Self defense techniques are probably one key skill that any prepper needs to master especially during the time when SHTF. When people are rioting, emotions can get the better of any person and rob him the ability to think through in a logical manner.
There are many differnet type of self defense techniques and choosing one that will work for you can be a dauting challenge in itself. Here in Secrets To Survival, we are a huge fan of defensive methods of self defense.
Data have shown that it’s always a better decision to diffuse any aggrevated situation; giving a prepper time or distance away from an assailant to move away from that situation.
Here’s a list of the top 3 self defense techniques that we think any prepper should consider if he is going to pick up that skill.
3 Self Defense Techniques That Works For A Prepper
#1. Krav Maga
Krav Maga is listed first because of the potential for preppers to learn how to deal with real life instances that anyone might face. Developed by the Israeli Defense Forces, this martial arts has gained a lot of popularity due to its effectiveness is disabling an opponent quickly. It combines Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Jujitsu, and Aikido to deal with real life situations that you would face.
It focuses on countering those real life situations in such a devastating way that the fight could end in a matter of seconds. This is primarily due to countering an attack and exposing weak or sensitive areas to strikes or putting your opponent in a very uncomfortable or vulnerable position.
A black belt in Krav Maga may be the scariest thing to encounter or get on one’s bad side. They really do aim for all the soft spots with precision.
#2. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Developed by the Gracie family from Brazil during their time spent in Japan learning Kodokan judo; this style focuses solely on ground fighting and has coined the term, “Human Chess.” It has become a need-to-know in the mixed martial arts scene when it became evident in the UFC competition that not knowing how to fight on the ground left you completely vulnerable to those that did.
BJJ does not practice striking in any traditional way, and the only strikes you regularly see from practitioners are strikes to open up an opening to take the opponent to the ground, or while on the ground, strikes to open them up for a submission or to gain a dominant position.
You learn many ways to take your opponent to the ground where you would have an advantage and then proceed to find the best way to end the fight, whether it be a joint lock, choke or submission. If you have the chance to “roll” with someone who has practiced BJJ, take the opportunity and prepare to tap out. It’s a humbling experience.
Developed in Japan and meaning “The Way of Harmonious Spirit,” this fighting style focuses on entering the attacking space and using your opponent’s moment against them to either toss them or apply a joint lock. One of the fundamentals to Aikido is the well-being of the attacker, and many gyms focus on non-violence.
This is one of those martial arts that is best used in conjunction with another style; it is still a good style in controlling your opponent and keeping you safe. That is why Aikido elements are found in many other martial art styles.
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