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Chris Roberts

So You Are Being Choked, What Now?

So You Are Being Choked, What Now?
Here is the first of 3 videos showing some of the options you may have if defending against the Front Choke. Attacking back with gross motor striking/shredding rather than fancy, complicated, memorized techniques gives you your best chance of escape. A front choke is a life threatening attack and doing anything less than damage immediately lowers your chances of survival.  Trying to out muscle your attacker by knocking their arms off or attempting to spin out of it has little effect if the attacker is stronger.   As my friend Richard Dimitri likes to say, "If attacked, you must be engaged in hurting them or they will be engaged in hurting you!" The scenario and its variables will dictate how far you must or can go in defending you...
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My Thoughts On "What To Do If Attacked On A Run"

In this blog I would like to offer my thoughts on an article that was in a recent issue of Men's Health titled, "How to Stay Safe On a Run—Especially When a Killer Clown Is Chasing You"  They offer some tips on what to do if attacked while on a run and a number of their recommendations cause me to pause and question. Feel free to agree, disagree, or think I am nuts, but my years of teaching have taught me there are much better ways of responding to an attack while on a jog.  Now, the whole article is in the link above, but here is the section where they offer their advice.  I will offer my thoughts after.  According to Runner’s World—a brand owned by Men’s Health’s parent company, Rodale—here’s how you can stay safe on y...
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Chris Roberts

Tactile Sensitivity Self Defense Ground Drill

In this short clip from our recent Rich'n Roberts self defense retreat I am sharing a tactile sensitivity self defense ground drill that we teach during our seminars.  The one person begins in a more dominant position with the goal to get to the mount position through movement, striking, and other attacks while the person in bottom position works on preventing it through their tactile senstivity.  This includes locating both primary and secondarty targets on their partner.  These targets may include the eyes, throat, nose, ears, hair, head cranks, etc.  Once position of dominance is reversed, the person escapes. Click on the following link:  Tactile Sensitivity Self Defense Ground Drill For more information on this ...
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