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There is a lot of arts/ways to choose, and maybe you shouldn’t think about the art itself. Because a good instructor is more important than the art. There is properly some people that disagree with me here.

The size of the person doesn’t matter, but the techniques that you are using is important depending on the size of the opponent.

Be smart when you decide what art you want to train.

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Here is some places to look for exiting arts to train:)


Jeet Kune Do

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Selfdefence is under change every day. There is always smart brains that combine different arts and techniques. Some arts have certain stuff they need to learn, and other arts is combining a lot of arts and searching for new techniques all time.

Nothing is bad, because you learn to handle the advantages for your  art.

It really doesn’t matter what system you are training, because if you are good then you can easy adopt techniques from other arts.

So basically you need to train head, body and techniques. To be able to modify techniques or see solutions that can be used  you need experience:)

A good trainer doesn’t need to be good I competitions, but he/she need to have good understanding. So if you like your trainer, and the way the trainer train you, then you will learn faster.

When you train defence systems many people thing that it’s not a team sport/art, but my opinion is that you need sparring partners to get better. So good communications between partners is a good thing:)

Normally we talk about ranges, and techniques that can be used on different ranges. I like to define them as long, medium, short and close range. As closer you are as higher risk to get hit or locked, but  it’s also better for you.

When you are closer you need to be aware of the centreline. I operate with 2 centerlines , my own and the opponent. Centerline is the line in center of your body. It the techniques ends there then it will have the hardest power. This is also working in locks and throws.

So how can you get away from the opponent centreline? It’s easy if you know how to do your footwork, and moving your upper body. Sometimes it can be to late, but then you can intercept, tap, trap or cheat the opponent


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