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Forum: Unarmed Personal Defense

While most here would prefer to always be armed, there are circumstances when being armed is either difficult or not permitted. Whether we carry OC spray or mace, a knife or striking instrument, or rely on martial arts and other hand to hand skills we can discuss it here.

  1. Edge of Hand

    Started by 1MoreGoodGuy, February 8th, 2019 05:06 PM
    army, attacked, bear, combat, edge, favorite, force, hand, instructor, open, punch, small, target, targets, technique, trained, training, watch, weapons, wwi
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 136
    RightsEroding
    Yesterday, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  2. Smile One Way to Use Martial Arts for Defense

    Started by GRCarry, January 8th, 2019 11:02 AM
    ar, arms, beating, carry, case, combat, criminal, defense, disarmed, hand, Karate, Kidnapping, martial, martial arts, opinion, prosecuted, running, safe, tac, threatening, victim, violent, woman
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 168
    ccw9mm
    January 8th, 2019, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  3. Learning Self Defense Barefoot?

    Started by D_Fr, November 4th, 2018 06:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    accuracy, defense, environment, home, instructor, jury, lot, maintenance, martial, martial arts, open, personal, personal defense, prevent, private, protection, restricted, review, self defense, self-defense, small, speed, tac, train, training, unarmed
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 625
    welder516
    January 3rd, 2019, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  4. My Current EDC

    Started by Mike1956, July 7th, 2018 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 718
    Mike1956
    October 1st, 2018, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  5. Looking for training partner in NC

    Started by Isaiah90, April 19th, 2018 08:18 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,551
    OldVet
    May 20th, 2018, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  6. General Martial Arts Training Thread

    Started by DingBat, June 27th, 2016 01:03 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 4,685
    hackberry
    April 9th, 2018, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  7. Everything Works Sometimes, Nothing Works Sometimes

    Started by Mike1956, September 8th, 2017 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,010
    jmf552
    April 3rd, 2018, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  8. What's your home gym like?

    Started by CDRGlock, April 3rd, 2017 09:39 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 4,004
    Siam
    March 21st, 2018, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  9. What do I need to learn?

    Started by Fallsrider, June 15th, 2017 11:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,075
    jmf552
    March 17th, 2018, 12:04 AM Go to last post
  10. Self-Defense from antifa?

    Started by TexMex, September 28th, 2017 04:35 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    442, amendment, ammunition, ar, artist, assault, attack, attacked, attacker, attackers, attacking, beaten, belt, brass, brawl, buck, carry, carrying, combat, defense, domestic terrorists, editorial, emp, engage, favorite, fed, forced, group, hammer, hand, hollywood, improvised, ken, korea, legal, long, lot, martial, martial arts, military, mob, opinion, pepper spray, police, products, protests, rifle, riot, rioters, riots, safe, safety, scenario, scenarios, self-defense, shots, sight, surviving, target, targets, tent, terrorists, texas, trained, training, unarmed, war, watch, weapon, weapons
    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,805
    Hammer1270
    March 8th, 2018, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Kentucky road crew just wants to return home safe!!!!

    Started by nlyric, September 28th, 2017 01:19 PM
    altercation, ar, arm, arrested, assailant, assault, battery, card, home, investigation, ken, long, officer, safe, trooper, wave
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 336
    GRCarry
    September 29th, 2017, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  12. How and when to introduce children to martial arts.

    Started by Buku Ringo, September 14th, 2017 12:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    america, american, ar, arm, arrested, attempt, awareness, belt, belts, black, children, combat, dangerous, defense, emp, forced, forge, forum, fun, group, guard, hammer, home, illegal, instructor, instructors, judgement, judo, korea, law, long, lot, mag, martial, martial arts, music, negligent, neighborhood, open, personal, prepare, prepared, prevent, private, progressive, protect, rent, research, running, safe, safety, self defense, self-defense, shoulder, situational, situational awareness, small, tac, technique, train, training, unarmed, veteran, watch, white, wwii
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,168
    eagleks
    September 27th, 2017, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Good One

    Started by SatCong, September 24th, 2017 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 299
    welder516
    September 24th, 2017, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  14. Can we find a way to bring this semi-comatose sub-forum back to life?

