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.

Iain Abernethy's picture

24 Hours in Police Custody: One Punch (Channel 4)

Last Thursday (12th of May), the Channel 4 programme “24 Hours in Police Custody” covered the tragic case of a gentleman who was killed by a single punch outside a night club. The coverage of how the police investigated the event has relevance to many of the topics discussed here. In particular, pre-emptive striking and what is self-defence and what is not.

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Cell Phones as Improvised Weapons

Hello, everyone!

This week, on Waza Wednesday, we take a look at some tekko/chizikunbo techniques, utilized with an improvised weapon that just about everyone carries with them at all times--their cell phone.

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I think I want a Knife

Just kidding.  I never want to be involved in this kind of thing.

Dom

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Escaping Grips

Says something intresting about attack. Always attack attack attack.  

Kinda follows our understanding of how violents work.

Dom

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diadicic's picture

Verbal Judo

Don't like the way he discribes Karate, but i believe he is a Judo guy.  There is a lot of good stuff in this, so I thought I would share.

Dom

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Iain Abernethy's picture

The best information comes from the worst people (TED talk)

Not watched all of this yet, but it seems to be worth a watch. Topics touched on include how context determines if violence is moral, violence as a tool for good, the effectives of the “untrained”, and the need for proactive thinking for the “win”.

All the best,

Iain

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Australian Law - house invasion.

Hi, Just thought I would post this to share some information that was reported on 9 news. http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/03/28/10/58/how-far-can-you-legall... Cheers Craig

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"Booby" trapped bra' - how legal is this?

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Low Light & Night Training

I was just made aware of Krav Maga studio in my area that was conducting night and low level light training for their students. I guess the idea is that they sleep over or get up in the middle of the night like 3am and starting training. I noticed they were also outside in the night and in the freezing cold ( I live in Canada!) I thought this was pretty cool and I have always admired the way Krav Maga students train because from what I can tell they cover all aspects of self protection in good detail.

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BJJ discussion on context

Not watched all of this yet, but is seems very interesting. It echoes many of the discussions we have around context determining optimum methods, and how the solutions to one kind of violence can’t be automatically transposed to another.

All the best,

Iain

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