Self-Defense video

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I recommended this because its the most thorough I’ve seen and covers quite a bit on essentials. It covers not just moves, but mentality and awareness, so you may prevent something before it occurs.
— John Wolfen

The Self-defense Encyclopedia video is a fast paced, information packed collection of self-defense skills and principles that is ideal for beginners or non-martial artists. Sang H. Kim's approach to self-protection is street-oriented, fluid and direct with an emphasis on ending a confrontation quickly using any means necessary. Discover a wealth of knowledge on self-protection including:

  • 14 essential self-defense principles that you can apply to any confrontation
  • 22 primary and secondary targets to disable an attacker
  • 10 defense drills to train your instinctive responses and avoid panicking in an emergency
  • Defensive tactics against the most common standing, ground and restraint attacks
  • Multiple defensive options for each attack - use what works for you
  • Defensive principles against multiple attackers, edged weapons and firearms
  • Restraint and control locks to immobilize an assailant
  • Environmental awareness
  • Escalation of use of force
  • Coping with Fear
  • Use of verbal communication to de-escalate a confrontation
  • Recognizing nonverbal warning signals
  • Understanding the psychology of violence
  • Coping with stalking and domestic violence
  • Scenario training and analysis
  • 7 golden rules of self-defense

Because the techniques taught are presented with both novice and advanced applications, this is an excellent reference for students, instructors and non-martial artists alike.


Police Combat Tactics Volume One video

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Good video. Very interesting. Easy to follow instructions, low skill level required to follow up.
— Danny Comas

Lieutenant Kevin Dillon is a veteran law enforcement officer and SWAT team commander. In Police Combat Tactics One he combines his practical Flashbang tactics and in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by law enforcement officers to give you a solid foundation in the physical and psychological tactics of on the job confrontations.

Master the essentials of successfully reacting to fluid situations, avoiding physical confrontations, handling all levels of resistance and protecting yourself when the fists start flying. Lieutenant Dillon presents a smart, no-nonsense approach to a wide range of topics including:

  • Strength training drills 
  • Team building fitness drills
  • Falling and recovery from the ground
  • Coping with fear on the job
  • Reality based training methods
  • Identifying levels of force and choosing an appropriate response
  • Understanding levels of resistance
  • Fighting stances
  • Reading body language
  • Defensive tactics to prevent injury
  • Rule of 3 in deploying force
  • Combat punching
  • Defending against the sucker punch
  • Close quarters tactics
  • Blocking vs. destroying the attack

Police Combat Tactics Volume Two video

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Lt. Kevin Dillon teaches how to effectively neutralize, takedown and handcuff a suspect while minimizing risk to yourself, your team members and innocent bystanders. This video also covers solutions and preventive methods for high risk situations like multiple attackers and impaired suspects.

The Lt. makes the maneuvers look so fluid and easy. He thoroughly explains each technique and they are designed so there are similarities between most of them so you don’t need to learn 101 techniques.
— J. Feibel

Wrist and Arresting Locks video

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The ultimate in subdue and control locks, Wrist & Arresting Locks gives you total control over your attacker without causing permanent damage. In this video, Sang H. Kim begins with the basic "gooseneck" wrist lock and shows you how it can be used in come alongs, restraints and takedowns. In the arresting locks portion of the video instruction, he teaches you how to use the principles of primary and secondary response to stop an attacker armed with a blunt weapon and take control of the weapon.

Each technique is finished off with a lock, takedown or pin to give you control over the attacker. Defenses can be applied to both empty hand and armed attacks. This is an excellent reference for law enforcement officers in need of a variety of ways to achieve compliance in the process of handcuffing, including takedowns to the facedown position. A very detailed look at how to take control in a wide variety of situations.


Hapkido Standing Self-defense video

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Hapkido's reputation as a self-defense art is unrivaled and this Hapkido video gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the best Hapkido instructors in the world. In Hapkido Standing Self-defense, Grandmaster Myung Yong Kim and Grandmaster Chang Soo Lee teach you the standing defenses of Hapkido Jin Jung Kwan including locking, takedown and throwing defenses against:

  • single, double, cross and rear wrist grabs 
  • front and rear bear hugs
  • punches
  • kicks
  • front and rear collar grabs
  • belt grabs
  • elbow grabs

Police Ground Combat video

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Police Ground Combat is a crash course in ground fighting for law enforcement officers. Certified law enforcement instructor Eric Murray has put together a set of skills to help you quickly learn to gain the superior position and subdue an assailant. You'll learn the key points of control, submission and escape from the guard, mount and side mount positions as well as reversals from the guard, plus important ground combat skills like recovery from the ground, weapon retention, taking down a noncompliant suspect, defending a takedown and using striking skills on the ground.

A great introduction if you know nothing about ground fighting, but feel confused by more complex ground fighting material.
— Dagoberto Chapa-Rivera

Cane for Self-defense video

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Highly recommended as an introductory video.
— Val W. Finnell

The cane is the only weapon you can legally carry with you everywhere you go and in this comprehensive video, Gordon Oster shows you exactly why the common walking cane is one of the most effective self-defense weapons you can learn.

