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      Damian Ross
      Lol no i’m not looking for fancy flashy moves I’m interested in effective direct and simple techniques that work when it comes down to the real thing…….I’m very interested in learning edged weapons because i want to be confident that i can protect myself knife attacks not just empty hand attacks. To be able to intercept, defend, disarm or SURVIVE from a knife attack will definitely be a major morale booster for me. I know the chances of being attacked by a knife are probably slim but I need to be prepared. God forbid I’m in a knife attack I don’t know what to do I’ll get stab. I aspire to be a SDC instructor and specialize in edge weapons and to help those that feel the same way. Soon I’m going to purchase a subscription but I’m sorry i have a one more question
      Do I need any equipment as a requirement before starting the SDTS?

      Thank you for taking the time to read my message and hop to make it far in the Self Defense Company


    • #12771

      I want to learn edge weapons i would like to specialize in that area do you think you can do that for me?

      Roberto Hulse

      Yes. We specifically focus on this in SDTS Module 9. It’s all right there and you can start, right now for $19.95.

      Oh, I should warn you – if you’re looking for something flashy and fancy — you might want to try the dance school down the street, but if you want only COMBAT proven techniques and tactics, then this is what you’re looking for.

      Oh, why do you want to focus on edged weapons?


    • #12843
      James Goolsby


      The answer to literally every question you have here is answered inside the SDTS course. Believe me, it was/is the best $20 I’ve ever spent. [Damian Ross] covers both slicing (i.e., knife, razor, etc.) and stabbing (i.e., knife, shank, ice pick, etc.) type weapons, plus much more — both in defense for when you are attacked, as well as offense when you are the one with the weapon. He leaves no stone unturned and addresses all the flashy BS out there and why it doesn’t work. You will not be disappointed.

      As far as equipment, it’s minimal. He covers this right in the first module, but basically for what you are looking to do I would recommend strongly on getting some type of mannequin or dummy to practice on (I personally use a Century BOB.) It is important to make the training as real as possible, so what I do is wrap my BOB with leftover cardboard and duct tape, grab a blade, and go to town. It’s very effective and surprisingly life-like, meaning that the cardboard will react much the same way as the human body (in other words, it ain’t as easy to stab/cut someone as you might think… the cardboard provides adequate resistance.) Again, all this is covered in the weapons module.

      Give the course a try. Even if you decide it is not what you are looking for, you’re only out $20 for the first month, which is plenty of time to review and decide. If you are like me, however, and have spent a lifetime searching for what REALLY works on the street, you will be a member for life.

      Stay safe.

    • #12863
      Carlos Lozada

      Wait you spent ONLY $20 and saw everything

    • #12871
      James Goolsby

      @Carlos Lozada said:

      Wait you spent ONLY $20 and saw everything

      What I’m saying is $20 gets you an Insider membership. You will have access for an entire month, though you won’t get through everything. The system is designed to take roughly one month per module if you work it a few times a week.. Just start working on Mod 1 and hit it every day. If you never progressed beyond Mod 1 you would certainly have a more formidable defense system than you will find in a local dojo. The rest of the modules build on the strong foundation of Mod 1. Just think of it like this: Module 1 is the cake, Mods 2-12 are the icing Smile If you are like most people here, it won’t take you long to see how good it is. Hell, I was “sold” by lesson three or four!

      There’s no such thing as something for nothing, but believe me, 30 days with Mod 1 is more than enough for you to decide if SDTS is for you or not. If you only worked it for 30 minutes a day, you would still have approximately 15 hours of training in by the time your test drive is up. I submit you will not find a traditional martial art that will give you 15 hours of training for a mere $20. And, more importantly, I submit that you would not possess the skills you will achieve here in that time frame with traditional martial arts even if you put in ten times that. I speak from experience.

      Now, I have heard some people say that you can’t learn martial arts through video. If this were a complicated art like, say, Aikido, I would agree. But it’s not. This is not a martial art and there is nothing fancy here, only effective. Damian’s a great teacher, and covers everything in depth, but on the off chance that you do miss something, you just rewind the video again and again until you get it. If you are still stuck, you can always ask him or, better yet, post it in the forum so others can learn, too.

      Bottom line, Carlos, is that you and I could go back and fourth here a thousand times, but the fact is that nothing I say will convince you; only you can convince you. All I can say is give it a shot. If I’m wrong, you’re out a measly $20 that you would have probably blown on something else anyway. But if I’m right, you may have just found everything you have been searching for. So whaddaya say. champ… will you take the challenge? Wink

    • #12881

      The BEST $20 I have ever spent! Period. Carlos just go for it you will not regret it, I know money is tight for everyone, heck I just lost $800 a month with my job, but I still manage to have that $20. My life is worth way more than the monthly cost so I will do what I can to cover it. In this system you will learn all you need for self defense, nothing fancy just what works. I have already unfortunately had to use some of what I’ve learned here, and yes it happened so fast I honestly didn’t know it happened, web of hand straight to the throat. You won’t regret it, just do it. ;)

    • #12932
      Carlos Lozada

      I never said I’m not buying a membership but I wanted to get more informed before I do. I wanted to know what i needed before anything I know i don’t a partner but from what I read in the forums and saw youtube videos i need to save up money for a BOB to help me train

    • #12936

      You definitely need something to hit – but don’t wait for BOB to start training. In Module 1 I show you how to set up your work out area using other stuff.

    • #12946
      James Goolsby

      I second what Damian said. Don’t wait for old BOB; you’ll just be cheating yourself. BOB is great, and I wouldn’t trade mine for the world, but you don’t need him right away. You’ll see immediately in Module 1 how you can get started with basically a homemade brick setup that you can put together for under $10, and that’s if you had to buy everything brand new like I did. Some of our members have had stuff lying around their house and were able to put it together for as little as $2 or less.

      You can do this, my friend. Welcome to SDTS Insider! Smile

    • #13017
      Carlos Lozada

      OK guys i am going to try out the the Self Defense Training System I have seen enough videos thought it was cool so now I’m trying it out. I know it’s going to be worth it.

    • #13019
      James Goolsby

      Excellent! Please do not hesitate to let us know if you need anything. We’re all just one big family ’round here Laugh

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