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Category: Kicks

Five Critical Concepts for Mastering Close Quarter Combat

Five Critical Concepts for Mastering Close Quarter Combat

When learning self-defense, you learn a lot of techniques, weapons, and skills that make up the system you are studying. Of the many techniques you learn, which ones are really the most important for close quarter combat? If you’re serious about learning how to protect yourself using the techniques you learn, then you need to Read More

Strike Like You Mean It: The Fluid Shock-Wave Principle

Strike Like You Mean It: The Fluid Shock-Wave Principle

I would like to introduce you to a fighting principle called the Fluid Shock Wave Principle. I was taught this principle when I became an instructor in a police defensive tactics system called PPCT which stood for Pressure Point Control Tactics. Even though this was the primary focus of the system, I won’t be talking Read More

Viking Combat by Mark Hatmaker

Viking Combat by Mark Hatmaker

Overview For today’s historical-combat exercise, we are going to follow a weave of martial endeavors that begins with the American Frontier’s rough & tumble strategy of “Attacking the Buckler” and goes back to Viking archeology. From there we’ll move on to a “chicken or the egg” style debate about whether or not a French martial Read More

#1 Thai Kick Mistake – Ignoring this will cost you big time in a street fight

#1 Thai Kick Mistake – Ignoring this will cost you big time in a street fight

The Thai Kick is one of the most devastatingly effective fight moves around. The problem is, when not done correctly (and many instructors leave this part out) it’s also one of the easiest moves for an attacker to defend against. In the video above, Thai Kickboxing expert Mike Goldbach shows you exactly what to do Read More

How To Block The Feared Thai Kick

How To Block The Feared Thai Kick

The Most Feared Kick The Thai Kick is one of the most feared fighting moves. Skilled Thai kick boxers have been known to break the femur of their opponents with a well executed Thai kick. While the Thai kick is powerful, and a worthwhile skill to develop, it CAN be effectively blocked.

Devastating Oblique Kick To Take Out An Attacker’s Knee

Devastating Oblique Kick To Take Out An Attacker’s Knee

Simple But Devastating The simplicity of this kick is exactly what makes it so effective. When adrenaline is rushing through your system this is exactly the kind of simple and effective move you will be able to remember and execute in the heat of the moment. This self-defense technique targets the knee, which as you Read More