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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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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A (Respectful) Breakdown of the Gracie Breakdown: Active Shooter

Many know that we spend a lot of time researching and teaching on surviving active killer events. Recently, the group from Gracie Breakdown did a video on the recent Nashville shooting at the Waffle House. My initial reaction was scathing. The video angered me for several reasons. I immediately decided I was going to do…

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Unedited Class: Gun Defense from Front

I let the camera run in one of our upper level classes the other day when we were discussing gun from the front. This hasn’t been edited or tweaked outside of getting rid of 40 minutes of B-roll fighting. This is how we train. This is how I teach. This shows the way I usually…

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Clinch and Knees Flow Drill

In this video we’re discussing the need to adapt in dynamic clinch situations. All too often, we tend to obsess over a specific position and when we can no longer hold that spot, we are not ready to transition to another. We’re looking at a start from a common grab you find in most KM…

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Chokes w/ Hood

We’re taking a look at using the hood to apply a few practical and simple chokes. Keep in mind, the skills and ability to wrestle and control become a big part in firmly hitting any choke. But in the event you are up against someone with a hood or jacket, you can use it as…

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Aftermath: Physical/Medical

photo credit: Jeff Bauman Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor (http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/boston-marathon-bomb-victim-jeff-3417146)   *The following is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Unfortunately, the situation doesn’t end simply when the bad guy is taken down and the good guys show up. The following days, weeks, months, and years may be riddled with physical…

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Using Hood to Cover Face

Weather is a big variable that tends to be overlooked in self defense. Here in Ohio, things get cold. People wear hoodies, jackets, hats, gloves, etc… Knowing how to use these to your advantage as well as how they can be used against you is crucial. Here we’re talking about the simple idea of using…

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