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After 2 Failed Attempts To Fight Back, Unarmed Father Sends 3 Armed Home-Invaders Running For Their Lives With The Only Real Weapon He Could Find…

What’s the best home defense weapon to defeat violent home invaders? The one you can get to the fastest – and this one did the trick!

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These 10 Pictures Show Just What It Takes To Win A Fight Against 3 Or More Attackers

Our readers had some tough stories about multiple attackers (and some tips and funny pics as well!)

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How An Accidental “Strongman” Discovery Uncovered The Secret To Developing Bone-Crushing Grip-Strength For Self-Defense And Firearms Training

Could this simple tweak to an ancient training tool really be the secret to a vice-like grip for firearms and combatives training?

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Here’s A Street Fight Secret Scientifically Proven To Crush A 265lb Badass Biker… Even If He’s Twice Your Size!

This one single strike will bring ANY man to the ground – no matter how big and strong he is! Here’s the video proof…

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“Strike Signals”: How To De-Code An Aggressor’s Silent Warning Signs Of An Attack

Discover Sean Grogan’s insider secrets for how to “read minds” and spot an aggressive individual’s subconscious warning signs that he’s about to attack!

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Real Ground-Fighting Street Fight Tactics: How To Pound A Grounded Attacker!

You’ve heard that “x percent of fights go to the ground.” Well, here are realistic fighting tips from an EXPERT on close-quarter combatives.

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Self-Defense LIES (And A Better Way To Train For The Street!)

Does YOUR combatives training pass this “3-step test” for being street-ready?

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Defeating Opponents Who DON’T Feel Pain In A Real-Life Street Fight (Podcast 461)

The “secret” strikes to help you defeat an opponent no matter how high his pain threshold is in a real-life street fight!

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“Trigger Control” B.S.! Here’s The Scientific TRUTH About How To Be Deadly Accurate With Your Handgun…

A stronger grip will make for more accuracy, particularly in a real-life gunfight where you WILL be gripping at 100%.

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A Gun Trainer’s Gripping Showdown With A “Jacked” Road Rager (Podcast 458)

Florida gun instructor Ryan Thomas tells the gripping story of his encounter with a “jacked” road rager while walking with his young son.

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Why Even A UFC Superstar Will Get His Ass Kicked In A Real-Life Street Fight

All those fancy moves are a good way to catch a beating outside of “the octagon” in a real-life street fight!

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Why The FBI’s “Active Shooter” Data Is A Big Fat Lie – And The TRUTH About The “Good Guy With A Gun”

What the TRUTH about armed citizens stopping active shooters dead in their tracks means for your training.

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Make Sure You Have At Least ONE Of These Weapons In Your Vehicle (At ALL Times!)

3 “equalizers” that everyone should have in their car or truck for personal defense… none of which are a gun or a knife!

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Podcast 454: 7 “Less Lethal” Personal Defense Weapons

Carrying a gun is NOT enough. Maybe you can’t carry some places or maybe you just can’t get to your gun. You need a “less lethal” backup!

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Staying Alive When Shooting From “Awkward” Positions In A Real Gunfight

Why you need to start training to shoot from “awkward” positions… and how you can start today!

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10 “NO B.S.” Reasons Why You “Need” An AR-15

10 solid answers to the question “what do you need an AR-15 for anyway?”

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The Combat-Tested “Street Fighting Matrix” (That Can Save Your Life!)

When MMA-based techniques came up short in real-life street fights, expert combatives instructor, Matt Numrich helped federal agencies figure out why… and what to do instead.

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“Girly” Fight Moves That Will SAVE YOUR LIFE

Hey guys! Turns out women may have known better all along… and it’s time for a little “reprogramming”!

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How To Punch Fear In The Face When Confronted By An Aggressive Bully Or Attacker

Never fear another man again… EVER! This 3-part strategy is all you need to turn “fear” into your best friend in a hostile confrontation!

