Archives for October 2014

3 Types of Surprise Attacks and how to prepare for them

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1. They came out of no where!

The attackers probably did not beam in from outer space. They were there and you just weren’t paying attention.

These are easy to prevent.

Simply practice awareness drills on a regular basis, plan ahead & use good judgment about what situations you put yourself into.

When good awareness skills aren’t enough, or you make a mistake, you’ll end up with one of the next two types of surprise attacks.

2. Sudden but you have time.

This is any attack where you see it coming. Maybe you catch the flash of a punch the instant before it lands or maybe the attackers engage you in conversation seconds or even minutes before the physical assault.

In either case the key is to not let suprise immobilize you.

Get moving.

Also, have a plan.

If you’re trying to make decisions in that type of situation you will freeze.

Have a simple plan of action that applies to most situations and practice, practice, practice.

3. Blindsided.

This is when the physical assault begins before you realize there’s a threat.

They are already hitting, grabbing or stabbing and you have to figure out what’s going on while that’s happening.

The solution is the same: have a plan of action and get moving.

The difference is that plan must be centered around training your body to instinctively slip and neutralize any incoming force.

This is also the focus of our new DVD.

Tactical Pen 2: Surprise Attacks & Knife Defense.

This DVD features step by step training to prepare you for surprise attacks. Including how to defend against surprise knife attacks.

You’ll learn how to prepare for the unexpected.

…and you’ll train your body and mind to respond instantly to attacks you don’t see coming.

You can save 25% on this new DVD until Friday Oct 24th.

http://www.clearsilat.com/self-defense/tactical-pen-2-surprise-attacks-knife-defense-10622.html

The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 15 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Grand Tai Chi

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 14 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Carry The Cauldron

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 13 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Cloud Hands

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 12 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Monkey Retreats

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 11 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Strum The Lute

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 10 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Brush Knee

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 9 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Wild Horse Tosses Mane

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 8 – Individual Moves – Big 8 – Apparent Opening & Place Hands on Jade Table

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 7 – Breathing

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 6 – Stances

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Tactical Pen 2: Surprise Attacks & Knife Defense

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Even the best self defense techniques will fail if you are caught by surprise.

Don’t let that happen to you.

This DVD features step by step training to prepare you for surprise attacks. Including how to defend against surprise knife attacks.

You’ll learn how to prepare for the unexpected.

…and you’ll train your body and mind to respond instantly to attacks you don’t see coming.

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Weapons training is a vital part of any self defense training.

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  • Knife Fighting & Defense – $100
  • Gun Tactics & situation Strategies- $50
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The First Rule of Martial Arts

Silat07The first and most important rule of Martial Arts.

Rule 1) Survive.

Everything else is secondary.

…because if that first thing doesn’t happen, nothing else will either.

There are many great reasons to study martial arts.

  • Safety
  • Health
  • Peace of mind
  • Confidence
  • Longevity
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Friends
  • Fun
  • Stress Relief
  • Fitness

…and many more.

But short term survival is first.

  • You can survive several weeks without food.
  • You can survive several days without water.
  • You can survive a few minutes without air.

When a crazed maniac is swinging a machete at your head you only have a second…

…maybe less..

..to use your head and stay alive.

This is where we begin.

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 5 – Stepping Side To Side

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 4 – Stepping Backwards

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 3 – Stepping Forwards

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 2 – Wu Chi

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Don’t neglect your martial responsibility!

Silat05You have two responsibilities as a Martial Artist.

Meet new people & make new friends.

Do this for yourself.

Your art was not created in a vacuum and you cannot grow in one either. Get to know people who train different arts and you will get better because of it.

Do this for your art.

People discover other martial arts through the people who embody them. no-one can discover and appreciate your martial art unless they have friends who are highly skilled in that art.

Do this for the Martial Arts.

Segmenting the martial arts by style, lineage or method only weakens us all. Bickering, infighting and petty politics drives people away from all martial arts.

Seek out opportunities to meet martial artists you would not normally interact with.

Find events that are dominated by Martial Arts Styles you have little or no experience with and get to know the people there.

The more people you get to know the better your art will be.

This is why Kuntao & Silat are as effective as they are. Because of all the mixing, intermingling, “cross contamination” and exposure to the arts from India, Tibet, Thailand, China, The Philippines and of course Indonesia & Malaysia among others.

Now a lot of that exposure was through warfare, piracy and other forms of violence.

Ideally we use other methods. Like friendship and cooperation to get that exposure.

Of course, you need to train hard and study good material so you can be a quality representative of these arts.

I recommend starting here:

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The Big 8 & 13 Lesson 1 – Introduction

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