• 3:04

    PDN Contributor and hand-to-hand close-quarters combat instructor Cecil Burch discusses and demonstrates how to use a body lock. Once we’ve crashed into the bad guy, inflicted some pain and set him back on his heels, we need to take control from him. He started the control by initiating the attack. We take control away from

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  • Self-Defense Pressure Points
    7:44

    During self-defense preparation, we want to integrate concepts that apply to both armed and unarmed situations. What techniques should we spend time training to deal with the human weapon system? PDN Managing Editor Rob Pincus sits down with Dr. Robert Smith of the Direct Action Medical Network, who discusses the concept of self-defense pressure points.

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  • 2:33

    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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  • 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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  • how to defend yourself
    3:39

    Millions of people work in an enclosed environment and may not have access to a defensive firearm. Are they helpless if confronted by an armed bad guy? Definitely not, as a work environment offers a plethora of items that can be used as defensive tools or self defense weapons. Kelly Muir demonstrates several items that

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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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  • 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

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  • Carrying Non-Lethal Force Options
    2:50

    Rob Pincus discusses carrying optional defensive tools along with your firearm. This practice has been strongly advocated by several instructors, including PDN Contributor Claude Werner, in order to allow you to defend yourself without having to

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  • Using a Taser C2 Device
    9:42

    In this video, we demonstrate the effectiveness of a Taser C2, a safety device that is produced for civilian use. It is a relatively intuitive device to utilize, but it can be paramount for escaping a dangerous situation.

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