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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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Self Defense Training System Lebanon

In this video clip you’re going to see Instructor Mario Karam in Lebanon putting his students through a few drills from the Self Defense Training System: Close Combat Knife Training…

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The Problem with Women Only Self Defense Classes

The problem with women only self-defense classes is that there aren’t any men. I obviously understand why these classes exist – no men, creates an empowering, comfortable learning environment. But…

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Self Defense Classes in Santa Clarita, CA.

Instructor Irv Burton of the Self Defense Company in Santa Clarita, Ca recently held a women’s self defense seminar featuring the 60 Minute Self Defense Program. Participants discovered how to:…

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Defense against knife to the throat

This video comes from Instructor Mario Karam in Lebanon. We’ve seen this way too many times in the movies – bad guy, knife to the throat – hostage type of…

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5 Tactical Tips just in time for the Holidays

Damian Ross on the LISA SHOW reveals 5 tactical tips for the holidays. During the holiday season there is a typical rise in crime. More people are out with intent…

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Cop NOT CLEARED of shooting knife wielding subject

Watch what you do with your discretionary time. Often officers have only split seconds to make decisions in armed confrontations. But a federal appellate court has sent an important reminder:…

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Virginia to Outlaw All forms of Self Defense

Virginia to Outlaw Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Firearms Instruction and Self-defense Training The State of Virginia is proposing a new 2020 law known as SB64 (see link here) which will be…

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Self Defense Company Instructor Competes on Knife or Death

Lifelong martial artist, police officer and Self Defense Company Instructor, John Martin Landry who competed on Knife or Death Season 2, Episode 4. Knife or Death is a contest where…

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Sensei

When I first started martial arts, the term “sensei” had a mystique and a reverence that was held in the highest esteem…but for all the wrong reasons. When I was…

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Chokes for Self Defense

I will make this clear – Chokes are NOT essential for self defense. They require skill, strength and endurance. They also demand that you are grappling – where size and…

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Bronx Elevator Attack was NOT Random

There is nothing that suggests random about this attack – though the news will tell you different. Nothing was stolen Victim was only roughed up The attacker controlled the environment…

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Ground and Pound Resistance Drill

This drill comes from our Head of Instructor Development in Canada George Hutchings. It’s a great way to develop more power in your ground and pound attack with resistance bands….

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Combatives Combo – Hand Yoke

The hand yoke from SDTS Module 2 is one of those “stealth” moves that looks like a grab more than a strike. That’s why Security and police LOVE this and…

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Quick Blackjack Billy Club Combination

Here’s a quick video of me working a combination with a Black Jack Billy Club… If you carry a weapon – you better practice with it. No one would ever…

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The Elbow Spike

My instructor once told me…”Your favorite technique is the one that works.” And while I agree 100%…I can’t help but have a few personal favorites like this little sneaky move…….

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The Forward Drive – The Secret to Winning the Fight

“Always take ground, Always be Where He’s Standing.” This is the mantra of the Self Defense Company Instructor. Moving forward…driving forward takes control of TWO of the pillars of self…

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Surviving Violence – The Aftermath

AN “AFTERMATH” of VIOLENCE can include terms like: POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS (PTS), POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD), POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY (PTSI). (DISCLAIMER: I am presenting my understanding of this topic to the…

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Doctor Finds New Courage to Fight Back

Dear Mr. Ross, I write this email with endless gratitude to you aside my intense admiration and respect. When I started The Self Defense Training System with the ever-so motivating,…

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