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Self Defence free courses?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xmastex, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. xmastex

    xmastex Registered Member

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    Hey guys, wazzup? I thought to make a post in here cause i really like this friendly community :)

    Well that's the reason i came here: nowadays the city i live in (and the whole country too - Italy) is getting more and more populated by foreigns, strange people,suspicious person with bad intentions especially from the East (i don't wanna raise any racist discussion).

    I'm not that kind of guy who search for battles, fights, troubles etc, but if those things "find" me, than i'll be really in trouble as i don't know how to act.

    That's why i recently started looking for SELF DEFENCE courses in my city, but there are none (as it's really small), so i thought there could be something on the Internet even for free.

    Could you give me any link, dvd title, youtube video or whatever?It'll really help my search.

    Thanks a lot guys
    ~Cheers,
    Stefano
     
  2. grafxextreme

    grafxextreme Regular Member

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    Take a look at Krav Maga you can find it on YouTube and Google video. You may want to start out with something like Tai Chi to work out the muscles and then progress into Krav Maga. That's what I did and found that Tai Chi went along ways to improving my skill level.
     
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  3. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    learn boxing..... its the most effective form of self defence
     
  4. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    krav maga is indeed way to go. Boxin is pretty decent id say but its better to know kicks too and some locks for fast finish and shit if you need fight with more than 1 at once :p. Tai chi would not hurt , but its more likely stretching and such in different form id say :)

    Krav maga would be one of best bets for fast learning , as if you want to learn kung fu or such that will take more time to get on level you can really use it to defence your self
     
  5. xmastex

    xmastex Registered Member

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    yeah thanks guys for this "krav maga" thing.
    I found "Bas Rutten's Self Defense" DVD course on a pop warez forum and i'm downloading it, but it's still missing the "Street Self Defense" part, which i think it's the most important.

    Could you come up with some toher good titles?
     
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    Try to get Master Wongs Tai Chi combat he has also done allot of
    youtube vids search youtube for this "Master Wongs Tai Chi combat"
     
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  7. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    I've downloaded "Bas Rutten's Self Defense" from youtube, in .flv format

    If you want it, or someone else want it, I could upload to rapidshare, but I think it would be easy to just search in youtube and use keepvid.com to download (that's what I did)

    PS: I really liked the course, I don't know much about self defense, but the course look very good
     
  8. Hanuka

    Hanuka Registered Member

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    Try ChosonNinja's youtube channel.

    He's pretty good, he teaches ninjutsu and has some great moves to teach. many videos to see also.

    Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/ChosonNinja

    Cheers ^^
     
  9. Moneymaka

    Moneymaka Junior Member

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    The best thing to do is to sign up at a boxing or kickboxing gym.
    They're both good for street fights and they don't require you to learn those fancy moves like karate or some other shit.

    I did karate for a few months, and it learned me absolutely nothing(other than very fast reflex). Do box or kickbox for a few months and you would already have learned a lot.

    oops, just noticed you told there were no gyms in your city.
    Try looking for those "underground" clubs then.
    I used to go there for a few weeks for kickboxing. We were getting trained by a champion, but the experienced students kicked the shit out of the younger and inexperienced ones. If someone complained then the teacher just told him it's going to make him stronger.
     
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  10. MiLiTARYiV

    MiLiTARYiV Senior Member

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    Hey, I used a ebook called Steel knuckles. Its very good. It was posted here at some point but I cant find it
    Code:
    http://www.steelknuckle.com/index1a
    UPDATE:

    I FOUND THE DOWNLOAD PAGE!
    Code:
    http://steelknuckle.com/completed_combo

    I have been waiting for somebody to try to fight me to test those skills out!.LOL
     
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  11. The Scarlet Pimp

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    remember that you can't learn from reading a book.
    you must practice to be good.
     
  12. shapeshift3r

    shapeshift3r Junior Member

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    The best way hands down to learn how to take care of yourself in a fight is to fight. Get some of your friends together. Fight each other. I did this with my friends one summer and I learned alot. Also, watch UFC and try to imitate what they do. Obviously your not going to beat the shit out of each other. Dont be gentle, but dont be crazy either. Most fights in RL or otherwise go something like this

    1)push, punch, the fight is over
    or
    2)push/grab, punch, someone is on the ground the other person is over top of them and they wrestle, throw some jabs, and the fight is over.

    You need to learn basic things, like how to get out of a headlock and how to put someone into a head lock.

