Self-Defense Techniques: Survival Posture

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PDN Contributor Cecil Burch demonstrates self-defense techniques, tactics, and positions that you can use to defend, escape, and survive from a physical confrontation. Cecil refers to this as the Survival Posture, and it is comprised of three components. First, keep your hips squared toward the attacker. Second, try to have as few points on the ground as possible. Third, keep your forearms between your torso and the attacker.

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7 Responses to “Self-Defense Techniques: Survival Posture”
  1. Ken R
    Ken R

    This is a last ditch effort as in street gang, opponents will be kicking ribs and stomping at ones head. Must be stressed in Officer survival, last place you want to be is on the ground. Distance from subject is your friend are OC and back up. Don’t ever be afraid to call for backup, at the end of tour, you are entitled to go home whole and safe. Use your training and avoid those hollow point donuts.

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  2. Ken R
    Ken R

    This is a last ditch effort as in street gang, opponents will be kicking ribs and stomping at ones head. Must be stressed in Officer survival, last place you want to be is on the ground. Distance from subject is your friend are OC and back up. Don’t ever be afraid to call for backup, at the end of tour, you are entitled to go home whole and safe. Use your training.

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  3. RON
    RON

    This is the most inappropriate defensive training for this scenario. Your response needs to be – see what’s going on (not hide your vision as he does in the second knock down), see where the attacker(s) is/are, get your body away and your kicking feet/legs toward them & in play to maintain the distance as well as strike AND get up as quickly as possible – very surprised that Rob accepts this as a good strategy!!

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      Customer Service

      Hi Ron. Rob’s goal is to ensure our members have access to information from contributors who are well respected experts in their area of personal defense. However, not all techniques taught on PDN by other contributors are what Rob would teach.
      Deryck
      Personal Defense Network

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