think they know about self-defense isn t just wrong,...

Self Defense: Counter instinctive defensive tactics, defensive tactics instructor, physical violence
defensive tactics instructor, physical violence, fellow officer: Seminars are the way to go. Traveling and lodging is the most expensive part of the process. Unless it s a private, you ll pay more for a cheap hotel room than the training. And for what I m hearing from you, a Thugs and Ambushes seminar by Rory will really...

Self Defense: Pepper spray, pepper spray
pepper spray: Hi, Thanks for your question. You are very smart to be checking out your pepper spray before you might have to use it. The size of your spray can is just right; smaller, designed to go on a keychain, isn t much good. Does it have an expiration date anywhere?...

Self Defense: Personal alarms, keychain size, electronic alarms
keychain size, electronic alarms, self defense class: Mary, Thanks for your question. You are smart to be considering having more than one self-defense tool with you. Pepper spray is a really good choice, especially if you have a size that is larger than the keychain size. The best size is a can that is...

Self Defense: Stun gun self defense, self defense weapon, dead man walking
self defense weapon, dead man walking, forward momentum: Any, and I do mean ANY, civilian accessible item can fail to stop someone immediately. You can shoot someone in the heart and he still has what it takes to stab you to death. He s a dead man walking, but he s still on the move. It happens. Part of...

Self Defense: Wrist/finger locks and pain compliance, wrist locks, compliance question
wrist locks, compliance question, pain compliance: An armbar for sure, but also figure four locks tend to be more take downs than throws. You -- literally drag the guy over until there s nothing underneath him to support him and he falls down. As such, they re all pretty involuntary. Yes moving into the...

Self Defense: Chokes, hospital orderlies, local police department
hospital orderlies, local police department, preemptive move: The whole preemptive part brings it into question about exactly how self-defense it is. A throat grab/ball grab is a really good move. It s kind of hard to sell it as self-defense though. Because hey, if both hands are doing that, what are you doing about...

Self Defense: How dangerous is Denver,Colorado?, east colfax, partiers
east colfax, partiers, deep shit: In comparison to some of the places I have been meh. I do my grocery shopping on Federal. Like most places, it s by and large just folks trying to get by and go about their own business. These days, I m one of them. Just leave me alone to do my business...

Self Defense: What to do in this hipothetical situation, monkey brain, monkey trap
monkey brain, monkey trap, monkey dance: First off I don t have a girlfriend, I have a wife. Big difference in dynamics. As in while I don t own either, my wife and I have a much more stable and well defined relationship. My reaction with my wife is based on the fact that we are a legally recognized...

Self Defense: Increased Gang Activity & Staying Safe, survival strategy, gang activity
survival strategy, gang activity, death trap: First and foremost, don t go out when these guys are out. If you have to, go out in large groups. Packs are a bitch to deal with at the best of times. On foot they re bad news, on motorbikes they re a nightmare. Basically a motorbike can travel further...

Self Defense: The presentation, exact answers, woodwork
exact answers, woodwork, nonsense: Three for three. Here s something to know. I m the guy who introduced the concept of alpha to the self-defense world back in 1989. To tell you the truth, I m kind of embarrassed that I did so. That s because so many people have screwed up the idea...

Self Defense: Size, big horn sheep, monkey dance
big horn sheep, monkey dance, social violence: Ummm, errr, well, ah damn. That both a very simple question and an amazingly complicated SET of answers. The shortest and most accurate answer is it depends. How can that be? Well, if you fight this way, size is a huge factor. If you do it that...

Self Defense: SPEAR System, http www youtube, traditional martial art
http www youtube, traditional martial art, pentjak silat: Serak. Also know as pukulan pentjak silat serak This guy is doing it really fast and close in on Youtube, but the first move he does is the Spear. The second move is a variation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB5a8uwL_Jo The version of Serak I studied...

Self Defense: Two Unrelated Questions, little imagination, stiff arm
little imagination, stiff arm, star block: Actually it s really hard to find examples of it being done correctly. Here is an almost pathetic example of NOT doing it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZREy1gtpXs But from this we can use a little imagination to figure out what I m talking about....

Self Defense: In-fighting, east asian arts, fighting sports
east asian arts, fighting sports, dangerous moves: I m assuming you re inside as you read this. Look across the room and squint. That is what the camera sees. This is why subtle movement doesn t so up so well on camera -- especially if it s no bigger than shifting your dick in your pants when you stand...

Self Defense: Taekwondo and self defense, self defense, jeet kune do
self defense, jeet kune do, jkd: Hello Lee! Thank you for your question. I can understand your frustrations in looking for self defense training that is suitable for your needs. Often I get the same feedback...people sign up for something nearby their location and (typically a MMA or...

Self Defense: Defense tips, advetisement, placing ads
advetisement, placing ads, defense strategy: Avoidance of conflict is the first best self-defense strategy and beats a gun or Black Belt skills everytime. The enemy will not attack unless he feels he will certainly win and risks little or nothing in doing so. If he knows he can t get away with stealling...

Self Defense: Incident at a bar, two gentlemen, quiet bar
two gentlemen, quiet bar, security contract: I long ago found out, communicate early, communicate often is the key for getting your co-workers to help you. But more importantly they need to know you re there for them. The barkeep is safe because he s got a bar between him and the drunk. The only things...

Self Defense: threats, desmond morris, rare situations
desmond morris, rare situations, arts teachers: First off realize that my cat has been in more fights than most so-called self-defense experts or martial arts teachers. Humans are weird we are amazingly non-violent. Yet we threaten each other with violence more than any other species on this planet....

Self Defense: attitude and attention, bad vibe, defense perspective
bad vibe, defense perspective, species survival: This is one of those things that we know it s there. What it is exactly ... well that s kind of THE question. Is it science? Is it psychology? Is it evolution? Is it experience? Is it woo-woo? Uhhh... well, yes. Now that you mention it. In generalized...

Self Defense: Emotional numbing of violence, fellow human beings, emotional person
fellow human beings, emotional person, rule of thumb: He who makes a beast of himself, rids himself of the pain of being a man -- Samuel Johnson. What Johnson doesn t mention is in doing so one acquires the pain of being a beast -- MM Sounds to me like you swapped one hell for another. And yes, violence,...

Self Defense: NNSD.com Gone?, mirror site, future publications
mirror site, future publications, silly question: Yes, we re still running the list. The wife is the one doing the application stuff (and running the day to day stuff) Copy the information, and send it to digordon@earthlink.net We re prepping for our big annual BBQ so there will probably be a delay...

Self Defense: Clarifications, abu dabi, early books
abu dabi, early books, martial artists: Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I m on a business trip right now. No I haven t changed my position about elbow position. there are several ways of punching where the arm is slightly bent, but still has structure. There are also ways that the elbow...

Self Defense: Experience, realistic possibilities, one of your guys
realistic possibilities, one of your guys, violent situation: The answer is in the information, not necessarily the teacher. What is important is that the information is accurate/legit/complete/applicable and all kinds of other words that go under the general heading of good. It s a lot less important that the...

Self Defense: Fight tactics, good day ray, kickboxer
good day ray, kickboxer, kickboxing: Good Day Ray, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Okay I won t judge your avoidance strategy and assume you get into a fight that you can t avoid. So your dilemma is you are trained as a kickboxer but you end up ground and pounding him when you...

Self Defense: Individual verses Institutional Authority, clarification question, command presence
clarification question, command presence, detention deputy: Okay sorry for the delay getting back to you. The individual authority you have is based on what you can do. Willingness to go physical, fairness, respect you give and get, etc., etc.. In a correctional situation it is very much about your reputation....

Self Defense: Kicks, power advantage, mass x
power advantage, mass x, shock absorbers: The phrasing of this question is a little off. It s really less about muscles than it is weight and structure. Legs weigh more and there are less ways someone can put in shock absorbers in kicks. Force/momentum = mass x velocity. So something...

Self Defense: about a peaceful life, egg shells, stressful life
egg shells, stressful life, peaceful life: Walk on egg shells? No. Just don t be an asshole. It s really not that hard. Here s a hint, go in and watch first. Sit back, watch the interactions. How people treat each other then interact with them on a slightly more polite level. Who are the people...

Self Defense: Preemptive Strikes, british common law, mitigating circumstance
british common law, mitigating circumstance, fine and dandy: I have a better idea. I know how to do it -- including all kinds of nuances in how I say things. That isn t going to do you any good because the question is how would YOU articulate such a situation? You tell me what you would say, and I ll help you tweak...

Self Defense: Your self training for self Defense, physical prowess, defense expert
physical prowess, defense expert, dangerous areas: As a self defense expert I do my best to talk things down. Not to insult people, not to be easily insulted and stay out of dangerous areas. That s because self-defense is not about physical prowess or fighting skills. Fighting is about fighting skills....

Self Defense: Combat situations?, monkey dance, combat scenario
monkey dance, combat scenario, lethal force: Follow up answer: The techniques that are banned from sports fighting MIGHT cause injury. There ain t no might in combat or a lethal force encounter. Also there s a difference between might cause injury and going in with the intention to injure. For...

Self Defense: Crosstraining, proper mental approach, good body mechanics
proper mental approach, good body mechanics, danzan ryu: You can be grabbed from behind and picked up/thrown to the side You can be grabbed from behind and dragged backwards. No matter what there s going to be a secondary force involved. Mongoose, get out of the way of the strike and come back in from a...

Self Defense: troubleshooting moving offline and avoiding punches‏, feint, move right
feint, move right, jabs: Follow up on questions 1) The preference is that you don t get hit. The fact of the matter is if you recognize that the guy is out of range and he still throws a punch, it s slower. Not quite a full second extra to see it coming and react, but almost. So...

