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Dirty Tactics and Grappling

With the meteoric rise in popularity of the Ultimate Fighting Championships and similar events over the past 15 years, it has become impossible to debate the viability of grappling in the self-defense world. You can argue how effective it is, but you cannot dispute that grappling is a fact of life that must be dealt… Read more »

Open-hand slap is powerful, but open on a number of angles to counters, including ones with KO potential.

The Closed-Fist Strike

There are as many theories on what is the best “technique” in the world of self-defense as there are experts. Unfortunately, personal agendas and bias all too often get in the way. One area that is particularly susceptible to this is the issue of using closed fists in a self-defense/combat situation. There are a lot… Read more »

A standard grappling position that puts the top man in perfect position to completely control the bottom person’s actions, including denying the weapon draw.

Don’t Go to the Ground!

It’s difficult to spend any time researching self-preservation topics, especially on the internet, without stumbling over someone warning, “Don’t go to the ground in a street fight.” The implication seems to be that even touching the ground with anything other than the soles of your feet will result in instant death. But as with many… Read more »