It's About To Go Down!
Our world is unfortunately becoming an increasingly less safe place to live, and I'm sure if you're anything like the guys here at Survive The Wild you want to make sure you're ready to defend
Especially if you're a mom!
But that's why we're here, to
But they're effective at deterring a would be assailant from hurting you or your family!
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As the name might suggest, this form of martial arts was founded in Thailand. This form of martial arts uses the hardest bones of the body to act as blunt instruments of pain for the foe.
Using combinations of shins, elbows, and knees Muy Thai utilizes the use of spring like momentum from winding the body like a slingshot to deliver devastating blows. Since the people of Thailand are commonly smaller in size this is a beneficial fighting style for smaller people.
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Were Ju Jitsu translated to English it would mean "Supple/flexible Art", because Ju Jitsu is all about using your opponent's force and weight against them. This makes it an ideal fighting style for women or smaller people who are likely to be smaller the their assailant.
Using mostly pins, joint locks, throws, and grappling Ju Jitsu is excellent for
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Now we all have our views on the Middle East, but this is one very useful fighting style that's practical and effective. There's no ancient moves and flexibility drills, Krav Maga is all about surviving on the streets!
Developed by israeli defense forces, this technique combines Tai Chi, Judo, and boxing for a powerful self defense system. Krav Maga was developed for use on the streets to quickly and EFFECTIVELY neutralize a foe. The real world
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Ok so this one might not be the easiest to learn and master, but being centuries old and developed makes for a pretty great
Kung Fu is not just one fighting style though, it has different forms that
The styles are Deer, Monkey, Crane, Snake, and Tiger.
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Not to be confused with a catchy song in the 90's, Wing Chun is a self defense martial art that uses grappling and striking for optimal defense in
Not the most user friendly right out of the box, Wing Chu takes practice and some foreknowledge of Kung Fu to truly become proficient. However, once you get it you're not one to be messed with in a tight spot.
Sambo (Russian Martial Arts)
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It's safe to assume that any martial art that's put together by Russians is going to be a deadly force, and not so much "self defense". Sambo is no exception! Developed by the Soviet Red Army to increase hand to hand combat skills, Sambo uses Judo and Freestyle Greco Wrestling to deliver punishing blows in dangerous places.
Using mostly knees, headbuts, and groin strikes Sambo will make short work of any attacker, especially a
Tae Kwon Do
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Ok now most people will glaze over this one and go straight to Judo, mostly because when you see tai chi you think of a guy in a orange robe dancing under a cherry blossom tree. And while the media might depict Tai Chi that way, the real art is much more physical.
Remember, if you do something perfect slowly, it becomes deadly with speed.
To go into every facet of Tai Chi would take a whole other post to describe, so you'll have to settle for the explanation that it encompasses striking, weapons, breathing, wellness, and self defense. Tai Chi is not a gentle form of martial arts, it's a very focussed and dangerous skill.
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