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Category: Takedowns

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

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Be A Complete Fighter There are many types of martial arts out there and I have studied over 15 of them in my 35+ years of experience in martial arts, even earning black belts in five of them. Currently, I study Krav Maga, an Israeli Martial art taught to the Israeli military; Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Read More

One Strike Knockout…For Real!

One Strike Knockout…For Real!

The Brachial Stun While an agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) I went through a defensive tactics instructor course that taught me a devastating blow that totally changed my perspective on one punch knockouts. The strike I am speaking of is called a “Brachial Stun” which is without a doubt the Read More

Prison Fighting Style Takedown

Prison Fighting Style Takedown

“Fair fighting” is for the ring and the matte.  In the prison system, the only rule is don’t snitch. You have to “man-up” and fight for yourself.  There’s no other choice. On the street, an attacker is NOT going to give you a fair fight.  They are gonna do whatever is necessary to overpower you. Read More

Take-down from the Clinch – with Mike Gillette

Take-down from the Clinch – with Mike Gillette

Being in the clinch in a street fight is a dangerous place. An attackers buddies can attack you from behind, you don’t have much mobility, you can be easily forced to the ground, and it typically lengthens the fight (exposing you and your loved ones to more risk). For those reasons you want to transition Read More

Wicked Self Defense Throw – Turns larger attackers weight against him

Wicked Self Defense Throw – Turns larger attackers weight against him

This self defense throw technique is perfect if you get into a shoving match with a larger attacker. While I typically don’t advocate getting tied up up with an attacker it sometimes happens despite your best attempt to end it quickly. If you get into a shoving match with an attacker who outweighs you, it’s Read More