Begin with the basics of selecting a cane for training and understanding how the various parts of the cane can be used for blocking, striking and pain compliance techniques. You'll learn grip, footwork, targets and even a warm-up to help you avoid injuries during training. Once you have the basics down, Master Oster teaches a series of self-defense applications beginning with the most effective blocking, parrying, stabbing, flailing and striking techniques then progressing to partner scenarios in which you'll learn to defend against grabs, chokes, strikes, kicks and armed attacks.

Finally, for advanced practitioners, there are a number of pain compliance techniques designed to take down and render an attacker harmless without permanent damage. As a special bonus, Master Oster teaches a cane kata with self-defense applications, giving you an excellent way to practice your new skills with or without a partner. Each skill in this video is explained in detail by Master Oster and demonstrated from several camera angles to make learning easy and complete.


Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat video

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Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat teaches you over 100 tactics and strategies of realistic unarmed combat. Begin with the fundamentals of unarmed fighting including: stance, open and closed hand strikes, elbow strikes, low kicks, knee strikes, takedowns, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder locks and ground fighting principles.

Former special agent Sang H. Kim demonstrates each technique at walk through and full speed then shows you how to effectively apply it against an opponent. Once you've mastered the fundamentals, learn the principles that instantly neutralize and destroy your opponent in standing and ground confrontations including no-nonsense defenses against tackles, head locks, chokes, arm locks, punches, grabs, low kicks, sweeps, throws, pins and a variety of strikes.

Plus, learn what to do when your first response is countered by your opponent. Nearly seventy standing and ground combat scenarios take you through a wide range of possible attack and defense situations.

Police Arrest and Control Tactics video

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Veteran law enforcement officer Keith Livingston teaches the keys to controlling a suspect during the arrest process, with a focus on subduing noncompliant subjects. 

Keith begins by reviewing officer safety including positioning, stance and awareness, then moves into the two officer contact and cover technique, teaching simple takedowns to subdue noncompliant suspects. The instruction wraps up with a look at taking control of a knife-wielding attacker through the use of scenario assessment, distance and the officer's use of deadly force. Keith demonstrates techniques for defusing the most common types of knife attacks based his many years of experience as a patrol officer.

Any profession that requires a person to control and restrain someone would find this DVD useful.
— K. Harrell

Knife Defense Fundamentals video

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The Knife Defense Fundamentals video covers the essential basics of defending against the knife and gives you a solid foundation. Learn to use stance and distance to your advantage, evade an attack, close the distance for a counter, change the line of attack, control the knife arm, reverse your opponents momentum, apply standing restraint and control locks, understand the principles of a knife attack and take an attacker to the ground where you can successfully immobilize him, neutralizing the threat of the knife. Then put your new skills to work in 23 sample attack and defense scenarios that you can practice with a partner.

Includes:

  • 7 Action Steps for Successful Knife Defense
  • Stance and footwork: using positioning and distance to your advantage
  • Looping: evasion and distance control
  • Deflecting: changing the line of attack
  • Gripping: control the knife arm
  • Inversion: reverse the attackers momentum
  • Pinion: standing restraints and ground immobilizations
  • Finishing techniques
  • Immobilizing an attacker with a choke, wrist lock, head lock, chin lock, body lock, takedown or pin
  • 23 Sample practice scenarios with variations
  • Applying the 4 tactical concepts of closing, passing, cutting in and coupling

Police Survival: Kubaton, Pressure Points, Handgun Retention video

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Learn key survival tactics including the use of the kubaton, hard and soft pressure point techniques against both active and passive resisters, handgun retention in and out of the holster and disarming techniques in the event that a suspect gains control of the officer's handgun or if the unarmed officer finds himself facing a weapon at close range.

Well produced, topics clearly explained and demonstrated with in depth knowledge of the topics. I am not LE, but safety extends to everyone and sometimes the individual has to stand their ground and fight through.
— Ron Mapes

Advanced Knife Defense video

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For experienced martial artists, the Advanced Knife Defense video shows you how to effectively disarm an attacker and turn his weapon against him in self-defense. Learn a wide range of defensive techniques against cutting, thrusting, stabbing, slashing, armed restraints, chokes, ground pins and headlocks.

Solutions for even the most hopeless situations, with a strong focus on disarming an attacker on the ground. Also includes tactical analysis of force lines, vulnerabilities of the knife-wielding attacker, the use of leverage, use of the strategic retreat and preemptive strikes.

This video is good - it has many joint locks,throws and take-downs used on a knife welding opponent.
— H. Miller

Police Baton, Handcuffing and Vehicle Extraction Training video

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The Police Baton, Handcuffing and Vehicle Extraction Training video begins by teaching the fundamental blocks, strikes, gripping methods, and combination strikes with the expandable baton then progresses to baton retention, disarming, lock-ups and escorts. The next instructional segment covers the correct procedure for handcuffing and searching compliant and noncompliant suspects from the standing, kneeling and prone positions. The video wraps up with techniques for multiple officer control and vehicle extraction using empty hand techniques and the kubaton.

very informative and very practical
— Chuck Repscher