Tag Archives: Self Defense

Fighting Stance: Left to Right

Many students understand the value of developing skill from their opposite or non-dominate side stance. Few, however, clearly recognize that transitioning back to a dominant side stance is also critical in optimizing self-defense. In the video below, I quickly summarize an example of this transition in developing an optimal self-defense response. Check…
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The Tactical Pen

Image Source By: Benchmade The tactical pen is a “must-have” for a close quarters tactical advantage in all environments – it’s a go anywhere tool. The tactical pen is perhaps one of the best, most portable, and legal-anywhere tactical tools one can possess. If you haven’t looked at tactical pens in more than…
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Grip the Knife!

Grip the Knife Properly in a Self Defense Situation or Risk Losing it in the Struggle. If you’re thinking of carrying and using an edged weapon as a self-defense option, you’d better give some serious thought to one of the most basic elements of edged weapon presentation. That is, how to hold…
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Combatives: Lines and Paths

Self defense is often about lines and paths and the choices you make therein. It is critical to understand how and why combatives work, and there are several ways to define each combative. However, there is a good argument to be made that the best way to define a combative is to…
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