Thursday, March 26, 2009


I belong to an organization called "The Street Fighter's Forum" which is on Facebook and I would like to invite everyone who is interested in learning real world street fighting tactics to join it's free and there is a ton of great stuff in this forum. Now a post was made yesterday by a couple of ego crazed mma fighter's stating that they can do this and that and God knows what else and basically they are unstoppable which we all know is bullshit because when you go into a street fight anything goes and that included weapons.

Unfortunately these dumb asses thought they can also stop bullets with there mma skills, I can definitely tell these guys never had a real fight in there lives. Now to make a long story short they stated that shin kicks would not effect them due to there conditioned shins. Now true that mma 's have tough shins when there up against another mma that is barefoot or when there shins are clashing against one another when they both kick at the same time. Now the myth is this that it's not going to effect them if you kick them in the shins in a street fight.

This is incorrect information even though they may not feel as much pain as the average person it will still effect them why because in a street fight your wearing shoes or boots. If you are like me then your wearing steel toe boots. I have dropped average conditioned men kicking them once in the shins and when dealing with mma's have have dropped them kicking them several times in the shins. Variables such as being kicked with steel toes boots changes the dynamics of the fight.

Remember in the street fight there are no rules or ref's a lot of people tend to think that mma is street effective when in fact it's a sport. Have you ever seen during a grappling situation in the cage a person bite then pull out a knife and stab his opponent in the balls? Then it's not a real fight... for real fights don't have ref's or rules.

Monday, March 23, 2009

How To Read Body Language Cues When It Comes To Violence

When it comes to communication what we say really doesn’t account for much. Words only represent 10% of the message that we are trying to communicate and our voice only represents 30%. Our body language actually represents 60% of the message that we send out to the receiver.

So the big question is what are the signs to look out for that tells, us that the person in front of us is going to attack. Most martial arts and self defense schools never go over this type of information which leaves practitioners either using force when the person in front of them had no intention of getting physical or the opposite where practitioners miss the cues and don’t see what’s coming until it’s too late.

So here are some signs to look out for that will indicate that the person in front of you is going to become physical with you.

-Tight jaw line
-Clinched teeth
-Red face
-Staring at you more than 70% of the time
-Subjects fixed eyes suddenly fades off somewhere and then
comes back
-Clinched fist
-Subject is quiet, people who yell are usually venting and release
aggression this way, so always watch out for the quiet ones
-Stance becomes grounded subject is preparing to strike
-Subject holds his breathe - most people before striking will do this
-Trying to invade your personal space

By knowing and looking out for these body language cues your chances of being sucker punched decrease because you know what people’s true intentions are regardless of what they are telling you. Remember it’s not about what people say but how they are saying it.

Sunday, March 01, 2009



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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