7 Deadly Self Defense Myths • Martial Arts Journey

While how likely it is that you will be attacker,
depends on what part of the world you live in, the risk of it, one way or the other,
exists pretty much to everyone. Sometimes, whether we will be able to successfully
defend ourselves or not, may even be a matter of life and death. There are plenty of people who were able to
defend themselves without knowing martial arts, or having any formal self defense training,
yet that is not always the case, and when it is not – the results are tragic. Knowing the right information about self defense
may dramatically reduce the likeness of being attacked, and increase your ability to survive
an encounter, yet knowing the wrong information, may put you into even a bigger danger. For this reason, in this Martial Arts Journey
video we will take a look at seven biggest myths of self defense, to remove from your
knowledge, and increase your overall safety. Number one: Self defense is about biting,
kicking and punching Many people when they think about self defense,
they think about the physical aspect of it: such as biting, kicking and punching. What is very important to understand, is that
effective self defense is actually much more than that. Proper self defense includes not only the
physical aspect, but also personal safety and prevention. Knowing how to detect a possible threat, and
avoid it, may dramatically reduce your likeliness to being attacked. Also, finding a creative solution, such as
de-value’ating yourself, in the midst of an encounter, is also a great possibility. At the same time, if you think of self defense
as just using physical force to protect yourself, you are much more likely to miss other opportunities,
and engage in a physical confrontation, while risking, sometimes unnecessarily, severe injury
in a direct physical confrontation. Number two: The first line of defense is kicking
to the groin and poking the eyes This is probably the most common myth in people
who have never trained self defense, or were engaged in a questionable self defense program. A number of people believe, that if a self
defense situation arises, the best solution is either to kick to the groin, or poke your
finger into the eye of the attacker. The reason this is a myth, first of all is
because a kick to the groin will not always “incapacitate” the attacker. Sometimes, it may cause less pain than intended
and won’t stop the attacker from continuing to attack, and in other cases a defender may
simply be unable to kick to the right place, given the stress of the situation and many
other variables, such as distance, height of the person and more. Pretty much the same applies to the gauging
the eyes. Not only it is difficult to train this movement,
since you can not keep poking the eyes out of your training partners, and it is risky
to rely on a movement that you have not trained, the eyes are also a very small target on a
head, which will not be staying in one place. Presented with the adrenaline, stress, and
the chaos of a real life encounter, there is very little chance to use this technique
effectively, while much more could be achieved with more effective solutions instead. Number three: Size doesn’t matter Some self defense systems claim that self
defense techniques exist, in which size doesn’t matter. While at first this sounds attractive, it’s
actually another dangerous and irrational myth to believe in. Not only height makes a huge difference, such
as the reach of the persons arms, also it may be close to impossible to strike the chin
with the palm of a much higher attacker, or even more so “to try to gouge the eyes out”. Size also makes a big difference in the force
that a person generates. It is no wonder that there are weight categories
in all combat sports. While there is a difference between combat
sports and self defense, even there, the huge difference that size and weight makes – is
acknowledged, as there is no panacea to removing the difference this aspect makes. Number four: Knife defense techniques work While it is possible to defend yourself against
an attacker with a knife, different from what many self defense instructors will claim,
it is an extremely difficult and chaotic matter. 90% of knife defense techniques show a single
movement, designed to counter a single thrust or slash, and it limits it’s training to
this “clean” manner. Meanwhile, the reality of knife defense is
very different. A knife is a weapon which has limitless lines
of attacking, rapid movement and low visibility. All the top level self defense experts that
I interviewed, spoke very causesly about knife defense, and warned, that if you will have
to defend against a knife – you should not expect to get out of it clean and uncut, as
it is such a difficult scenario to handle. Investing yourself in a single, clean technique
against a knife attack, may create false confidence, and relying on it in an actual knife defense
situation – may be deadly. Number five: Knowing martial arts will make
you good at defending yourself While there are many different martial arts,
which offer different approaches and techniques, in almost all cases there is a difference
between actual self defense and martial arts, and even combat sports. This common misconceptions makes people who
practice competitive fighting, or even worse – rely on complicated techniques practiced
with a cooperative partner, believe that they would successfully apply the same skills in
an actual self defense situation. While this possibility exists, it is important
to recognize that all martial arts teach in a highly controlled environment, such as specific
rules and terms of engagement. Also, oftentimes techniques are taught, which
are designed to counter other techniques of the same martial art, rather than more chaotic,
common street attacks. Not recognizing the difference between martial
arts and actual self defense, may lead to a wrong strategy and decision in an encounter,
and raise the danger of possible injury. Number six: The goal of self defense – is
to beat your attacker Continuing the line of thought on difference
between martial arts and self defense, and not limiting it to it – a dangerous misconceptions
first of all, is not recognizing the difference between a consensual fight and non-consensual
fight. A consensual fight most of the times can be
avoided, and sprouts from two ego’s colliding. It also, oftentimes ends in one person “winning”,
or others separating the people engaged. This – is not self defense. It is stupidity, and follows different guidelines. A self defense situation is non-consensual,
and often is lead by an assault, in which a defenders goal is not to beat the other
person, but to survive by all means necessary. This may lead to a very different approach,
and the attempt to disengage and run away, at first opportunity. If a person is bound to defeat the attacker,
he may re-engage, and stay in the fight, when it is absolutely not necessary, and in this
way, risk to get caught by an unexpected attack or more attackers. Number seven: Training self defense and thinking
about it – will draw a physical confrontation to your life While this myth and superstition applies more
to people who never invested into self defense, it is important to recognize and address this
dangerous belief. It works as any superstition – if you think
that a black cat crossing the road gives bad luck, the next time something bad will happen
– you will accredit it to it. The cat, and the bad outcome, have no relationship
in actuality. Same applies to self defense. Whether you think about it or not – the possibility
that you will be attacked exists, and it is much worse, if you will be attacked without
any preparation for this aspect. If not thinking about being attacked would
make people safe from it, all the best self defense systems would teach it. This wraps up the biggest and most dangerous
myths in self defense that I’ve encountered and wanted to address. What other myths do you see that I’ve left
out? Let me know in the comments. If you see value in this video, make sure
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100 thoughts on “7 Deadly Self Defense Myths • Martial Arts Journey

