What self-defense system or method or style do you do?

I'm trained in combatives, kung fu, and karate. How about you?

Buck Greene

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    Buck Greene
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    I’m trained in combatives, kung fu, and karate. How about you?

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    I'm a great believer in Tim Larkin's Target Focus Training. Been twice to the Foundation training and am scheduled to take the Human Weapon Project 2 soon.

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      Yeah, I've also used a lot of Tim's stuff. First trained with him in 1997 and I've loved everything TFT has put out. I'm pretty fortunate to have been exposed to a ton of great instructors. I love Russell Stutely's pressure point training… Avi Nardia's version of HUBUD… Peyton Quinn & Bill Kipp's RMCAT/Fast Defense stuff was REALLY empowering for force-on-force training. Hmmmm… I think I could probably go on forever. I guess the key here is to try a bunch of things that look like a good fit and add what works into your toolbox. So many good trainers out there!

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    I have only been able to take a couple in person firearms classes but have taken a variety of DVD/online courses. I will be starting in person Krav Maga classes in a couple of weeks.

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    Taekwondo and Hapkido back in the day. A smidgeon of wrestling and boxing. Haven't trained for many years now. Would love to get into Krav Maga when time permits.

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    My favorite system Kung Fu the method Ving Tsun(Moy Yat Family). Also I would recommend for a good self defense system: The Self Defense Company, Damian Ross, Fonder

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    I was re-watching some of the Marvel shows that came over from Netflix this past weekend, and one of the characters talked about how “brutal” Krav Maga is. I know that Krav Maga is kind of an umbrella term — anybody else here have experience with it?

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    I have just started working with a personal trainer/Krav Maga instructor. Much of my limited training so far has focused on regaining all the muscle I lost from my recent medical issues so I can’t speak with any authority on the subject. The attraction to me is that it seems designed to end fights quickly and work with your bodies natural reactions to threats.

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    I really like the Guided Chaos system better than any other that I have practiced or studied. I can really tell a difference in hitting power and speed after getting the techniques down and it is very intuitive. I first heard about it on the WL podcast a few years back.

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    I started Okinawan Sanchin Ryu karate when I was 7. It is a very practical self defense system and is 90% of what I use for hand-to-hand. I earned my black belt when I was 16 and after a while, I took Shotokan classes for around 6 months, which I found to be a great addition to my tool bag. I learned the high kicks that Sanchin Ryu didn't use and it was much more intense and aggressive. When I went to college, the only martial art nearby was Taekwondo, which I tried for a bit but didn't care for that much. Then I turned 21, got into pistol shooting, took several defensive pistol and tactical carbine classes as well as joining an IDPA league and I took a position as range safety officer at my college shooting range for 2-1/2 years. I was even the President of the Bullseye Pistol Club for the last 2 years (and Vice President of the Practical Pistol Club for the last year). I kind of fell dormant for a while after college but now I'm pushing 40 and have 2 little boys and a tiny wife that I'm responsible for protecting, so I was very excited when I found Warrior Life and and got back into what has been a (interrupted) life-long journey, now getting expert training on knife throwing, combat machete, and of course firearms, to name a few things. To sum it up, I carry an automatic-opening combat folder and tactical pen as part of my EDC but have my martial arts training as a go-to and rely on my guns only for home defense, as carrying aggravates an old back injury.

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