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7 “No B.S.” Reasons Why You Should NOT Punch Your Attacker In A Real Street Fight!

Punching in a real fight is NOT a winning tactic! These 7 reasons should convince EVERYONE to change the way you fight and train!

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10 SHTF Urban Survival Weapons Hacks – DIY Projects From Your Garage [#428]

Armed for the apocalypse? These 10 urban survival weapons tips will help get you there!

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8 Scary Ways To “REMF” Your Tactical Training! [WL 427]

Add these cheap, realistic training tools to your training for more fun… and more effective skill-development!

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This One “Dirty Trick” Completely Changed How I Think About Targeting The Human Body In A Real Attack…

Dirty, nasty, rotten ways to use a pen to defeat a violent attacker – even in non-permissive environments!

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Dirty, Nasty Tactical Pen Tricks For Self-Defense! [WL 425]

Dirty, nasty, rotten ways to use a pen to defeat a violent attacker – even in non-permissive environments!

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WL 422 – Pressure Point Fighting Secrets For Self-Defense

Discover the body’s secret “destruction points” for taking a grown man to his knees with the least effort ever!

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WL 414 – 3 Uvalde TX Shooting Lessons You Missed

There are some hard lessons we have to learn from the Uvalde shooting… and you’re not going to like some of them.

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WL 413 – How To Hit Like A Sledgehammer

A lot of people say that “size doesn’t matter” in a fight. But it does… so how do you take down even the BIGGEST bad guy by hitting like a human sledgehammer?

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WL 412 – Tactics Of The Family Bodyguard

Are you essentially your family’s bodyguard? Well, something happened to me at a concert recently that got me to thinking… and there are some things you’ll want to do (and NOT to do) if this happens to you!

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WL 410 – Actions On Contact: Extreme Active Shooter Response

Active shootings aren’t things that just happen to “someone else.” They could happen to YOU and YOUR family no matter where you are. Here are 10 tips that could help you save your loved one’s lives, and your own life, in a shooting.

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Are ‘lethal’ self-defense moves legal in a fight?

Is it ever okay to completely and totally “take someone out” in a moment of desperate need?

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WL 404 – Kill-Or-Be-Killed Combatives

Sometimes you’ve got to be prepared to use DEADLY force in self-defense. Damian Ross tells us how and why in this week’s podcast.

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Powerful Groin Strike Secret Makes It Even MORE Effective

Everybody knows how to throw a kick to the groin, right? Well, no, it turns out they don’t…

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WL 402 – Martial Arts “Weaknesses” (That Are Really Strengths)

There are lot of people who say that martial arts “simply don’t work.” They’re right… which is why you SHOULD train in martial arts. Wait, what? We explain in this week’s podcast.

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WL 399 – Should You Get Involved?

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain 5 things you should consider before you choose to get involved when you see an emergency, an attack, or some other incident.

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WL 398 – Avoid A Mugging By “Managing Unknown Contacts” (A True Story)

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to tell the story of how he almost got mugged Saturday night… and the simple steps he took to avoid becoming a victim (that you can use, easily and quickly, if you end up in a similar situation).

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WL 390 – The Dirtiest Ground-Fighting Move (EVER!)

I’ve got to warn you, this fight move is BRUTAL… and I’m even going to show you how to test it on YOURSELF!

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If You Carry A Folding Knife, Make Sure It Has THIS Feature. . .

Do you carry a folding knife, either as a backup or as your primary weapon? Then you better make sure it has THIS…

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Classic “Lady’s Weapon” Makes A 2022 Comeback (As A “Pothead Accessory”)

If everything old is new again, and there’s nothing new under the sun, you can write your own cliché while reading about how this “lady’s weapon” for decades ago is making a modern-day tactical comeback.

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3 Reasons You DON’T Want A “Home Defense Bat”

I have a funny storey about civil rest in the United Kingdom… and a certain sporting item that isn’t the best home-defense weapon.

