Your entire body is a weapon, every part can be used to defend yourself. Get away from the conventional way of thinking. Self Defence is not about Ju Jitsu, Karate etc it’s about doing whatever has to be done in order for you to get home safely to your family.
Rich Dimitri of Senshido explains it very simply. A unique and effective for of Self Defence. No fancy techniques, all very simple and anyone could do. See a few video clips below – Parts 1,2 and 3
Bend it the way you’re not supposed to – Fingers, elbows, wrists. Use the Closest tool to the closest target and target the Primary targets such as Eyes (can’t see, can’t fight) and Throat (can’t breathe can’t fight). Then there’s the un-teen other targets scattered all over the body
You’ll see these basic principles of self defence are explained very well, simple and to the point
Criminals want three things from their victims: Valuables, Body, and Life
Criminals fear three things: Pain, having attention drawn to the situation, and going to jail
Criminals are not confined to shady neighborhoods; they can travel to
“safe” areas and act upon opportunities there. Avoid fringe areas, locations that give
attackers privacy and control, at all costs
Fringe areas include but are not limited to transit places such as parking lots, staircases,
and elevators at night, dark alleys, and shortcuts…
Some High Risk regions include Red Light districts, places with known drug or criminal
activity, as well as unfamiliar neighborhoods
Girls, avoid shady and dangerous people: Sometimes, Danger adds some spice to life, but
the buzz of being with a “bad boy” is not worth the potential trouble
Avoid using walkman/ iPod and any device who might limit your auditory sense while
jogging or walking down the streets (This includes reading a book/ newspaper in streets/
bus stops…) Criminals look for easy prey, and someone disconnected from reality is fair
game for these people
NEVER follow or let a criminal take you to another location; those are known as secondary
crime scenes and that is where the bodies are found. Whatever the criminal wants to do,
he cannot do it here, so he will threaten/ manipulate/ force you to go to a location more
suited for his evil deeds
strong>Rape is about power and control, not sex. Rapists need Privacy and Control to be able to
rape. Deny them those things
It is never the victim’s fault in the case of abuse or rape. Even if the victim(s) makes
mistakes, it is the criminal(s) who committed the crime, not the victim
As a woman, you have the right to make your own decisions about your life, including but
not limited to dressing up, choosing who to date/ love/ have sex with, talk to…
As a woman, it is your right to so “No” to a man’s advances and refuse to have sex even if
you were the one who previously initiated contact. If the man continues, let him know that
it is rape. If he proceeds regardless, the shift behaviors and preemptively strike when he
does not expect it
A wife batterer/ domestic abuser CANNOT be redeemed by his spouse, no matter how
hard the latter tries. Batterers need PROFESSIONAL help
Always follow your intuition, gut feeling, also called “little voice in your head”. It is better
to feel silly and be wrong than to be assaulted or wake up in the hospital
Criminals are lazy animals, looking for an easy prey. By being confident, you will send a
hard target message to those around you, and decrease the risk of being picked on by a
perpetrator. However, some criminals like challenges and might choose to attack “to teach
Awareness, avoidance strategies, negotiation skills, and proper verbal communication are
more important any physical technique
Martial arts and combat sports, no matter how hard they look, still follow the three tenets
of consent, preparation, and awareness, as well as a plethora of rules and traditions most
criminals do not concern themselves with
A complete and REALISTIC self defense/ Personal Protection methodology needs to
adequately cover, in full details, all the different ranges of combat (Hand striking, kicking,
close quarters, grappling, ground fighting), modern weapons defense
(knives, sticks, irearms, improvised weapons), multiple attackers (armed and unarmed), and most
importantly, the behavioral, psychological, and emotional aspects (among these, the
impact of adrenaline on one’s body, fear and anger management, verbal communication/
diffusion strategies/ de escalation dialogue, proper body language …)
Proper mindset has allowed untrained people to survive vicious attacks by criminals,
whereas many “experts” and Black Belts, only relying on their martial prowess (but
unprepared mentally and physically to deal with Real Violence) were helpless and became
It’s not “Survival of the Fittest” but “Survival of the Wittiest”: Do whatever you need to do
to get home safety, including manipulating the opposition into thinking you were a
coward, talking your way out of trouble, or using any method to physically terminate the
Never give up, no matter how grim the situation seems. People who get victimized have, at
one point, given up on the situation. Remember: Don’t quit and you won’t die
? When in pubs, never accept a drink from a stranger unless you see the barman pour the
