Reality Based Self Defense

Everyday, people of all cultures, races and economic background are victims of violence and abuse. These actions can range from physical abuse, to emotional or sexual abuse, and can have a significant impact on family, friends or anyone who are witnesses to the violence. Whether you are involved in a violent relationship or are the victim of a random attack, it’s important for you to know how to protect yourself; how to get out of that situation as quickly as possible.

 We suggest that you first enroll in a self defense class, in order to become accustomed to reacting to violence. Most people immediately freeze when they are attacked, but taking self defense sessions repeatedly will help you be prepared to make split second decisions. Self defense refers to actions taken by a person to prevent another person from causing harm to one’s self, one’s property or one’s home.  There are many styles of martial arts, usually Asian styles, such as Ju Jitsu, Karate, Taekwondo, Wushu and Ninjitsu that are practiced for self-defense. Some styles train putting emphasis on the bodies’ weakest pressure-points. Nowadays among women the latest fad is taking fitness kick boxing classes. There are also many padded attacker classes. Most martial art and self-defense classes teach you how to kick, punch, and scream. Most help you learn balance and self-confidence. And some even show you ways of blocking and moving but most of the self-defense classes and books teach fantasy violence. The reason is that no class or book is going to give you much protection against the neighborhood bully, let alone a real life assailant, therefore what is needed is a self defense technique that helps combat real life situations. This is where our topic of concern combat self-defense also known as reality based self defense comes into the picture.

 Reality Based Self-Defense means to fight or struggle, and take effective realistic measures to defend oneself. The course is designed to help people with no previous experience and all fitness levels in the shortest possible time. All kinds of people of different age groups are encouraged to take this training. Through this, people have learned effective street-proven self-defense techniques in the light of modern military defensive tactics, first-aid, CPR, applied anti-rape and anti-hijacking techniques, adrenal response and rear management, firefighting and mind control and meditation. It provides the highest level of training to deal with stressful situations and how to overcome fear and be able to utilize various safety and protective measures to ensure one’s safety and survival. And also teaches those many tricks and helps them to be more aware of their surroundings thereby engendering confidence in females so that they can move around more independently without feeling totally helpless. RBSD is different from all other self defense techniques because it keeps the real life context in mind, situations such as carjacking, hijacking, kidnappings, sexual assault, armed robbery, criminal attacks, gang violence, school and workplace massacres, child abductions are just to name a few. There are many self defense programs which claim to be reality based, however they are not, they simply see themselves as training realistically, abandoning all traditional customs but they fail to provide the key ingredients to a complete self defense. This training puts emphasis on gross motor skills and adrenaline rush. Fear and stress that is due to high adrenal rush or similar confrontational situations will enhance once speed, reflex and reactions to assault, that is the key to this self defense program. And will also help the trainees learn the warning signals of an impending attack and the typical rhythm, plans and tactics of an attacker.

 Our culture promulgates and perpetuates massive and completely unnecessary ignorance about the violence women face. From advertising to news reporting, movies to television, violence against women (and how women respond to that violence) is flagrantly misrepresented. Rapists are most often portrayed as dirty, smelly, psychotic strangers who jump, unannounced, from behind bushes. Their physical features are sometimes exaggerated to the point of becoming huge ape like monsters with big teeth and hairy bodies. Very rarely are attackers depicted as friends or family members of their victims. While stranger attacks do happen, the effects of which are nothing short of devastating and traumatic, the overwhelming majority of sexual assaults do not happen on the street or in an alley. It thereby suggests that sexual assault is a much more complicated issue that can be confronted merely by learning physical technique. Yet, in most cases, courses in self-defense for women focus almost exclusively on physical technique. The reality that women are usually assaulted by a known assailant means that self-defense skills for women should primarily include learning skills to recognize and defend against assaults committed by a trusted friend, neighbor or intimate partner. The major factor of RSBD is that it promotes a woman’s self worth and self esteem; not just the men. The course does not take high financial commitment as well as philosophy and approach, but is easy to understand and with practice much easier to implement into real life situations. The instructor provides an environment of support and feedback for both the men and women.

 This course as been introduced by Grand Master Prof. Dr. Yuree.  Prof. Dr. Yuree is a world leading Martial Arts Grand Master, Security and unarmed combat veteran and Military Master defensive tactics trainer, Counter-Terrorist Trainer, Expert on Explosives Search and Recognition and VVIP/Dignitary Protection, Consultant and Visiting lecturer to the Government Security and Intelligence Agencies and Founder of Butthan Martial Art.
To start off for your first self defense class, we recommend a few things for you to think about that can help you defuse a violent situation. These are:-

a) Try to remain calm and speak in a softer, even tone.
b) Keep your hands up, try not to tense up.
c) Maintain eye contact and keep them busy with your voice
d) If you are alone with the person, avoid alcohol.

These tips may seem simple, but will come into use.

 The right of self defense is the right of every civilian, there are no heroes of justice that will spring to life whenever you are in trouble, the only person you can depend on when you are in trouble is ‘YOU YOURSELF’.  Not everyone is physically fit or has tremendous stamina and not everyone has the courage or strength like that of Hercules, he was a mythical creature but you are not. The fire fighters, the police officers are all real life ordinary people who have only had the training to adapt to certain critical situations; you too can do the same with a few self defense techniques. You too can learn to defend yourself, so take the first step into RSBD and make yourself your own hero.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gangangaprasad jaiswal
    Aug 22, 2009 @ 06:58:39

    i am happy
    visiting to ur blog
    thank u


  2. Mehzabin Ahmed
    Jan 24, 2010 @ 14:40:20

    I took a 2 weeks crash course in Krav Maga, with Rumi Bhai at Siddeswari Combat gym. You should try it out as a reality based self defense if you haven’t done so already. And it’s fun reading your blog. Good luck at One Young World. 😀


  3. philip chapman
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 19:16:45

    try combat self defense


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