Clear Defense – Street Self Defense

Street Self Defense

Learn to Defend Yourself Against Violent Attacks.

Learn a complete self defense method for extreme situations.

This method is very simple (and a little odd looking.)

It uses both hands, both knees, both feet and both elbows all at once. You learn to use your voice, your body language and your mind.

You learn how to trigger the mind and body to fight like a wild animal in an instant.

Training Includes:

  • Make full use of your body’s natural weapons.
  • 3 – 5 hits per second with full power.
  • Overwhelm an attacker with a barrage of power strikes.
  • How to keep from panicking so you never freeze up under pressure.
  • How to win a confrontation morally and in a way that can be defended legally.
  • One Touch Knockouts!
  • How to get someone twice your size off your body.

The Clear Defense method can be used by almost anyone. We’ve taught it to little old ladies and 70 year olds with heart conditions.

You’ll also learn:

  • How to beat the attacker to the hit every time.
  • Move in a way so that you cannot be vitally hit.
  • How to use an ink pen for self defense.
  • How to defend yourself when you’re surrounded.
Clear Defense $250

Run Time: approx. 238 min
Format: 2 NTSC DVD-R Discs

Click Here to Save over $280 with the Clear Self Defense Certification Package.

Sigung Richard Clear

Sigung Clear first began study the martial arts because he lived in rough neighborhoods and needed to defend himself on a regular basis.

He’s now spent over 35 years traveling, researching and training. Constantly working to find the most effective ways to survive bad situations.

That pursuit has led him to an in depth study of Kuntao, Pentjak Silat, Tai Chi, Xing Yi, Bagua, Systema, Kung Fu and other arts.

He’s studied knife, stick & firearm tactics. He’s done extensive research on violent attacks, how they happen, how victims respond, how the body & mind respond to extreme stress and the psychology of criminals.

Street Self Defense

Extreme Self Defense for Extreme Situations

Based on this research, training and his first hand experience of being attacked over 15 times…

What’s the one thing Sigung Clear would use for self defense above all others?

He’s been teaching it in a course we call Executive Transformations.

The program is very effective but there’s one problem.

It’s a bit pricy.

Normally the program is $4500 per person because of the amount of work and manpower needed to hold this course and the results it’s able to deliver. (If self defense is your only goal, this is the fastest way to get it and you only need about 10 – 15 minutes practice per week to maintain it.)

It’s great for executives who need self defense and don’t have time to train martial arts.

…but it’s out of reach of most martial artists.

So, we’ve taken the fighting method and put it on video.

Now, we can’t guarantee the same level of results as the 3 day course because we’re not running you through two and half days of intensive scenario training.

…but if you’ve ever wondered,

“What’s the one thing Sigung Clear would do for self defense, if he could only pick one?”

…this it.
Click Here to Save $280 with the Clear Self Defense Certification Package.

Clear Defense $250

Run Time: approx. 238 min
Format: 2 NTSC DVD-R Discs

Clear Silat Self Defense Certification Package

Extreme Self Defense for Extreme Situations.

Extreme Self Defense for Extreme Situations.

The Clear Silat Self Defense Certification Package is everything you need to defend yourself and get started in Clear’s Silat.

  • Clear Self Defense Certification Package
    • The Bow $50
    • Vol 1 Open Hand $100
    • Street Tactics $50
    • Art of sparring for self defense $250
    • Clear Defense $250
    • Tactical Pen $40
    • Escape from Holds $35
  • Sub Total: $775
  • Package Discount: $280 (36%)
  • Total: $495

Preparation for the Clear Silat Self Defense Certification Package can be completed in as little as 4 months. However to prepare adequately in such a short period of time will require A LOT of hard work and dedication.

To pass this test you must have an in-depth knowledge of self defense fundamentals, the fighting use of the open hand and the Clear Silat Self Defense fighting method, applications, exercises, energies, games & drills.

  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Study Materials: Clear Silat Self Defense Certification Package
  • Test: Testing must be done live. The cost of testing is $250

Clear Self Defense Certification Package $775 $495

Learn from online? Are you Crazy?

Someone left this comment on a Bagua video we posted over on Facebook this weekend.

“Learn from online? Are you Crazy?”

The myth that video training is useless is fading fast due to the rise of youtube and other video training options.

…But apparently it still persists amongst some folks.

Which seems odd, considering how highly regarded the Tai Chi Classics are.

Yang Cheng-fu, Wang Tsung-yueh, Wu Yu-hsiang, T’an Meng-hsien and many other highly skilled and revered Tai Chi masters thought it was worthwhile to create written materials on Tai Chi.

