Basic Self-Defense Instructional Video

I just released my new instructional video, Basic Self-Defense 1: Controlling Techniques. I explained the system in episode 23 of the podcast and gave lots of details there. The first part of the curriculum is now available.

Check it out:

I’ve been teaching it for over 20 years now and it started as a collaboration between me and another instructor. After a while, we both developed our own versions and went our separate ways. The best way to view it is as a multitool:

It works for the average person in the average violent situation.

The system has two goals:

  • Give you functional self-defense techniques as quickly as possible so you can handle the most common attacks.
  • Give you the best bang for the buck when it comes to the time needed to train the techniques and how soon you can use them effectively.

There are also two assumptions in it:

  1.  You have no prior training so we start from scratch. That means covering lots of basic information. If you do have prior training, Basic Self Defense isn’t meant to replace it; it’s only an addition to it.
  2. There are three common self-defense situations and the system is versatile enough to handle them all.

Because of these two goals and assumptions, there is a specific training method that is powerful and yields results quickly:

  • Only a limited number of movements and techniques. These have to be versatile and recycled depending on context.
  • Rapid ingraining due to the repetition of these same movements and techniques in different situations.
  • Technical progressions. Each movement is used as a stepping stone to the next one.

I’ve had great results with this method throughout the years and am confident you’ll find it practical and effective too. However, you have to follow the progression. When people skip ahead, they run into trouble making the technique work in certain situations. Don’t do that. Follow the program and it will guide you through it.

For this video, I cover a handful of specific attacks that are common in a self-defense situation. This speeds up the learning process and ingrains the key principles and movements much faster. In later videos, I will show other attacks and how to handle them.

Speaking of which, there is a full curriculum and this is only the first module that lays the foundation of the system and focuses on controlling techniques. The other modules teach techniques to neutralize the attacker, variations and how to personalize the system to your specific needs.

I’ll publish those in the coming months.

To launch the video, I’m offering a special discount of 25% off the full price if you buy it before September 1st, 2018.

Just go here and use promo-code 25OFF on checkout.

Podcast episode 23: My new instructional video, Basic Self-Defense

In this episode, I give you an update on what’s been going on, including one wicked cool surprise. Then I talk in-depth about the instructional video I’m filming in two weeks: Basic Self-Defense. It’s a program I’ve been teaching for the last 20+ years and I’m excited to share it with you all. With a bit of luck, it’ll be available at the end of the month.

The show ends with a Q&A on how to condition your shinbones for muay Thay and kicking in general.


Show notes:

1. Intro:What’s new?

2.Upcoming instructional video: Basic Self-Defense

3. Q&A: Conditioning your shinbones for muay Thai and kicking in general:


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Podcast Episode 012: Paladin Press videos and a celebration

I’m a bit late with this episode, it should have aired last week but due to circumstances that didn’t work out. I’ll catch up and release the next episode sooner!

Anyway, in this one, I give you some updates and the talk about my new online video platform. I have all my old Paladin Press videos on there and there’s more to come. Also, a segment on my first year on Patreon and a bunch of free stuff I’m giving away for all of you. The episode ends with a Q&A.

Enjoy the podcast!

Show notes:

1. Video Platform:

2. First year on Patreon:

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My Paladin Press videos are available again

It took a lot more work than expected, but my Paladin Press Videos are all for sale again. They are hosted on my new online video platform here:

I took the liberty of significantly lowering the price on all of them, compared to what Paladin Press asked for them. So if you have been waiting to buy one of my titles, now’s your chance.

All future commercial videos of mine will be hosted there as well, it’s my official video channel as of right now. So feel free to check it out regularly.


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