Close combat self defense

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Close combat self defense

Post by Rebel Prepping » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:37 pm

It's a topic i don't see discussed much among British preppers. What skills are you acquiring for self defense in close combat (no weapons)? I believe it to be most peoples weak area, either they have trained in some useless martial arts type fighting or just haven't prepared at all. I am a fairly experienced fighter, with experience in boxing, kick boxing and BJJ. I would personally recommend one striking martial art (boxing,muay thai, kick boxing) and one grappling martial art (BJJ, or judo). Mainly BJJ as it has been proven to be most effective.

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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by featherstick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:02 am

Oh this'll be fun...

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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by Brambles » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:12 am

^^Like^^ :D
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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by korolev » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:37 am

I practice the traditional French martial art of "running away"

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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by Deeps » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:29 pm

I'm more of a proponent of Fa-que, the Scottish martial art, its mostly headbutting and kicking people when they're on the ground. :lol:



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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by whenfires » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:08 pm

Personally, I'd follow the "nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure..." line of thinking.

I have orbital nukes on my list of desired preps (doesn't everyone?)
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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by Britcit » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:41 pm

whenfires wrote:Personally, I'd follow the "nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure..." line of thinking.

I have orbital nukes on my list of desired preps (doesn't everyone?)
I'll have to add nukes to my 'to-do' list. I only have conventional weapons in orbit. And lasers, but then orbital lasers are prepping basics.

To the op, you say about people having trained in a 'useless martial art', but surely they would fair better in a fight than the mostly untrained rest of us.
You can 'believe it to be most peoples weak area', I will respectfully disagree. In a hectic close combat situation, I'm sure that BJJ is useful, but in a much more likely non-SHTF situation, the ability to kick ass is a much lower priority.

Do you have sufficient petrol\diesel in your car, warm clothing in case of getting stuck in the snow? If the weather knocks out your power for a week, can you cook a meal? Can you heat water?

If everything truely went sideways and was a full on SHTF, then you would never find me without a weapon.
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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by Deeps » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:08 pm

Britcit wrote:
whenfires wrote:Personally, I'd follow the "nuke the site from orbit, it's the only way to be sure..." line of thinking.

I have orbital nukes on my list of desired preps (doesn't everyone?)
I'll have to add nukes to my 'to-do' list. I only have conventional weapons in orbit. And lasers, but then orbital lasers are prepping basics.

To the op, you say about people having trained in a 'useless martial art', but surely they would fair better in a fight than the mostly untrained rest of us.
You can 'believe it to be most peoples weak area', I will respectfully disagree. In a hectic close combat situation, I'm sure that BJJ is useful, but in a much more likely non-SHTF situation, the ability to kick ass is a much lower priority.

Do you have sufficient petrol\diesel in your car, warm clothing in case of getting stuck in the snow? If the weather knocks out your power for a week, can you cook a meal? Can you heat water?

If everything truely went sideways and was a full on SHTF, then you would never find me without a weapon.
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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:45 pm

I do krav maga, good for fitness too. I'm a practitioner level 2, hopingto do 3+4 this year and try for instructor (civilian then military).

Lee Rigby, London Bridge, Paris, all realistic possibilities in my line of work sadly.

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Re: Close combat self defense

Post by unsure » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:01 pm

even for a chunky bloke , i`m well tuned in the art of ,,, leg it ... but can hold my own if i have to . ;)
YES i walked away mid sentence , you were boring me to death and my survival instincts kick in .

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