Self Defense: Applegate/Fairbain and Folsom/Pentecost system
There s significant differences, mostly in other training. Applegate s stuff had something missing in the modern training of both Japanese martial arts and grappling. The moves he was showing aren t the sport version. That is to say the bone breaking,...

Self Defense: The Art of War
I haven t gone through line by line looking for translation differences. But I always recommend you pick up at least two copies of any translation (especially from Asian languages) because context and interpretation is important. A native speaker might...

Self Defense: How do justifications work?
Simple question, not a simple answer. You might want to start by reading the book The Art of Thinking clearly by Rolf Dobelli. It explains (in easy terms and short, bathroom length chapters) many of the flaws, mistakes and screwed up thinking we humans...

Self Defense: Which martial art styles do you think is not strictly on combat purposes please?
Collin, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. I am a firm believer in It s not the style, it s the person. I believe any style can be effective and any style can be watered down to the point of becoming ineffective. You might be asking, Why then...

Self Defense: Priorities of principles in knife attack situations?
Of course the best defense is not to bee there. All you mention here can be employed, I discourage trying jump kick though. When you land he can stab you before you can recover. Jumping on top of a car roof, or over to the other side of the bar is something...

Self Defense: This sort of mentality
It can. But, if he s got that much self-control then he should be able to control fear as well. Here s something else to seriously consider http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/fear.htm And, something else to chew on regarding the nature of your training...

Self Defense: Validity of psychological profiling
To the best of my limited knowledge, profiling has never been directly responsible for an arrest. But then again, you arrest people based on evidence and investigation. Investigating, interviewing and collecting evidence is job of the police/detective,...

Self Defense: Changing the thought flow
I nearly clicked this question is too long and complex. On the surface it seems like a simple question, but it involves about five different fields. Then it paints a scenario filled with it depends, unknown factors and variables. First ALL communication...

Self Defense: So what about expectations?
Skipping over a lot of the stuff that is confusing you. How do you boil a frog? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiling_frog Coming back to some stuff that is confusing you, let s reduce the question to something more manageable. The human brain is a...

Self Defense: Self Defense Instruction for Beginner in His Fifties
If you re looking to learn how to fight, don t bother. The Irish solution will be your best one. Let me start by saying that I m so lazy I married a woman with children. I tell you that because I ended up stepping into the middle of some teenagers lives....

Self Defense: Tai chi styles.
It was mixed with baugua at the Taoist Institute in Los Angeles. It was back before lineages were all that important. I ve sat and listened to modern players from different styles talk and their conversations fly over my head. They get into some seriously...

Self Defense: understanding people
Wow, that is one hellaciously big question. The short answer: You can never be 100%, the best you can do is take steps to increase you percentage. Allowing for percentages, has the extra bonus of keeping us from being married to our actions, responses,...

Self Defense: What are the actual risks of affairs?
My attitude is overall no -- especially if you re talking about a long term affair. A one night bang? Way less of a problem. An ongoing? Well, you re buying yourself trouble. It s not that the sex isn t great. It s not that you might get killed. It is,...

Self Defense: aggression vs technique
Which wing of an airplane is more important, the left one or the right one? Answer, they both are equally important. The commitment to survive increases your chances by giving you the will power. Not the techniques, but the physical skills they develop...

Self Defense: Book Recommendations
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/power-in-relationships/200905/are-you-being-gaslighted http://www.amazon.com/Gaslight-Effect-Survive-Manipulation-Control-ebook/dp/B000QCQ8X0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386558723&sr=1-1&keywords=gaslighting Chase...

Self Defense: Boxing experience
There s a reason boxing is called the sweet science. When done as a long term, training for you to go up against professional fighters it s a science, art and giant puzzle (I call them mutable problems because the right answer changes from second...

Self Defense: Jujitsu training and bouncing...
So, just to be clear, it s not Brazilian Jujitsu? Here s something to consider. When it comes to the martial arts, I liken the teaching styles of different countries to a handbook. A handbook that has important and useful information, but... The Okinawan...

Self Defense: knighthonor@live.com
I always point to the movie A Few Good Men and ask, Cruise, Nicholson. Who was right? Folks go Oh oh! I know that one! Tom Cruise! I explain that neither were right, because both had lost sight of why the other were necessary. Both had drifted so far...

Self Defense: Picking up girls
Yeah, first pay attention. Second read this http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/bonding_process.html Third learn about eye contact rules and preening behaviors http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Preening+Behaviour Don t approach women...

Self Defense: Off balancing opponents, martial art style, video books
martial art style, video books, body parts: Start with some terminology http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/takedowns.htm Making someone lose their balance isn t hard. In fact, if you apply enough pressure to cause the person to step, you ve done it. In that page/link I talk about three reactions...

Self Defense: Defensive Tactics Instructor, defensive tactics instructor, continuing education credits
defensive tactics instructor, continuing education credits, police officer standards: The fastest way is being inside those organizations. The second way is have something they need (and recognize the need)... then get the state to certify you as available for POST (Police Officer Standards Training) continuing education credits. Of...

Self Defense: Home invasion, home invasions, home invasion
home invasions, home invasion, korean store: First off, I live in Colorado. We have what is known as the Make My Day Law. That basically means home invasions are scarce on the ground because you come through the door in these parts and you ll get your head blown off. Home invasions are hard core...

Self Defense: Self defense, government recognition, parent organizations
government recognition, parent organizations, toilet paper: *Snicker* you don t. And if you do get one it s about as valuable and useful as toilet paper. There is no governing body, board or commission on the subject of martial arts, much less self-defense. While there may be system specific organizations or...

Self Defense: street e and e, nuts and bolts, star wars 4
nuts and bolts, star wars 4, sore thumb: It s a multitude of things. Most of them physical and simply explained (nuts and bolts). Some of them more of an art (like acting) that while explainable, depends on a person s ability. (Some folks are great actors, others aren t) Still other things... man...

Self Defense: Training Equipment, mook jong, focus mitts
mook jong, focus mitts, karate class: Rick Hernandez once told me A grab is just a hit that hangs on I make the distinction between an impact and a drive. An impact comes in, delivers force and withdraws. A hit. The physics definition of impact involves the time of the energy transfer. It...

Self Defense: Dealing with stares, mad doggin, plastic jugs
mad doggin, plastic jugs, water jugs: Except for the one time the guy came close with the car this seems like more emotional and inside your own head stuff. Also I don t know how you look or carry yourself Start here http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/bullies.htm Eye contact rules (although...

Self Defense: Hitting the bag, proper body mechanics, everything in moderation
proper body mechanics, everything in moderation, darlings: Like so many things, it depends. Another way of looking at it is everything in moderation. The best answer is get training from someone who is qualified and who can both teach you and supervise. Someone watching your mechanics from an outside perspective...

Self Defense: Martial Mechanic, screw ups, thinking on your feet
screw ups, thinking on your feet, shock absorbers: Here s an interesting point. If someone is a good fighter, it isn t about what style he does. It s about what he can do. It s not technique, it s about seeing opportunity and exploiting it. In other words it s about thinking on your feet. It s knowing where...

Self Defense: Taking head punches, rolling with the punches, central axis
rolling with the punches, central axis, karate kid: Unfortunately, it s a process that needs hands on teaching by someone who is qualified. As Most of the crap out there on Youtube gets it wrong. You do it starting with the basic form and then an instructor tweaks and refines it as you go. The other question...

Self Defense: Costs, weather predictor, broken bones
weather predictor, broken bones, correctional institution: Yep, I ve been cut by knives, cracked bones and shit blood. My body is now a great weather predictor. (I hurt like hell when a front is coming in). As for doing time no. I always remembered the goal was to get away with it. The only time I ve done in...

Self Defense: Disarms, ooh ooh, secret service
ooh ooh, secret service, good chance: The good. The techniques are not bad. In fact they re way better than a lot of the shit I see out there. They have a good chance of working ... IF you practice them. The bad. It s marketing. Oh, ooh, ooh, it s what the secret service use! Wowie kazowie...

Self Defense: starting on the martial arts and self defense path, self defense system, coffee brewing
self defense system, coffee brewing, nononsenseselfdefense: You ask seemingly simple questions that don t have simple answers. Get a pot of coffee brewing, you re going to be reading http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/self-defensetraining.htm http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/self-defenseexplained.htm...

Self Defense: TIRE IRON, blond adonis, verbal argument
blond adonis, verbal argument, tire iron: damm Chick been a lot of years since we have had any communications. I do not recallt the tie iron incident but do remeber that blond Adonis of a man who rode his motorscyle down the Halls of Westfield High. Remeber :scuba tote and grabbing the guy s...

Self Defense: Monster, two bullets, killer instinct
two bullets, killer instinct, other crap: Yes, monsters do exist. How do they become one? How many ways are there to get to Chicago? That s not a frivolous question. If you stop and think about it, you can come up with multiple ways to get there. Same thing with becoming a monster. I know people...

Self Defense: Past Incident !, pleasant exchange, stalking laws
pleasant exchange, stalking laws, google: Charles, Thanks for asking about your situation. Stalking laws differ state by state, so I can t say precisely what constitutes stalking in your state, but you can google to find out your law. Usually, stalking has to be a series of actions that a reasonable...

Self Defense: time?, defense art, jkd
defense art, jkd, footwork: Jack, I think you already know the answers to your questions. Obviously JKD will provide you with a more well-rounded ability. And basic JKD is easy to pick up so that s the way to go if the only time you ll have is 3 months over the summer. In 3 months...

Self Defense: Applegate's Kill Or Get Killed/ Movie Fights, rex applegate, combatives
rex applegate, combatives, proper context: I knew the Colonel. I read his book years ago. I was taught some of the stuff he brought back from his time with Sykes and Fairbairn. It works. The problems are two fold. 1) It is -- overwhelmingly inappropriate for civilian use. 2) The writings are...

