What Does the Best Self-Defense System Look Like?
The Best Self Defense Program
What in the world does that look like?
Well after about 20 years of researching, learning and practicing dozens of different systems and interviewing scores of military operatives, law enforcement officers, brawlers, underground cage fighters, and street fighters I’ve come up with an answer that may be just what you are looking for.
To figure this out we’ve got to start at the beginning.
What is the purpose of self defense? It is to prevent you or a love one from being injured or killed. Okay that’s simple enough.
Perhaps you didn’t notice but this is the definition of self defense, not self defense system.
A self defense system should: be a collection tools, principle, and knowledge that allow you to survive a violent encounter and neutralize a threat with the minimum amount of damage to yourself.
Lots of people chose a martial art mistakenly believing that it is a self defense system.
There are two crucial differences between Self Defense and Martial Arts:
-Self defense is focused on targets not techniques
-Self defense has no rules
So what makes the best system?
-The best self defense system is one that teaches you the most effective targets to attack (to neutralize and attacker), and gives you the tools to hit those targets from various ranges of distance.
-It should also teach you to tune into the body language of everyone around you, to identify threats before they are within striking distance.
-And finally teach you how to use your own body language to tell attackers “this is not a guy I want to fight.”
If you have thought about self defense for very long this should make perfect sense to you. It may even seem a little simplistic, but this is what it really boils down to folks.
To clarify this point let’s talk about targets and techniques.
The best targets are the ones which inflict maximum damage and pain. Think eyes, gonads, neck, inside knees, solar plexus, etc.
The best self-defense program won’t start with this or that fancy punch or kick. It will start out by pointing out targets you want to hit, and then teach you how to hit them.
The best self-defense program won’t teach you submission moves (that stuff is for law enforcement, still useful but different). It will teach you to brutally attack high value targets.
The Best Self Defense System Will: teach you a myriad of moves to strike those high value targets so that you can hit them from any range.
Most martial arts focus too much on perfect technique.
The problem is in a fight you may get flustered when an assailant move to close for you to use such and such move, and you start racking your brain for you next favorite move, before you know it you are getting beaten senseless.
Okay so I’m probably still not giving you the answer you were searching for, “xyz program is the best.”
I want you to understand the principles of self defense before you go and buy or receive training from anyone.
I am an advocate of self defense, so I am deeply concerned with you staying safe and tired of hearing people sell their ‘bs’ programs to people that don’t follow these tried and true principle.
If you want to find a program that will honestly give you the knowledge and the tools you need to stay safe and protect the ones you love check out my site .
If these principles made any sense to you, you’re going to like what I have to say. Oh and don’t forget to check out my blog for tons of great tips on self defense moves and staying safe.
Stay Smart and Stay Safe,