  1. Which self defense myths would you add? If you haven't seen the "5 most common myths of martial arts", check the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YRGkRmHuMs

  2. i stop watching this video after no. 2. nothing can be more effective than blinding the eyes or kicking the groin. after i saw no.2, no need to watch the rest

  3. Roflol you dont know shit 😂😂😂 lemme kick your balls 😂😂😂 we will see if you last more than 3 sec… poking eyes not necessary just attacking this area will trigger a reflex that you can exploit (not on trained fighter… once again trained fighter have better things to do than start shit on streets)

  4. I poked a guy in the eye with a quick finger and he went down like a sack of potato's . it was in high school and the dude was bullying/assaulting me and twice my size. You dont have too cock back your arm for an eye poke like you were throwing a punch. i got away with it scott free too unlike if i had chosen too punch him in the nose breaking his nose. He stopped screwing with me and actually talked too me with respect from then on. Stand up too your bullys!

  5. Pocket knifeu or a gun if he attacks stab him in the arm or his leg while hes i pain knock him out and call the police but in the case you have a gun shoot at his leg

  6. I took a kempo class and i do say im a more aggressive person from then but im still a passive person just not as afraid to fight if a situation calls for me to try

  7. I've got my own system, I call it "Run as fast as I can and scream 'Bomb' as loud as I can," or RAFAICSBALAIC if you prefer brevity.

  8. Fascinating discussion—I spent 7 years in 3 different Karate dojos, and got a lot out of it. In the few real, unavoidable altercations I’ve had, my mood played a role in whether or not I could de-escalate the situation before it got messy. Fortunately for me it never went too far and others helped break things up. With enough of the right training, de-escalation could hopefully become as automatic as responding in kind. I think it may be a myth that MA training could help with de-escalation any better than 6 months with a good psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in assertiveness training. I couldn’t stop reading, and skipped dinner. Now I have to go out at night in a strange city and look for food—wish me luck!

  9. The problem with self defense training is that everything goes south the moment you get a knuckle in the jaw, a boot in the groin, a steel bar on the temple, or a knife in the chest. Defending yourself will most likely get you killed. The goal (of a fight) is to go on offensive and land that knife or steel or knuckle first. Why wait for someone to randomly attack you on the back when you could be the one randomly attacking people on their backs.

  10. If you are getting attacked with a knife, you are going to get cut. Simple as that. It will happen, there is no way to avoid it.

  11. Hou forgot about another one. "You might practice a martial art, but one clean hit from me and your out" so many people genuinely believe they have the power to knock someone out with one blow, and it are usually the type of guys that dont even do any sports involving your arms. So many soccer retards.