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WL 381 – 5 “Knife Fighting” Myths (That Need To DIE)

Warrior Life’s Buck Greene explains 5 “knife fighting” myths that go all the way back to the mail-order catalog, knife-fighting-book days.

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How To Be A Bad@ss (in 1 Sitting)

What if I told you that you could become a bad@ss in just 1 sitting? Well, it’s a leeeetle more complicated than that, amigo… but not much. Read on to learn more.

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WL 374 – Combat Knife Throwing (Yeah, It’s A Thing!)

Why would you EVER throwing your knife in a fight? I don’t just have one good reason… I have TEN!

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WL 373 – Old School “Tacti-Cool” Advice Fails That Need To DIE

We’ve all said them before (even me), but there are some pieces of old school tactical (or tacti-cool) wisdom that simply FAIL when put to the real-life test.

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WL 372 – Self-Defense For Older Warriors

We get this question all the time: How can an older person defend themselves? Here are five techniques as described by our fill-in podcast host, Buck Greene.

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Stranger Caught With A Blade: What Would YOU Do?

You know this guy is armed. He knows he’s armed… but he doesn’t know YOU know he’s armed. What do you do?

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“Trick” Your Way Out Of Bloody Violence (Throwback Video)

I’ve been reading a BRUTAL book recently that got me to thinking about one of our most viral videos.

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Why I HATE these “multiple attacker” myths (& you should too)

I hate when myth and misinformation are passed on as self-defense advice… so ELEVEN YEARS AGO, I made this video! Join us in the Wayback Machine for a “throwback Thursday.”

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WL 366 – How To Join A “Knife Cult”

More people than you realize have “joined a cult” — but it’s not what you think!

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(Wayback Machine Video) 1 simple, easy fix for streetfight knockouts

You probably aren’t making this common streetfighting mistake, but if you are, it’s an easy fix!

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WL 365 – How To Spot Fake “Tactical Gurus”

There are a lot of people out there teaching who probably should not be. In this week’s podcast, we look at 5 tests that can reveal an instructor’s “red flags.”

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Taco Toolsday 2min Video Review: SPOON of DOOM

If you don’t have this spoon of doom in your self-defense arsenal for everyday carry, you really should.

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WL 364 – OODA Loop Secrets (Part 2 Of 2)

In this second of a two-part series following a fight I saw at Disney World, we look at some simple, easy tricks to use your attacker’s OODA decision loop against him.

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WL 363 – Tactical Lessons From A Fight At Disney World

When I was in the Happiest Place On Earth last week, I saw a fight in line that got me to thinking about how we look at the OODA loop. Let me tell you, the woman involved in this fight? She got what she deserved!

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What To Do If A “Fake Cop” Pulls You Over

People impersonating officers is nothing new… but it’s a bigger problem than you might realize. Here’s what to do if a suspicious “police officer” pulls you over.

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My Top 3 Dollar Store Weapons (Improvised Tools For NPEs)

We all deal with non-permissive environments, which means we might need to get creative and improvise weapons (especially when traveling). Here are 3 weapons you can find at a Dollar Store and make for just 6 bucks!

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Taco Toolsday: We Review “The Knife That BROKE Wal-Mart”

For Taco Toolsday, we review the knife that you can’t seem to find in stock at any Wal-Mart… and explain just what happened to make this blade so popular.

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Cheap “Hardware Store Fix For All Weapons & Tools

For some of you, this quick tactical tip isn’t new… but if you’ve never heard of it before, this “tacticool” solution can last nearly a lifetime.

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WL 360 – How To Deal With Your Internet Enemies

Either you’ve got Internet enemies, or eventually you’ll make some. Here’s how to avoid doing that… and what to do if you can’t help it and someone comes after you online.

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Riots still coming – the “WROL summer” isn’t over!

Civil unrest was a reality of life last summer… and, to be honest, this summer has been TOO quiet.

