Family Combatives

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 margin of error, but when it comes to primary self defense – we should ALL train from the perspective of being the weaker person because ALL of your attackers will think they have the edge – like a weapon, friends and of course…size and strength.

This is why we teach the same BASIC SDTS techniques to EVERYONE.

They’re designed for a smaller, weaker person to escape from a much larger stronger person. Remember, this isn’t a title fight – your attacker wants something from you and he’s not planning on your fighting back. As soon as you resist, he does a quick cost-benefit analysis and if it’s not worth it, you can escape.

Here’s a video of Instructor Mario Karam in Lebanon teaching a family SDTS Combatives. Notice they’re all doing the SAME drills – he’s not teaching them to strangle, throw or submit the target.

These are simple, Core Combat Techniques taken straight from SDTS Combatives Module 1 that anyone can do.

Thanks for the video Instructor Karam.

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Founder, The Self Defense Company

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  1. I ll always be grateful to instructor Mario Karam for introducing me to the system and to you Damian for your professionalism and invaluable sense of humour. Training in your system is a VITAL lifesaving asset. The dropstep and strikes SHOULD BE TAUGHT AT SCHOOL along with awareness and situational control of course which are an essential part of the SDTS. I m training to become a coach and will make sure to do u and Mario proud and will strive to spread the survivor’ s spirit especially among women, children and older or disabled people.

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