  12. What you are teaching people herein is of the utmost value.
    I also hope that people actually do take into consideration the way the law sees things in most of the countries of the world, after personally serving 6 months in prison, due to a defencive and unavoidable situation wherein l ended up being told by my lawyers that I will end up being charged with "excessive use of force in self defence", and advised to take a plea bargain. The reason being due, largely, to the way the attacker fell, hitting his head severely on a concrete curb, and due to a kick to the leg I had thrown, just prior to landing the knockout punch, which had hyperextended his knee, and caused him to have a permanent limp.
    l had tried to de-escalating the situation, and done everything else that I could, and my reaction to his attack was instinctual and automatic, having trained all of my life in Philipino Martial Arts, and Muay Thai. Those years of training also worked against me in a legal sense, whereby the prosecution presented the whole unfortunate case as though I had deliberately used these martial arts abilities to cause such harm to the attacker. This was not the case, as my reactions were automatic, and I had already tried everything to de-escalate the situation.
    Something for anybody training in martial arts to remember always when it comes to self-defence, as the effects upon one's life upon doing time are quite far-reaching, on top of the fact that you have to do that time, in and of itself, also.
    The charge now reads on my record as "Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm", and that charge will now remain tied to my name on all police and court records for the rest of my life.
    I will no longer be traveling to Hawaii, and many other countries either, and surfing ranks, alongside my love of the Martial Arts, as my favourite pastime. Those are just some of the things that change due to such situations occurring.
    I am a positive person, and don't really let anything get me down; my only point in mentioning these events at all, are to hopefully save somebody else from ever having a similar thing happen to them.
    I believe that all who teach the martial arts should make their students aware of this aspect of the laws regarding self defence.
    And even when you are aware of them, as I was throughout, it can still affect your life in such a way.
    Avoidance is huge; it truly matters more than anything else in self defence, wherever it is possible, and awareness of the law is truly something to be taken into consideration by all serious students and teachers of the martial arts.

  13. i currently hold the rank of Red Belt in Tae Kwon Do and even my 4th dan Black Belt instructor says if you see an opportunity to run, take it.

  14. If someone is threatening you with a knife, and you think, " I can take it from him". Your as good as dead. In reality it is far "easier" to disarm an opponent armed with a handgun or rifle. I say that for context, because that is still unadvisable. Anyone who trains in self defense should also focus on the mental exercise of improvised weapons. Utilizing your environment is the best way to survive a hostile interaction if unarmed, or out armed.foe instance a shovel or rake make more effective weapons than a simple knife. Even a clumsy chair can be utilized to maintain distance. Also a good kick to the groin is only useful if followed up by a series of brutal attacks, or a very fast retreat

  15. All wrong. You are a school of misinformation. I mean what gives you the moral right to comment on such things? You are ignorant and still want to be heard. Shame on you.

    Actually biting kicking puching HAVE EVERYTHING TO DO WITH SELF DEFENSE!!! The fact that more factors are involved does not negate these factors.
    There are times when hitting the eyes is really easy, it all depends on the attacker as well as feeling comfortable with the move and idea of injuring someone's eyes.
    Size does matter SOMETIMES but not always; stronger, taller guys have been beaten up many times.
    Knife defense techniques many times can work, depending on attacker and how properly trained you are. It's not a myth.
    Martial arts can and do work if your training is realistic. A muai thai guy can low kick a guy to the floor even if he trained for 6 months with a fairly decent teacher And no, all self defense moves are not complicated. You are very closed minded and ignorant. E.g. A front kick to the chin is not complicated and SO MUCH more (which even a white belt may accomplish).
    No the goal of self defense is not to beat the attacker. Where do you get this nonsense from??? The goal is to stay alive and escape. Martial arts have helped many people do exactly that and then some.
    It's true, training sd will not draw trouble to you. It's all about your moral and ego, not what you train in. I mean who says otherwise??
    All these myths are fabricated in your mind in order to make a video and keep teaching cause that's what you like to do.

  16. You're Aikido is terrible. Where did you study and why did you think you could teach it? Twenty years hard practice and then maybe you can teach.Or maybe not.

  17. True self defense in my opinion is starting off with core techniques getting solid with them and building off of those. A person who is training in self defense should be familiar in strking long range , mid range, and close range kicking and punching. They should also be familiar with grappling stand up, ground, along with environmental weapons. If a person can do that they will be ok in the majority of self defense situations.

