Sunday, September 27, 2009

Escaping Grabs - Self Defense

I'd like to show you some very easy escapes from grabs today. We'll look at some video on a frontal choke and I'm including some links to articles I've written on escapes from hand grabs that any woman can easily employ.

These maneuvers only take a little bit of practice and the body mechanics are guaranteed to work every time. So watch the video closely and remember what you've seen, then read the enclosed article links. I spent a lot of time on them and I know they always work - for anyone.

We'll spend more time on escapes on our next post. See you back here again soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Self Defense for Women - Palm Strikes

In previous posts and videos we've looked at Dr. Ruthless use the palm strike to devastate her simulated attacker. Pretty cool huh? Doesn't even mess with your new manicure either!

I use the palm strike quite often, even after 36 years of martial arts training. Do I have strong wrists and conditioned knuckles? Of course, but a swift palm strike is so easy and NEVER causes even the slightest discomfort - as opposed to punching a good sized man in his head. That will usually tend to sting the hardest knuckles for a bit.

I'd like you to watch this video to reinforce your knowledge of the palm heel strike and how easy it is use.

I'll be back in a couple of days with some "escapes" which will be shown in a video and links to others that I have written myself on one of my self defense products websites. See you soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Establishing Your Base For Self Defense

Having a strong "base" or stance is important in delivering powerful and effective strikes in self defense scenarios.

Used not only for delivering strikes, but when you are well balanced and strong in your stance, you'll find that a solid base will assist tremendously in any type of block, kick or escape maneuver.

Just like the old adage says, "before you build your house - build a strong foundation." We'll watch a video on the horse stance. This is the first stance taught to martial arts practitioners. The meat and potatoes so to speak, of foundational training. It isn't hard and with a bit of practice, you can have a strong foundation too.

Give it a couple of minutes and you'll see for yourself what it looks like and how to begin building your arsenal of techniques from this position. See you soon!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Women's Self Defense Tools

Women can use their hands, feet, elbows and knees as weapons. Everyone knows what a well placed kick or knee to the groin area of an assailant will do. One good shot and the fight is over!

Remember ladies, all you want to do is carve out a second or two in order to make your escape. Barring that, you'd want to follow up with an explosive counter-attack, if you have no avenue of escape.

I'll be presenting a few videos to display each of these simple techniques. Let's start with a good old fashioned kick to the groin.

See you soon ladies!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Common Self Defense Weapons for Women

In martial arts, we are taught that "everything" is a weapon. In an attack situation, look to anything available at hand to assist you from becoming victimized from an assailant.

There are many self defense deterrents readily available to use against a stranger who wants to take advantage of you.

I have found another great video, in a series, that I will be presenting. Please feel free to comment, ask questions or shoot me an email. I'm here to help you and have the experience and "no how" to address any of your self defense concerns.

Please forward this site's URL (web address) to your friends if you find it of value!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Self Defense Advice for Women

Well, you've had a chance to see Dr. Ruthless. What did you think? A real ball of fire huh?

We're going to start looking at some weapons (punches, palms, kicks, knees, elbows) and see how the mechanics of these techniques are learned and employed in a self defense scenario.

Before we do this, I'd like you to listen to a lady who knows what she's talking about okay?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Simple Self Defense Solutions

Well, we've discussed some simple self defense "day one stuff" which are concepts which usually hold true in most cases and there are more to come.

We've looked at some nice videos that illustrate body movements such as having a prepared mindset, turning the centerline, ducking, dropping and exploding into an attacker.

I would be remiss and less than honest with you, if I didn't point out that I have two websites, listed on the right side navigation bar where one can buy self defense products.

Since this blog is all about "Self Defense for Women" and "simple self defense solutions" let me add that there are many ways to gain an edge in a self defense scenario besides hand to hand combat. There are some superb self defense tools that can be purchased for just a few bucks online, that will afford you a real advantage in a combat situation.

I like: "small and potent" in a self defense item. For those women who are very serious minded, you just can't beat a small handgun with a Conceal Carry permit for self defense. They are certainly the best you can do for yourself and with the proper training and will stop 99.9% of attacks cold!

For those who can't or won't use this type of self defense measure, there are many non-lethal items, such as pepper spray which is my favorite recommendation.

I watch a lot of those Animal Attack television shows and there's one thing, short of a gun, that always works in stopping Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions, Wolves, African Lions and even crazed Chimpanzees from killing people. And what is it we ask? You guessed it - Pepper Spray!

We'll discuss a self defense product from time to time, but for ease of use, non-lethal properties and price, one can't do better than a canister of pepper spray.

See ya soon!