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  1. DdlR is offline
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    Paraplegic self defense

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUZ4-2uXvro

    Demo. footage of a system of self defense designed for paraplegic people. The topic of "self defense in a wheelchair" has come up here a few times over the past couple of years, but I don't think we've seen videos detailing a realistic approach to the subject. Apparently the defender in this clip is a 42 year old T4-5 paraplegic.
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    Very interesting. This wasn't some slow-mo compliant cresent kick type defense. It looked quite useful. I also watched some other of his vids, climbing stairs, etc.
    Far better looking than those ninja, karate or TKD wheelchair black belts.
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    +rep for finding and posting this clip.
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    I was expecting something funny, but this is pretty interesting.

    Far better looking than those ninja, karate or TKD wheelchair black belts.
    agreed.
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    This video looked totally compliant to me, especially the kick defenses. Maybe this is inherent in trying to develop a defense for someone who is at such a huge disadvantage; or maybe this is just a drill.

    I agree, however, that the speed was fast and the responses were reasonable, not just "punch the groin" stuff. Hopefully he also trains them alive. I don't see any reason he couldn't randori against an opponent from the knees, or coming in unscripted with one of these attacks.
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    Read the disclaimer in the first few seconds of the clip-- It was just a fast-paced demo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorian Gracie
    I had a student who was in a wheelchair a loooong time back. We rigged he chair so the handles came out and became basic PR-24s/Tonfas. It was really very fun to teach him. Not only that, but the dude had crazy strong forearms from pushing the chair all day. So we did some basic grip work and standing locks/manipulations.
    Me too; almost exactly the same situation, back around 1985. My student had huge hand/forearm strength but no movement below the mid-abdomen, so we had to modify a lot of techniques; anything that required him to move forward beyond a certain point would just cause him to collapse into his own lap. We worked mostly on boxing-style defense leading into jujitsu head and neck twists and some nasty **** once he had control of the other guy's head.

    I also had a private student, a kid whose only body control was in his left wrist. He had an automatic wheelchair and he could control it with a joystick; I put on baseball leg shields and he had a great time running me down with the chair.
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    Not bad, but I still like my underwheelchair IED/flamethrower idea better.
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    This thread needs Bill Auvenshire. He could give a good critique of these techniques.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldarbong
    This thread needs Bill Auvenshire. He could give a good critique of these techniques.
    this thread needs Steven Hawking
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