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    New Mixed Martial Arts Videos From DefenseOnDemand.com Allow Individuals To Easily Learn Self Defense Techniques Online

    DefenseOnDemand.com, a premiere online learning source for self defense techniques, announces new Internet videos that focus specifically on Mixed Martial Arts training.

    Lake Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 14, 2007 -- Grappling Source, Inc. (www.DefenseOnDemand.com) is proud to announce a new series of Internet instructional fight videos that concentrate specifically on martial arts and self defense techniques. DefenseOnDemand.com is an online self defense video database resource, a true distance learning experience, that is growing rapidly as more people become interested in learning Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as a form of self defense. Now anyone worldwide can tap into this powerful website and gain expert fighting knowledge via downloadable Internet video media files sent directly to their computers.

    "We always thought there would be a demand for fighting knowledge delivered as Internet video," says Daniel Gonzalez, a Black Belt in Machado Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing instructor, and former Federal Agent, now CEO and co-founder of DefenseOnDemand.com. "When we looked at it, we saw that nobody was providing quality fight knowledge or training with credible instructors over the Internet. We saw the opportunity and set out to reach that market."

    The corporation designed a custom software platform that provides its global audience with instant access to over 22 hours of Internet video fight instruction, knowledge, and training action, taught by top experts. Partnering up with Vital Stream for its award-winning content delivery network, this learning solution provides unmatched global availability through strategically located data centers with high-performance connectivity using multiple Tier-1 backbones.

    "We've got students from all over the world eating up this information because it's credible, expert instruction and the delivery technology makes it so affordable. Whether it be for self defense, competition, or training purposes, knowledge is power when it comes to learning reality based fighting skills, and these people know it. You should hear what they are telling us. We've got people from all walks of life logging in and learning to fight. Even the pros in Federal law enforcement and the military special ops guys are giving us the big thumbs up. There are instructors out there using this resource to plan lessons. It very gratifying."

    When asked what was the one common problem DefenseOnDemand.com helps to solve, Gonzalez responded, "By using Internet video technology, DefenseOnDemand.com can teach anyone how to fight. Anyone can now easily learn how to defend themselves by learning MMA as a form of self defense."

    A big reason why people never learn self defense is that traditional martial arts schools are expensive. Many tie customers into yearly contracts managed by collection services that can affect an individual's credit if they choose to quit. There can also be excessive fees for things like uniforms, testing fees, association fees, tournament fees and there is a risk of injury at the hands of people who may have no concern for safety precautions.

    DefenseOnDemand.com is committed to providing top quality services through their unique online portal. Visitors can choose a program that fits their individual needs, and getting started can be a quick and easy process.

    To learn more, visit www.DefenseOnDemand.com.
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/6/prweb532917.htm


    Funny, without naming names, they take a shot at other internet 'self-defense' types.

    So we have Carlos Machado, Daniel Gonzalez, Travis Lutter, Marcos Santos and Jake Hattan. Jake Hattan is apparently "MMA Instructor of the Year" which I didn't know existed, nor could I find anymore information.

    Anyone heard of this before?
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    #2
    I do now.

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      #3
      Shouldn't that have been "I have now"?

      That said...umm...doesn't the whole teaching-by-video kind of fly in the face of the idea of MMA? You know, pressure-tested and sparring and all that jazz O.o

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        #4
        Great Site - Great Material. Tons of knowledge. Tons of training videos.

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          #5
          Originally posted by ll3123
          Great Site - Great Material. Tons of knowledge. Tons of training videos.
          Are you an affiliate? User? Looks pretty basic to me. Cool thing though, the TV doesn't hit back.
          Combatives training log.

          Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

          Drum thread

          Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

          "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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            #6
            I've taken privates with DC Gonzalez. He is an extremly bright and focused individual and I really like him; so I'm kinda biased.

            When I trained with him, he was just developing the concept for web-based learning. It makes alot if sense to me, if people are going to by DVDs then why not use the next step in technology?

            I've only had a cursory glance at the website&package as I have a MAC and have only occasional access to a PC. Its more interactive than a DVD as you can pick up a thread of techniques and routines.

