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    We can’t always count on having the time and distance needed to deploy our knives before we actually need to defend ourselves. A good way to approach this problem is by using the three Cs: clear, control and counter. In this extended video, Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense takes us through each step.

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  • Grip & Stance
    6:48

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense discusses why it’s important for a knife handle to fit properly in the user’s hand, focusing on three grips: the hammer grip, the fencer’s (or Filipino) grip, and the reverse grip. Find out which grip works best for you and develop your skills with it. Don’t try working with… Read more »

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  • Self-Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Split and Stack Strategy
    3:20

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense looks at four important factors that will help us when dealing with multiple assailants using the split and stack strategy: angle, distance, speed and accuracy. Alessandro demonstrates how these work against single and multiple assailants in unarmed self-defense and discusses how each skill can be honed in practice. In… Read more »

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  • Realistic Training Props
    5:17

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense explains why it is important to use realistic training props while developing defensive skills. Samples of broken bottles, knives, crow bars and other items are shown.

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  • High Compressed Ready Position for Handgun Retention
    1:45

    The High Compressed Ready Position is when we bring the gun back from extension into the high center chest. Elbows are tight to the sides and the gun is above the holster and below the line of sight. Alessandro Padovani discusses the advantages of this position.

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