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WL 359 – 10 More Tips For Concealed Carry

Previously I talked about the “10 commandments of concealed carry.” These aren’t “commandments,” but they are HIGHLY recommended… and sometimes VERY controversial tips for CCW.

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Toolsday Review: Ed Calderon’s “Motel Armorer” Improvised Weapons Online Course

There’s a disturbing trend when it comes to gun rights, one unique to the “post-pandemic” world… and we need to talk about it before it’s too late.

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WL 358 – Transform Fear Into Super Human Power

Fear can be your worst enemy in a fight… but it can also be your best friend. Learn how to control that outcome in this week’s podcast!

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The “Combat Knife” I Carry (And Why)

Do you carry a knife for personal defense? There’s a specific feature you should consider if your knife doesn’t already have it…

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H2H Combat: 1 MMA Fighter’s Deadly "Road Rage" Mistake

This horrible story of one MMA fighter’s tragic mistake can teach us all a lesson about real-life self-defense.

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Use This “Amazon Review Hack” When Buying Tactical Gear

Everybody knows what it feels like to be disappointed in something you buy online. Use this “Amazon review hack” to help get BRUTALLY honest takes on everything you buy!

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WL 355 – Debunked: 5 Myths About Training In Person

Warrior Life’s Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain his recent experience at a martial arts seminar after taking TWO YEARS off from in-person training… and what experiences like this mean for your own fighting and combatives training.

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Real Street Fights: Three Tips For Using Impact Weapons!

Impact weapons can be an effective part of your street defense arsenal. Here are 3 important tips for using them.

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(Safe) Tueller Drill Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range

The Tueller Drill is a popular tactical firearms exercise that famously established the “21-foot rule” – and most people get it all wrong!

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WL 349 – The #1 Most Critical Skill Missing From Your Gun Training

I don’t see ANYBODY practicing this skill on the firing line, but it could be a deciding factor in 85% of real-life shooting scenarios!

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WL 348 – 4 Keys To Close-Combat “Power Kicking”

Kicking is NOT complicated. In this week’s podcast episode, I show you how to master close-combat kicking for a real attack, with little to no practice.

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[Easy Video] The “leg sweep of doom”…

Russell Stutely, master of pressure point fighting, demonstrates a technique that caused so much damage to a training group that he stopped teaching it for a while.

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(Video) What’s The Best Self-Defense Weapon: Pepper Spray Or A Stun Gun?

Watch three guys test both pepper spray and a stun gun to see which one was most effective for self-defense. Not only will you have a chuckle, but I’ll analyze each method and discuss some other weapons for self-defense (and no, I’m NOT going to say a gun!).

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Best Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Tips For Self-Defense!

It’s been going through a skyrocketing resurgence in both the military and law enforcement, as a tactical tool as well as a weapon.

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Real Street Fights: 3 Tips For PREVENTING A Fight!

If you can’t prevent a fight, if you can tell the fight is on top of you, you have to be prepared to fight back. That’s why we train… and it’s why we train to prevent fights whenever we can in the first place.

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Knife Beats Gun: 3 Reasons To Bring A KNIFE To A GUNFIGHT

I’m sure you’ve probably heard the term, “never bring a knife to a gunfight, right? I mean, who in their right mind would

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Street Fight Weapons: Using “COVID Keys” For Self-Defense

Since the pandemic hit a lot of people have started using “contactless keyrings.” These little gadgets are meant to be used to open doors and push buttons so you don’t have to touch them with your bare hands. But here’s something else you may not have considered…some are actually powerful self-defense weapons!

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Home Defense Tactics: A Risky Way To Save A HOSTAGE In A “Home Invasion” (That May Be Your ONLY Way To Survive)!

If home invaders break into your home and take a member of your family hostage, you may have to make a split second decision. That’s why I’m going to share a tactic that could help you save your loved one’s life if they have a weapon on them and you’re armed…

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EVERY Home-Defense Gun Needs This “Gizmo”! (6 Reasons…)

Do you have a laser on your home-defense gun? Here are six reasons you should.