Self Defense: conflict communications, unconscious assumptions, whys
unconscious assumptions, whys, bushes: The answer is yes The problem is there was this little dangly thing sticking out of the bushes. We grabbed onto and pulled; it turned out it was attached to an elephant. The technical term for it is a tail. The subject is a lot bigger than either...

Self Defense: desensitized society, safety protocol, movie review
safety protocol, movie review, ins: A few large parts of the puzzle is that we don t know the person (he/she is not part of our tribe so getting involved for a stranger? Not so much) Another is watching something through a camera gives us a barrier to distance ourselves from the event....

Self Defense: Applegate's Kill Or Get Killed/ Movie Fights, w e fairbairn, commandos
Self Defense: Applegate's Kill Or Get Killed/ Movie Fights, w e fairbairn, commandos, hogan

Self Defense: groping, personal boundaries, social group
personal boundaries, social group, simple fact: Goldilocks, you got a problem. This response is too little, this response is too much. But until you re in the actual situation you don t know which one is just right. I can t answer your question the way it s asked because I don t know a) your resources/connections...

Self Defense: "Hard Targets?", hard target, target 2
hard target, target 2, fundamental rules: A hard target is basically anyone who has their act together enough that the potential risk to an attacker is too high. It s not a guaranteed loss, but it s certainly not a guaranteed win. As such, unless you make it personal to the dude, he ll find a...

Self Defense: Systema, george dillman, human pretzel
george dillman, human pretzel, body mechanics: Like so many other systems the answer is it depends on who s teaching it. I ve met some of the voodoo boys and my reaction is Gimme a fuckin break. If I want that horseshit, I ll go to George Dillman or Yellow Bamboo. I ve met other players who...

Self Defense: about turning your back, tenement house, natural instinct
tenement house, natural instinct, violent situations: The answer to your first question isn t just about seeing your back ... it s how you do it. Let me start out by saying Overwhelmingly, violence comes with instructions how to avoid it. That s a simple statement, but when we re stressed and emotional,...

Self Defense: Asocial violence survival., social violence, knife attacks
social violence, knife attacks, knife fights: First a couple of tweaks... Social violence is what happens within (and for) a group. It s not species, but group. Overwhelmingly social violence is not lethal or injurious because that would weaken the tribe. There are exceptions, but they are very specific...

Self Defense: What are the boundaries between threatening and actually using a weapon., home invasion, knife hand
home invasion, knife hand, empty hands: The answer to this is in a weird and different direction than you might imagine. Ever seen a movie where you know what is going to happen before it does? Hell just for laughs, I used to predict when the standard cliches in action movies would happen. Usually...

Self Defense: Hostage taking, rabbit stew recipe, conflict behavior
rabbit stew recipe, conflict behavior, human conflict: So what do I do when I m walking down a dark alley and have $20 hanging out of my pockets and I m jumped by 27 ninjas with uzis...? (27 Ninjas scenario) Or I have 99 problems and 86 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head I m stressing about...

Self Defense: Which martial art to take for the physical aspect of self defense., okinawan karate, karate school
okinawan karate, karate school, belt tests: Self-defense none of them. Self-defense is a legal concept. At the very simplest it s a scale of how much force is appropriate -- as the circumstances and degree of threat changes -- what is self-defense and what is not, changes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-defense_%28United_States%29...

Self Defense: Can aikido work against knife?, aikido, tangsodo
aikido, tangsodo, RBT: I tend to agree with your instructor fundamentally, but there is more to it than that, Most people can only perform gross motor skills like striking under the adrenal dump of a real attack. This is why basic striking has the better and perhaps best chance...

Self Defense: Can aikido work against knife?, anti cruelty, saving the world
anti cruelty, saving the world: A BIT cruel - OMG! its the MOST HORRIFIC,SADISTIC, 100% UNNECESSARY INDUSTRY ON EARTH!!!! Its perpetuated by TRADITION, and COMPLACENCY and M O N E Y ! ! ! ! if the Meat and Dairy Industry were Necessary then ALL the vegetarians and vegans on the planet...

Self Defense: Can aikido work against knife?, monkey dance, aikido techniques
monkey dance, aikido techniques, knife attacks: There s a line from Murphy s Law of Combat ( http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murphy-war.html ) Anything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing. Keep that in mind, we ll come back to it. My fundamental problem when it comes to ANY...

Self Defense: Dealing with vandals, best bet, safety tip
best bet, safety tip, motion sensor: Confronting someone is one of those fucked up issues that -- unless you know how to get away with it -- is going to blow up in your face. And by getting away with it I mean you walk up behind the guy, bust his knee caps with a ball and then -- because...

Self Defense: Hearing Impaired Self Defence, self defense skills, deaf player
self defense skills, deaf player, violent encounters: Hello Sam, Thanks for choosing me as your expert.I apologize for the delay of my reply but I hope this will be helpful to you. Boxing, wrestling and Krav Maga are all excellent. I think whatever training you can give her is valuable and even outside...

Self Defense: Hearing Impaired Self Defense, self defense skills, deaf player
self defense skills, deaf player, violent encounters: Hello Sam, Thanks for choosing me as your expert.I apologize for the delay of my reply but I hope this will be helpful to you. Boxing, wrestling and Krav Maga are all excellent. I think whatever training you can give her is valuable and even outside...

Self Defense: Rapier fencer vs Katana bushi., inch blades, european time
inch blades, european time, rapier: Depending on the length of the rapier I d say go for the ronin. That is unless the rapier was one of the ridiculously long ones (they were eventually limited to 36 inch blades) However stack a katana against either a saber or broadsword and shield and you...

Self Defense: self defense dvd, firearms training, haganah
firearms training, haganah, video series: Well, my first answer would have been the Haganah F.I.G.H.T. dvd series, but apparently they are not offering that any longer. You might try a krav dvd training video series. Can t say that one is better than another. This one is available at Amazon. ...

Self Defense: Self defense training via dvd, paul vunak, proper attributes
paul vunak, proper attributes, firearms training: Thanks for the question Lee, and best of luck on your move. I always shy away from giving people names of DVD s when they want to train. The DVD is nothing more than a source of information, but teaches you very little. Although the info might be exciting...

Self Defense: What do you think about the nonsense knife defenses out there?, aikido practitioner, youth violence
aikido practitioner, youth violence, knife defense: Sunnofa..... Allexperts ate my response. Hence what seems like the long time in answering. Okay, most FMA stuff is dueling. That means two people who have decided to fight go at it with knives. Thing about it as much as they want to avenge their honor,...

Self Defense: Choosing a martial arts school, martial art school, choosing a martial art
martial art school, choosing a martial art, legal repercussions: What about it? Unless your going to put ranking on your resume for your career advancement it s not important. Go learn what you can. And who knows. Sometimes things you learn and think, are useless, pop up in the weirdest places. I thought the bong sau...

Self Defense: How do I invite constructive conflict?, constructive conflict, emotional issues
constructive conflict, emotional issues, landmine: Simple enough questions. But the magnitude of the answers is ... well, let me just say you re going to spend the rest of your life discovering how big of an answer it is. Like laying on your death bed being considered by millions a master at people skills,...

Self Defense: What are scripts, exactly?, sexual predators, psychology of violence
sexual predators, psychology of violence, objections: That s not exactly how we use the term, but yeah it still tracks. If in a fucked up and twisted way. Basically, the reason we -- as humans -- like stories is that they tell us how to act. There s something inside our heads that following social scripts,...

Self Defense: Self defense
Marie, Yes, a cellphone is a good deterrent. While you are talking, or appear to be talking, a mugger is unlikely to take the chance of attacking you. Your idea of bright, distinctive clothing is an interesting one. I haven t heard of that before,...

Self Defense: What is a sociopath?, what is a sociopath, paul atreides
what is a sociopath, paul atreides, liam neeson: Well since we re using movie references. Archie is to a douchebag what Godzilla is to a lizard. With the latter example both are reptiles, but one is much bigger, destructive and more dangerous. Same goes with the former But more than that we can use a...

Self Defense: training and learning, law enforcement job, krav maga
law enforcement job, krav maga, jail cells: I m not sure how to answer this. Use of force isn t the goal. It s a way to achieve a goal. If you just love testing yourself against others, there s always boxing and/or MMA. Unlike so called combative systems (which usually are just MMA) boxing and...

Self Defense: knockout game
In Feb a Michigan man was the intended victim of the knock out game, but turned the tables and shot his attacker twice. State laws differ (and more important, the unwritten laws or ethos differs), but generally deadly force is recognized as justifiable to...

Self Defense: sociopathy/psychopathy
First off the terms psychopath/sociopath aren t used in psychology anymore. Sociopath has been replaced with antisocial personality disorder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisocial_personality_disorder http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antisocial-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20027920...

Self Defense: The Truth Behind the Lie of Martial Arts and Self Defense
Yes, you got the basic idea. And now, let me add two things. But first a foundational concept for them to make more sense: You have two groups in forced proximity. One, I wish I could find the word again (I ve even called anthro depts at universities...

Self Defense: your books
The reason I ve fallen off the face of the earth is because I ve been writing the hardest book I ve ever written. It s called In the Name of Self-Defense: Stuff you don t want to know about violence and self-defense, but can t afford not to. It should...

Self Defense: dealing with people
Yes, no and a whole lot more. Everything about you sends messages. Your clothing choice, your hair style, your mannerisms. It all communicates to other people things about you. You control that message. How people interpret that message is something...

Self Defense: Social glue, tribalism, balkanization
When the fecal matter hits the fan, a lot of people, who can, get the hell out. Which is often problematic because it means refugee camps, immigration refusal (like happened with the Jews pre-WWII) and problems socializing into new cultures (as happened with...

