• non-lethal weapons
    2:16

    In the martial arts and unarmed defense communities, there’s always discussion about whether open- or closed-hand strikes are best. In reality, there are appropriate targets for each. The formula is simple: If you’re striking a soft surface, use a closed-hand strike because it creates a hard surface. If you’re striking a hard surface, use an

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  • Dynamic Training Strategies: Maintaining Control from the Ground
    1:51

    Empirical evidence shows that street fights and other unarmed defensive encounters usually go to the ground. If you end up in that worst-case scenario of being flat on your back on the asphalt, how do you defend yourself?

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  • Escaping Front Headlock
    1:41

    Tyler Grant demonstrates and explains a simple technique for escaping from a front headlock during a fight. Anytime that your airway is threatened, you risk lethal injuries. Escaping from a headlock in an efficient way is vital.

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  • Establishing the Clinch
    2:48

    Cecil Burch explains how he has evolved the way he teaches establishing a clinch when fighting in extreme close quarters. Cecil explains the difference between reaching out to try to get into a control position, and using your entire body to establish proximity and then get into a clinch.

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  • Crazy Monkey Defense: Striking
    4:41

    Crazy Monkey Instructor Cecil Burch explains the concept behind the CM approach to unarmed fighting and shares the fundamental defensive technique that he teaches. In an actual fight, ensuring that you are not knocked out or otherwise seriously injured by a strike is incredibly important.

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  • Training in Context: Three Fights
    7:42

    During Training, most people focus on the techniques and tactics that will help them win the physical fight that occurs when they are attacked, their “fight”.

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