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    Is there any real hope?

    Is there any real hope for an 80 year old to learn to protect himself by buying DVD's? Or do you have to go to a gym regularly and work our?

    I see ads for pressure point secrets that say age and strength don't matter.

    Is it all crap or are there some that really can help?

    TIA.

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    Its pretty much crap. Fighting is very physical, and learning to fight through a DVD is like trying to learn to swim or lift weights from a video (only even more difficult).

    Pressure point fighting, even when taught in a flesh and blood setting, doesn't work well in the real world. There's a reason competitive fighters don't use pressure point styles (and its not because of rules).

    When you're asking about self defense, what were you imagining defending against? I'd recommend a concealed carry permit and firearm training for an 80 year old who needed self defense options. If that's not an option, I'd recommend pepper spray (and some training in its use).

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        #4
        Is there any real hope for an 80 year old to learn to protect himself by buying DVD's? Or do you have to go to a gym regularly and work our?
        Neither. What you're looking for is a cane sword:

        http://www.thewebcollection.com/trav...-canes-400.jpg

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          #5
          Originally posted by rickyc View Post
          Is there any real hope for an 80 year old to learn to protect himself by buying DVD's? Or do you have to go to a gym regularly and work our?

          I see ads for pressure point secrets that say age and strength don't matter.

          Is it all crap or are there some that really can help?

          TIA.
          All Crap. Sorry man, there is no short cuts to learning to defend oneself. This is this as the Martial Arts equivalent of snake oil salesmans offering that "miracle cure."

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            #6
            Originally posted by rickyc View Post
            Is there any real hope for an 80 year old to learn to protect himself by buying DVD's? Or do you have to go to a gym regularly and work our?

            I see ads for pressure point secrets that say age and strength don't matter.

            Is it all crap or are there some that really can help?

            TIA.
            I learned to fight from playing video games. My gun kata is SICK! [image]http://i0.wp.com/scifi4me.files.word...deadpool-4.jpg[/image]

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              #7
              There is no quality, alive training where an 80 year old white belt won't get completely murdered. Follow the advice you were already given. Buy a gun and learn to shoot.....if your cataracts permit. If you're blind as fuck or shake like a leaf, just buy a dog, stay at home and hope for the best. You're old anyway. If you get beaten to death, it's probably just your time.

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                #8
                There is no hope for anyone of any age to learn to protect themselves via DVDs.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ermghoti View Post
                  There is no hope for anyone of any age to learn to protect themselves via DVDs.
                  Eh. Throw a DVD box, really putting your body into the throw, into someone's eye. Might blind them and give you a chance to get away.

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                    #10
                    DVD's for self defense?

                    http://www.deathvalleymag.com/2010/0...the-dvd-shank/

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Devil View Post
                      If you get beaten to death, it's probably just your time.
                      QUOTE of the century? I don't know. I am going to have to defer to the 80 yr old. I feel he knows more about centuries than me.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Raycetpfl View Post
                        I learned to fight from playing video games. My gun kata is SICK!
                        I fucker up the tags.... Previously. That's embarrassing.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by ermghoti View Post
                          There is no hope for anyone of any age to learn to protect themselves via DVDs.
                          Evan tanner and Jeremy horn learned Jiu Jitsu from the Gracie vhs tapes. Crazy right? Obviously they trained with other humans too.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Devil View Post
                            There is no quality, alive training where an 80 year old white belt won't get completely murdered. Follow the advice you were already given. Buy a gun and learn to shoot.....if your cataracts permit. If you're blind as fuck or shake like a leaf, just buy a dog, stay at home and hope for the best. You're old anyway. If you get beaten to death, it's probably just your time.
                            If he buys this gun it won't matter if he can see or if his hands shake.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ermghoti View Post
                              There is no hope for anyone of any age to learn to protect themselves via DVDs.
                              China is building a huge building out of DVDs..



                              http://inhabitat.com/igreen-giant-en...dvds-in-china/

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