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7 Self-Defense Video Techniques You Need To Know



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Looking for self-defense techniques? Check out these videos and learn how to defend yourself when the situation calls for it!

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Know How to Protect Yourself

Personal safety is a concern for anyone and at the end of the day, no matter who you are, everyone wants to be safe. A way to ensure your safety, no matter where you go, is to educate yourself on self-defense techniques or martial arts.

Watch these self-defense videos and keep safe!

1. Simple Self-Defense Techniques

A.R.C.S. or Automatic Reflex Combat System is an ideal technique for civilian self-defense, hand-to-hand close-quarter combat, and defensive tactics training. What's fascinating about this technique is, it is based on human reflexes.

These involuntary or automatic reflex responses, known as the startle response, are innate so we use them to our advantage when the situation calls for it. Watch this video from ARCSSelfDefense and learn this simple yet effective self-defense technique.

2. How to Get Out of a Headlock

One of the most powerful submissions holds is the headlock. You need to exert maximum force to get out. But the person being headlocked has, in fact, the better position than the attacker.

Knowing a few effective tactics can help you get out of a headlock and win the fight, even if the assailant is bigger than you. In case you get into a headlock, learn this self-defense technique from fightTIPS to get away safely.

3. How to Fight Off Multiple Attackers

One of the worst scenarios you can possibly encounter with multiple attackers is being cornered. When your back is against the wall with several attackers hitting you, escaping may seem futile.

Most people will just cover up and wish they would not be beaten to death. Little did we know, we could use this situation to our advantage.

This is where the power of street fighting can save your behind. In this video from Modern Combat and Survival, you will learn one of the most effective self-defense training techniques against multiple attackers.

4. Bear Hug Escapes

If someone grabs you from behind, it can be difficult to break their hold. A bear hug is one of the simplest styles of holds, but it can be extremely frustrating when you are grabbed.

This video from WeAreGoodCompany gives a few methods for getting away from a bear hug and increasing your chances of survival.

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5. 3 Choke Escapes

Chokes, especially the rear naked choke, is absolutely a powerful and super-difficult-to-escape type of submission. No wonder this technique ended so many matches in MMA.

Even when your attacker is getting close to accomplishing this submission, don't just give up. There is still a great chance of escaping this situation.

You can try eye gouging, or finger-bending or you can bite your attacker. These methods are illegal in MMA, but they can be a real lifesaver in actual situations. Use these techniques from fightTIPS to quickly break the hold.

What is a rear naked choke? It is a dangerous chokehold attack from behind that obstructs the flow of blood from the heart to the brain.

6. Choke Against the Wall Defense

This effective technique will help you get out when someone has pushed you against the wall and tries to choke you. It can be a very dangerous attack since the wall is preventing you from escaping.

You need to counteract fast before you lose consciousness because of the choke. Watch this video from KMWKravMaga and find out the best technique to get out of this threatening situation.

7. Self-Defense Pressure Points

A deliberate and powerful strike in your attacker's pressure points can cause extreme pain, stunning sensation, and balance disruption. You can easily knock them out and get out of that dangerous situation unharmed.

This video from MEMESelfDefence will show you that hitting these pressure points even with little amount of force can neutralize your attacker.

Hungry for more self-defense techniques? Watch this video from Master Wong and learn some Wing Chun martial arts:

Knowing how to defend yourself against an attacker will give you a strong sense of security. There are self-defense classes and practices such as Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, Karate, Krav Maga, and a whole lot more.

Self-defense training is not only crucial in protecting yourself, but it can also boost your self-confidence and improve your physical and mental power.

Do you know other self-defense techniques? Share it with us in the comments section below! 

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Laurie Anne

    March 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    All these techniques are great..
    I am 5′ tall and as i watch ,everyone is pretty well matched size wise.
    I’m lucky if i would be able to reach the attacker,let alone swing at them. Any suggestions?

    • Anonymous

      December 12, 2018 at 12:17 PM

      go for soft targets or pressure points/joints – groin, side of the knees or ankles

  2. Desert Fox

    March 10, 2014 at 1:23 PM

    Thank you very much to you and those who volunteered this valuable information!

  3. Unknown-_-

    March 11, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Just want to let you guys know that your “Choke Escapes” video is not working. Good info though.

    • ian

      March 16, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      the krav maga choke defense could be effective even if you’re not against a wall (or car). you could even change it up and shoot your arm (or elbow) up through the center to break the choke grip. take care in practicing the elbow part it’s super easy to accidentally nail your partner even at slow speed.

  4. joedrees

    March 17, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Great stuff but You’re here because you want real-life, no-holds-barred street fighting techniques that are designed to break, crush and maim your attackers. You want the details on “dirty” street fighting techniques that are made for survival – and may even save your life.

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