Self Defense/training


Whats the best way to train with weapons? I had some basic baton training and pepper spray traini.g for a law enforcement job i ended up not taking but was wondering is aomething like krav maga realiatic i mean in the street u may have to fight hurt and all these training r done.with shoulder lads can i start?

Before your training, do 15 minutes of none-stop conditioning. ANd I do mean none-stop, if you stop, it doesn't count.
Try this, 50 push ups, 50 sit ups, 50 squats, 50 jumping jacks. Repeat the cycle till 15 mins up, then go into your training routines.
This way you are already tired when training, it simulates the street fight where you're already tired and hurt.
Also this reinforces your will to fight.
As to train with weapons, make sure you work on how to deploy fast and how to do it from multiple angles rather than just work on hitting power alone.
It don't matter how hard you can hit with your baton if you can't pull it out fast enough.

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Johnny St. Tai


With over 20 years in the Martial Art and combat circle, I can tell you how to train, what to do or not to do in a self defense situation. My trainings included unarmed and weapons, so I can also answer weapon-related questions. I will and can not answer/give legal advice since the law differs from place to place. If you are seeking answers regarding legality issues, best find a lawyer.


20+ years in various Martial Arts and combat trainings. - Brown belt in triditional Tae Kwon Do- trained from age 7 to age 12. - Basic Judo training- half a year at age 12. - Visited Thailand at 13, train in the Muay Sangha branch of Muay Thai kickboxing for half a year. - Joined the Taiwanese Military School's teen training at 14- completed the nine month training including knife fighting, long and short firearms, field-survival and close quarter combat. - Basic Taichi training at 15, also trained in the Southern King Cobra Kun Fu and the Iron Mantis Kung Fu. - Mixed fancing training from 15 to 17, including Epee, Sabre, cavalry, and Iaijutsu. - Achieved Brown belt in Shorin Ryu Karate- trained from 16 to 18. - Achieved Master level Counterattack training- from 18 to 23 and have been teaching it since. - Started recreational boxing at 24, and Yang Style Taichi Sabre fighting at 28. - Currently training in Krav Maga- aiming for instructor license. - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training currently in progress. - Over 100 Mixed Martial Arts matches won, 28 losses. - Thwarted six attempted robberies. - Various street and real combat experience.

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Master Level Counterattack Self Defense, Advanced Weapon Training, a year with the military, brown belt in Shorin Ryu Karate and Tae Kwon Do.

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