self defense

  1. S

    Looking for Partner to Create Videos

    I’m looking for a partner who is willing to be in demonstration videos for a website. I am willing to pay $20/hr until I have all the content I need. I’m located in Crystal Lake, IL. Details can be discussed if your interested. The videos will consist of body throws, joint locks (jiu jitsu)...
  2. C

    Questions about aikibudo, aiki jujitsu, and ninjutsu

    Greetings! I'm looking to get back into martials arts. I am looking for something not competitive, but rather very oriented toward self defense and real-life scenarios. I want something generalist, such as jujitsu. As long as it is effective in real-life scenarios. My wife might also want to...
  3. R

    Rishinjuku karate

    Rishinjuku karate is a full-contact karate style which allows all strikes. This includes: bare knuckle face punches, head butts, knees, elbows, kicks and attacks to the groin in its Tatsujin competition format. It is trained in such a manner that men, women and children can train it safely...
  4. Invisibleflash

    Streamlight tactical lights are pretty tough

    I've always used Surefire and still do. But the Streamlight tactical lights are impressive with their ability for taking abuse.
  5. D

    Hapkido School in Central Ohio

    I want to give Hapkido a try. I live in Columbus, Ohio. I have only been able to find 4 schools. 3 of them are very expensive, and on the other side of town. The other one is only 1 day a week at the rec center. Does anyone here know of any good schools close to Columbus they could recommend...
  6. D

    From Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Japanese Jiu Jitsu

    I recently gave up on Brazilian jujitsu. I love the sport, but my body is mangled - cauliflower ear, scar tissue on my eye, beginning of arthritis on my finger/hand. This is after only 3 months of consistent training. I am interested in Japanese jujitsu, but there just isn't any information...
  7. raskone

    Hey there!

    Hey guys and girls, just wanted to say hi! I've been lurking for some time, but I decided that it was time for me to create a user now. I am practicing a lot of self defense techniques, and have been doing Krav Maga for the last 4 years, but I want to learn more about the actual martial arts...
  8. Christopher Adamchek

    Anti-Freeze Self-Defense

    Self-defense classes i have been teaching at a university, with the primary starting focus of the course being to minimize freezing up during an encounter. I do this by simulating the energy of a wild attack - swinging with follow through intent with speed and little power - telegraphing...
  9. G

    Wing Tzun Lifestyle

    Hello guys. We have a new Youtube Channel called Wing Tzun Lifestyle and we want to show people what we are doing... Our topic is self defense. We are a Teacher and Student . Wing Tzun Lifestyle
  10. Isaiah90

    Why Taekwondo will get you killed in self defense

    Here's a brief explanation why Taekwondo will get you beaten or killed on the streets. No situational awareness - The first problem is the lack of situational awareness. No one's going to "fight" you. It's going to be an unexpected attack. For example, heard of this Taekwondo practitioner who...
  11. Isaiah90

    Why BJJ will get you beaten or killed in self defense

    Here's an explanation why people should stop teaching BJJ for self defense. Little to no striking - BJJ has little to no striking. BJJ claims that you can subdue an attacker peacefully without striking or kicking. The problem is that if you have to avoid strikes and kicks to counter them, your...
  12. Isaiah90

    Starting modern self defense school in NC

    Starting my own self defense school in NC. Trained martial artists and untrained peeps are welcome to join. With years of self defense training, here’s what i have to offer. Diversity - What makes my lessons unique? There’s no “set” system of self defense training. Instead, i invite a diverse...
  13. MaxtheNinja

    Best self defense handgun

    I'm wondering what the best self defense handgun is in everyone's opinion. Thanks!
  14. A

    "... just wanted to talk"

    He just wanted to talk. Then he wanted a hug. This woman's story is a must-read for men. posting because this is one of the most frequent issues coming up in women's SD classes and conversations. Please describe your _ specific_ instructions for women/girls who present with this issue. I'm...
  15. Isaiah90

    Looking for sparring partners for self defense training

    Looking for sparring partners for self defense training around the NC USA area. Let me know if you're interested.
  16. A

    Encouraging Women to Train

    There are no female students in my school. I used to think this was just how things go in martial arts schools but after seeing a lot of the posts here as well as spending more time cross training with instructors at other schools, I'm noticing that this isn't the case in other schools. The last...
  17. W

    Starting Muay Thai for selfdefense?

    Hello guys, I'm thinking about picking a martial art, mainly for self-defense purposes. I'm a gay guy, and although my country is pretty tolerant, there are always those who want to cause harm to others simply for being different. I would like to be able to defend myself. I was given advice...
  18. TieXiongJi

    Looking for Invention Inspiration

    Hi All! I am an engineer and martial artist. I have a few ideas for self defense equipment for professional use, but I would love to hear the problems you see while working in security, bouncing, defending yourself... Please describe the situation where you may need some additional equipment...
  19. TieXiongJi

    Easy to Carry, Easy to Use Self Defense Weapons

    Hi All, I am an electrical engineer, martial artist of the Chinese disciplines, and a self defense hobbyist. I have been puzzling over how the women in my life could fight back if I came at them hard and haven't seen much chance for them to resist me if I use maximum force. I came up with an...
  20. TieXiongJi

    Meeting and Greeting - I am doing that.

    Hello Martial Talk Forums! I am a 12 year Taiji Player; started in 2003 with Yang -> Competition Forms -> Sun -> Wu -> Chen. I was a regular in the tournament circuit around Southern California between 2004 and 2008. I taught for over a year in Los Angeles out of my Karate coach's school around...
  21. Michael Robinson

    self defense in public schools

    Do your guys belive in self defense in public schools if you fight back in school You might get iss - in school suspension or oss - out of school suspension or expelled from school because I self defense my self in school when i was in 8th grade but now i am in 10th grade i got introuble and...
  22. Brian R. VanCise

    CCW Class At Las Vegas Martial Arts Academy...

    Our bi-annual CCW class is next weekend in Las Vegas. Details: Just A Few Weeks To Our CCW Class…
  23. A

    Sparring

    Can one only become a good fighter and be prepared for a fight if they spar? Or is simply learning the form and ingraining those movements into one's reflexes just as efficient?
  24. A

    Martial arts for self defense

    What is your preferred martial art for self defense? Personally, mine is Wing Chun.
  25. A

    Wing Chun vs MMA

    What is better for self-defense, Wing Chun or MMA? Please no comments about how one martial is not better than another. Thanks.
  26. A

    Wing Chun vs MMA

    Hi everyone. My friend and I have been going back and forth over which is superior for self defense, wing chun or mma. No martial art is truly superior, however he has been relentlessly insulting Wing Chun even though he literally knows nothing about it. He told me it is the "laughing-stock" of...
  27. ATACXGYMCAPOEIRA

    CAN'T KEEP A GOOD RENEGADE DOWN

    The Atacx Gym is back. Hey there, everyone.
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