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    How do you train for Self Defense?

    I'm not going to lie, self defense is probably the last thing I care about in training. But I was wondering how are you supposed to train effectively for Self Defense? What drills do you do, for people who train grappling are there subs that your instructor or who ever would say this is good for x but not for the "street".

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    i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens! supporting member

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    well, i'm going to the range on saturday.

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    I would say that firstly, MMA is the combat sport that is most like "teh street" so that would be the base, then maybe looking to ensure you aren't at risk of being bitten, fishhooked ect. Maybe you want to throw in an extra opponent or three and see how hard it is to fight multiple opponents. I think the most important thing is a solid base and not so much deadly eye rakes and such, but it may be worthwhile to spend an hour or so on "foul tactics" but I don't think they deserve the hours and hours RBSD and assorted teh street larpers spend on them becuase if you aren't doing them for real, you aren't training your insticts to go for them under pressure, which is what they believe.

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    Or carry mace. Might be a better idea.

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    I run. It's the only self-defense proven to not get my ass kicked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauli
    well, i'm going to the range on saturday.
    Do you train tactical shootiing?

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    Find the worst, most fight prone bar you can and get a job as a bouncer. You'll get in more "real world" fights than just about anyone else. All the theory in the world won't replace experience. And you might just catch a very educational knife in the ribs or unseen club to the head to go with it. Then won't you be glad that you have "teh d3adly str33t" experience...

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    I agree RUN FOREST RUN!!!!!!

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    My instructor does mention quite often that sub X is good in the ring, MMA, on teh street, or only for grappling trounaments, etc etc ... or not good in the above as the case may be...

    I think it's all situational - hense 'teh street' in the first place :)

    I think that any art that trains for full contact or full resistance will be MORE useful on the street, but I don't think there is any fool proof street technique.

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    You train.

    You train in the most "alive", phsycally and mentally stressful way you can handle. You push your body to it's limits. You learn the difference between speed and timing and you learn good footwork. You perfect technique ...

    and then you hope you never get into a situation where you have to defend yourself because anything can happen.
    Monkey Ninjas! Attack!

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