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Hello. I am searching for a good self defense dvd that can show me techniques, strategy, etc.

I am preparing to move to a city where I have found a place that teaches Krav Maga and another place that teaches self defense (hand to hand combatives, unarmed vs. armed combatives, firearms training, etc.) But I won't be able to move for another 6 months or so.

While I prepare to move, I was hoping to find a dvd that can help me develop a few basic techniques/moves/strategies so I can be somewhat better prepared for the training I am going to receive.

Is there a dvd you would recommend that may help me in my in goal?


Also, I have sent this question to another expert to get as much advice as possible. Thanks again.

Thanks for the question Lee, and best of luck on your move.

I always shy away from giving people names of DVD's when they want to train. The DVD is nothing more than a source of information, but teaches you very little. Although the info might be exciting and even practical...the only way to truly learn self defense/martial arts is to get out there and do it in person. If you don't how would you know things like:
1) Are you doing it right?
2) What are you doing wrong?
3) How does this XYZ technique work?
4) What are the proper attributes such as timing, distancing, sensitivity etc to make this work?
5) How do we modify it to make it work for YOU?
6) What should this FEEL like? Against a big person, small person, medium person?

And the list can go on and on. It'ls like becoming a pro basketball player by watching ESPN...sure you might understand the concept, the plays, the strategy or whatever...but that doesn't mean you can do it.

If you want to learn self simply have to do it in person. Stay away from the DVD's and magazines is my opinion.

But if you want to check out some videos...look for stuff from a gentlemen named Paul Vunak. I am a senior instructor under him (amongst others), and I can tell you that he is by far one of the most dangerous people in hand to hand combat that you can find.

Best of Luck, and feel free to contact me for any other questions that you might have.

Sifu Nik  

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Although I can offer expertise in several areas of "self defense," the following are some frequent questions I often answer. These are just a few examples, and my experience takes me much further than these questions. 1) What exactly is Jeet Kune Do and how does it apply to today's self defense? 2) What is women's role in martial arts/self defense and why should they learn? 3) What kind of things can I do to AVOID combative situations? 4) Is there a particular art or style that I should know? 5) What kind of weapons are involved in self defense tactics? 6) What precautionary measures can I take at home to prevent intrusion? 7) How do I know what techniques I should be using? 8) How will learning self defense change my life beyond just physical gain? 9) How has Jeet Kune Do evolved and why? 10) I've never been in a fight, so why should I train now?


1) Owner/Chief Instructor of Xtreme Training Academy, and S2 Strategic Defense. 2) Fully Certified Jeet Kune Do/Filipino Martial Arts Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak, Sifu Thomas Cruse, Sifu Harrinder Singh, Sifu Roy Harris and more. 3) Fully Certified Instructor in Edged Weapons tactics 4) 20 years total martial arts experience including Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Kali, FMA, Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu, White Crane Kung Fu, and more! 5) Teaching elite military/law enforcement groups since 2004. 6) Teaching civilian classes since 2000. 7) Teachng domestic violence victim programs since 2002. 8) Over 100 seminars taught covering various subjects in 16 states, and 3 countries. 9) First JKD instructor to bring a JKD seminar in Puerto Rico 10) Featured multiple times in SWAT Magazine, Black Belt Magazine, and others 11) Member and Instructor at International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Assoc 12) Featured Speaker at events such as Int'l Chief of Police Conference, Chicagoland Gun Show, and more 13) Recipient of Instructor of the Year, LEO Instructor of the Year, and Achievements in Martial Arts awards. 14) Program and Business coach to nearly 12 martial arts academies/academy owners.

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