Self Defense: womens self defense, Women's Self Defense, Nik Farooqui
Women's Self Defense, Nik Farooqui, Female Self Defense: Thanks for the question. As I read your entry, I actually hear several questions in there. The main one s being: 1) Is green belt enough rank to teach? 2) What info should be taught? 3) Am I good enough to teach a program? First, let me address the...

Self Defense: Aikido or kendo?, upper body strength, martial art
upper body strength, martial art, self defense: For starters, I don t know if you mean kendo, a study of swords, or kenpo, a martial art. I am going to presume you mean kenpo, as kendo would not be an effective martial art. Given that, I personally believe that Aikido would be more effective for a woman....

Self Defense: Arts, kay kay, tae kwon
kay kay, tae kwon, orginization: Kay Who exactly do you need to prove your skills to? Martial arts are for self improvement. If you wish to be recognized as a Tae Kwon Do practitioner by any governing body, then you must submit to their qualifications. You can t claim to be McDonalds...

Self Defense: adrenaline and pain, pain tolerance, amateur boxer
pain tolerance, amateur boxer, pain my friend: The amount of pain you feel in a boxing match is absolutly determined by your excitability level. That is, if youre pumped up and ready for the fight, full of adrenaline, no doubt your pain tolerance will be at least a little bit higher than your normal...

Self Defense: adrenaline rush, arms and legs, advance techniques
arms and legs, advance techniques, cold skin: Hi, and congratulations on your black belt; that is quite an achievement. I think your current issue has two parts, one regarding the physical effects you feel during a real fight, and the other regarding self-defense. There are many physical and mental...

Self Defense: Being attacked, sleeper hold, close friends
sleeper hold, close friends, striker: Hi Ben, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Ah yes subduing friends. Much trickier than subduing opponents. I m a striker by nature but with friends I grapple. The good old naked choke(sleeper hold)is what i suggest for friends. Just get the choke...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, dr masaaki hatsumi, zen in the martial arts
dr masaaki hatsumi, zen in the martial arts, jack hoban: My friend -- I hope this answer will not disappoint you, but I m afraid this is an area dictated by personal needs and taste. I have no experience with Kung Fu, but the martial arts book which has had the most meaning for me and my training is Zen in the...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, hawkins cheung, loren christensen
hawkins cheung, loren christensen, muscle memory: The problem is that you have to train with people. Books can give you intellectual learning, but self-defense and martial arts are not intellectual pursuits. And if you try to make them such you will dig yourself into a hole. Although the term is incorrect,...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, detailed explanation, martial art
detailed explanation, martial art, best books: Aorrs, The best is whatever you research for yourself and decide makes the most sense to you. I realise you are asking for my expert opinions, but that is my philosophy. FOR ME, martial art is not a sport, but a way of life. In life, we are constantly...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, gary cummings, offense defense
gary cummings, offense defense, honest answer: Aorrs, The best source I have seen for what you seeming to in search of is a handbook titled The fighter s notebook You can find this at www.submissionfighting.com This handbook covers many techniques that you can practice without an instructor. However,...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, dictionary of the martial arts, louis frederic
dictionary of the martial arts, louis frederic, self protection: Hello Aorrs In the martial arts there is no such thing as the BEST! And if there is, in my nearly 40 years of learning and teaching I have not heard of it. So I can only give you my experience in the form of an opinion, on the subject of the arts, as I know...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, tao of jkd, recommending books
tao of jkd, recommending books, british publication: Hi Aorrs, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Recommending books are really not my specialty but I can suggest to you those that I have already used though I am a liitle in the dark about the authors of some. For the martial arts, The Tao of Jeet...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, greatest martial art, danger 3
greatest martial art, danger 3, types of kung fu: hi, i would like to first apologize to you for not returning a answer to your recent question. please forgive me because i was on vaction for over a month, and i should have stated that on this site however it slipt my thick head. anywaze i ll try to answer...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, detailed explanation, bruce lee
detailed explanation, bruce lee, self defense: This is a very subjective question, but I will try to answer it the best I can. I think the best book about the martial arts is Bruce Lee s Tao of Jeet Kune Do. It is also the best book of self defense. I can t tell youthe best Kung Fu book as I haven...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, ba gua, detailed explanation
ba gua, detailed explanation, prowess: Dear Aorrs, Thanks for your questions. The best book I have found in America is The Power if the Internal Martial Arts by: B.K. Frantzis It is a detailed comparison of Tai Chi, Ba Gua and Hsing-I. Very very good. Honestly, I wouldn t recommend...

Self Defense: BEST BOOK, detailed explanation, reference materials
detailed explanation, reference materials, bruce lee: I m sorry, but I can t make these decisions for you. One major reason would be the fact that I haven t bought a book on martial arts in about 15 years. The other, the one s that I have are mostly reference materials. Bruce Lee once wrote a very detailed...

Self Defense: Best martial art?, s system, martial art
s system, martial art, bruce lee: Hello Ophelia, Allow me to begin by saying there really is no best martial art. There are literally thousands of various styles and shoot-offs of styles. In addition, there are many variables such as the fitness of a person, what exactly they hope to...

Self Defense: Bouncer resources / training, verbal self defense, time surfing
verbal self defense, time surfing, favourite books: Yeah, go to my website, www.nononsenseselfdefense.com scroll down to the bottom and click on bibliography. Non-verbal self-defense is a good start for a reading list. Also spend some time surfing the LEO section of the Web page on the de-escalation...

Self Defense: Bruce's JKD opinion on Wing Chun, tao of jkd, western boxing
tao of jkd, western boxing, straight blast: hello, First off, my answer is woefully late. I apologize. Bruce took some things from wing chun- like a variation of the straight blast. But in order to make some of these things work on a resisting opponent, he had to add from other arts (in...

Self Defense: Bruce's opinion on Wing Chun, wing chun kung fu, wally jay
wing chun kung fu, wally jay, energy sensitivity: Brian Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Well, definitely Bruce found the centerline theory quite useful as well as the various energy sensitivity exercises such as chi sao. Forward pressure is also an important concept from where he developed the...

Self Defense: My school, teacher etc., central switzerland, zrich
central switzerland, zrich, mcdojo: Brian, I don t recall if I replied to this message earlier. In case I haven t I wanted to say it sounds like you re off to an excellent start. Does your teacher train you in the other arts also? Feel free to email me at umajkdkali@aol.com whenever you have...

Self Defense: how to beat a pro boxer with self defence, bones in the hand, self defence
bones in the hand, self defence, footwork: hello, Thanks for the question! I know what you mean. You are on the right track. You dont need to learn how to box in order to defend yourself from a boxer. The key is to be sure not to box! That sounds stupid, but, a boxer is going to be really...

Self Defense: becoming a traing expert, cold water survival, male attributes
cold water survival, male attributes, hand to hand combat: Joe its a good question. I have trained police and military units more less through word of mouth but they generally only agree to short contracts. to be in this position as an ongoing basis is different. generally, they hire their own - in other...

Self Defense: boxer fracture/proper striking technique and prevention of the injury, fist strikes, soft target
fist strikes, soft target, hard target: Hard hand, soft target. Soft hand hard target That s the general rule of how to hit with what. Broken hands are extremely common from punching people in their heads with your fists. An open handed palm strike is a far more reliable face shot. Save closed...

Self Defense: boxer fractures, weight training routine, physical altercation
weight training routine, physical altercation, upper body strength: David, Always keep in mind that a fight begins with the SECOND blow. If it comes to a physical altercation you have already lost! Hopefully you can avoid future fights... but to answer your question: For centuries martial artists have utilized bone...

Self Defense: bringing up a child in a violent world, quantum physics, failure rate
quantum physics, failure rate, unpleasant reality: Oy! Oy! OY! Why don t you ask me something simple, like how to explain quantum physics? That is a question I have wrestled with myself as a parent and I can tell you no matter what answer you come up with you are going to still be second guessing yourself....

Self Defense: bruce lee, western boxing, martial arts expert
western boxing, martial arts expert, master carpenter: Hi Chris I dont know if Bruce Lee trained Jackie Chan cause Lee died in the 70 s Best in the world? I dont know about that. One of the best for sure. It depends on what you base the best on. The best in terms of reaction speed? sure. He probebly had...

Self Defense: bruce lee, cantonese dialect, lee jun fan
cantonese dialect, lee jun fan, cerebral edema: Bruce Lee, who was named Lee Jun Fan (Cantonese dialect) at birth, died on July 20, 1973. After an autopsy, the official cause of death was listed as a cerebral edema, or swelling of the brain. The report goes on to state this was likely the result of an abnormal...

Self Defense: Choosing a Martial Art, choosing a martial art, karate styles
choosing a martial art, karate styles, types of kung fu: Hi Jim, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. First of all let me commend you for looking out for your chlidren s welfare by helping them defend themselves. Well, you have certainly done your homework regarding which martial arts to shop for and...

Self Defense: Choosing a Martial Arts program, traditional karate school, stress respect
traditional karate school, stress respect, uechi ryu: Elle, Thank you for your question. I would recommend that you find a TRADITIONAL Karate school for your son. Systems like Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Uechi Ryu, and so on would be a great start. Traditional schools stress respect, etiquette and...

Self Defense: Comtech Stinger, proper body alignment, hickies
proper body alignment, hickies, hand positions: My answer to any question regarding strike enhancers is the same Learn how to hit. Proper body alignment(structure), movement and range is what makes for effective power generation and delivery, not toys. But too many people try to rely on these toys...

Self Defense: choosing what style, drunk construction worker, sahara desert
drunk construction worker, sahara desert, street punk: Okay, sorry about the delay getting back to you, I had a house guest from Malaysia drop in. Playing host kept me swamped. You ask a simple question that doesn t have a simple answer. The reason it isn t simple is that violence comes in many degrees. As...

