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

Bisping on Conor verses Floyd, and how that relates to self-defence.

Hi All,

In the video below Michael Bisping talks about the upcoming Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. This part is very relevant to many of the discussions we have here:

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Iain Abernethy's picture

The Heretic by Brent Yamamoto

An interesting innovation from my friend Brent Yamamoto!

Heretic - her·e·tic - noun: heretic; plural noun: heretics

A person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted by the masses.

We pride ourselves on being heretics. Our tribe has always pushed the art of fighting and violence ever forward, going against established ideas and unproven concepts.  Our ethos is driven by discovering and developing new ideas, while irreverently destroying old paradigms like the brittle little temples of false doctrine that they are.

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A Self-Defense Sparring Method

Hi All:

I wanted to take moment to share a brief video I took of a drill we use to train self-defense. You can find it on YouTube @ https://youtu.be/FdYM4oGcDEs 

The drill is designed to simulate a failure of self-protection and the mental stress preceeding a potential conflict. 

The rules are as follows:

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Iain Abernethy's picture

"Why So Much Self-Defence Training Is Off The Rails" by Marc MacYoung

A fantastic article from Marc MacYoung! Everyone needs to read this:

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/SelfDefense-Wrong.htm

Marc is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced guy. Also, a great communicator too and it’s rare you get such a potent mix.

There’s lots in this piece that mirrors many of the discussions here. You need to read it!

All the best,

Iain

PS Selected quotes to encourage you to read the full thing:

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JWT's picture

Teenager Abduction Scenario

On Saturday last week in one phase of one of my Sim Days, I ran a mocked up abduction for the four teenage boys that were taking part. This was a Kobayashi Mary scenario, but I ran it to help both the adults and teenagers explore options and to see what we could learn. We also ran a racially/politically motivated equivilent scenario for some of the adults.

This video shows two of the abductions.

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Juji Uke Against Knife?

There is no doubt that knifes, shanks etc. are really very dangerous. Vegetius wrote in De Re Militari:

e wrote:
[...] a stab, though it penetrates but two inches, is generally fatal.

The Fairbairn Manual of Knife Fighting says

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Iain Abernethy's picture

A lesson from history on untrained opponents

Hi All,

I stumbled across this video today and thought it was a good illustration of a much talked about topic here. The video discusses duels, with swords, during the time of Waterloo. It makes the point that in these duels the French combatants would chose a weapon that was unfamiliar to their English opponents. The result of this was that the English fought in a “unskilled” but aggressive way, and this often resulted in victory over the more skilled French swordsmen who were anticipating a skilled back and forth.

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diadicic's picture

Top 5 Worst MMA positions in the Street.

This is pretty fun to watch and there is some good info there.

(Bad Language Warning!)

Enjoy all.

Dom

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Not today M.F.er!

A powerful story about just how useful good self-defence training can be! Jordan Giarratano of Fighting Chance in Seattle (the instructor who ran the course, and a member of this forum) is a thoughtful and skilled teacher who cares greatly about his students. He’s a regular at the seminars in the USA and I always enjoy talking with him about all things martial … and our shared taste in music :-). The right training can be very empowering and this is a great illustration of that! Good job Kelly and Jordan!

All the best,

Iain

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Tau's picture

Recent UK judge perspective on firearms in self defence

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