CodeRedDefense.com, a martial arts education website, launched a short training course on self defense myths and misconceptions.
The short course video is available at https://youtube.com/watch?v=9kOUnaTK1WA.
People have always been concerned with safety. Much of that concern has to do with being able to come out safely from an encounter with a street aggressor.
Self defense has traditionally been taught in martial arts courses and other contact sports, and such training usually involves learning proper techniques and memorizing set movement patterns. While effective up to a point, they often prove to be largely inadequate in the unpredictable circumstances of real life street attacks.
Different martial arts and contact sports schools teach self defense differently. While boxing schools focus on strikes, other martial arts schools might teach self defense against armed attackers, for instance.
The main issue comes from the fact that traditional principles are hardly ever questioned. This leads to trainees being unprepared for real-life situations.
The short course launched by CodeRedDefense.com is called “Top 10 Self Defense Misconceptions” and it focuses on real life attack situations, rather than strict pattern learning. The course is designed for all self defense skill levels.
One of the most pervasive myths perpetuated by self defense courses is that attackers will strike in predictable, preset manners. Such courses will therefore teach people how to react to frontal knife attacks, which are rarely going to happen in the classical stab pattern traditional trainers assume.
Another myth, particularly with Kung Fu and other martial arts schools, is that size does not matter. This is largely false, as size plays an important part in strike force and physical domination. The course focuses on certain principles that can be applied in real life attack situations, keeping in mind the size difference between the attacker and the victim.
Finally, another common self defense misconception is that carrying a weapon is a guarantee for safety. While for somebody who is trained and willing to use weapons it might be, many times carrying a weapon does not equate to knowing how to use it. The course addresses effective self defense principles and other physical combat strategies.
Interested parties can watch the full video “The Top 10 Self Defense Misconceptions” completely free at this link https://youtube.com/watch?v=9kOUnaTK1WA.
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