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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. Spring breakers fight off would-be robbers and take their gun

    Started by Siam, March 30th, 2019 08:30 AM
    arm, attempted, broward, bullet, criminal, defense, emp, encounter, environment, fire, guard, gunman, jacket, law, loaded, murder, ops, pocket, require, robber, robbers, robbery, self-defense, sheriff, shoot, shot, shoulder, spring, survive, tac, target, threatened, threats, trigger, watch
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 262
    April 23rd, 2019, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  2. Edge of Hand

    Started by 1MoreGoodGuy, February 8th, 2019 04:06 PM
    army, attacked, bear, combat, edge, favorite, force, hand, instructor, open, punch, small, target, targets, technique, trained, training, watch, weapons, wwi
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 423
    March 27th, 2019, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Smile One Way to Use Martial Arts for Defense

    Started by GRCarry, January 8th, 2019 10:02 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: 279
    January 8th, 2019, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Learning Self Defense Barefoot?

    Started by D_Fr, November 4th, 2018 05:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    accuracy, defense, environment, home, instructor, jury, lot, maintenance, martial, martial arts, mma, open, personal, personal defense, prevent, private, protection, restricted, review, self defense, self-defense, small, speed, tac, train, training, unarmed
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 912
    January 3rd, 2019, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  5. My Current EDC

    Started by Mike1956, July 7th, 2018 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 900
    October 1st, 2018, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  6. Looking for training partner in NC

    Started by Isaiah90, April 19th, 2018 07:18 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,852
    May 20th, 2018, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  7. General Martial Arts Training Thread

    Started by DingBat, June 27th, 2016 12:03 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 5,363
    April 9th, 2018, 05:43 AM Go to last post
  8. Everything Works Sometimes, Nothing Works Sometimes

    Started by Mike1956, September 8th, 2017 03:13 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,144
    April 3rd, 2018, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  9. What's your home gym like?

    Started by CDRGlock, April 3rd, 2017 08:39 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 71
    • Views: 4,381
    March 21st, 2018, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  10. What do I need to learn?

    Started by Fallsrider, June 15th, 2017 10:29 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 2,385
    March 16th, 2018, 11:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Self-Defense from antifa?

    Started by TexMex, September 28th, 2017 03:35 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, rights, 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: 3,181
    March 8th, 2018, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Kentucky road crew just wants to return home safe!!!!

    Started by nlyric, September 28th, 2017 12:19 PM
    altercation, ar, arm, arrested, assailant, assault, battery, card, home, investigation, ken, long, officer, safe, trooper, wave
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 413
    September 29th, 2017, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  13. How and when to introduce children to martial arts.

    Started by Buku Ringo, September 14th, 2017 11:21 AM
    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: 1,465
    September 27th, 2017, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Good One

    Started by SatCong, September 24th, 2017 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 391
    September 24th, 2017, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Can we find a way to bring this semi-comatose sub-forum back to life?

    Started by Hopyard, September 2nd, 2017 09:50 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, mma, 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: 1,628
    September 6th, 2017, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  16. ABC 7 Chicago: How To Beat An Active Shooter

    Started by Kennydale, June 17th, 2017 04:17 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: 1,402
    August 3rd, 2017, 06:20 AM Go to last post
  17. Traveling with body armor

    Started by CDRGlock, July 7th, 2017 12:02 PM
    armor, hand, iv, united
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 483
    July 7th, 2017, 05:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Lightbulb Using Inanimate Objects For Defense

    Started by Wasp, May 30th, 2017 02:35 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: 1,804
    June 18th, 2017, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  19. Canes and Walking Sticks

    Started by Arejay, July 6th, 2016 12:26 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 3,093
    May 31st, 2017, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  20. New heavy bag gloves

    Started by Subhuman, January 23rd, 2017 06:33 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: 822
    March 31st, 2017, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  21. Basic Theory and Practice of Knife Handling: Vol. 1

    Started by Wasp, July 18th, 2016 10:12 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: 2,305
    March 8th, 2017, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  22. Martial arts student slapped with a felony for knocking guy's teeth out.

    Started by Photon Guy, October 15th, 2016 06:30 PM
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 15
    arms, artist, assailant, assault, attempt, attempting, authorities, ban, 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, property, prosecutor, protection, punch, rage, range, reading, research, rights, 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: 7,825
    March 7th, 2017, 05:04 PM Go to last post
  23. Severe overestimations about one's capabilities

    Started by Betty, February 12th, 2017 08:26 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,069
    February 16th, 2017, 08:01 PM Go to last post
  24. American Combatives

    Started by molleur, December 13th, 2016 06:31 PM
    america, american, attacking, blade, debate, defense, forces, forged, guard, instructors, law, mossad, ops, reading, self-defense, soldier, special, sword, train, training, unarmed
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,412
    January 18th, 2017, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  25. BullyProof BJJ

    Started by DingBat, November 15th, 2016 03:28 PM
    arms, carrying, defense, favorite, gear, hot, long, prepare, self defense, semi, train, training, watch
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,000
    November 17th, 2016, 06:21 AM Go to last post

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