“It’s not a glorification of a violent act; but rather, an understanding of the act and how to avoid it.”
-Doug Marcaida, Guro Filipino Martial Arts
If you’ve read any of my books, you know I like boys (and girls) who can hold their own in a fight.
I think it’s important for everyone to know at least a couple basic self-defense moves, even if you never plan on using them. You don’t need to be a black-belt in karate or a krav maga superstar. The most effective moves don’t have to be fancy or complicated – in fact, if you’re new to self-defense, it’s probably better if they’re not. They just have to work.
These are the kinds of moves I research for my characters. They’re not always pretty, but they’re pretty darn effective in a street situation. Hopefully you’ll find them useful – and interesting – too!
I like this video because it’s super basic. It’s a strike-hard-and-get-the-fuck-out-of-there move. See for yourself:
**Videos for entertainment and educational purposes only. Please do not try anything you see without the supervision of a qualified instructor. These actions are potentially dangerous and may cause injury or death. Always exercise the highest level of safety when handling weapons and firearms.**