Monthly Archives: January 2018

The 12 Criteria of Self Defense

I get a lot of people asking my opinion about other self defense programs and to be honest – there’s SO MUCH stuff out there both good and bad and…

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Any One Man The Equal of Ten

The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book “Any One Man The Equal of Ten – The Fundamentals of Self Defense” by Damian Ross. The (short) History of Self…

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Autism Stands its Ground!

Eric and his autistic son Kevin have been training together in SDTS Combatives for several months,. Well last night that training was put to the test when Kevin, by himself,…

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Hate Mail Damian Ross Can’t Fight

“NINJA PLEASE, it’s HATE MAIL” #NINJAPLEASE This edition of hate mail features people telling me that I have ZERO talent and don’t know how to fight even on the most…

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Do you still practice these defenses?

Your time is valuable, and when it comes to self defense there’s A LOT that is taught that really has no business in your life. Time to cross these ridiculous…

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How unrealistic attacks are destroying your self defense

An unrealistic self defense works against only unrealistic attacks. Most scenarios practiced fail in the real world because they’re practiced against a compliant, and passive partner who is simply letting…

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Cold Weather Self Defense

“How do you best defend yourself in Winter gear? Are strikes less effective wearing gloves and a big heavy coat? Any special considerations/recommendations?” – Eric I love this question because it…

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Self Defense for the Old and Broken

“I’m wondering if you have some advice for the old & broken. I suffer from severe spinal arthritis, and any kind of physical altercation would result in severe injury.  In…

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Carl Cestari – Close Combat Legend teaches 2 hand grab defense

The late Carl Cestari is arguably one of the greatest reality self defense instructors who ever lived. In this video Carl teaches the SDTS Combatives two hand grab defense. This…

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Self Defense is FREEDOM

I can’t think of anything more natural and basic than the right to defend yourself and protect others. This is the part of the foundation of the U.S. Declaration of…

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Self Defense isn’t sparring….

Self Defense isn’t sparring…. Brian: “I’ve been training really hard in the SDTS and the other day I was just messing around with my brother and he was able to…

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