Self Defense: comparison, chinese kenpo, tiger crane
chinese kenpo, tiger crane, animal styles: Hi Brian, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. As far as I can tell, (they were not in my list of familiar styles), Hapkido is very similar to Aikido (not just in the way it is spelled) it has similar throws and redirection techniques, but being the...

Self Defense: Defense, solar plexus, mathematical answer
solar plexus, mathematical answer, controlled chaos: Hi Larry, In reality a fight is chaos (hopefully controlled chaos). You have to be ready for aything. This is why I ve studied many difdfernt forms of self defense and martial arts (theres a dfference). There is no perfect solution for any given...

Self Defense: Defensive Combat, defensive combat, theroy
defensive combat, theroy, training partners: Andrew, as I suspect you know, learning from books or websites might help you in theroy but not in the real world. The best way (and really only way) to learn, is to do it. You need a training partner. Preferably one that is better than you. You cannot...

Self Defense: Dog Attack, kinds of dogs, breeds of dogs
kinds of dogs, breeds of dogs, human anatomy: Greetings, Yes, it may be possible with the techniques you describe. The key, even with a human being, is there is no one size fits all response. Additionally, in the original question, the writer stated, I have in view those breeds of dogs which are...

Self Defense: Dog attack, breeds of dogs, pepper spray
breeds of dogs, pepper spray, strong arm: I would have to say the best way to protect yourself would be to get away if at all possible. Obviously, this may not be an easy task, or may be downright impossible. The question then becomes how do you survive an attack. Well, unfortunately, you re going...

Self Defense: defence, crime avoidance, street robbery
crime avoidance, street robbery, time word: Bottomline....move. Get out of there ASAP. Bugger cheap rent, exciting night life, or any other excuse that people use to stay in areas like that. The problem that you are facing is that there are hundreds if not thousands of criminals there that you...

Self Defense: defensive sprays / Pepper or CS-CN, scoville heat unit, pepper spray
scoville heat unit, pepper spray, pepper sprays: Hello Michael, Yes, it is a bit confusing regarding pepper sprays and CS-CN. I hope the following will clear things up some and assist you in making an informed decision. Chemical sprays such as Mace may take up to 45 seconds for effects to begin. Also,...

Self Defense: developing, spiritual discipline, brother mike
spiritual discipline, brother mike, capable person: Hi Phil, Thank you for your question. As to how you may develop Vibravision abilities, I can only say that you would need to come train at my school, Merpati Putih USA, in Ogden Utah for a period of at least 2.5 years before you would be allowed to begin...

Self Defense: dvd, sammy franco, handgun instructor
sammy franco, handgun instructor, black belt magazine: First of all, DON T use any Israeli system for handgun training - it is horribly inefficient. With all the information out there, these days the cutting-edge instructors are all vectoring in on the same techniques, ones that work with the body s natural...

Self Defense: dvd, sammy franco, deadliest martial art
sammy franco, deadliest martial art, how to street fight: The short answer is No. The reason I say this is that about 99% of what is out there is the fighting equivalent of the Chocolate Cake Diet. These cockroaches are out there selling the lie that you can win streetfights with no danger to yourself. Now...

Self Defense: Effectiveness of Side Kick in real self defense, quick kick, side kick
quick kick, side kick, waist level: Hi Susetiya, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. The side kick is a favorite of mine as well as it is a very quick kick to execute. It is very effective in self defense. The middle side kick (waist level) is actually it s longest range (kicking...

Self Defense: Expandable Baton, century martial arts, century martial arts supply
century martial arts, century martial arts supply, expandable baton: Hello Erik, Sorry, I don t know of any site that discussed the use of the kioga (expandable baton). However, if you obtain any videos on the hanbo, many hanbo techniques apply to the kioga. Century Martial Arts Supply sells some videos on Samuari Jujutsu...

Self Defense: Expandable baton use, hitting a baseball, violent encounter
hitting a baseball, violent encounter, steel baton: Legs...for a variety of reasons. First legal, if you go for the head you will have all kinds of problems with the law IF you were not justified to use it. On which subject I highly recommend you go to my Webpage and do some reading, especially in the difference...

Self Defense: Fighting large people, body mechanics, large person
body mechanics, large person, sheer mass: Size matters in a contest... that is why there are divisions and weight classes in sporting events.IF you try to meet someone head on, strength to strength, blow for blow, toe to toe, you re gonna get creamed. There are two reasons why. 1) that puts you...

Self Defense: Fighting, federal air marshall, mafia hitmen
federal air marshall, mafia hitmen, high school bullies: Okay, now that s a good example of train for what happens most, so you can handle most of what happens. And it gives a much more clear idea of which way to go with information. First off, you need to understand the difference between self-defense and...

Self Defense: adrenaline rush, kick boxing, streetfight
Self Defense: adrenaline rush, kick boxing, streetfight, tae kwondo

Self Defense: Bruce's opinion on Wing Chun, self defense situation, world scenario
Self Defense: Bruce's opinion on Wing Chun, self defense situation, world scenario, worldwide success

Self Defense: how to beat a pro boxer with self defence, acl, def jam
Self Defense: how to beat a pro boxer with self defence, acl, def jam, punches

Self Defense: boxer fracture/proper striking technique and prevention of the injury, palm strike, fist fight
Self Defense: boxer fracture/proper striking technique and prevention of the injury, palm strike, fist fight, open palm

Self Defense: bruce lee, enter the dragon, stunt man
Self Defense: bruce lee, enter the dragon, stunt man, wing chun

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Self Defense: Comtech Stinger, push dagger, proper alignment
Self Defense: Comtech Stinger, push dagger, proper alignment, stinger

Self Defense: Dog attack, jacet, left arm
Self Defense: Dog attack, jacet, left arm, mandibles

Self Defense: Fighting large people
Self Defense: Fighting large people

Self Defense: hi, masaki hatsumi, o sensei
Self Defense: hi, masaki hatsumi, o sensei, weapons galore

Self Defense: jeet kune do, martial arts academy, jkd instructor
Self Defense: jeet kune do, martial arts academy, jkd instructor, gelinas

Self Defense: judo for law enforcement, bryce, police officer
Self Defense: judo for law enforcement, bryce, police officer, traditional judo

Self Defense: Knife vs. Gun, foot rule, rule states
Self Defense: Knife vs. Gun, foot rule, rule states, police training

Self Defense: Pressure Points, counter measures, containment
Self Defense: Pressure Points, counter measures, containment, self defense

Self Defense: pepper spray, google search, pepper spray
Self Defense: pepper spray, google search, pepper spray, blithering idiot

Self Defense: Richard Lee Mcfield aka marter lee, paper dragons, franchise operation
Self Defense: Richard Lee Mcfield aka marter lee, paper dragons, franchise operation, tae kwan do

Self Defense: re: flexibility training, ballet bar, soucre
Self Defense: re: flexibility training, ballet bar, soucre, side split

Self Defense: Self-defence against politically moivated knife-wielding attacker, knee groin, hapkido
Self Defense: Self-defence against politically moivated knife-wielding attacker, knee groin, hapkido, extensive training

Self Defense: Sprays, propellant charge, gross weights
Self Defense: Sprays, propellant charge, gross weights, aerosol sprays

Self Defense: Is this stalking?, weird freak, nut case
Self Defense: Is this stalking?, weird freak, nut case, cop

Self Defense: strategy, book of five rings
Self Defense: strategy, book of five rings

Self Defense: Tae Kwon Do, pomona ca, aikijitsu
Self Defense: Tae Kwon Do, pomona ca, aikijitsu, tae kwon

Self Defense: What is you view on women defending against stronger men in a real situation?, automatic door locks, richard j gelles
Self Defense: What is you view on women defending against stronger men in a real situation?, automatic door locks, richard j gelles, national institutes of mental health

Self Defense: is it fear, weapons guns, master carpenter
weapons guns, master carpenter, natural instinct: Hi. Thank you for calling. Fear is a natural instinct that is born into every living being. But there is a definite distinction between fear and knowledge. I teach my students to “fight” naturally from a reaction -- not from memory. While it is...

Self Defense: fear of what, biological patterns, advance techniques
biological patterns, advance techniques, physiological condition: It s not cowardice to be afraid of danger, it s common sense. I ll give you a bit of information that might help you put things into perspective. You know the guys who seem so fearless about violence? Most of them are that way because they have carefully...

Self Defense: General, brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts
brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, lovable family: Hi Bree, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. What a lovable family the whole bunch getting into the martial arts how nice! Judo and Jujitsu are similar and actually Jujitsu is the forerunner of Judo which has a common root to Aikido which is Aikijitsu....

Self Defense: Guns for self protection, law enforcement authorities, caliber revolver
law enforcement authorities, caliber revolver, ayoob: Hello Sandy, The purchase of a firearm for self protection is no small decision. First, please check with your local law enforcement authorities regarding the legal aspects of owning a firearm in your city or town if you already have not done so. Check...

Self Defense: grapling, krav mega, skinny legs
krav mega, skinny legs, thick legs: Sport arts like MMA, grappling, boxing and muay Thai require an overall degree of fitness. And by this I don t just mean muscle power, but aerobic and endurance (strength). Remember sports based systems are specifically designed 1) to protect the participants...

Self Defense: Hello Eugene!I have four..., black belts, aikidoka
black belts, aikidoka, martial art: Hi Luke, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. I do like the nature of the questions that you asked me being that they cut right throught the heart of this section of all experts which is self defense. 1. how do you think which martial art is more...

Self Defense: Hello Master Guy!I have..., black belts, aikidoka
black belts, aikidoka, automatic weapons: Osu! Konnichiwa Thank you for honoring me with your questions Kohai Luke-san. You asked how do you think which martial art is more practical nowadays iaido or kendo In the world of bombs and automatic weapons neither is they are traditional arts that...

