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Reference: FLAMEHORSE MAY 15, 2010


Martial arts are great as spectator sports and a good way to get fit, but they really come into their own when they are used in self-defense – undoubtedly the ultimate result for many of them. This list looks at ten of the best martial arts for if you are especially interested in defending yourself against attackers.

10. Kickboxing

9. Karate

8. Aikido

7. Wing Chun

6. Jiu Jitsu

5. Jeet Kune Do

4. Western Boxing

 This hybrid mixes Jiu-jitsu’s standing throws and strikes with ground fighting, which emphasizes joint manipulation and overall control of the opponent, effectively ending a fight very quickly. The larger the attacker, the more easily he can be grappled off his feet, using his center of gravity against him.

2. Keysi Fighting Method

 It is Israel’s national martial art, developed largely by Imi Lichtenfeld,  for the purpose of street survival. It incorporates Western boxing punches, Karate kicks and knees, Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ground fighting, Jiu-jitsu throws and grappling, and most importantly, “bursting,” adapted from Wing Chun. This is a simultaneous defense/attack: instead of blocking an attack and then delivering a response, you block the attack and deliver a response at the same time, i. e., block with the left arm and push forward with the legs, striking with the right fist to the throat, all simultaneously.

Also stressed are attacks to vulnerable body parts: the eyes, throat, and groin.  Emphasis is also placed on disarming attackers with both knives and handguns, and turning these weapons on the attacker. It also exclusively trains hand-eye coordination, until defense becomes second nature and does not require thought. And a good Krav Maga instructor can teach all of this to anyone, regardless of athletic prowess.

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Dragon Within Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:
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I was reading the Salem Evening News about a local police officer in Danvers, Mass.  was stabbed several times in the arms and neck by an attacker while he was on Duty.  The worrisome fact about knife attacks is they come from nowhere–with little or no warning. The reality of it is that having defense skills against knife attacks could be the difference between a minor encounter or a more grim scenario.  Here are some facts about knife attacks and what you can do if you ever encounter one:

You DO NOT need a permit to carry a knife:  In most states, you need a permit just to carry pepper spray but you don’t need one to carry a knife.  So the chances of an attack with a knife is a lot higher than any other weapon.

If someone is waiving a knife in your face, it’s usually just to scare you into giving them what they want.  If the person is serious about the attack you will not know it is coming and the best way to be able to defend against that is to be aware of the defense techniques that go along with a knife attack.

If there is a way out–RUN.  In fact, the worst thing would be to try to engage in conflict.  If you can’t run, or if there isn’t an escape route– learn the correct defense tactics to protect you or your family.

At Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA; our Filipino Jiu-Jitsu program will show you ways to evade a serious attack.  So that if you were to ever come ina situation where you are being threatened by someone with a knife or if someone comes at you with a knife, you will have the knowledge to survive.

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and

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UFC 133 is coming up on August 6th on Pay Per View and it gives us a good reason to watch here at Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA.  They have Evans Vs Ortiz as the main event, but we are more excited about who is on the main fight card:  

Jorge, aka El Conquistador, came to Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, along with BJJ Black Belt: Tim Burrill, to our Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) workshop.  He helped us all with our submissions and everybody liked learning techniques from a fighter who has actually had success in the cage from the same sweeps and submissions that he demonstrated for us.  It was one of our most successful and fun workshops and we were delighted that he came to our school to teach us.


Also on the Main Fight Card:

Vitor Belfort vs Yoshihoro Akiyama
Dennis Hallman vs Brian Ebersole
Rory MacDonald vs Mike Pyle
Mat Hamill vs Alexander Gustafsson
Chad Mendes vs Rani Yahya
Ivan Manjivar vs Nick Pace
Hojny Hendricks vs Mike Pierce
Mike Brown vs Nam Phan
Rafael Natal vs Paul Bradley

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Dragon Within Mixed Martial Arts, Salem MA, provides the most realistic and practical self-defense programs for Massachusetts and North Shore Area including:

Peabody MA, Salem MA, Beverly MA, Lynn MA, Marblehead MA, Danvers MA