Self-Protection

A forum dedicated to all things practical and ‘real’. This is the place for discussions on awareness, personal safety, self-protection
and making martial arts work when it counts.

Finlay's picture

women self defence

What shold it contain

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Tau's picture

Perspective of the Police on Martial Arts

I've been working night shifts this weekend and it's been local payday. It's fair to say I've had some "interesting" shifts. A couple of small problems arose with intoxicated patients. In amongst it all I liaised with two groups of Police Officers and gained insight into some views on self protection and Martial Arts.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Psychopath Victim Selection (it takes 15 seconds)

Here is an interesting clip from the documentary “I, Psychopath”. The bit you need to watch is from 6 minutes 25 seconds onward: http://youtu.be/RZDqxM9EYbQ?t=6m23s

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Paul_D's picture

Bringing the knee high before kicking.

Raising the knee up high before executing a kick has obvious advantages in competition as if you throw the majority of your kicks from the same position your opponent will have no idea if it's going to be a high/mid/or low kick, decreasing the chances of them covering up, meaning increasing the chances of you landing the kick and scoring a point.

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nielmag's picture

Crime Stopped Using MMA

I think this started out as self protection (or protecting a friend/coworker) but got a little excessive.  But kind of cool to see a crime stopped.

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Paul_D's picture

Violence & society research group

An intersting study of the violent injuries treated in walk in A&E departments.

Website: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/dentl/research/themes/appliedclinicalresearch/v...

2013 report: http://www.vrg.cf.ac.uk/nvit/NVIT_2013.pdf

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Against a larger and stronger opponent

A little about my history and then to the subject.

I have been training karate for about 6 years. The club where I train focuses mainly on kihon and kata. That is why I only recently (about year ago) discovered that karate is much more than kicks and punches. Now I have been studying lot's of locks, takedowns and practical kata bunkais.

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Men are 4000 percent less effective in fights than they think!

OK, so it’s a joke news report from the satirical website The Onion. Aside from the humour, there are three genuine points made here:

1, Most people do in fact have an inflated expectation of their abilities.

2 , Most people base their “understanding” of violence on TV, Movies and Combat Sports.

3, Many males mistakenly think “street fights” are “cool” and “manly”.

Please read the text below and then watch the video.

(WARNING: Video contains bad language!)

All the best,

Iain

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High Kick Drops Drunk Guy

I post this here for general amusement. I suppose if you:

- are facing a drunk guy with the reflexs of a large whale (check),

- have plenty of room (check),

- dressed in loose clothing (check),

- the steps right in your ma ai with his guard down (check)....

...you might as well have a crack. smiley

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Iain Abernethy's picture

Don't let strangers strangle you! (“hugger mugger” metropolitan police footage)

Don’t let strangers talk to you about martial arts! It looks to me as if the victim of this attack willingly turned around so the mugger could demonstrate a strangle … he then wakes up minus his £5000 Rolex watch! Another example of why awareness training is key.

All the best,

Iain

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