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Unarmed Self-Defense

Unarmed self-defense is tricky. You can spend years learning things that are counterproductive to how your body moves and what actually happens in a physical conflict. You can also spend years learning skills that depend on youth. As you age, certain kicks, strikes and throws have less meaning because the body can't retain strength and elasticity. Keep it basic, keep it simple, and keep it repetitive. 

 
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  • A Budget Shotgun/Handgun Duo
    by Lionquest1 on March 19, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    Living on a budget and you need a firearm for home protection? Here are a couple of suggestions.

  • The Get Off Me Kick
    by Lionquest1 on January 22, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    The plain Jane front kick is often overlooked in self defense. It is simple, lines up with the body's natural locomotion, and is powerful.

  • Basic Block and Strike Combinations
    by Lionquest1 on January 22, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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    The key to self-defense is working with your own leverages and fitness levels as well as simple repetitive practice. You practice basic combinations in a repetitive fashion much like you practice a musical scale.

  • How to Deflect a Punch
    by Lionquest1 on January 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    This is the second type of block/deflection that John McSweeney taught. Added with that is a Ed Parker Kenpo technique where a deflection is continued with an outer block that can lead into to different types of arm bars or joint locks.

  • How to Defend Against A Punch
    by Lionquest1 on January 22, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    A video I shot a few years ago on the basic blocking windmill motions of McSweeney's system.

  • John McSweeney's Self Defense System
    by Lionquest1 on January 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM
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    This is a brief overview of McSweeney's self defense system with a little humor thrown in.


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