There is a strong movement of prepping for violence in the world right now. To begin, the sale of guns has increased astronomically. Other items such as various knives, swords, bows and arrows and the like are heading towards the clouds as far as price goes as more and more people begin sliding them in any hiding place they can throughout their house.
I believe that having guns and other weapons in your house is a wonderful thing. With that being said I also think that most people who consider themselves “preppers” leave out a major component to home and self defense. That one ofter forgotten part are the dangerous weapons we all carry and call our arms and legs.
As romantic as it seems to grab your six shooter and tell somebody to “make your day”, I can tell you from experience that deadly force is not always the best option. There have been numerous cases where I was able to bring and end to a violent situation in a matter of seconds through the use of a beautifully smooth system called Juijitsu. This is the first subject that we’ll cover briefly.
Juijutsu is a collection of chokes, hypertension, and bone breaking techniques. Thankfully I have never been put in a position where I have had to break the bones of another person before, but I have implemented many of the chokes in real world situation. I found myself being attacked on multiple occasions and can tell you that that is truly effective.
There are two very important points when it comes to Juijitsu. The first one is that when you are performing these techniques it boils down to 15% strength and 85%. This leads to the second point of the art. Juijitsu lets the little guy beat the big guy. There are many martial arts such as Karate and Taekwondo that are very hypothetical when it comes to its results. The basic theory behind it is if you do this then this should happen. That is not always the case. If a 12 year old practicing Karate would attempted to kick a bad guy the chances of them doing serious damage and escaping is slim. If they practice Juijitsu though, no matter who you are, how big and strong you are, if you find yourself being choked you have between 3 and 5 seconds to figure something out before you’re snoring and the person that choked you is walking away.
The most effective part of grappling martial arts for me, has always been the threat neutralizing aspect. This is simply where an out of control person does not need hurt but merely restrained for the time being. Once you understand the proper way to hold the other persons limbs and distribute your weight it is terribly hard for an untrained person to escape, let alone not become trapped in another tangle web of what my wife calls “money legs.”
The other fighting style I would like to touch on for a minute is Muay Thai. This is something that they call “stand up fighting.” Unfortunately its not always as easy and wrestling somebody to the ground and handling it with limited damage. When we face these moments, I believe that Muay Thai is the most effective art to know. Teh very general idea is kick boxing with the addition of knee strikes, elbow strikes, and legal clinching.
Most of the bad guys are not trained. Most of the person I have had encounters with are street fighters or emotionally enraged for whatever reason. Be ready to defend yourself when man made weapons aren’t readily available for you. Studying these martial arts with you give you the discipline to use them in the proper way, in the proper place, and without stressful situations getting the best of you.
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