Sneaky Filipino SelfDefense Secret Lets You Win Almost Any Weap. Fight by M. Numrich

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  1. Clark Kent

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    Sneaky Filipino SelfDefense Secret Lets You Win Almost Any Weap. Fight by M. Numrich
    By Bob Hubbard - Wed, 14 Nov 2007 03:09:24 GMT
    Originally Posted at: FMATalk


    Sneaky Filipino Self Defense Secret Lets You Win Almost Any Weapons Fight
    By Matt Numrich

    One of the great "equalizers" in any fight on the street -- even if you are being bum rushed by multiple opponents -- is to have something as a weapon.

    A knife, a bat, a garbage can lid, a broken bottle, even your belt can be used to even the odds.

    However, there may be a time when you are in a fight where both you and an opponent have weapons. And if you've never trained in the use of that weapon, and he has, you could be in a lot of trouble.

    Unless, of course, you read and use the secret in this article.

    Listen to this:

    If you want to get an instant tactical advantage in a weapons fight -- even if you don't practice and your opponent does -- all you have to do is use the ancient Filipino method of "defanging the snake."

    What does that mean?


    Instead of trying to smack, cut or hit your attacker's head, body or face -- you instead go for the hand they're holding their weapon in.

    By doing this, you're going to force them to drop their weapon -- or at least reel back off balance.

    It's the perfect mixture of attack and defense rolled up into one quick movement anyone can do - no matter how fast, slow, big, or small you are.

    I mean think about it:

    You're fighting some scumbag in a back alley somewhere. He pulls out a knife and you are able to find a broken beer bottle on the ground. He lunges in. How hard is it for you to step out of the way and simply swipe at his exposed hand with the weapon in it -- cutting and disabling it before the fight even begins?

    Believe me, it doesn't take much effort at all.

    And here's the beauty about this:

    It works whether you have an edged weapon -- like a knife or razor, or a blunt weapon -- like a stick or even a rolled up magazine.

    Sifu Matt Numrich is one of only a few people in the world with Full Certification in Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts. He's been published in Black Belt Magazine and his students include US Air Marshal instructors, the US Navy, and dozens of local, state, and federal law enforcement agents. For a free lesson on how to win brutal street-fights go to:

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  2. Barimacan

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    This is a great technique. I would definatly try this first before trying to bridge the distance on an armed attacker. However, I would disagree on a couple of minor points.

    If your opponent is trained in knife/weapon fighting they have undoubtably trained in this very technique and would most likely use it against you.

    Also there is definatly a distinction between knowing a techinque (i.e. reading it in this post) and actually practicing it with a training partner.

    This is a great techinque but dont just make a mental note of it. Get out there and practice it.123

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