Granted, the classics aren’t the easiest of documents to decipher.

…but imagine what those folks would have done if they’d had an iPhone and Youtube?

We’ll they didn’t, but we do.

That’s why we’ve created so much free stuff like the intro to Bagua Course:

This teaches the fundamentals of Bagua so that anyone anywhere can begin benefiting from this art.

…and the more internal arts practitioners there are, the easier it becomes to find training partners.

The availability of training partners is one of the most important things any art needs to grow but in the case of Bagua it’s absolutely vital. Bagua at it’s core is a multiple opponent system and without groups of people out there training multiple opponent drills the art simply cannot survive.

So grab some people and go train some Bagua:

Take Care,

P.S. We’ll be in the NYC metro area June 3 & 8th

There are still a few spots open to get some hands on training with Sigung Clear.

I Chuan (YiQuan) w/ Sigung Richard Clear on Temple Underground Radio

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We talked about training internal skills with Clear’s Internal Push Hands.

You can learn some of the basics here:

And more is covered in The Practical Guide to Internal Power.

Here are some of the things to work on and feel for in push hands: Internal Push Hands Training Progression.

Make sure to check out our I-Chuan workshop coming May 1, 2 & 3 – 2015.

Bagua Stepping for Fighting – TUR March 19th Show Notes

This week on Temple Underground Radio we will talk about how to get your Bagua up to fighting speed.

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Study the lessons below to get the most out of this show.

Function Before Form

You should have functional fighting ability within 1 year of studying the internal arts. (Bagua, Tai Chi, Xing Yi)

To do this you must study function before form.

Form without function cannot be corrected & improved.

If you understand function then you can make corrections and keep your training as closely aligned with the end goal as possible.

You must have feedback. Drills and exercises that highlight your mistakes and allow you to correct them.

Get Started with Circle Walking & Stepping for Fighting

These drills should be practiced before solo circle walking practice.

Bagua is a multiple attacker art.

You must take these fundamentals & drill with multiple partners to make it functional.

Extensive multiple attacker drills to get your Bagua up to fighting speed are taught in the Bagua basics package.

We also talked about Bagua exercises and health:

What about Internal Refinement?

The Bagua Basics Package teaches internal energies and drills for training these energies against multiple opponents.

We also recommend using Clear’s Internal Push Hands in conjunction with the above training.

Basic Push Hands Lessons:

How do I know when I’m doing whole body breathing?

This is introduced in The Practical Guide to Internal Power:

The Practical Guide to Internal Power

Free 6 month guide to internal power development.

Click Here for The Practical Guide to Internal Power

Richard Clear’s Martial Arts background training on TUR March 12th

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Richard Clear, Gurjot Singh, Lester Holmes and others discuss Sigung Clears background and training in the Internal Martial Arts.

Here’s links to some of what was talked about in this episode.

How Much Of Your Training Time Is Wasted?

Silat12If you’re busy like me you only have a limited amount of training time each day.

So we need to use that time as effectively as possible.

We talk a lot here in the newsletter about how to find the most effective methods and ways to make our training as efficient as possible.

…but even the most efficient training is wasted if you don’t test it.

Without some drills, games and sparring to test our skills under pressure, we can’t be sure our training will be there when it matters.

Pressure testing and sparring is essential in making sure our skills will be there when we need them.

Sparring is also a great way to find our errors and fix them.

…and this makes our training even more efficient.

But sport martial art sparring methods wont do the job.

The Art of Sparring is a 2 disc DVD set that contains all the drills, games and types of sparring you need to properly train a reality based self defense art like Kuntao Silat, Tai Chi, Bagua or Xing Yi.

“So… When Will We See Silat & Tai Chi Competing In MMA?”

Silat17A couple years ago a Muay Thai player came to visit the school.

He hadn’t competed or trained in several years but he still had some very powerful kicks and his movement was deceptively light and agile.

He was quite friendly and we got to play and compare notes on Muay Thai and Kuntao

When he felt the power that Sigung Clear can produce his first reaction was:

“Man, You should go compete!”

This wasn’t the first or the last time we’ve heard this.

…and not just from sport martial artists.

Many Internal Martial Artist, who have felt what these arts can do, are waiting for the day when an internal artist will start cleaning up in MMA type competition.

I hate to disappoint them but I don’t see it happening anytime soon.

Competition is just not what Tai Chi, Silat, Bagua & Xing Yi are designed for.

These arts are reality based self defense arts.

…and it’s very important to understand the difference between Competition & Competitive, when sparring with these arts.

Your sparring SHOULD be competitive. In that you are comparing your self to your training partners. and you are using these comparisons that come about in sparring to find holes in your skill and to fix those holes.