Self Defense: HelloDo you think that..., bad vibes, path run
bad vibes, path run, professional fighters: Definitely NOT. Not even a silver bullet and a cross will keep you 100% safe in any situation! There are just too many variables. Professional fighters are still at risk although their risks are minimized. First, people want to be able to fight like in the...

Self Defense: hi, masaki, martial artists
masaki, martial artists, bruce lee: Mark, I ll indulge you. Hatsumi better be more skilled... he has a huge advantage... he s not dead yet! You re entitled to your opinion but what makes you think Dr. Hatsumi (who s lived longer than Bruce Lee) is more skilled than Bruce Lee would have...

Self Defense: home defense, hollow point bullets, shock power
hollow point bullets, shock power, initial impact: Shane, In regards to your question, let me say that for whatever reason, you have made a good choice already in having a .357 revolver for primary defense against a home intruder! A revolver is easy to maintain properly and much less likely to jam when...

Self Defense: important question, decent sort, question question
decent sort, question question, traumatic experience: Jenn, I think they probably realize there is something that is causing you to have a problem with the drill. That said, I would probably have a conversation with your female instructor and explain to her what is going on. She might be able to give you...

Self Defense: important question, martial arts instructors, oriental wisdom
martial arts instructors, oriental wisdom, psychology degrees: Hi Jennifer, Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I was on the road for two weeks of constant shows, business meetings, teaching and seeing friends and family in California. I goofed and forgot to tell Allexperts I d be out of touch. Okay, as to this....

Self Defense: back issues, martial art magazine, black belt magazine
martial art magazine, black belt magazine, ebay: You can go to the publisher themselves... but that can get expensive. Another thing you can do is go to Ebay every two weeks or so and see if someone is selling their collection. That way is not only much, much cheaper, but it is also lots of fun because...

Self Defense: back issues, martial art magazine, black belt magazine
martial art magazine, black belt magazine, ebay: Hello, I am sorry, but I can only tell you to look at EBAY for back issues of the magazines you mentioned. I am only guessing that that is what you are looking for. You are right, your english is bad, but it is better than my other languages. So you are...

Self Defense: Jeet Kune Do and Jun Fan Gung Fu, frank cucci, martial arts academy
frank cucci, martial arts academy, global martial arts: Brian, I have three colleagues in Virginia. Unfortunately, I don t know the Commonwealth well enough to tell you who s located where, so you ll have to do some research. 1. Norris Domangue at East Wind Martial Arts 2. Mateo de Los Reyes at Global Martial...

Self Defense: Jeet kune do, bodyweight exercises, death of bruce lee
bodyweight exercises, death of bruce lee, matt furey: Mr. Galvez, Sorry for the dealy in answering. I ve tried four times to send you this reply and every thime my computer has shut down. Hopefully I ll be able to complete your answer right now. I ve been Dan Insoanto s student for over 20 years now. I am amazed...

Self Defense: no name, shaman priestess, projectile weapons
shaman priestess, projectile weapons, farming implements: Hi again Claire, Hmm… having a boyfriend trained in Wushu does present better opportunities for you. I go by a principle I call WEAPONS ABSTRACTION. Simply put any thing you see can and will be used as a weapon when necessary. In a life and death situation...

Self Defense: JKD/Jun Fan, jun fan, jkd
jun fan, jkd, self expression: Jeff, What were you reading? The term Jun Fan (Bruce Lee s Chinese name) refers to the training methods (drills, techniques, etc.) which Bruce Lee practised and taught during his lifetime. The term Jeet Kune Do was used to refer to his expression of himself...

Self Defense: JKD kicks vs. TKDkicks; Can I train in both ?, jkd instructor, kicking baby
jkd instructor, kicking baby, dojang: Hello Freddie! I am glad to hear that you are making progress! That is fantastic! Keep up the good training. Now about the kicks. First, are kicks going to help you in your environment? Put on your gear (duty clothes, belt, boots, etc.). Have...

Self Defense: About JKD training resources, anatomy of a streetfight, tao of jkd
anatomy of a streetfight, tao of jkd, jkd training: hello Brian, First off, sorry for not answering this sooner. I have moved, so my school is closed for now. I have failed to check my email also, so once again- I apologize. As for reading material- get a copy of Paul Vunaks new book Anatomy of...

Self Defense: JKD, martial art training, dan inosanto
martial art training, dan inosanto, way of the dragon: Li, I would say that Bruce Lee tried to show some of his true feelings about martial art training in his movies even if he had to theatrisize his movements. For example, when he says in the Way of the Dragon, If it can help you protect yourself in a fight,...

Self Defense: jeet kune do, roland roland, dan inosanto
roland roland, dan inosanto, ted wong: Roland, I know Phil Gelinas personally and can therefore recommend him. I don t know of another person I believe was taught by Ted Wong and so couldn t/wouldn t recommend him/her. But Ted Wong is a reputable JKD practitioner and I m sure his people...

Self Defense: judo for law enforcement, self defense aspects, judo class
self defense aspects, judo class, self defense system: Hello Bryce, Practicing judo is a great way to get into shape! But there are two types of judo. One is sport (which is very common in this country) the other is traditional judo (the way it was originally taught). Traditional judo is an excellent self-...

Self Defense: Knife vs. Gun, police swat teams, gun shot wound
police swat teams, gun shot wound, martial arts practitioners: Roman I see we where you are both going with this. In my opinion it s a question that should not be tested in the real world. There are so many variables. There are people that practice gun shooting like you and I practice breathing. Then there...

Self Defense: kata, goju karate, distinct camps
goju karate, distinct camps, bunkai: It ENTIRELY depends on two factors. 1) The kata itself 2) Your instructor s understanding If the kata has been changed and components lost (i.e. it has been watered-down for teaching to sloppy students and winning tournaments) then it is like a car...

Self Defense: kempo, brazilian jujitsu, hybrid type
brazilian jujitsu, hybrid type, fighting techniques: Luke, well then, in this case I would suggest you look into a hybrid type system. Or possibly train in two systems at one time. I caution you though, finding a good hybrid system these days is hard. Most of them are more concerned with flash and trash...

Self Defense: Learning self awareness and control..., freedom from fear, tae kwon
freedom from fear, tae kwon, self discipline: A lot of the issues you are asking about in this post are closely linked to your other post. Like I said, take a look at 1) Freedom from Fear and 2) Emotional Intelligence Both of those books will help you get a different perspective. A different...

Self Defense: Learning self awareness and control..., emotional intelligence by daniel goleman, daniel goleman
emotional intelligence by daniel goleman, daniel goleman, peyton quinn: You re asking a simple question...the problem is there isn t a simple answer. There are a lot of things going on within you. But the answers I can give won t make sense until you are aware of what s going on. There are two books that I HIGHLY recommend...

Self Defense: Marines Self Defense, street self defense, pant legs
street self defense, pant legs, self defense situations: Hi Eric, The only videos I would recommend to you are the GRACIE STREET SELF DEFENSE vidoes. The rangers have adopted a boiled down version of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The Gracie street self defense videos are in my opinion the best videos available for...

Self Defense: Which Martial Art is better?, fellow martial artists, resistance skills
fellow martial artists, resistance skills, body resistance: Hi Chris, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Well, in respect to my fellow martial artists I cannot say the best martial arts of all. Truly and it may sound like I’m copping out but really the martial art’s effectiveness lies on the user. That...

Self Defense: Which Martial Arts should I go for?, dune buggy, resistance skills
dune buggy, resistance skills, mixed martial arts: Well that s a tough one... The reason is, it s kind of like asking What car should I buy? There are lots of things that go into the decision, but the biggest one is what are you going to use it for? You mentioned several reasons -- and while they...

Self Defense: Martial Arts, Help please., artist chuck, physical appearance
artist chuck, physical appearance, ect ect: Hi Matt, I m sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I had incredibly bad luck with two computers crashing last week. I was in the middle of answering you when a lightening storm passed over and I had to shut down the computer ... that s when the computer...

Self Defense: Martial Arts, Help please., artist chuck, physical appearance
artist chuck, physical appearance, ect ect: Matt thanks for writing Been really busy story I couldn t get back to you sooner. A big part of martial arts or any other training is psychological. You have to train the mind as well as a body. There is no place in training for an embarrassment....

Self Defense: Martial Arts, bodytypes, devil is in the details
bodytypes, devil is in the details, abillities: First off last time I checked, there are something like over 2,000 forms of kung fu So the which one to pick is a real challenge. Second, by-in-large it depends on the teacher, not the style. I ve become a real advocate of power delivery as the...

Self Defense: Mix it up , or mixed up ?, ufc fighters, peace in my life
ufc fighters, peace in my life, lift weights: Freddie: Thank you for the question. My belief is to gain as much knowledge in as many systems you can in a lifetime. No martial art is better or worse than another. You must take the knowledge you gain, and apply what works for you. As for what art...

Self Defense: martial art for police, native filipinos, structure of the human body
native filipinos, structure of the human body, practicioner: Hi Bryce, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. For police work I believe that arnis is an appropriate martial art because of its simplicity and effectivity. Unlike other arts there are no high physical requirements on the practicioner such as in...

Self Defense: martial art for police, defense academy, driven school
defense academy, driven school, randall smith: hello Bryce, I will answer your question directly, but first let me qualify my answer: It is extremely difficult to answer this type of question based only on a style name. There are many other factors involved! Such as, are these places really teaching...

Self Defense: martial art for police, riot baton, korean martial arts
riot baton, korean martial arts, arnis: Bryce, My vote for the most applicable martial art would be for Aikido, but since you state to choose betwen Arnis and Hapkido, then here is my opinion: Arnis, this is a form of Escrima, or Phillipino stick fighting. It might come in handy if you are...