            I think one of Dan's points was to keep things basic since: that's what generally works anyhow, also he wanted it to be teachable thru the medium. So, like fancy helicopter sweeps an such were out.

            This could well have changed, I haven't seen him in years, but I understand the niche market he's angled for and I don't think he's distorting things at all. Alot of his principles come from being a Navy flight instructor and he has actually worked with the Feds on a legit level.

            That's about all I can speak to, I do have his email so perhaps I'll send him a note and let him know we're interested in hearing more.
            His bio is totally legit, so there isn't any question there.
            Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
            -Mentat Text Two (dicto)

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              #7
              The problem isn't the training. Web based training has been around before this. I think they called it Youtube back in the day... Serioursly, the main concern people have is the other aspects of training that is lacking. The concept of having an instructor correct you when you are wrong. Pressure testing your techniques. If you are using this to add to the instruction you already have then fantastic. If you are using this as a replacement for training, then poo poo to you. That is where the real problem comes in. Its the fact that the advertisement seems to be geared trying to get people who can't/don't want to go to learn from them.

              It takes a Evan Tanner level of dedication to learn without proper guidance; most people don't have that.

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                #8
                Originally posted by datdamnmachine
                I think they called it Youtube back in the day.
                so that's just condescending^ok?

                YouTube doesn't have any particular regimin to select, its just you digging up whatever you can find, in no particular sequence.

                Serioursly, the main concern people have is the other aspects of training that is lacking. The concept of having an instructor correct you when you are wrong.
                This I don't dsipute at all. One of my favorite examples is Japanese traditionalists getting pissed off about Ikebana (flower arrangment) training via VHS. How can you possibly relate such a particular, tactile, sensory et al artform thru a tape?

                I've gone back to training with a crossfit group because there is just way too much to get wrong in Olympic lifting and so forth. Hell, I thought I had a good rowing stroke and I got advise on how to improve it that I would never have figured on my own.


                If you are using this to add to the instruction you already have then fantastic. If you are using this as a replacement for training, then poo poo to you. That is where the real problem comes in. Its the fact that the advertisement seems to be geared trying to get people who can't/don't want to go to learn from them.

                It takes a Evan Tanner level of dedication to learn without proper guidance; most people don't have that.
                Again, I agree here (especially re: Evan Tanner example) . I think it can make very good supplemental training but I can't see it being a complete substitute. I do see the niche that this is going after. There is similar work being done with the Machado Online program and then there are systems for other subjects besides fighting. I cannot really comment further because I just don't have enough depth of understanding or research with these systems.
                Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
                -Mentat Text Two (dicto)

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                  #9
                  Don't mind me, I'm in a good mood acting a fool on the interwebz. Recertified my CCNA, finally have that monkey off my back.

                  Most was jokes and most was stuff we already know.

                  I actually have experience with regards to learning from DVD while training and learning from DVD while not training. It's the "learning from these sources while training" factor that makes the information stick as well as useful. My experience is that using material such as this has helped in my BJJ during the time (currently) that I am training BJJ. When I wasn't training it and just watching videos and the interweb...nothing!

                  But again, my experience. Anyone else's differ?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by datdamnmachine
                    When I wasn't training it and just watching videos and the interweb...nothing!

                    But again, my experience. Anyone else's differ?
                    well, I'm watching Tom Cruise do back-flip double-kick KO's and doves are flying in slow-mo and the chick only has, like, half an hour before the virus kills her so WTF?

                    I think I can do that.

                    ........
                    Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
                    -Mentat Text Two (dicto)

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                      #11
                      I don't see too many problems with this. I have been training since before there were any places to learn from around here. And I think a lot of people have that problem. My cousin for example. There is no martial arts school within 300 mils of his house. So they have no options. The internet and DVDs have allowed them to learn a little bit. And he has actually done pretty god in tournaments.

                      But having sparring partners is crucial. I think the main problem with this is that it takes money out of MA schools pockets if people start training in their garages.