drink in front of you. Even though, it is better to refuse a drink and order a sealed beverage
(beer, Smirnoff ice, …)
When in pubs, NEVER leave your drink unattended, even for a few seconds. Two seconds is
all the time needed for someone to drug your drink. If you feel drunk or disoriented after
only one drink, then there is something wrong with it. Go immediately to the nearest
hospital with a TRUSTED relative or friend, and have a urine test taken. For additional
information about Date Rape/ Predatory Drugs, visit www.dea.gov
When walking down the street, walk against incoming traffic to avoid someone pulling up
next to you and abducting you. Also avoid parking next to vans
If someone off the street starts making crude comments about the way you look, IGNORE
HIM. This is called Typecasting, and aims at obtaining a response from you; regardless of
what you say, the person would have drawn you in and initiated contact
If you think you are being followed, DO NOT GO HOME,
go to a public place and lose the stalker, or proceed to the closest police station
Jon Jones otherwise known as Jon ‘Bones’ Jones is a phenomenal competitor in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). The American Mixed Martial Artist pound for pound is certainly on a par with the best – Anderson Silva and Georges St Pierre. He is due to fight Chael Sonnen in a couple of weeks and although it’s hard to see anyone beating him at the moment, Chael has proved he can compete with the best.
Take a look at the video below and you’ll see for yourself, he’s an awesome fighter. He has that something different, stand out from the crowd style. A fantastic unorthodox Striker with excellent wrestling skills.
Jon Jones is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (205 pound limit) and looks like he may stick around for a while.
UFC 159 is on April 27th – Look out for it.
Interested in the UFC? – There are some great DVD’s available – Here’s the best of UFC in 2012
Anderson Silva - A hard upbringing in Brazil, the son of a poverty stricken family spending much of his early years with his Uncle/ Aunt came into the UFC in 2006and completely rocked it, taking on every opponent that was put in front of him. He has been unstoppable, the longest reigning champion in the UFC, ranked the Number 1 Middleweight in the World and another contender for the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Trash talking Chael Sonnen came along and rocked his world, the footage below is a “Must-See”.
Anderson Silva – A professional boxer and Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Capoeira. He is a natural southpaw, a very elusive and unconventional fighter, you need to see Anderson Silva in action. Take a look at his video below and see for yourself.
He’s another gem, a gentleman which seems to be a rare quality amongst the top performing fighters of the UFC who seem to be more intent on bringing their opponents down with trash talking antics.
What a corker, to be able to pull it out of the bag at such a later stage in the fight, now doesn’t that show the character of the man – WOW
If you have watched any Mixed Martial Arts – UFC in particular you would no doubt have heard of George St. Pierre – Arguably The Best Pound for Pound Fighter in the UFC.
He has fantastic Stand-Up skills, he’s very skill-ful on the ground and at 170 pounds is very strong, too strong for most opponents in his category. On top of being the best, he is so very humble, a complete gentleman, it’s refreshing to see this in a person who is at the very top of their sport, especially in the fight game.
Recently, Georges St. Pierre otherwise known as GSP has released a Book – “The Way of The Fight”. This is an absolute must for any Martial Arts Enthusiast. There is something to learn for everyone here.
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The reigning welterweight champion and the world’s most popular UFC fighter, Georges Rush St. Pierre seemed untouchable, until injury derailed him and jeopardized his title and his career. Determined to make his comeback, he embarked on a careful regimen of physical therapy. He also used this healing period to assess his life, where he’s been, what he’s achieved, where he wants to go, and lessons that helped shape who he is. In GSP, the championship fighter invites fans into the circle of his life, sharing his most closely guarded memories.
He talks about his childhood and the torture he endured at the hands of older schoolmates, abuse that led him to martial arts and a black belt at age 12.
He introduces us to a young GSP hauling garbage as he trained to become a fighter, doggedly suffering through loss until he tasted victory. St. Pierre reflects success, how he stays grounded and composed, and on failure, how he learned humility and ltenacity. He shares his thirst for knowledge and teaching others, and speaks out passionately for bullied youths.
Throughout, he makes clear the one simple truth has always guided him: never stop reaching for your goals. An intimate, gritty look at a fighter’s journey, told through inspiring biographical vignettes, GSP is a moving account of commitment and power, achievement and pain, dedication and conviction fomr one of the world’s greatest champions.
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