  18. People who train makes their muscles stronger, that means that even if you get beaten by 15 Africans at the same time like it happened in Melbourne, Australia to a Chef, you can survive the beating. But if your muscles like your neck muscles are weak and are not strong, you can have a broken neck.
    Is better to train making your body muscles stronger so you can stand up to the kicking and punches from many directions. That is what people forgets, the point of Martial Arts and Boxing is to make your muscles stronger to withstand the beatings even if you can not win a fight.

  19. There is only one true and pure system of self defense that will save your life. It's the Ameri-Do-Te by Master Ken. You'll never be defeated by any enemy. Trust me!!! See more at 1:58……and thank me later.

  20. Can you put links to the various street fight clips? In particular, I was curious as to the outcome of the one at 5:26. It looked like the guy who got sucker-punched might have been about to use some grappling techniques once he stood up.

  21. If a self defense technique is to be brought into the realm of reality, one must included the mental game. By this I mean, how to deal with the rush of Adrenalin and digest the shock and surprise of the encounter. I have known a few street gang members in my day, they love to fight (yes it's immoral) and they excel at the mental game.

  22. Although size increases reach, weight and power, the term size doesn't matter, should be more to teach a principle, which is no matter how big the attacker, we all have the same weakness'. From my personal experience, the most willing to do whatever to survive, "wins" this means a well trained passive man vs an untrained willing brawler, the brawler wins. Success here is 80% aggressive state of mind and only 20% skill.

  23. A lot of traditional knife defense techniques are old and go back to a time when people wore body armor. Second martial art were originally taught from the time some was a child.

  24. Self-defense myth 0: you're gonna "defend yourself", as if you're going to exit the encounter unharmed (objectifying the attacker).

    The attacker is a human with motives to do you harm. He has the same organs as you, same nervous system, same brain. What hurts you hurts him, the difference is in the degree of pain. And he knows that. He knows you don't understand it like he does, thus you're an easy victim. Therefore, defending yourself is not a thing – you're not leaving unscathed; instead, your goal is to get away from him/them. If that means you're gonna have to injure someone – so be it.

  25. Correct me if im wrong but surely the best thing to do when someone attacks you with a nife is strike them as hard as you can.A hard low kick, a straight right (MJW says a straight is more powerfull then a hook)to their jaw,kick them in the head?They are going to be more focused on stabing you then defence.

  26. My teacher used to say that self-defense is about establishing a clear path to get the hell away from danger. Tai Kwon Do was great for physical discipline and mental clarity but he said that proper form doesn't matter when your life is on the line.

  27. One of my favourite myth:
    You can learn self-defense in a 3 months course. That's a lie. Developing fundamental skills which might help you a situation takes years. I always say that learning self defense is a lot like learning a language. Expect that you can defend yourself after a 3 months course is the same, if you would take a 3 months course in Japanese, then get dropped down in the middle of Tokyo, where some Japanese guys are arguing you and you have to keep up the conversations and prove your point in Japanese. After 3 months of learning, riiight….
    My favourite when someone ask me to teach him/her "just a few self-defense moves2. Well I could also teach you a few sentences in Japanese, but that doesn't mean at all that you'll be able to use it in Japan.

  28. These videos can be controversial to make and often lead to the rise of armchair black belts; but I feel this was well articulated and presented fair points. Stay safe people.

  29. I need stop watching this pussy ass channel. Attacks on the street are likely to happen, avoid the fight but if not go with the flow and do whatever you can to survive the attack meaning anything goes. Kill or be kill. fuck it.

  30. Size does matter in a physical altercation. It isn’t the only factor that matters but it is an important one. In general, martial artists don’t pay enough attention to the science of physics. There are two basic formulas from physics that express the importance of size.

    The first formula is:


    For this formula:

    f = force
    m = mass
    a = acceleration, where acceleration refers to any change in speed

    The second formula is:

    Ek = 1/2 m v^2

    For this formula:

    Ek = kinetic energy
    m = mass
    v^2 = velocity squared

    Both of these basic formulas make it clear that size or mass matters in the sense of how much energy can be generated. If all other factors are equal, a larger fighter will hit harder than a smaller fighter. The formula for kinetic energy also makes it clear that speed or velocity is important in the amount of kinetic energy that a fighter can deliver. In short, a faster kick or punch normally delivers more kinetic energy than a slower kick or punch. It is important to note that a larger, fast fighter is inherently capable of delivering more force than an equally fast but smaller fighter.

