Fundamentals of Self Defense #1

Here we show how we develop our self defense skills from the ground up.  These begin with an overview of the “geometry” of self defense.  Understanding the geometry helps you to identify the multiple zones of movement, and over time, to maneuver confidently within each of those zones.  As you mature, the “geometry” and the “zones” simply fade from your consciousnes, and movement becomes free flowing and instinctive.  You can see that in the subsequent videos.

Basics are what most folks overlook, or try to circumvent.  Remember, there are no short cuts!

These clips are for entertainment and general informational purposes only.  Actual self defense should be practiced in a controlled environment emphasizing safety, and only under the direct supervision of a Black Belt instructor, and only after you have been cleared by your personal physician.

Self Defense - The Layout


Break Out Techniques


Prayer Hand


Wrist Grab - Strike Outs #1


Wrist Grab - Strike Outs #2


Wrist Grabs - Joint Releases


Wrist Grabs - Basic Throws #1


Wrist Grabs - Basic Throws #2


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