Monthly Archives: January 2020

Family Combatives

Self defense is always the weaker against the the stronger…no matter how strong you are.  Size, fitness, athleticism and strength will give you the advantage and allow for a greater…

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Carl Says “Are Combat Sports Effective?”

Carl Cestari Post on Self Defense Forums circa 2005 in response to people commenting that combat sports like wrestling, boxing, judo, MMA and BJJ were not effective AT ALL in…

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Carl Says “Hard Training”

Context: This is a post from Carl Cestari on a self defense forum around 2006. It was in respond to some threads – but underneath it all, is the link…

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Fronting – The First Step in Self Defense

“Fronting” is the dodge to get in close to you. The frontal assault, as opposed to the ambush. Fronting can be either a direct confrontation (intimidation) or it can make…

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Catholic Self Defense

Got anyone’s interest? Catholic in definition as universal or “broad minded”. I could pull out STACKS of manuals, syllabuses, films, and related research material that cover an ENTIRE range of…

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