Self Defense: about martial arts, martial art styles, different martial art styles
martial art styles, different martial art styles, russian martial art: Sara, There s a lot of difference. Without going into too much detail, Karate is a stand up art which uses lots of linear punches and kicks (choppy) Kung Fu is also stand up but more flowing Tae Kwon Do is Korean, stand up, choppy with emphasis...

Self Defense: which martial arts?, karate jujitsu, sword art
karate jujitsu, sword art, stretching routines: Hi Alain, Thanks for choosing me as your expert (sorry for the delay though). Nice question that you gave me there. And it was very nice of you to actually tell me about your physical activities. It was the kind of info I would actually ask for a question...

Self Defense: Need Confidence, law enforcement academy, confidence level
law enforcement academy, confidence level, martial art: Jorge, where are you from? It would be much easier for me to show you a couple of techniques than trying to explain them to you. As far as being assertive, the only way to be assertive is to be self confident. Just realize that when you talk, you carry...

Self Defense: Need Help, lyn bates, keeping your balance
lyn bates, keeping your balance, good question: You have asked a good question. Yes, it is definitely possible for a smaller person to win a fight against a bigger, stronger attacker! There are many kinds of self-defense training and martial arts training that can teach you how to fight someone bigger...

Self Defense: Need Help, ryu, self defense
ryu, self defense, martial arts training: Fighting a bigger stronger guy is a sure way to get your butt kicked. By fighting I mean going head-to-head using the same strategy, techniques and moves as he is, his superior size and strength will overwhelm you. Unfortunately, most so-called self-defense/martial...

Self Defense: Need Help, dim mak, thai boxer
dim mak, thai boxer, left hook: Hi Again Developer, Well now you re talkin. But before I dive in I d like to say that even the tried and tested vital points have their exceptions on people. Some develop adaptations due to specific occupation, predesposition or practice. This means a...

Self Defense: Need Help, pressure points on the human body, rythym
pressure points on the human body, rythym, dillman: Hello! I am very sorry I have not responded sooner to your question. I was away doing some training and forgot to indicate it on the All Experts site. Anyway, yes, it is possible to beat someone stronger than yourself. If I am interpreting your question...

Self Defense: Neep Help, video techniques, right angle
video techniques, right angle, thx: Hi develeoper Thank you for honoring me with your question. I am not sure what you mean, but ill give it a shot. This sounds more like a question that pertains to Judo more than anything else. There are many different techniques that will allow you to floor...

Self Defense: new class, telephone sales pitches, crime prevention unit
telephone sales pitches, crime prevention unit, home security devices: Dave, I m not sure what kind of self defense you are talking about. When seniors are concerned, they clearly have a limited ability to physically defend themselves against an attacker. For that reason my focus would be victim avoidance strategies. ...

Self Defense: Pavel Tsatouline, vladimir vasiliev, true martial artists
vladimir vasiliev, true martial artists, kettle bells: Hi Michael, Thanks for calling. As you may know, I trained under Vladimir Vasiliev, former trainer of Spetsnaz (Russian Special Forces). He too advocates the use of kettle bells like Pavel does. I have not met Pavel but his work is widely talked...

Self Defense: Pepper spray, self defense tools, pepper spray
self defense tools, pepper spray, responsible source: Pepper spray can be purchased at police supply stores, gun shops, and stores that specialize in safety products. There are also a great many places available on the Internet. Some of the major brands are American Defense, BodyGuard, Cap Stun, Punch, Sabre...

Self Defense: Pepper spray, squirt gun, ebay user
squirt gun, ebay user, pepper sprays: Beatrice, Hello. While this question is not in my area of expertise, I think I can answer it anyways so here goes. An inexpensive pepper spray can be found just about anywhere that sells firearms. There must be one near you. If there is not one near...

Self Defense: Peyton Quinns combat course, decent civilians, fence position
decent civilians, fence position, palm strikes: To start with, Peyton and I have radically different fighting styles. Having heard reports of Peyton s fighting from witnesses, they all agree, he tends to charge in like a grizzely bear and go to town. And like a pissed off grizzely bear, anything in front...

Self Defense: Pressure Points, elbow strike, unknown pressure
elbow strike, unknown pressure, point areas: Sam, at Close Quarter Urban Defense we train people to survive being attacked and using pressure points as a defense move in real life violent situations is just about worthless. First of all, there are no secret pressure point areas it s a selling point....

Self Defense: pepper spray, point blank range, false sense of security
point blank range, false sense of security, pepper spray: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_spray Eli, thanks for writing. Above is a link to more information about pepper spray. I ve never made it personally and I m sure there are tons of links on Google with recipes. There are several problems with this...

Self Defense: pepper spray, pepper spray, exact recipe
pepper spray, exact recipe, exact formula: Well, I needed to consider your question for a little while. Although I could not provide you with an exact formula off the top of my head, I could provide you with the basic composition of pepper spray. However, if I were to do that, I feel I would be responsible...

Self Defense: Getting personal freedom and safety, global ngo, life decisions
global ngo, life decisions, personal freedom: Umarao, Your question is mostly outside my area of expertise (personal safety for women), but I ll do what I can to suggest resources that might help you. I understand and sympathze with your desire for more personal freedom. The cultural differences...

Self Defense: psycological benifits of self defence, self defence courses, psychological health
self defence courses, psychological health, happy new year: Greetings, I apologize for the delay, however, I ve been having some computer problems. Anyway, I m not sure how much help I m able to be to you. I don t have a background in psychology, but I d like to remind you that it has long been recognized that physical...

Self Defense: psycological benifits of self defence, self defence courses, psychological health
self defence courses, psychological health, happy new year: Greetings, I apologize for the delay, however, I ve been having some computer problems. Anyway, I m not sure how much help I m able to be to you. I don t have a background in psychology, but I d like to remind you that it has long been recognized that physical...

Self Defense: Question - Wing Chun 'weakness', guillatine, groundfighting
guillatine, groundfighting, filipino martial arts: First, sorry about the long delay in answering... Next, Even though the Judo is a sport, dont discount it fully. Some Judo places instruct judo almost exactly like BJJ. Then, some place are very different. So, you might just take a month or so of judo...

Self Defense: Questions on The SPEAR System, snake oil salesman, sucker punch
snake oil salesman, sucker punch, master marketer: Oh boy, you ask a simple question that doesn t have a simple answer. However, I will start by saying that everything I say is based on a simple, ain t-no-doubt-about-it fact, Blauer is a master marketer. He s not necessarily a snake oil salesman, but he is...

Self Defense: More questions..., merpati putih, membership ranks
merpati putih, membership ranks, dear master: Hi Brian, The trainings of Merpati Putih are kept secret within our membership ranks, and are not shared with persons outside, so a book or video instructing Merpati Putih is not available or possible. I apologize for this. I am the Director of Merpati...

Self Defense: RE: A Trained Rapist, gender question, train train
gender question, train train, defense responses: 1st- Be aware 2nd- Dont put yourself in a situation that could turn out bad 3rd- Go armed 4th- Train, train, train 5th- Get a strong will to survive 6th- Learn to bite, pinch, rip flesh, claw 7th- Fight like a wild bear 8th- Get some more training ...

Self Defense: Regarding an effective self-defence style, life situation, druggies
life situation, druggies, physicality: Hi Aleem Iqbal First off thank you for honoring me with your question. Most systems of martial arts boast about being defensive in nature but when you really get right to it they teach how to fight with the aggressor. Fighting is as much a state of mind...

Self Defense: Richard Lee Mcfield aka marter lee, chinese martial arts, food boxes
chinese martial arts, food boxes, chinese styles: In cases like this...you don t. The stories, the pitch, the claims, all are totally unprovable. And that is exactly how he gets away with it. Basically, don t waste time with this guy. Despite all his cool poses, I don t see anything that convinces...

Self Defense: RNC, arm shoulder, hammerlock
arm shoulder, hammerlock, windpipe: Hi Helen, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Rear Naked Choke, fast strong reliable technique, throw in a hammerlock with it and the receiver has definitely nowhere to go. Basic rule with chokes is, never let the choke be established. If the practitioner...

Self Defense: re: flexibility training, flexibility training, warm ups
flexibility training, warm ups, inexchange: Hi Daniel, Thanks for choosing me as your expert (and sorry for the delay). During the time I had enough time to train regularly I was able to attain a split. Though going pro in teaching made that next to impossible. Anyway before any stretching...

Self Defense: refusal to comply with attacker, cookie cutter solution, secondary location
cookie cutter solution, secondary location, police source: The overall answer to your question is It depends. You can t make absolute statements about what will or will not happen during a crime. Quite frankly that s because EVERY situation is different. What will happen largely depends on the mental process...

Self Defense: regarding best self defence art in my area, iron curtain, tae boxing
iron curtain, tae boxing, russian system: Kriti its difficult because you are in India and Im in North America (most of ht time). Here is a google search of martial arts in your area. http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22martial+arts%22++noida+&btnG=Search Im certian that if you...

Self Defense: how to remain calm when fighting, tao of jkd, fear is the mind killer
tao of jkd, fear is the mind killer, absence of fear: Hi Kieran, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Well, he is partly right. It has to do with practice. The more you train and face your fears, the more ready you ll be ready for what s coming. But remaining calm is a relative thing. Adrenaline is...

Self Defense: School Yard Self-Defense, bullies in school, street self defense
bullies in school, street self defense, avoidance techniques: Well first off your children s best defense against bullies is social skills. The more adept they are the less they are likely to be bullied. In addition, people skills and the ability to make friends are two talents that will take them far in life. My advice...

