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#376079 - 12/30/07 01:21 PM Using video promotions...
aiki456 Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 14
My school has recently begun posting free instructional videos (very short, 50-90 seconds) on the web as a way of promoting interest in the school and it has been very successful. If you already own a video cam and some editing software there's really no cost and a lot of upside potential. If you're interested, check out our latest video which demonstrates a gun disarm... http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1005325/gun_disarm_1/
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#376080 - 12/30/07 07:00 PM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: aiki456]
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Registered: 12/01/02
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It sure is a good idea, especially with free services like youtube.

You just need to make sure that you put liability waivers/disclaimers on them. People are really lawsuit happy and you don't want to get sued if someone tries these things and gets hurt - either in the street or practicing them at home.

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#376081 - 12/30/07 08:13 PM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: JAMJTX]
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Excellent point Jim! Going forward, I think I will definitely do that. Thanks.
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#376082 - 12/30/07 08:50 PM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: aiki456]
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#376083 - 12/31/07 11:39 AM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: MattJ]
aiki456 Offline
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It is a great disarm; the only mistake I made in filming it (which I corrected on the gun disarm video) is not showing it at full speed. You really miss the beauty of this technique when it's done slowly. As with any technique though, if it's not practiced thoroughly, you'll never react instinctively enough to pull it off.
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#376084 - 01/02/08 12:43 AM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: aiki456]
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when you say this is an 'effective' knife disarm...what exactly are you basing that claim on? no resistance and only slow-speed w/compliance was demonstrated, so I'm wondering.

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#376085 - 01/02/08 10:01 AM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: Ed_Morris]
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Yes, as I mentioned, the mistake we made when filming the knife disarm was concentrating solely on showing the steps for performing it using slow, methodical movements on a compliant opponent. We've just started creating these videos and are learning something new with each one. But to answer your question, I'm basing my statement on seeing (and practicing) it at full speed. And, as I mentioned previously, like any other MA technique, it must be practiced repeatedly until it is a reaction. If you have to stop and think about it, you most likely will not live to regret it.
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#376086 - 01/02/08 07:29 PM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: aiki456]
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Ahhhh yes....nothing like the expression on someones face after shooting first time in full auto.

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#376087 - 01/03/08 01:49 AM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: aiki456]
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whats kindof funny to see are clips of a guy in a ninja uniform doing similar techniques, and everyone seeing it as crap...yet put a black t-shirt and some camo-pants on and do the same stuff - suddenly it becomes 'street effective'.

hey, I'm usually wrong...just sharing an odd thought.

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#376088 - 01/03/08 11:34 AM Re: Using video promotions... [Re: schanne]
aiki456 Offline
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LOL Yeah Schanne, that's me getting my headset knocked off and stumbling backward.


Edited by aiki456 (01/03/08 11:35 AM)
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