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Self-Defense Experts

More and more civilians are turning to martial-arts-inspired skills in order to protect their families and friends. At the forefront of this new industry are self-defense experts who are instructors who generally teach effective self-defense methods to civilians while at the same time teaching them how to avoid explosive situations.

Tactics that self-defense experts tend to advocate are the following: Approach self-defense with the proper mindset, act when in danger, avoid a confrontation whenever possible and train in reality-based scenarios. With these tactics, the experts hope to teach their students how to function effectively in stressful situations and when under attack.

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  1. CDT: Nonlethal Self-Defense Moves to Keep You Free From Injury and Jail (Part 2)

    CDT: Nonlethal Self-Defense Moves to Keep You Free From Injury and Jail (Part 2)

    Black Belt magazine’s look at CDT’s nonlethal self-defense tactics continues with a breakdown of the program’s scope and a third-party-protection technique involving a weapon disarm!
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  2. CDT: Nonlethal Self-Defense Moves to Keep You Free From Injury and Jail (Part 1)

    CDT: Nonlethal Self-Defense Moves to Keep You Free From Injury and Jail (Part 1)

    In today’s litigious society, even a punch delivered in defense can land you in the middle of a legal quagmire. Black Belt looks in-depth at a nonlethal self-defense system that can keep you free from both injury and incarceration!
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  3. Senshido Founder Richard Dimitri on the Controversy of H2HC in Real Street Fights Involving Armed Attackers

    Senshido Founder Richard Dimitri on the Controversy of H2HC in Real Street Fights Involving Armed Attackers

    Defense against weapons has always been a heated topic among martial artists and self-defense practitioners. Opinions vary based on style, background and experience, but the seriousness of the subject requires that everyone think about it because trying an ineffective H2HC technique in real street fights can get you killed.

    One critic
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  4. Michael D. Echanis: Catalyst for Combative Change

    Michael D. Echanis: Catalyst for Combative Change

    My first exposure to the work of Michael D. Echanis was in a copy of Soldier of Fortune that my martial arts instructor gave me back in 1977. Frustrated with the impractical knife-defense tactics of the art I was studying, I had approached him to ask for a new, more
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  5. Train Like a Russian Commando to Increase Power, Speed and Survival Skills!

    Train Like a Russian Commando to Increase Power, Speed and Survival Skills!

    It’s not too early to start making your summer travel plans for next year! If you want your vacation to revolve around reality-based self-defense, you’ll want to sign up for the Russian Martial Art Camp 2012: Systema at Full Range.

    The training camp will take place just outside Toronto, Canada, from
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  6. George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Basic Hand Throw

    George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Basic Hand Throw

    For the last move in our jujitsu techniques series, check out the very first jujitsu weapons technique George Kirby learned.

    Here is what the jujitsu master had to say about it:
    “Believe it or not, this was one of the first techniques I learned under Seki and it was for a knife
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  7. Wing Chun Kung Fu Grandmaster William Cheung Shows You How to Deal With Low Kicks From a Muay Thai Fighter!

    Wing Chun Kung Fu Grandmaster William Cheung Shows You How to Deal With Low Kicks From a Muay Thai Fighter!

    Learn how martial arts legend William Cheung defeated a muay Thai fighter in his new DVD, Street Fighting Applications of Wing Chun! WATCH PREVIEW!
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  8. George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Armbar Rear Throw

    George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Armbar Rear Throw

    George Kirby— a 10th-degree black belt in jujitsu—is an internationally recognized martial arts instructor and author, has taught jujitsu techniques and tactics to the Los Angeles Police Department. Because it allows you to control your opponent, the armbar rear throw is a popular jujitsu technique among law enforcement.

    See what the
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  9. George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Outer Rear Sweeping Throw

    George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Outer Rear Sweeping Throw

    Want a really simple jujitsu throw?  This is it.

    The outer rear sweeping throw is a simple, easy-to-execute jujitsu move that just about anyone can perform, which is why it’s one of George Kirby’s top 10 jujitsu techniques. Here’s what George Kirby, author of Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art,
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  10. George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Sleeve Pivot Throw

    George Kirby’s Top 10 Jujitsu Techniques: Sleeve Pivot Throw

    With this sequence, jujitsu master, George Kirby demonstrates how to use your opponent’s strength to your advantage.

    Here is what George Kirby had to say about this sequence:
    “One thing Seki always taught us was never to fight our attacker, but to help him. This throw, which uses the same footwork as
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