Self Defense: Self Defence for Older People, karate kempo, body joints
karate kempo, body joints, physical exertion: Jim, I commend you on looking into the arts despite health problems. This shows you have courage and is a necessary trait for anyone to excell in the arts. to answer your question I would recommend for you the art of Iaido (sword drawing) this art...

Self Defense: Self Defense, martial arts instructor, mixed martial arts
martial arts instructor, mixed martial arts, gaining confidence: Jordan I would be lying to you if I said, sure, heres what you do . martial arts is much more than a few techniques. If I told you a few moves and said go on your way, that would be reckless of me and could put you in more danger than good. This...

Self Defense: Self Defense Expert, personal safety guide, defense expert
personal safety guide, defense expert, murder trial: I would need to know more details about the case but I would be interested. You can contact me at 1-877-685-8880 or visit me at www.fearlesstiger.com I specialize in women s safety and self-defense, I am the author of FEARLESS: The complete Personal Safety...

Self Defense: Self Defense, repeated domestic violence, phsyical
repeated domestic violence, phsyical, legal expert: Yes, depending on the situation it may be a just response. You are being very guarded with the information that you are providing me. I have no idea if the victim / aggressor is a man or woman, i still know nothing about the case, you did not provide any specific...

Self Defense: Self-defence against politically moivated knife-wielding attacker, knife attacks, bus park
knife attacks, bus park, recomendation: Okay you ask several difficult questions all rolled into one general idea. First off the best defense against an Amok rampage is to just shoot the person. That s the police s job though. As a civilian, your only goal is to survive the attack and with...

Self Defense: Sprays, mace pepper spray, hot summer day
mace pepper spray, hot summer day, bike rider: Randy I have enclosed an answer to the dog question that I just answered yesterday. as for people on their cell phones, its a bikers nightmare. I was hit by a car while on a bicycle. It was a hot summer day. Only a day before I was due to take an...

Self Defense: Am I being Stalked?, cindy cindy, throwing rocks
cindy cindy, throwing rocks, stalking laws: Cindy, Whether this is stalking or not depends on your state law. Every state has a law against stalking, but they differ in important details, such as whether an explicit threat is required, or what the effect on the victim is. You can learn about...

Self Defense: The Straight Lead, paper target, penetration power
paper target, penetration power, ted wong: Carbia, Why did you take a weekday job in the Grove? Isn t that too far away from all the other obligations you have in Kendall? You really should be in class you know. How heavy s your heavy bag? If it s 70lbs then you really shouldn t try to explode through...

Self Defense: Stripping down Wing Chun, sticky hands, wing chun
sticky hands, wing chun, tricky subject: Realistically, I am still finding new depths to stuff that I learned in Wing Chun years ago. I am always seeing and finding refinements and variations of concepts that I learned there. This is not to say they are exclusive to Wing Chun and everyone else stole...

Self Defense: school report, center of balance, circular motion
center of balance, circular motion, alec: Alec, As with all martial arts techniques throwing a person has largely to do with mechanics. More specifically to throw a larger opponent you would need to break their center of balance then apply force toward the direction which their balance is the...

Self Defense: seeking advice, heavy bag workouts, road rager
heavy bag workouts, road rager, recreational boxing: Yes, I have recommendations, but you re not going to like them. The problem isn t with proving yourself. One of the hardest things is to realize that life comes in stages. Kind of like you graduated from high school and went onto another phase of of life,...

Self Defense: self defence, badguy, combat training
badguy, combat training, self defence: Well the long and short of it is move in groups with your friends. If you can, avoid the areas that these guys hang out. Steering clear of packs is usually the best way to handle them. I often tell people that when it comes to fighting multiple opponents,...

Self Defense: self defence, kick training, kick boxing
kick training, kick boxing, impressive array: Hey Jake, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. and sorry for the late reply. it may sound trite to you but yes there is no best martial art and TKD tends to fall short of self defense standards simply because most jins have been geared to compete....

Self Defense: self defense, animals of the jungle, video techniques
animals of the jungle, video techniques, phila pa: Hi Ryan Thank you for honoring me with your question. You write! I need to know how to fight multiple people at once when i am out numbered, because it seems to happen more and more to me. Well Ryan I have livied in some of the badest areas of NYC and...

Self Defense: self defense..., going in the right direction, street situations
going in the right direction, street situations, remember 99: Dont get lured into the idea that ALL fitghts end up on the ground. Yes, most of them do because two people get tangled up and end up falling down and rolling around. But remember, 99.9% of all fights start stanging up! The problem is that most people...

Self Defense: self defense, video techniques, martial artist
video techniques, martial artist, self defense: Konnichiwa Alex Thank you for honoring me with your question. You sound like and educated martial artist to ask such a question you must be, this is refreshing to me so I am going to give you this to think about. The real study is not in the technique but...

Self Defense: self-defense, lyn bates, self defense class
lyn bates, self defense class, nose slide: Yes, the testicles make a good target for a woman to hit, kick (preferable with the knee, but with the foot if necessary). or twist in a rape situation. A counterattack like that will be extremely painful, but not fatal. Most men will not continue an attack...

Self Defense: self defense, erle montaigue, medulla oblongata
erle montaigue, medulla oblongata, moving target: Hi Matt, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. There are many and it takes some detailed pictures and instructions to locate. I can tell you general directions but it s hard to really show you. But one quick one is the base of the skull in the...

Self Defense: self defense, self defense techniques, krav magen
self defense techniques, krav magen, karate class: Lisa, The martial arts have changed a great deal since I went to my first Karate class more than 25 years ago now. The issue is litigiousness and fear of liability. When I first started taking Karate, it was a given that if you did it long enough you...

Self Defense: self defense dvds, merry christas, john perkins
merry christas, john perkins, exact environment: This is going to sound like a wishy washy answer, but All of them, none of them. The reason I am giving you this answer is because it isn t what they can offer, it s what YOU need. The bestest and greatest information isn t going to do you any good if...

Self Defense: self defense weapons history, self defense weapons, stun guns and tasers
self defense weapons, stun guns and tasers, beam devices: Hello, This is an interesting subject, and I must say I do not have a lot of information on it. I would surmise that since the beginning of man, when one wanted what the other had (food, shelter, etc.), the strongest would prevail. Therefore, the weak...

Self Defense: self defense, self defense classes, ultimate fighting championship
self defense classes, ultimate fighting championship, petite 5: Selima Thanks for calling. It seems that you already realize your strengths and weaknesses. Therefore you are already on your way to finding your own personal best. There is little sense in me advising you to go to wrestling class although you would...

Self Defense: side kick and jeet kune do, bas rutten, roundhouse kicks
bas rutten, roundhouse kicks, vertical fist: Hi Brian, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Interesting question, why indeed. I myself like the sidekick very much especially the popping sidekick (which is a low altitude flying kick if you ask me) as they are very fast and powerful. Then...

Self Defense: simple maneuvers, natural motions, self defense technique
natural motions, self defense technique, body motions: Hello, I ve done research for human force studies in volving a local PD. During some of the research we used a timing gun from Allied Concepts to collect the speed of various strikes and kicks from many different people. The men and women had about...

Self Defense: Is this stalking?, drink coffee, manila envelope
drink coffee, manila envelope, carso: Victoria, I m sorry to hear what you are going through. Being harassed in that way can be very frightening. Whether this is legally stalking, I cannot say, because stalking laws differ a lot from one state to another. Some states require the victim...

Self Defense: stalking, legislation states, letter abbreviation
legislation states, letter abbreviation, stalking law: I m sorry to hear that you are having such a horrible time with your former boyfriend. Being stalked or harassed can be a very upsetting, even frightening experience. Whether his behavior actually meets the requirements of your state s stalking law,...

Self Defense: starting, shotokan karate, kumite
shotokan karate, kumite, life situations: Konnichiwa mark this is hello in Japanese First let me thank you for honoring me with your request. Modern TKD is a sport, the practitioners can fight, but they are taught to score points whereas shotokan karate is based on kata an kumite. You learn...

Self Defense: starting, art thanks, american equivalent
art thanks, american equivalent, muay thai: Mark, no kick boxing is not comparable to Muay Thai. First off modern day Muay Thai is the product of a older art and kick boxing is just some techniques put together with rules. Muay Thai uses knees, elbows, and the kicks are totally different. The places...

Self Defense: steetfight, classical karate, black belts
classical karate, black belts, streetfights: Hi Sanju, Thanks for choosing me as your expert. Your question only proves one thing--you re normal. Having fear at your rank and level is not something to be ashamed of. That fear keeps you from being reckless. Being fearless and being stupid are close...

Self Defense: strategy, mao tse tung, emotional intelligence by daniel goleman
mao tse tung, emotional intelligence by daniel goleman, dale carnagie: Sun Tzu Art of War (with or without commentaries) Carl Von Clauszwitz on War Machavelli on War The Prince by Machavelli Gen George Patton Notes on combat Wiles of War: 36 strategiums from Ancient China Guerrila warfare Mao Tse Tung People skills/psychology...

Self Defense: street fights,, school fights, younger days
school fights, younger days, deep trouble: Get the anti-graffiti paint.... Call the cops on them...a lot. In time, the extra heat will cause them to move on. You got many questions here: One guy alone against many? Forget it. The reason bad guys fight like this is because it works. It is...

Self Defense: streetfight, martial art training, karate training
martial art training, karate training, traditional karate: Sanju, The problem is that traditional Karate training isn t always the best answer for a self-defence situation. Unless you are specifically incorporating realistic streetfighting techniques/situations into your training, you ll never feel the confidence...

Self Defense: streetfights, jkd concepts, athens greece
jkd concepts, athens greece, groundfighting: Hello G, Before I can answer your question let us first look at a couple of things. The expierience you have gained from kickboxing is very valuable! Learning to hit and get hit, the conditioning, the footwork, the timing, and the list goes on and...