The Truth About Instructional Self Defense Videos

By: Max Power

Buying instructional self defense videos can ultimately save your life but can also be the most costly decision you ever make. Getting it wrong can literally cost you your life. This article gives an honest review of self defense videos, and gives you some free self defense tips you can use today in a street attack or self defense situation.

Any search on google for "instructional self defense videos" or similar phrase will throw up a plethora of results and choices which can be confusing at best. What google doesn't tell you is that when it comes to self defense videos practically all of them will be useless in a street attack situation.

Why? Because most of these videos will show you hundreds of moves which when you are faced with an attacker, you simply will not remember. The videos also assume that the attacker will do certain things, attack you in a defined way, or react to your self defense moves in a certain way. That's fine for the karate practice halls but on the street with your attacker high on drugs, or in a gang with 4 of his pals, those moves are useless.

So, which instructional self defense videos should you be looking for?

Quite simply, the best videos may not be hours long (we want straight to point info right?), and may not show you hundreds of moves (we want to remember them right?). What we do want is a self defense video that will save our life by showing us techniques that work to disable our attacker no matter how big, strong or high he is!

In a real street attack situation our self defense moves must be brutal and effective. Many civilised people looking for self defense information forget that there are no rules on the street and your attacker is deadly serious in his intent to harm you. You must therefore learn to do what is necessary to survive.

Even without watching an instructional video, as a bare minimum you need to be familiar with, and prepared to use, the following 7 deadly techniques that many videos simply will not teach you:

1) A kick to the groin instantly disables any man.

2) Pushing your fingers or thumbs into your attackers eyes renders him temporarily blind.

3) A firm punch to the front of his throat (Adam's apple) will cause him severe pain.

4) A neck punch to the side of the neck will cause him to pass out.

5) 'Clapping' you cupped hands around his ears will pop his eardrums.

6) Sticking your fingers in his nostrils will be painful and cause him to bleed, but can also be used to pull his head away from you.

7) Giving him a kick to the side of his knee will break/ dislocate his knee.

The above self defense techniques are valuable to know as a minimum but a decent video will teach you similar techniques and have the added bonus of being able to demonstrate these visually.

I can only reiterate my warning to you that most instructional self defense videos are nothing short of useless. I know because I have paid for many of them only to be disappointed.

In my experience, the best self defense videos are made for street attacks, are short and to the point, and list just a few life saving self defense techniques. One such self defense system is called 'Hikuta'. It is actually quite brutal but on the streets that's what we want!

Remember, the best instructional self defense videos meet the following criteria;

1) Get to the point,

2) Are simple to use,

3) Are easy to remember,

4) Have a small number of techniques,

5) Disable any attacker quickly.

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