Self Defense for Urban Survival

While physical fitness is helpful for general health and well-being, in a survival situation your fitness level becomes a matter of life and death. Making targeted decisions about the types of training you do will give you the advantage when the pressure is on and increase your overall odds of survival. The key to choosing the right kind of self defense training is to choose efficient programs that promote a balance between strength, power, endurance, and mobility.

Read on for a few of our favorite methods and choose the one that's right for you.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is the well-regarded method of defense training used by the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. Law Enforcement agencies. Krav Maga means, literally, “contact combat”. Krav Maga places an emphasis on easy-to-learn techniques that have been battle-tested and refined. It lacks unnecessary flourish and requires no previous martial arts training.

 

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Learn More: http://www.kravmaga.com/


Systema

Systema is a Russian martial art (literally The System), which emphasizes mental focus, endurance, and pressure point application. Systema’s prioritization of a relaxed, focused state of mind free from anger and toxic thought makes it an excellent addition to the personal defense arsenal of anyone who wants to be prepared for the worst.


Learn More: http://www.russianmartialart.com/

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Mixed Martial Arts

MMA uses a wide variety of striking and grappling techniques gleaned from other combat sports and martial arts including Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Karate, and Taekwondo. The benefit of learning MMA is that the parts from various disciplines that are incorporated are those that are most practically applicable to real-world self defense scenarios.


Learn More: http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/

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