However, it should NOT become a competition.

When sparring becomes competition it becomes about winning the game.

…anything that doesn’t help you win the game is now a waste of valuable training time. So the more you try to win the further your training gets from what you need for self defense.

In reality based arts your sparring should always be about building skill.

You are not trying to beat your opponents. You are using them to help you find errors in yourself and you are helping them find their own errors.

Each sparring game focuses on a specific skill or group of skills.

Keep in mind which skills you are working on each time you spar.

Our new DVD: The Art of Sparring teaches you the games drills and sparring methods to build self defense skill with reality based marital arts for self defense.

You can save $103 on this 2 disc set if you order by Monday Feb 23

Details are here:

How do Self Defense Arts Spar?

Silat09Last time we talked about why MMA & Kickboxing sparring methods are ineffective ways to train for self defense.

…but we still need to pressure test our arts.

We need to practice our skills against opponents who are trying to beat us.

One way to do this is through real world experience.

Move to a dangerous area, do stupid things, put yourself in bad situations, etc…

Sigung Clear and many of his teachers learned a lot this way. However, this is very dangerous. Sigung Clear and his teachers didn’t seek out dangerous situations. They had the misfortune of living in dangerous areas.

I don’t recommend this method if you have a choice.

Even if you do have a dangerous job or live in a dangerous place, I recommend doing as much of your pressure testing in training as possible.

After all, our goal with these arts is long term survival and health.

So, How to do we spar…

…and get to practice all of our most lethal techniques..

..against a resisting opponents…

…without hurting our training partners?

The simple answer is: You Can’t.

There is no single way to do this.

Any sparring method, game or drill that is safe will be divorced from reality in a way that leaves holes in your skillset.

In today’s, take a pill to cure everything world, this is not a popular message.

It’s much more comforting to buy into the ‘single solution’ message of MMA & sport martial arts. “If it works in MMA it’s good, if it doesn’t it’s not.” Clear, simple, easy.

But we are Reality Based Martial Artists.

…and the real world is messy, nuanced and complicated.

So, we need a bunch of drills, games & sparring methods.

Each game has a specific purpose, providing pressure in different ways and helping us build different parts of our skillset.

The good news is: we have more fun games to play with our training partners.

In our new 2 disc DVD set, Sigung Clear teaches the primary games, drills & sparring methods we use to spar and develop the skills of Kuntao Silat, Tai Chi, Bagua & Xing Yi against resisting opponents.

This includes the core sparring method of our Kuntao Silat that builds superior positioning skills and, if you put in a lot of hard work, will teach you how to move slower than the opponent while beating them to the punch every time.

Included with this set is a section on how to use these arts in a sport sparring format.

Though sport sparring is ineffective in preparing for self defense, it is very popular and it can often be a useful way to play with martial artists of different styles in a context they are used to.

The Myth of Pressure Testing: How MMA has failed the martial arts.

Pressure-Testing-Martial-ArtsMixed Martial Arts was supposed to be the savior of martial arts.

It was billed as the ultimate proving ground where a martial artist could test their skills against any other style.

MMA was supposed to provide a nonrestrictive format where anyone could test their techniques under pressure and see what really works and what doesn’t.

To this day many folks consider MMA and Kickboxing style sparring to be an essential part of learning to use their art effectively.

Like any good myth this his half true.

Testing yourself under pressure is essential and training your skills against opponents who are trying to counter you is important.

MMA sparring is just a horribly ineffective way to do this.

Of course the first problem is the rules. The rules are there to prevent techniques that could maim or kill a fighter. Rules are also used to keep the fights entertaining and discourage fighting strategies that might lose the interest of the audience.

There are no weapons in MMA. You only fight a single opponent at a time. etc…

So MMA sparring is NOT preparing you for an attacker who wants to kill or maim you. You are not preparing for an opponent who uses a boring but effective strategy. You are not preparing for an attacker who is armed and you are not preparing for attackers that work together.

A reality based martial art is designed for self defense.

Tai Chi, Silat, Xing Yi, Bagua and many kung fu styles.

These arts where all built to help you survive a life and death situation.

…against opponentS who are most likely armed.

MMA has become a great success as a sport and as entertainment but it has failed completely as an effective means to pressure test the martial arts.

Of course we still need to pressure test our methods.

…and we need to be able to interact with other martial artists and play the training games they are accustomed to.

Our new DVD set The Art of Sparring teaches you the games, drills and sparring methods that reality based martial arts like Kuntao Silat, Tai Chi, Bagua & Xing Yi use to make sure the skills we’re building will be there when we need them most: