• 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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  • 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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  • 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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