    Started by Hopyard, September 2nd, 2017 10:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    ar, arm, arms, assailant, attack, attacker, attempt, barrel, beaten, buck, college, defender, defense, disarm, drawing, edged, emp, engage, female, force, forum, fun, guard, gunpoint, hand, protect, require, required, rifle, rob, scenario, semi, shoot, shooter, shoulder, slide, small, suspect, sword, terrorist, texas, train, trained, unarmed, upper, vehicle, watch, weapon, weapons
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,390
    Hopyard
    September 6th, 2017, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  15. ABC 7 Chicago: How To Beat An Active Shooter

    Started by Kennydale, June 17th, 2017 05:17 PM
    ar, attempt, attempting, beat, carry, carrying, concealed, concealed carry, concealed carry permit, emp, hand, home, instructor, ken, law, martial, martial arts, permit, pistol, policy, protection, required, safe, safety, scenario, shooter, shooters, shot, tac, terrorist, training, unarmed, victim, war, watch, weapon
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,296
    RightsEroding
    August 3rd, 2017, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Traveling with body armor

    Started by CDRGlock, July 7th, 2017 01:02 PM
    armor, hand, iv, united
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 420
    Kennydale
    July 7th, 2017, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Lightbulb Using Inanimate Objects For Defense

    Started by Wasp, May 30th, 2017 03:35 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    airplane, always carry, ammo, arm, arms, auto, backpack, belt, blade, blades, blasted, bullet, camper, car, carry, case, concealed carry signs, consequences, defense, defensive, edge, fire, firearms, flashlight, forced, forge, fun, guns, hand, home, improvised, inanimate objects as weapons, instructor, law, legal, loaded, long, lot, magazine, military, ops, pocket, police, powder, prepared, scenario, self defense, sharp, sharpener, small, tac, tactical, tactical pen, training, unarmed, Unarmed Defense, war, watch, weapon, weapons, what do I do when I can't carry, white
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 1,616
    LimaCharlie
    June 18th, 2017, 03:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Canes and Walking Sticks

    Started by Arejay, July 6th, 2016 01:26 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 2,732
    TRX
    May 31st, 2017, 03:52 PM Go to last post
  19. New heavy bag gloves

    Started by Subhuman, January 23rd, 2017 07:33 PM
    ar, arm, assault, beat, beating, beats, bob, force, hand, home, jacket, lot, martial, open, opinion, price, protect, protecting, protection, punch, punching, training
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 723
    luvmy40
    March 31st, 2017, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  20. Basic Theory and Practice of Knife Handling: Vol. 1

    Started by Wasp, July 18th, 2016 11:12 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    007, attack, attacked, attacker, attacks, blade, carry, case, clip, concealing, dagger, defense, defensive, disarmed, drawing, edge, edged, emp, favorite, firearms, folder, folders, forum, gunfight, guns, hand, handgun, home, instructor, knife attack, lot, mark, martial, martial arts, open, personal, personal defense, range, retention, running, safe, scales, scenarios, self defense, shoot, shot, shots, small, stabbed, sword, tent, texas, trained, training, unarmed, usmc, watch, weapon, weapons
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,116
    Stetson
    March 8th, 2017, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  21. Martial arts student slapped with a felony for knocking guy's teeth out.

    Started by Photon Guy, October 15th, 2016 07:30 PM
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 15
    arms, artist, assailant, assault, attempt, attempting, authorities, beat, bob, car, carries, carry class, case, children, combat, concealed, confront, confrontation, consequences, constitutional carry, court, courts, dangerous, defense, definition, driving, emp, encounter, firearms, flag, force, forum, gun laws, guns, hand, history, home, hot, innocent until proven guilty, internet, judge, judgement, jury, law, law enforcement, legal, license, logic, looting, lot, martial, martial arts, news, parking, pepper spray, permit, perp, pistol, police, prosecutor, protection, punch, rage, range, reading, research, rkba, running, safe, safety, security, self defense, self-defense, shoot, shooting, shot, suspect, target, tent, test, threat, trained, training, unarmed, use of force, vehicle, victim, watch, weapon, weapons, woman
    • Replies: 220
    • Views: 7,152
    Wasp
    March 7th, 2017, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  22. Severe overestimations about one's capabilities

    Started by Betty, February 12th, 2017 09:26 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 1,878
    1MoreGoodGuy
    February 16th, 2017, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  23. American Combatives

    Started by molleur, December 13th, 2016 07:31 PM
    america, american, attacking, blade, defense, forces, forged, guard, instructors, law, mossad, ops, reading, self-defense, soldier, special, sword, train, training, unarmed
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,257
    Hammer1270
    January 18th, 2017, 12:01 PM Go to last post
  24. BullyProof BJJ

    Started by DingBat, November 15th, 2016 04:28 PM
    arms, carrying, defense, favorite, gear, hot, long, prepare, self defense, semi, train, training, watch
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 875
    RightsEroding
    November 17th, 2016, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  25. Would you help this girl?

    Started by ExactlyMyPoint, November 14th, 2016 04:51 PM
    altercation, america, american, ar, beating, compare, concert, dangerous, defense, female, group, hand, justification, legal, murder, muslims, officer, police, punch, rape, russia, science, self defense, threat, violent, watch, woman
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 955
    Bad Bob
    November 15th, 2016, 09:43 AM Go to last post

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