Sunday, February 28, 2010


Hi hope everyone had a great few weeks I had to do security detail for the Olympics so I couldn't make any posts for that time I was working, sorry about that.

Today"s post is from a good friend and trainer that I know and respect Christopher Bob Roberts from Extreme Measures Institute. We both pretty much have the same philosophy on self defense. He sent me this link from YouTube that I think will show you how powerful biting can be in a street fight. This also goes with what I talk about in my book Secrets of Street Fighting which I am happy to say can be ordered through my website now.

Here's the link for the biting YouTube video

Here's the link to order your copy of my book Secrets of Street Fighting

Till the next time remember there's no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm "The Cannibal" Bettencourt

Friday, February 05, 2010


Hi everyone hope everybody had a great week. Today's post is regarding the best targets to strike on the human body so you destroy your attacker in the quickest time possible.

Now imagine for a second that you are up against an attacker the size of Brock Lesnor. Now many schools of self defense teach there students how to punch and kick there attacker. Now if your up against a guy the size of Brock how long do you think you actually will have trying to out box or kick him before he has you for lunch?

If your honest with yourself you know you don't have much time. If you have ever been in a fight against a guy the size of Brock like I have you learn quickly that those punches from him will do a number on you after the first one or two blows because all you will be doing is seeing stars and going into defensive mode that's if your ass isn't knocked out yet.

So a rule of thumb is never hit targets haphazardly. Hit targets that will cause a domino type of effect to your attacker's body so momentum goes on your side and your attacker is placed in a defense mode instead of offensive mode. The targets you should hit are one's that are difficult to condition and cause an immediate effect onto your attacker's body.

You should not be trying to out box, kick or out grapple your attacker trying to hit anything you can. Strike targets that stop your attacker dead in his tracks. He should become immobilized once hit (not talking about pressure point stuff either) and you keep attacking till you know it's safe to stop. By focusing on targeting instead of techniques you will have a better chance of surviving violence.

P.S There have been a lot of people asking about when the Secrets of Street Fighting Book will be ready to order. I am glad to say in two weeks time I will have the first order of books in my hands, we are just getting the web page ready so you can order it from there. So to everyone thanks for our patience and I guarantee that it will be worth the wait.

Till the next time remember there is no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm "The Cannibal" Bettencourt


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