Self-Protection

A forum dedicated to all things practical and ‘real’. This is the place for discussions on awareness, personal safety, self-protection
and making martial arts work when it counts.

Iain Abernethy's picture

The global status report on violence prevention 2014

Hi All,

The World Health Organization has recently released a report on violence:

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Ian1405's picture

Beginner physical self defence training

I am a beginner and been training in wado ryu karate since August this year.  I am in my early thirties and took it on so I could handle myself and intrested in the martial arts.

I train once a week in the typical dojo which teaches solo kata, fitness and some basic partner techniques.  I also train once a week on my heavy bag at home on basic punch and kick techniques.  I also have done some contact points based sparring.

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Wallace Smedley's picture

Free course "Understanding Violence" Review

I took the online course offered by Emory University through Coursera titled Understanding Violence and while I do not know if anyone here also took the course, I wanted to give a short review of it.

The general approach of the course was to look at Violence as a contagious disease, which was a new approach for me and I saw many potential benefits to the approach. There are probably a few drawbacks as well, but as it was a new approach to me, it opened up many interesting considerations.

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GPNorwich's picture

Civilian Law in Japan

Hi All this is my first post on the forum. Does anyone know where I can find a source for the Law regarding self defence in Japan? The only reference I can find is Military, such as: JSDF, JSF, SDF. No reference to civilian self defence law?

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Finlay's picture

women self defence

What shold it contain

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Tau's picture

Perspective of the Police on Martial Arts

I've been working night shifts this weekend and it's been local payday. It's fair to say I've had some "interesting" shifts. A couple of small problems arose with intoxicated patients. In amongst it all I liaised with two groups of Police Officers and gained insight into some views on self protection and Martial Arts.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Psychopath Victim Selection (it takes 15 seconds)

Here is an interesting clip from the documentary “I, Psychopath”. The bit you need to watch is from 6 minutes 25 seconds onward: http://youtu.be/RZDqxM9EYbQ?t=6m23s

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Paul_D's picture

Bringing the knee high before kicking.

Raising the knee up high before executing a kick has obvious advantages in competition as if you throw the majority of your kicks from the same position your opponent will have no idea if it's going to be a high/mid/or low kick, decreasing the chances of them covering up, meaning increasing the chances of you landing the kick and scoring a point.

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nielmag's picture

Crime Stopped Using MMA

I think this started out as self protection (or protecting a friend/coworker) but got a little excessive.  But kind of cool to see a crime stopped.

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Paul_D's picture

Violence & society research group

An intersting study of the violent injuries treated in walk in A&E departments.

Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/dentl/research/themes/appliedclinicalresearch/v...

2013 report: http://www.vrg.cf.ac.uk/nvit/NVIT_2013.pdf

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