Posts Tagged ‘How to defend yourself’

VIPER Personal Protection – Practical and Sophisticated Self Defense for Personal Security

April 25, 2012

VIPER is the foundation for the hand-to-hand combat system of the security agents and protective teams (bodyguards) at Nottingham Sword & Shield Security. You will see concepts, principles and drills from the VIPER system used by U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel. VIPER personal protection (aka VIPER Street Combat)  is not a traditional martial art nor typical self defense course.  

Based on simple practical and proven principles it takes advantage of the bodies instinctive movements.  It is an innovative reality-based system that is designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time.

You will learn to defend against:

  • chokes
  • grabs, holds & bearhugs

As well as weapons countermeasures including:

  • guns
  • knives
  • clubs  

Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on the battlefield, on the job, and in the streets, VIPER’s practical approach to self defense will make you safer and more secure.

 

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Surviving Violent Attacks – Show Teaches Lessons on Self Defense

April 14, 2011

I SURVIVED
An interesting show on individuals who survived violent attacks.

http://www.biography.com/video.do?name=isurvived

I Survived…
An eleven-year-old boy wakes up and witnesses a vicious stabbing attack on his mother. A family is left stranded midair when the pilot of their small plane collapses at the controls.

A family is left stranded midair when the pilot of their small plane collapses at the controls.

Twin sisters get caught in the line of fire when a fellow student opens fire at a school morning prayer group.

Practical Self Defense for Personal and Family Security
For those of us in the protective fields of law enforcement, security and self defense, these kinds of shows can be valuable. I always advocate the kinds of shows and books that show how people survived violent encounters using smart self defense. Check it out and see what you can learn about surviving violent situations.

NOTTINGHAM Sword & Shield Security
Scottsdale Bodyguards
4731 E. Greenway Road Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032

The ABC’s Of Personal Safety From A Security And Self Defense Specialist

September 23, 2010


The ABC’s of Personal Security and Self Defense
Conflict Resolution – Using Brains Over Brawn

Self defense is something everyone knows that we should learn, yet few actually do. Rather than use a few self defense or fighting tips as an emotional pacifier, it is important to test and apply what you think you know. It is through this process that self defense competence is built. With self defense competence comes personal protection and security confidence. A good self defense instructor will ad to your peace of mind and help you use your innate survival signals and skills to bring to bear in protecting yourself and/or the ones you love.
When you learn to defend yourself you are less likely to have to because:

1. You tend to avoid potentially dangerous situations because you recognize them earlier
2. You are more likely to trust your intuition/gut feelings therefore act on them
3. Project more confidence which often removes you from the victim profile. Criminals like easy targets, not difficult ones.

HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR ABC’s OF SELF PROTECTION PERSONAL SECURITY

Alert to Avoid Potentially Dangerous Situations
– Knowledge and Awareness of dangerous situations and how criminals operate
– Trusting instincts and Acting on intuition
– Always observe safe habits and practices

Breathe
– Belly Breath with Backpressure on exhale helps manage stress, adrenaline and fear
– Be looking for opportunities, weapons, barriers, escape routes and targets
– Be prepared with training and a plan but be flexible

Communicate with Confidence and Commit
– Say directly what you mean and mean what you say
– Change the Context of any situation you feel might lead to a violent encounter
– Commit to your plan and execute with intensity

Distance
Whenever you increase distance, you increase time and options and usually deny the targets

Eyes on targets and Escape options
Eyes, neck, groin, knees, Everything’s a weapon, Escape

Recommended reading: “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker

Personal Security and Self-Defense Training Courses

Escape to Gain Safety: Jeet Kune Do based self defense for women www.fighting.net/johnn
P.E.A.C.E.: A 5 Step Program of Self Defense
ABCs of Self Defense: Self Defense Basics for Everyone
The 5 Fingers of Self Defense: Self Defense Concepts
Street-Wise Street-Smarts: Street savvy self defense lecture
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com http://USA-MartialArts.com
Hit Like a Girl: Bodyguard Tactics for Women in a fun entertaining format http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hit-Like-a-Girl/339618134337?ref=ts

Children’s Personal Safety Self Defense Courses
o Kid-Wise Street Smarts
o Bully to Buddy
o Escape School for Kids- Stranger Safety Skills
0 http://USA-MartialArts.com

Rapid Learn Immersion Reality Based Self Defense Training
Paul Vunak’s RAT: The rapid learn hand to hand combat course taught to Navy SEALS
John Nottingham’s VIPER Personal Protection: A customized street combat course specializing in scenario based training and adrenal stress conditioning, survival stress inoculation with context driven solutions.
http://NottinghamSwordandShieldSecurity.com
Each program can be taught as a lecture or hands on clinic and tailored to the individual or organization.

USA Martial Arts Phoenix
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 9
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
602-896-8721
http://USA-MartialArts.com

Nottingham Sword&Shield; Security&Training
NTS TACTICAL Phoenix Campus
4731 E. Greenway Rd. Suite 10
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
http://ScottsdaleExecutiveSecurity.com

How to Stay Safe in Abusive Relationships and How To Create a Safety Plan

April 19, 2010
Best Selling Author of THE GIFT OF FEAR

Best Selling Author of THE GIFT OF FEAR

My teacher Gavin de Becker appeared on OPRAH recently sharing life saving advice. I cannot offer a higher recommendation for this advice.

“Stay Alive” Expert and Best Selling Author of THE GIFT OF FEAR Gavin de Becker Unveils the New Tool to Keep You Safe

How do you stay safe if your abusive ex has partial custody of the kids? Gavin de Becker’s advice on how to create a safety plan

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Gavin-de-Becker-on-Protecting-Your-Family-Video

Gavin de Becker has saved countless lives. Now, he reveals the cutting-edge test that might save you or someone you love.

Teri’s Story
Her ex-husband beat her, stuffed her in a garbage can and left her for dead. Why Gavin de Becker wants you to hear her story.

MOSAIC
It’s the online assessment that could save your life. Take Gavin de Becker’s free and anonymous test today.

Protect Your Family
How do you stay safe if your abusive ex has partial custody of the kids? Gavin de Becker on how to create a safety plan.

The Gift of Fear
Gavin’s empowering book shows you how to spot subtle signs of danger before it’s too late

Relationship Red Flags
Bruises aren’t the only sign of a violent relationship. The four red flags Gavin says too many women overlook.

Source: http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/Stay-Alive-Expert-Gavin-de-Becker-Unveils-New-Tool-to-Keep-You-Safe


http://www.TheHotline.org
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

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Author

John Nottingham, EPS is a graduate of Bodyguard Training International / USA Bodyguards. He was trained at Gavin De Becker Academy for Protectors and in Advanced Threat Assessment and Management. A Sixth Degree multiple Black Belt holder he served in a Special Forces Airborne reserve unit as a Military Intelligence Analyst. He is the founder of Nottingham Training Systems, Nottingham Security and the USA Martial Arts chain of schools.

The Firm

NTS Nottingham Training Systems is a public and private sector consulting and training firm specializing in developing mission specific solutions for first responders, law enforcement, military, security and civilians.

Nottingham Sword&Shield Security is the Protective Division of LCI Inc. which provides security strategies and solutions to public and private clientele. Nottingham Security serves and advises media figures, corporations, government agencies, police departments, universities, and at risk persons of situations that might escalate to violence. Nottingham Security’s capabilities include: individual, executive, family, children, event and mobile high and low profile protective services.