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How do you escape the headlock in BJJ?

How do You Escape the Headlock in BJJ? A common move in most street fights is the headlock followed by a punch to the face. In fact, people grabbing your head is especially common in every white belt that starts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Grabbing and squeezing the neck is natural and instinctive when grappling.   That’s why it’s important to know how you escape the headlock in BJJ. In this article and video we look at the simplest method in […]

Why Weapon Defence is Pointless without Situational Awareness

Why Weapon Defence is Pointless without Situational Awareness People often learn to defend themselves against edged weapons. Yet, have you ever considered being attacked with an improvised tool? Logically you are more likely to be attacked with an item that is easily accessible in heat of the moment. This is why people are often stabbed in kitchens. So you need to have a sense of Weapon Situational Awareness. Knowing what objects can be used as a weapon against you will […]

How to Defend Yourself – Managing Emerging Threats

How to Defend Yourself – Managing Emerging Threats When you consider how to defend yourself, do you understand the importance of identifying threats to your safety? Especially if you are in an argument with a stranger in the street. How do you know if this person is dangerous enough to pull a weapon on you? What happens if the person attacks you with empty hands, but then decides to escalate with a knife? Well, this article will help you identify […]

Situational Awareness Training – Choked and Robbed Case Study

Situational Awareness Training: Case Study Surprise and Panic are two factors that make the average person freeze when suddenly attacked. Good Situational Awareness is key to Self Defence. In fact, the best self defence is prevention, rather than cure. Ultimately, you don’t want to fight or be put in a position where you have to defend yourself. That’s why situational awareness training is key. Today we look at how poor situational awareness lead to this man being choked unconscious and […]

What do Attackers Look for in a Victim?

What do Attackers Look for in a Victim? It takes a predatory individual less than seven seconds to select a victim. This makes the decision process practically automatic. Why is this important for you to know? Well, it’s important to know what makes you a target for violence. In other words, to see through the eyes of the predator. What do potential attackers look for in a victim? So What Do Attackers Look for in a Victim Your body language […]