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3 Home Defense Survival Lessons You Should Learn From This Couple’s Home Invasion Nightmare!

This awful story teaches some valuable lessons when it comes to home defense and the nature of home invaders.

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4 Realistic Knife Defense Training Aids From Your Halloween Store

Your local costume shop has some gear you can use for realistic knife training.

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Carjacking Defense: 3 Counter Ambush Tricks From A CIA Agent

It was a well-planned attack… While driving through Baltimore City, MD, former CIA agent Jason Hanson, took a turn down a narrow street

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3 Street Fight Self Defense Technique Principles

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Most self defense techniques are too complicated and not effective for street fighting. When choosing which self defense or martial arts

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Close Quarters Combat – The Clinch vs. Multiple Attackers

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – In self defense against multiple attackers, the clinch is a dangerous place to be. This close quarters combat CQC tactic is

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Self Defense Groin Kick Secret

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Self defense groin kick secret to win a street fight fast. The groin kick in self defense techniques is often done

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Self Defense Tips – Knife Fight: How To Read An Edged Weapon Attack – Modern Combat and Survival

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com/ – Edged weapon defense starts with reading a knife attack. How an attacker holds an edge weapon tells a lot about how

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Self Defense Tips: Close Combat Ground Fighting – Defeating A Takedown – Modern Combat and Survival

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Ground fighting is common in mixed martial arts and even in street fights. Here’s how to defeat a mixed martial artist

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Close Quarters Combat Hockey Street Fight Technique

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Hockey fights are close quarters combat scenarios. This technique from the ice works great as a street fight technique also for

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Ground Fighting Self Defense Grappling Technique

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com/ – Ground fighting technique for close quarters combat. Grappling for street fights and self defense when attacker is in mount position.

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Uppercut Secret – Knock Someone Out With One Punch

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – How to uppercut in a real street fight to knock someone out with one punch. The uppercut is a great knockout

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Wing Chun Techniques For Street Fight Self Defense

In some circles, Wing Chun is known as being the first martial art of the incomparable Bruce Lee. That’s a pretty good endorsement.

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Preemptive Strike Tactical Self Defense Trick

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Preemptive strikes as self defense tactics give you an advantage in a street fight, but this pre-emptive strike baiting trick can

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Close Quarters Combat Clinch Takedown

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Self defense in a close quarters combat clinch can make it hard to find targets. This self defense technique is a

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How To Knock Someone Out With A Hammer

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Knock someone out in a real street fight! This self defense move is so powerful, your attacker will see stars. Real

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Martial Arts Punching Mistake In Real Street Fight

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – (Note: The “Sticking” technique in this video is for TRAINING ONLY – not for real fighting) Martial arts has its place

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How To Knock Someone Out With A Headbutt

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Want to know how to knock someone out with one hit? This self defense technique for a headbutt knockout has been

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Firearm Defense: Weapon Retention – Fighting In Built Up Areas – Modern Combat and Survival

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – When fighting in built up areas in combat or home defense, weapon retention is critical to survival. This close quarters combat

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First Strike Self Defense Secret For Street Fights

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – In a real street fight, your self defense techniques must end the fight quickly. But most people punch for power rather

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Self Defense Tips: Muay Thai Knee Strike Mistake – Modern Combat and Survival

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Muay Thai knee strike for self defense in close quarters combat can be a big mistake! Mixed martial arts uses Muay

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Self Defense Tips: Grappling Moves- Technique Defeats Takedown – Modern Combat and Survival

http://www.DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Grappling moves against a ground fighter in a street fight requires a technique that defeats the mixed martial arts mindset. This

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Multiple Attacker Self Defense Myths Exposed

http://DefeatLargerAttackers.com – Self defense techniques against multiple attackers are different than fighting one person, yet martial arts experts often train incorrectly. Here are

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