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SELF-DEFENCE | IMPROVISED WEAPONS

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Dharma Shala

92 Drummond Street

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People like the idea of being able to 'turn any object into a weapon'.


Most people feel BODILY unprepared for having to fight off an attacker, and so the idea of being able to grab something and use it as a weapon in order to close that gap is an attractive one.

This is possibly the most MISUNDERSTOOD area of self-defence. Not only are people highly confused about what constitutes an effective weapon, when they do wield an object, they use it in completely the wrong way.

The truth is that many objects that people consider weapons are actually INFERIOR to that person's own body. And the most devastating of weapons are simple objects that go overlooked. From my experience, people's instincts of what to take hold of and use as a weapon in dangerous situations are completely wrong. Much of the reality of this subject is actually counter-intuitive.

When I went to study the native weapons-based martial arts in the Philippines, I was given a demonstration by the school's senior teacher. He demo'd all the unarmed combat and stick and knife moves but what really 'got' me was when he showed me how he could take someone out with a ballpoint pen. To my young mind, this was the stuff of the spy novels I'd been reading - perfect! And to be honest, it took a good few years to undo some of my pre-conceived notions of what makes (and doesn't make!) a good defensive weapon - thanks largely to the wisdom of combatives instructor Mick Coup.

I now use a formula for assessing any object's worthiness as a weapon based on a set of criteria centered on the question of: Is this more or less suitable than my own hands/body as a weapon? We look at the use of a variety of objects that are commonly found in households, the workplace, vehicles or carried every day.

We will assess them based on maneuverability, durability, extension, concussion, damage, immediacy and protection.

At the end of this workshop, you will have a CRYSTAL CLEAR understanding of what works and what doesn’t and how best to utilize those objects that do give you the advantage in a bad situation.


(if you have any injuries or illnesses that the instructor should know about please make it known at the time of booking http://www.northlondonselfdefence.co.uk/contact-us )

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