Many martial arts promise answers that will fail in the chaos of a real assault, and when weapons are involved failure can be deadly.
Most traditional martial arts were created to deal with weapons like swords and wooden staffs, and over time even these systems became "arts" with techniques more like movie choreography than functional weapon use and defense.
This will be obvious if you simply watch what the attacker is doing in the vast majority of martial arts weapons defense: nothing. The attacker makes one committed attack with his weapon, and then does nothing to resist or fight back.
Reality is nothing like this.
Even the most highly regarded traditional martial arts for knife and stick defense, the Filipino martial arts, are filled with 90% or more training methods that are entirely unrealistic.
This training will get you killed in a real knife attack.
I've spent most of the last 3 decades working on exactly that. My primary goal has been to take the best techniques and training methods from wherever I can find them, to test them against completely uncooperative opponents, and only to keep what works.
The result is a weapon use and defense system that works better than any other. Here's what another weapons teacher had to say about my book on this system, The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense:
This is no exaggeration. The vast majority of gun, stick, and knife defenses will fail under the extreme pressure of a real attack. If you've only trained in one school or one style, you'll have no way to realize this.
You will have only practiced defending against certain types of attacks, and your "attackers" will have only practiced resisting in one way, if at all.
Even if you've trained in multiple weapons based martial arts, it is highly likely that these blind spots still exist. Give an athletic football player a rubber knife or a padded stick and tell him to try to take you out as best he can.
This is what I have done over and over again. And I have kept only the techniques that are the most efficient and effective for realistic self defense.
It's highly unlikely that you'll be attacked by one person who is smaller than you, weaker than you, and unarmed. It is more likely that your attacker will be bigger, stronger, more numerous, and/or armed.
To really maximize your chance of survival, weapon use is a no brainer. You need to know how to use blunt, sharp, and projectile weapons. Even if you don't carry a weapon, many objects in your environment can function as improvised weapons.
In The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense you'll learn how to use anything you can pick up as a weapon. Whether you have trained with weapons or not already, the techniques and training methods in this book will increase your skills dramatically.
The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense is based on the revolutionary 4 Step Matrix, a universally applicable training and fighting system designed specifically for contact weapons. It is filled with 250 pages and more than 800 images of the most efficient and effective techniques, training methods, and strategies to defend yourself against armed attacks.
In addition to learning proven unarmed defense techniques against gun, knife, and stick attacks, you will also learn how to use weapons in various self defense scenarios. When confronted by armed attackers, the skillful use of a weapon will dramatically increase your odds. The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense will teach you how to use a wide range of weapons, including everyday objects.
The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense is the result of more than 25 years of teaching and training a great variety of students, from law-enforcement and expert martial artists to average citizens with no training at all. It provides an easy-to-follow approach regardless of your level of experience.
- Unarmed defense against knife attacks.
- Unarmed defense against gun threats.
- Unarmed defense against stick attacks.
- Using blunt, sharp, and projectile weapons in self defense.
- The most efficient and effective footwork for weapon use.
- Using everyday objects as improvised weapons.
- The Pekiti Tirsia knife tapping drill and how to use it.
- Applications in real-life environments.
- And much more...
There is nothing more important in self defense than understanding the danger that weapons pose, and how to use and defend against them. Get the book now. Train the material. You'll be very glad you did.
*Note: The e-book version of the Ultimate Guide to Unarmed Self Defense is a PDF e-book, optimized for printing or viewing on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. It can be uploaded to an e-reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.), but due to the large number of images, viewing on a full sized screen is ideal. I chose to use the PDF format instead of a .mobi or other e-reader format in order to maintain the quality and layout of the images for instructional purposes. Due to the high number of high quality images, the book is 123MB.