Stick defense training is like other types of training: safety first! Michael Janich advises selecting the proper tools and approaching training with the proper mindset so that you and your partner emerge from a practice session uninjured. What are the advantages and disadvantages of practicing with “live” sticks instead of padded sticks? And how should you train with a “fist load” or short weapon such as a flashlight or kubotan?
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student on the range to refine his shooting position. Whenever you are training for defensive shooting, you should try to maintain a natural and neutral stance with your feet about equidistant from the target and your weight forward. Related videos: Problem Solving on the Range: Realistic EngagementWatch Now >>
Instructor Don Edwards discusses and demonstrates the differences between shooting with a bipod and shooting from an improvised rest. Both methods can dramatically increase deviation control, but the improvised rest techniques are much more versatile and universal.Watch Now >>
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