    Traditional martial artists tend to say that size doesn’t matter because they are either ignorant of the physics or because they view it as a factor about which the martial artist can do nothing. Ignorance doesn’t counter physics. And, martial artists do have some control over their size. There is a reason why boxers, American football players, mixed martial artists, and other athletes are serious about lifting weights. Weight lifting increases size (read this as mass in mathematical terms) and strength. Both matter or athletes simply wouldn’t waste their time and energy on it.

    Other factors are also important. Skill is one such factor. Speed, as I mentioned, is important. Aerobic conditioning, survival mentality, situational awareness, the physical environment, the ability to take a punch, and even luck influence the outcome of a physical altercation. There are other important factors that I am not mentioning. It is a critical mistake to rely on any single one of these at the expense of the others. That is a formula for losing. In a self defense situation, losing can equal death.

  31. A kungfu master once proclaimed he knows the best way to defend against a holdup at knife point. He then reached into his pocket and handed out his wallet.

  32. I view it as martial arts, self defense and fighting.
    Martial arts would be if I kickboxed and try to wear my opponent down over time in a technical competition of skill and discipline, that would be martial arts.
    If I kicked and punched the most vulnerable spots I could find so that I'm able to get away, that's self defense.
    If I'm putting my well being on the line to harm another, dropping my guard to disguise attacks and eating punches, violently tackling, headbutting, death grip, gouged eyes, clapped ears, repeated shots to the nose and throat, strangulation, collapsed tracheas, broken bones. That's fighting, that's the one nobody wants, that's the one to prepare against, that's what you need to learn about. Take away man's guns and swords and you'll see their true capacity for violence

  33. 3:14 When I first started trying to learn how to defend my self against most attacks. The first thing I was told about Hand to knife fighting was “prepare to get cut because. You are going to come out with cuts in a knife fight.”

  34. If you live in a neighborhood with a low crime rate, lock your doors at night, keep a dog that barks when strangers come near, and report any suspicious activity to the police, then you are already doing everything you can to keep yourself safe. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something.

  35. Sure there's a lot of bullcrap about these self defence techniques. So… The million dollar question is… What DO I do when I need to defend myslef??

  36. I took a knife away from an attacker. I used technique in other situation. and they worked. so don't tell they don't work.

  37. Sometimes the best defense is either running away or taking a beating instead of killing or injuring the attacker, then you will be in real shit if you kill the attacker, or disable the attacker permanent. Don’t do it, just run,

  38. Hello knowing the right way to punch and the right way to block. Is something you learn in Martial arts. To get the most out of what you are doing. Stop by my channel. I have great podcast on Martial arts

  39. kicking their knee and breaking it is a better option. turn your foot out and kick down on their knee if possible.

  40. In rare of the rare case the person can take kick.on private part.but if u realy remember to kick there at that moment,it works every time.just through a kick at middile.

  41. i never get people saying size matters. like do these lads honestly think if someone the size of tyson or wilder swings at you with a left hook as some 5 foot tall manlet you just make a wristlock and zipzap lock his arm and put him on the ground? 100kg buffed dude even if he just occasionally hits the bag for cardio is gonna flip your shit 99/100 times period.

  42. You have an egoist philosophy, not a philosophy of will, and change. You think, and do not know. They are not myths. Who is to say if they can weather a kick to groin. That they will land a basic punch to the face. You are just a fool.

  43. Look at what ali, and Tyson have done with their small stocky frames. Look at what mighty mouse does. You have no took to speak, but to argue situation you have o my seen. See something different.

  44. If it was not effective. It would not be here. You can have the watered down vergen, or have some one tell you what they have learned l, and cam apply from the martial art they have learned. You obviously have a lack of motivation, and have not really gotten in a real fight.

  45. I'm thinking of a scene from the movie "They Call Me Bruce" which is a comedy about martial arts. I don't know too much about it but I remember the scene in question where the character is about to get into a fight with a martial artist and he goes on citing his style's philosophy (despite the fact he has no style) which gets him out of the fight. It is harder to talk your way out of a confrontation than it is to fight your way out of it.

  46. i like this video much more than your's other video( also 'liked').
    But i think you are not completely understand the last 'myth'. It is not think about the self defend but think about martial actions will more likely to draw the physical confrontation in life.
    Because if spend too much time to think about how to beat people and what violent action you will choose in situations that have other people oppose you, it will become habit, some people don't but a lot of people don't have enough mental health or experience to control and create their habits right.
    And i even in peaceful cases, your action might be mixed with a little violent and may cause misunderstanding with hot blood people or bad mental people while they are in rough situations.