    YOu need to learn how to out think your opponet. Throw a fake punch and see what he does. If he blocks high, throw the same punch but follow it with a low punch as he is now unguarded.

    Basic stuff.
     
  13. amber0855

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    Not too sure about the laws in Italy, but in the us, the Kimber .45 auto carried in the small of my back handles these issues.

    In regards to training, it depends on your mentality. For me, I look at all fights as war and thus there are no restraints. If you are more mild tempered, you can take karate or other fighting styles.

    Or you can find your equivalent of our special forces. As an ex-military guy myself, I just simply befriended an ex-delta force guy and another ex-navy seal. They can teach you how to effectively handle almost anything. Look at it less like a fight and more like how to stop the threat. Military type training schools usually offer the best tactics. One of the best ones that I attended taught us to mentally plan to kill each person as we approached them. It was a tactic that I used to use daily and sadly, still remains in my mind everyday with everyone I meet.

    Just remember a few things. One terrorists do not reason and do not fear death. If you are not armed, you should choose a method of retreat until you can arm yourself. Two, if you are unarmed and you take on someone with a knife, you will get cut. Regardless of your training, this is reality and you should be prepared for that. Three, if they have a firearm, you need to understand the capabilities of the weapon and act accordingly.
     
  14. ropoy

    ropoy Newbie

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    I'm going to lead you to the right direction for this kind of topic dude! Reality Based Self Defense!!!

    Check out these links:
    senshido.com
    hxxp://senshido.savi.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3932
    urbancombatives.com (read the article section there are lots of valuable info there)

    Good luck in your research:)
     
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    Never heard of senshido before using nlp in selfdefence?

    I would stick with boxing & Judo why?

    Because you will learn to stand there and fight to take and throw a punch now by the other persons body Language when he is about to throw a punch or attack you!

    And you will learn to chuck that sucker about like a ragdoll and if the fight goes to ground you will own them!

    Most fights that happen on the streets say after a club or party normally go to ground in the first 30-60 seconds and I'd say 99% of people can't really fight!


    you will only get good if you train there is no magic video your gonna watch that will make you a good fighter over night you need to find a boxing and judo club in your area and get started.

    Alot of its also got to do with conditioning your mind to make fighting your second nature so when trouble happens you don't have to think oh shit what have i got to do, you just react and take no prisoners!

    The problem with alot of these martial arts when you see them on video is normally all the people in the video are trained in the same martial arts and are conditioned to believe that shit works so when some guy does alot of them shitty little hand moves they react how they have been conditioned to act?

    If you were to try them same shity little hand moves on a trained boxer or mma trained person it wouldn't work!

    Most martial arts are not full contact so what happens when they get hit they are not used to getting hit so they don't now how to react?

    Where as in boxing kickboxing or mma you get hit all the time so you get conditioned to it.

    Just my 2 bits worth
     
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    one problem with some schools is that they tell you to pull your punches when training.
    this will become a deadly habit that you will repeat outside. this was actually mentioned
    in 'karate illustrated' (iirc) magazine a long time ago.

    get used to both throwing and taking hard shots. otherwise you'll be in for a stunning
    shock the first time you get hit, and you'll freeze up.

    as was previously mentioned...
     
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    "one problem with some schools is that they tell you to pull your punches when training."
    No they dont
     
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    By pulling punches do you mean the thing " take the punches out fast so opponent can't grab your hand" ? =) Dunno about that problem much, But i think you should find some friends to spar with , i can tell i hate kicking in air just doesn't feel anything and feels like the kicks are so shit :p but i think they are pretty fine when kicking sack or w/e its called :) But guys .. for real i would forget the tai chi for self defence as you need train it for year to be effective user. My friend trains Kung fu and said takes much time to get the basic stuff, of course depends lots on style too.

    Well hope you can find something that fits for you :)
     
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    kenpodude Registered Member

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    Well this is right up my alley...

    The single best self defense videos done are from a man named Carl Cestari. They are out of print but you can find them somewhere. He's a an updated proponent of the bulk of material that came of of the WWII Combatives study.

    The Brits already did all this research on how to effectively take some one out as quickly as possible and not with sport fighting techniques during WWII.

    go to www.gutterfighting.org for the true dope on fighting quick and simple.

    Carl Cestari passed away last year of cancer. His work is continued by a guy named Damien Ross at www.theselfdefenseco.com
     
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    No, I mean they teach you *not* to use full force when striking. They tell you to hold back and this can become a habit. According to that article, this is a fairly common practice.