Valley Drop from 2-on-1 to Ashi

Taking a look at a very simple Valley Drop I hit a lot from the Russian Arm or 2-on-1 position (which we are big on in our self defense programs here at Endeavor). When I am in the midst of my leg lock days, I use this takedown to setup the Ashi positions. Both are…

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Sensitivity Drill for Arm Drags, Head Clears,and Duck Unders

When introducing dynamic movements and concepts, we want to make sure we build progressions for the student (or ourselves) so that we can build towards hitting them in real time. All too often we have a tendency to drill the movement from a technical standpoint, then go straight to trying to hit it full speed,…

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Knife Defense: Moving Around the Back

In this video we’re taking a look at a knife attack where the person has attached to you first with the other hand (a common occurrence) and is keeping you from efficiently addressing the knife arm. This is just one option/concept to keep in mind. If I can’t efficiently address the knife arm, and assuming…

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Using High Gear Suits for Moving… Slow???

Aggression, speed, and intensity are great elements for a self defense program, but they can come with training scars. At full speed, I can’t truly deliver the impact I want on a training partner… well that is, if I want people to continue to train with me hah! With there, many students tend to develop…

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Pushes, Pulls, Pivots, and the Path of Least Resistance!

In fighting, there are two general energies: pushing and pulling. In this video we’re looking at a basic concept of pivoting based off the pressure you’re getting from the attacker. Relatively simple concept but that can be used in so many situations. Check it out. Enjoy!

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Forcing the Over and Under Hook

Understanding the basics of grappling is very important in a wholistic approach to self defense. All too often systems get caught up in one control position. This is a very simple simple drill you can add in to help students gain a sensitivity for controlling from an underhook or overhook position beginning in the basic…

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Advice I Actually Took… And Worked: Seth Godin

Seth is a genius. At least in my book… and many many others. I could write so much about the advice I learned from his content and books. I won’t do that to you, but I will highlight a few effective lessons I took from him and I will tell you that you should definitely…

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Kimura Setup from Knee on Belly

Taking a look at a Kimura set up from our knee on belly series. More particularly on creating pressure/pain in the arm when they are defending to separate the limb from the body and get the finish. Enjoy!  

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Book Review – Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andy Brown

Pick Up a Copy of Warnings Unheeded on Amazon HERE I have been reading and listening to a lot of books the last few months and was turned on to this book coincidentally, by Andy Brown himself. He commented on a post of mine regarding recording my book for audiobook purposes and he suggested a…

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Mitt Work – Clearing Hands for Elbows

In this video we’re taking a look at a few mitt drills you can add in with students to begin to learn the concept of clearing hands out of your way and sliding elbows into small and temporary openings. To really bring this concept home, it’s best to drill with a high gear helmet (see…

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