Monday, February 11, 2008


I have just finished up shooting my new dvd called "Guerrilla Combatives Conditioning". A dvd that teaches viewers the best conditioning and strength exercises for street fighting. This dvd should be out in the next couple of weeks and I will have it posted on my website at The exercise that I would like to talk about today is from that dvd it is called "the ripper".

A conditioning exercises that teaches people how to properly bite a body part off someone. To perform this exercise grab a piece of thick cooked ham or piece of cooked meat, cooked ham is the cheapest. Now bite into it and tear the meat off, do this as fast as you can, tear, spit, tear, spit. This exercise will give you a better biting and tearing tactic while teaching you how much force is needed to actually take a chunk of meat out of someone.

Monday, February 04, 2008


The other day I was doing an interview for a newspaper regarding the use of canes in self defense situations and thought this would be a good topic to cover today. The first thing I would like to say is keep it simple do not get into doing wrist locks etc with the cane it becomes to complicated do to you have to use fine motor skills which we know does work in self defense situations. Instead use the cane as a baton to hit your attacker with and immediately follow up by using your taser or pepper spray.

In reality if you are using a cane for actual support then this will be hard for you to do because your legs are weak and you can easily fall down, these cane self defense tactics should only be used by people who use a cane as a walking stick. On a final note do not get a solid wooden cane instead get a folding steel cane these are much harder and if your attacker grabs your cane the cane can be twisted and bent and still used on your attacker, where with solid wooden canes if your attacker grabs a hold of it he can easily push you down with the momentum.


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Norm Bettencourt is the Creator/President of Tactical Self Defense which specializes in personal protection tactics against modern day threats of violence. For more information visit