  47. Excellent so many martial artists think think that what they learn in dojo will work on the street. NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. Self defence is NOT A FAIR FIGHT UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS. People that think they can deal with a street attack because of sport training are WRONG THERE ARE TO MANY VARIABLES that are never in a dojo

  48. Train martial arts doesn't attract physical confrontation for your life. In fact, is quite opposite.

    Most mammals in nature have "the predator instinct". If they feel the fear from their prey, the hunt starts.

    Human beings are not an exception. Violent people have the predator instinct.

    If you are training, you become a little more confident. So your attitude, your body language, everything send the message "I'm not a victim for you". Because that, most of violence situations stay away.

  49. I love sport martial arts but when I rolled (was gi bjj now 10th planet) I put my self in “street fight” positions and change my griping so I can always practice street oriented scenarios especially stand up practicing my no gi judo I suggest that to everyone who grapples because in the guard you don’t want separation between you and your opponent a strong clinch to a sweep is always a good chain to practice or practicing armbars from a closed distance

  50. Another myth is that training a few times a week in a dojo learning techniques, regardless of which art or style, will prepare you for the physical tolls of a real encounter. Martial artists who train to be able to effectively withstand a real fight (not a brawl or "monkey dance") should ask themselves questions like "How many minutes can I function at maximum energy output?" or "How many full force, full contact punches/kicks can I take?" etc. If you want to have a chance at walking away from a fight, you'd better be in top shape and conditioned, because if you get winded after 30 seconds or collapse after a solid blow to the face, you won't even get a chance to use what you've learned in the dojo.

  51. There's this guy who thinks he is a self defense master, I challenge him on 3 condition :
    1. You can do what you want ( not me )
    2. You can use whatever you want except weapons that you don't normally carry around
    3. I cannot head lock him.

    The guy got knocked out once where he didn't wear any gloves while I wear my hand wrap and elbow guard.

    At first he think he's the strongest and rushed to me , he got immediately side kicked by me and fall to the ground then I axe kick him on his thigh ( I think which I incapacitated him and I felt guilty of that as I don't intend to cause large damage, it'll take at least 6 weeks to heal I think ) . He got up and he rush to me again but he tried to poke my eyes this time, little did he know, side step is actually a very good way to dodge these things so he got elbow by me and got knocked out. He never visited me ever again.

  52. A judoka once told me of a simple fight exit. Kick the opponent in the ankle and immediately run off!

  53. False sense of security when you have never even been in a physical confrontation and have been training with a willing partner can be an eye-opener when you get sucker punched or ambushed in any way even with multiple attackers or weapons you need as much alertness and awareness of what's around you all the time good luck on your journey

  54. I would agree to all points but the groin-point. for sure there are people who can resist groinshots. but its not often that happens (theres a lot of training needed). and even if you can resist the pain, theres often the reflex to cover that zone in some way (by holding down hand, going down with the body etc….). this allows some more possibilitys to attack or even get out or getting some space. so no complete disagree but i wouldnt call it a myth (because its working in the most cases). for example knife-defense doesnt work in many cases, as you discribed. good video anyway =)

  55. Actually size does NOT matter…even though someone with larger size may produce more force…a smaller person is usually faster…ESPECIALLY if well trained…and if know what your doing…catch a larger person off balance and you gain control…just making a good point

  56. Self defense is only a myth if you lose your nerve, haven't trained long enough or are outmatched. Avoiding confrontation is good advice but not always possible…what then? Arm yourself. Fuck our convoluted justice system. And to hell with your opinion. I have survived attackers many times.

  57. Lovely video content! Excuse me for chiming in, I would love your initial thoughts. Have you thought about – Chireetler Dread Free Rule (probably on Google)? It is a great exclusive product for learning self effective defence moves without the hard work. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my cousin after a lifetime of fighting got astronomical results with it.

  58. How about the common myth that being larger is always better than being smaller? The larger mass verses faster speed debate…

  59. Myth eight:  "I am a bad ass and that knowing self defense will be my best protection." The best fight is actually the one you managed to avoid. Anything can happen in a fight so you should best try and avoid them as much as possible.

  60. If you are a trained martial artist you have an advantage over most people period (but not all). There is no such thing as a champion street fighter but you r chances increase dramatically. I have personally tested this hypothesis. The secret is that you must train properly and use your skill responsibly. That does NOT mean you will definitely always win. It just means you have a lot better chance!.

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