Self defense idea

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  1. chris371

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    Dear Castefootballers,
    I have an Idea id like to share with you: Say a person of decent athletic ability practices one single boxing combination for twenty minutes, five times a week at his local recreational gym. Only one single combination. After a few months, he will have this combination down, at the level of a decent amateur fighter.This one combination would be enough to protect himself and his family/friends in a number of dangerous situations. If he were so inclined he could eventually add additional techniques to his "bread and butter" technique.
    I have actually done this. Over three years i have reached decent amateur level ability in several techniques. I have tested them against actual amateur boxers and in "live" sutuations (self defense). I have attained a relatively high level of safety through this, as long as i repeat the limited techniques. The average thug literally has zero chance. Now i know that weapons are a different matter altogether. But i have protected myself against numerous opponents simultaneously. I dont want to brag, i just want to share my thoughts and experiences with my brothers. The following is me training.

     
  2. DixieDestroyer

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    One mastered combination is great...IF you're in a situation to specifically use it. For example, a boxing combination could be minimized or render useless (in a street defense situation) if someone jumps you from behind, an attacker pulls a weapon or you face multiple attackers. While it's very advisable to have a self-defense "base" (boxing, MTKB, etc.) one truly needs to prepare/train for a multitude of scenarios.
     
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    Very true about being jumped from behind. One needs to beware aware of ones surroundings. Ive faced multiple muzzies at the same time with success, but ive had a close call when more snuck up from behind.
     
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    Anyway my point that i failed to formulate is this: Theres no way one can be prepared and safe from everything. However it is possible to obtain proficiency in one arena with relatively little time expense. And the stand up punching arena is the most common one.
     
  5. Extra Point

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    I think the plan of mastering one technique is a great one. Even if you don't have anything else in your arsenal, you have at least one good weapon.

    Mastering just one technique gives you a big advantage over the average, untrained person. And you have the option of learning more in the future.
     
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    Thats what i meant to say but wasnt able to articulate :D
     
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    Good thread, I'm moving it to the Lifestyle forum.
     
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    I think someone posted this video not long ago with the German taking on some savages that invaded his country. For the most part he used the same techniques to put each of them down. I've often thought the same thing...give me 5 or 6 techniques that I have perfected and that will work 90 percent of the time.

     
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    I don't mean to be raining, but it looks fake to me. Just doesn't stand up to close inspection.

    And if they're "migrants" why is the tall one speaking English?
     
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    When I watched it, it did kind of remind me of a scene I saw just night in Commando, a 1985 Ahnold film, in which he beats up about 10 cops one and two at a time. But even if it's staged, I've seen a lot of others where a capable White man beats up several guys using one or two repetitive moves, sometimes blacks sometimes other Whites, by knocking them out with well-placed kicks but usually with a quick punch to the face.
     
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    Here's one that's for real for sure. May have been posted before but it deserves another look. This guy seems to do just what Chris371 advises. As a matter of fact, could it be....?

     
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    This mug is a Turk, but he shows good "hands" & movement against multiple attackers.

     
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    The guy defending his girl against the two guys is absolute perfection. When facing multiple opponents its advisable to throw a lot of power shots, as you dont want them to get up again (ive learned it the hard way that a jab may cause damage and give you distance, but the opponent is still able to continue. Best to give a free nap.) Also staying mobile is very key, to avoid people getting free shots on you from behind.
    Ive begun implementing elbows and head movement into my arsenal.

     
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    When traing for boxing or MMA, power is the last thing you should work on. First work on head movement and footwork. I see so many guys who get into fights and have no clue what they are doing. They'll just go in there throwing these stupid haymakers that have no chance on landing and end up getting destroyed.
     
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    Here is a good footwork drill. We did something similar to this at my gym but we had marked lines on the ground.
     
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    Here is a perfect example of that. The guy is not throwing anything heavy. He has really good footwork and is circling away towards his left side, the side he jabs with, and not leaving any openings for them to counter.
     
  17. Hawkeye2

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    Though sometimes stuff like this works.
     
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    Here's something similar to the drills we did at my gym. This is great for close quarters fighting.
     
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    That guy has a very good jab. Each guy he hits with it gets thrown off balance. And good movement too. Mobility is key.
     
  20. Carolina Speed

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    Yes, good thread. Maybe DD you can throw some Dave Alexander's BET video on this thread.
     
  21. chris371

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    The most common misconception About street fights is groin Shots :D Ive received quite a few, it rarely causes actual pain because Jeans are like a net in a soccer goal- the Strike doesnt get through far enough. Whereas the jab to the chin ..... ;)
     
  22. DixieDestroyer

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    Ya gotta lay it in right...(go to :24)...

     
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    As thou hast requested good sir...

     
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