                      I went to a BJJ school and all they had us doing was shrip crawls, umpas, and sweeps for like 4 months. During that time, I was using the Machado online program. When I went in on Sat. which was open mat, the only reason I could hold my own was because of what I saw on the Machado site...Not my shrimp crawls.
                      Combatives training log.

                      Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

                      Drum thread

                      Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

                      "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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                        #12
                        Diesel_, do you use the Machado program regularly? I've been curious about it. "Diesel_tke does review?"

                        Distance learning gets more appealing when you consider that quality training isn't always available. Or what if, like me, you just can't spare evenings (family&training commitments) or days (work); but watching tape at 5:30 am would be a way to add more training information.
                        Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
                        -Mentat Text Two (dicto)

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                          #13
                          Sometimes some instructors and self-proclaimed "experts" don't want others discovering what fakes they are or what a scam their schools, contracts, instructors, and programs actually are. So the free exchange of technique, and knowledge, via the Internet intimidates them since they can't stop it, and it exposes their own lack of technique, coaching ability, credentials, and knowledge.

                          I notice one post saying it might hurt MA schools. I don't see that happening. Or that it might get people to start working out in their garages. Actually, Rickson Gracie, Rorian Gracie, Royce Gracie and their cousins, all the five Machado brothers, all started training and teaching out of a garage in Torrance California when they first came to America, and introduced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to American students. Trust me - I know.

                          I wonder where MMA would be if they all hadn't used that garage in Torrance for workouts?

                          If the free exchange of valid video training material by credentialled instructors, like the Machado's, DCGonz, and others, intimidates some people in the martial arts community - too bad. It sounds like a personal issue to me. (I would wonder about the credentials and experience of those guys.)

                          I like the site. I think it not only helps people learn, but that it helps people see through the wanna-be's that want others to think they are qualified to teach, or that they rate as MMA fighters. (LOL). Martial arts knowledge in books, DVD's, Videos, and now by way of free Internet resources - has always threaten the egos of insecure coaches, and practioners, since the beginning. That's typically because these types are mostly legends in their own minds.

                          TV (or Internet Video?) doesn't hit back? Get real. Get over it. Actually, in this case especially, it delivers a KO to scam artists, fakes, and wanna-be's. The material on the website teaches and educates.

                          We all know that getting hit can hurt. Big deal. If the alleged point is that no one can learn unless an instructor hits them, well, go hit your students. Or, maybe what some are trying to say is that the only way to learn is to have somebody hit you? Please. I know it probably hurts to get shot. But I don't need to experience being shot in order to learn how to shoot straight - and dispatch the enemy.


                          If one thinks they know so much about the Arts that they are above learning anything else then Great! Don't use the website! Or better yet - how about (just for starters) listing your instructors legitimate credentials and lineage on your own website before trying to lock anyone into yearly contracts?


                          Too bad if a website like this intimidates some businesses and they want to try and put it down. I think it's great to hear all the whinning from those types of "experts" and to expose it on the Internet.

                          We can all see through it.

                          The DefenseOnDemand website offers nearly 24 hours of organized online training videos instantly available for free - its a great way to learn, to discover, to enhance your training, to help someone become a more effective and confident fighter. Period. End of story. That's all they're saying. And the website delivers.

                          Cheers.
                          Last edited by ll3123; 10/25/2008 7:44pm, .

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                            #14
                            I'm a fan of online resources, even for people who are training. Sometimes it's the only way to learn parts of the fight game that you're school just doesn't cover. Most of my knowledge of leg locks comes from videos and articles online, because neither of my BJJ coaches particularly like them.
                            And honestly, the videos on that website are probably going to teach you to hit harder than a good number of the fist-chambering, horse-stancing krotty, TKD, and kung fu instructors out there.
                            The fool thinks himself immortal,
                            If he hold back from battle;
                            But old age will grant him no truce,
                            Even if spears spare him.

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                              #15
                              You should watch the kids roll, pretty interesting for me since I haven't seen such young kids doing this stuff.

                              http://www.defenseondemand.com/video_home.asp?vid=2

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