• hip escape
    3:29

    One of the basic concepts of unarmed self-defense is creating distance between you and your attacker. This can be done vertically or horizontally. In this video, PDN Contributor Cecil Burch demonstrates a horizontal displacement move called the hip escape. It comes from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is also known as shrimping. It can be used if

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    In a real-world defensive encounter, if your body is telegraphing what your next strike is going to be, you may give the attacker an advantage. One benefit of training in off-balance positions is that they limit your ability to telegraph. Omari Broussard, owner of 10X Defense, demonstrates how you can still strike with speed and

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  • Scout Rifle as a Self or Home Defense Weapon
    6:19

    Exactly what is a Scout Rifle and how can you employ it in a personal-defense situation? Rob Pincus presents the special features of the Scout Rifle as defined by Col. Jeff Cooper of Gunsite. He shows how these versatile features, such as the three-point sling and redundant sighting system, make it a useful weapon for

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  • Self Defense Tips:  A Recipe for Unarmed Defensive Skills
    3:11

    Students often ask firearms instructors which martial arts they should learn in order to be prepared to defend themselves. Rob Pincus provides self defense tips and advises students to seek instruction in two areas: striking and grappling. Rob feels the most efficient way to develop close-quarters striking skills is at a Muay Thai school, and

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  • Krav Maga Self-Defense Striking
    7:28

    One of the most important parts of any unarmed self-defense system is the striking. Instructor Aaron Jennetti of the U.S. Krav Maga Association maintains that if you cannot hurt someone, you cannot defend yourself as efficiently as would otherwise be possible. He presents the basics of Krav Maga self-defense striking with the hands, elbows, feet

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  • Firearm Training
    4:24

    Chris Fry of MDTS Training takes a step-by-step look at employing the C.O.R.R. principle with a long gun. It’s designed to prevent takeaways and engage an aggressor at close quarters without using lethal force. Chris also presents options for lethal force should that become necessary.

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  • Defensive Knee Strikes
    7:08

    Kelly Muir stresses the importance of simplicity in unarmed self-defense training. In this video she demonstrates possible moves if you are unable to use your hands and arms. Knee strikes can be devastating if utilized well, and the movements are not complicated. Kelly and training partner Randy show grabs and holds and how to break

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  • Misconceptions of Contact Shooting: Close Quarters Shooting
    6:45

    Rob Pincus takes a common-sense look at the myths that have been perpetuated in the training industry over the years about how to develop and practice close quarters shooting skills. This is one area in which training against paper targets is totally unlike what an actual defensive encounter against another human at contact distance looks

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  • Carrying and Shooting the DoubleTap Pistol
    5:14

    The DoubleTap Pistol is designed to be carried in a pocket for maximum concealment. Its slim design allows the gun to be easily carried in a variety of places using the many holsters that are designed specifically for it or other small semi-automatics. Given its highly concealable nature, deployment of the DoubleTap from a pocket

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