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Self-defense / women's self defense

Discussion in 'Weapons and Tactics' started by shadowskip, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. shadowskip Yellow Belt

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    Forgive me if this is a bad question. I just didn't know where to put it. A weapons / tactics forum seem like the closest thing to self-defense. I just want to know something.

    I know that most people at Sherdog are of the opinion that "running away" is the best option as well as "be good, avoid bad areas," your usual advice.

    But still, surely, there's a lot more to it than that? Why isn't there a forum for self-defense (in general) or even women's self-defense to cover say, the legal issues? Or the sticky issues of home self defense (camera system reviews, etc)? I've been looking to buy one for the car and house. Not much good information, a quick google search shows that most of it informercial.

    There are lots of topics that aren't strictly just the streets where it's just one guy who is trying to rob or rape you. It's often more complicated than that and I have a million questions I want to ask regarding that. Date rape, a guy who has been surveying your house, a group of people who setup a con situation (common in NYC) to attack you out of the cop / camera's sight, race-based attacks, etc. Sticky and complicated situations!

    A forum + FAQ stickied would be really nice to have.
     
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  2. Protectandserve Brown Belt

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    I would recommend PM'ing a few of the cops on the forums for some legal advice. But again it's just advice, don't take it as gospel.

    Home stuff, defense stuff, etc. You can check some of the defense magazines out there, some have decent info.
     
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  3. 98bird Green Belt

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    Carry a gun, knife and spray. If your State won't allow concealed guns, then go with a big knife + spray. Most states classifies a folding knife as a "penknife" and you can carry what can be equivalent to a mini sword if you want, just as long as it's not spring assisted = switchblade. Mine is 5.5" blade so it's around 12" unfolded.

    Shooting or cutting someone up in an SD situation can be very messy in Liberal states and they certainly don't have the Castle Doctrine's, "Stand Your Ground" provision. Most women will get their ass beat down in a really serious situation where someone's trying to abduct them or such. The best SD training for hand to hand is to train as a fighter in MMA and actually include sparring hard for full knockouts to get good at it, which includes taking a beating and not freak out. Most women won't go for this (nor most men), so weapons are the best equalizer vs. men who are usually much stronger. Boxing with a knife is my go-to technique.
     
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  4. killedsirius Blue Belt

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    Carrying a knife for a woman is a BAD idea. As a woman, who trains 6 nights a week, i do not have the strength to keep a knife should a dude attack me without some specific knife training. Most likely the knife would be ripped from my hands and i'd end up stabbed with it myself.
    Some basic take downs, escapes from holds, some leg kicks, eye pokes, biting. Basically being nasty. I've very wary of self-defence tbh. I'm 5'7 and 145 pounds, my brother is 6'5 and 16 stone, i'm hardly going to be able to defend myself against someone his size sadly, especially if they attacked with any viciousness.
     
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  5. SummerStriker Black Belt

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    Most men do not lift weights. Most teenagers do not lift weights. Women don't just have to look out for 6'2' 250lb sociopaths. They have to look out for high school kids, scrawny drug abusing creepers, old men, other women, self entitled lazy fucks who think they have a right to her time and body... there are all kinds of assholes.

    For all of those types, a small woman can become much stronger than them through power lifting. A 5'2" young woman will still look feminine when she can bench press 150 pounds or squat 225 and at the point, she will be so strong compared to the average man that she can beat him into abject submission with clean and fair martial arts. No tricks. She can just whip his ass.

    If she is really serious about self defense, about fighting several people, huge men, or people with weapons, she can buy a gun. The resolve, physical fitness and fighting ability from all that strength training and martial arts will allow her to draw that weapon better.

    These are training and tactics for women who are not satisfied with social and conduct answers to violence and want something next level.
     
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  6. 98bird Green Belt

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    What in the heck are you training that's 6 nights a week and still have such low confidence. Who told you that someone can easily rip a knife away from you so easily? Hell, have you ever seen a scorn woman with a bigass kitchen knife? I'd damn run away from her rather than fight her unarmed.

    Yea I know, that's why you'd want a bigass knife that's razor sharp. Like when SD people tells you to go for weak points such as eyeballs and testicles....well the knife turns almost everything into such weak points.
     
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  7. These Two Hands Our revenge will be the laughter of our children

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    If you need to use a knife, ideally the stabbee shouldn't be aware there's a knife until the stabber has perforated their hide several times, or at the very least once.

    If you're waving it around as some kind of "deterrent" you may have an issue keeping it, of course.
     
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  8. John123john White Belt

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    On my opinion the best way is to buy taser gun and use it of course in th self-defense only. It is work good, cause give to th robber Discharge by current and he feeling a pain, i think after this He will simply run away, or he will not be able to resist you.
     
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  9. Gregolian Bang

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    One thing I want to add... laws around self-defense also vary a lot by state.

    As an example, the state I live in you can call the local cops or sheriff to officiate a mutual combat. Like literally, say I get into it with someone and a friend calls the cops and we tell the cops we are going to solve it our selves but want them there to keep it from getting out of hand the cops will stand there and watch while we each beat the shit out of each other.
     
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  10. RerouteToRemain Black Belt

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    I've seen the youtube videos of this. The cops always seem entertained.
     
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  11. RerouteToRemain Black Belt

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    What are you allowed to carry in Ireland as far as knives go.
     
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  12. Gregolian Bang

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    It's hilarious. I was a bouncer and we did it a couple times when drunks got unruly. Too bad the drunks never knew that all the bouncers at the bar I was at either trained, were amateur MMA/boxing, low level pros, or former MARSOC guys that knew how to fight.

    Cops would start out laughing and quickly turn to cringing after a bit.
     
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  13. Gregolian Bang

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    What Chibs does?
     
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  14. RerouteToRemain Black Belt

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    Never watched soa.
     
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  15. Gregolian Bang

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    I never did either. It's pretty decent.
     
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