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#426448 - 04/12/10 01:31 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: Chen Zen]
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It's kinda hard to train yourself if you have o prior knowledge. You could take a once off course, then continue to train yourself at home. Even better with a friend, better still is to go to repetitive classes i.e. a 'school'. Just make sure you choose one that teaches a 'Self Defense' style, as many martial arts teach their style of martial arts, which isn't the same as Self Defense.

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#426451 - 04/12/10 09:37 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: First Action]
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there are solo drills you can do at home for self protection, but you need a solid base of training with a resisting partner first for them to be beneficial

solo drills can only ever really be considered supplementary training

hope this helps.

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#431536 - 02/15/11 11:25 AM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: Richard Grannon]
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coming from personal experience i can tell you the following:

I have always been a very passive person. i dont look for trouble nor do i brag that i can take care of myself. Learning how to fight and learning self defense are two different things. I know a few martial artists, people that have been training for 1,5,10 years and some their entire lives (me being 26 i havea few friends a couple years older and have been training since they were 2 or 3) and just because you know martial arts it is not a promise that you can get out of every situation nore should you run your mouths about it. Im not saying anybody here is doing that but ill give you an example:

a few months ago i was involved in a bar fight, an altercation involving a good friend of mine and a drunken idiot that wouldnt leave her alone. i have been training for about 2 years now in 7 Star Praying Mantis, Long Fist and Hsing-I and by no means am i a master....in this situation my friend was being physically touched and bothered and the guy came after me because i told him to back off. i was able to take him down, as a matter of fact it was caught on video and as soon as i can, ill post it as a few people on here are interested in watching it just to see how it all went down. I have a friend who was been taking Judo for close to 10 years, along with karate (as to what style i am not sure) and in an altercation at a bowling alley, he was hurt pretty badly by some street guy that had little to know skill. My friend was caught off guard and his years of experience didnt make him invincible. He ended up coming out of it ok.

The point im trying to make here is that knowing martial arts, any style or type and regardless of the area you live in is no promise that you will be 100 percent all of the time. learning how to fight or defend yourself is 80 percent mental...you have to know how to judge a situation before you can act...if you cant do that, then you will always fail. as humans, we tend to revert back to primal when we are challenged....the hardest thing to over come is being human....

i love martial arts, it has made me physically more healthy and its something i wanted to do and i wish i got into when i was younger. The best way to come out of any situation is to think....i am confident that i can take care of myself (260 pounds, 6'3", lean athletic build and very quick for my size) but i still dont go around bragging about it or trying to be better then anybody else....the real world is not what you see in movies...a fight last seconds, not 10 minutes of back flips and someone being able to use every form they know...sometimes its one punch....

be smart....:)

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#431537 - 02/15/11 11:31 AM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: ilhe4e12345]
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also if you are serious about self defense, i would look into something simple to start. maybe boxing at the gym, thats a great start. atleast helps you to develope good footwork and a decent punch, even if you dont have a teach you can work on it alittle, atleast enough to give you something.

i would highly recommend finding a teacher, or a trainer. my little brother is a gymnist, and he thought because he is able to do flips and is very flexible that he can defend himself..which for the most part he can (he took some boxing in college) but when he trys to spar with me...not so much lol (not bragging smile )

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#431613 - 02/23/11 02:41 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: ilhe4e12345]
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If all you care about is self defense get some good mace or something and learn to be aware of everything going on around you at all times, avanues of escape, and potential weapons laying around. Take some lessons in Krav Maga or MMA maybe, but for self defense only, you don't need much martial arts training. It's really not all all that important. Situational awareness and avoidance is way more useful.
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#432864 - 06/17/11 11:53 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: Angel Saini]
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A good DVD is The Enigma by Paul Vunak. He put his life's work into that video. You will learn A LOT from that video. From mass attack, to how to win a fight, to how to fight with edged & blunt weapons. smile

Originally Posted By: Angel Saini
Hi,

can any one tell me a site or some exercises which i can learn so i can learn to defend my self. i dont want to learn some fancy moves but basic stuff that can really strengthen and speed up my body ( btw i do go to the gym every day). Could u show something that will help me defend against multiple opponents ( like a group of muggers).
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#433829 - 09/18/11 12:02 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: Angel Saini]
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strentgh, skill and aggression. use all these as fast as you can and you'll be sweet

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#433833 - 09/19/11 01:45 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: crimmo]
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Training by yourself is an excellent way of learning how to defend yourself against imaginary people.
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#433835 - 09/19/11 04:42 PM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: Zombie Zero]
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Originally Posted By: Zombie Zero
Training by yourself is an excellent way of learning how to defend yourself against imaginary people.


Very true

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#433838 - 09/20/11 10:53 AM Re: How do i learn basic self defense by my self? [Re: iaibear]
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Originally Posted By: iaibear
Originally Posted By: Zombie Zero
Training by yourself is an excellent way of learning how to defend yourself against imaginary people.


Very true


There is no way to self-teach self-defense.The interaction between attacker and the attacked is all reactionary. It can't be done alone.


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