This DVD is a unique approach to
presenting self defense. It uses a web site on a disc hooked to a major collection of illustrated self defense books that
are oriented to a visual graphic style rather than 200,000 words. Every thing is there with the click
a mouse. This is 21st Century way of doing things, not the 1990's.
This DVD contains
(1) It has a self contained web site devoted to Self
(2) It has live action slowed motion aniamtions, streaming video, and step-by-step pictures with
real people showing how a technique is performed
(3) It deals with all of the most common
(4) It has special sections on woman's self defense that deal in graphic fashion
with what rape situations look like and shows how to deal with them.
(5) It has 8 Books with
a total of 707 pages containing concepts, techniques, appilcations, and all illustrated by pictures large enough for you to
actually see what is being done.
What is on
(1) Self Defense Web Table of Contents:
represent the types of responses that you can make for selected attacks. On the self contained web on the DVD there are links
that go to a new pages that show a set of defensive responses for that attack as it gives you more information or demonstrates
techniques as Slowed Down Live action Animations. The examples are often also shown on streaming video
These animations let you really see the steps as opposed to vhs or dvd actions which you slow down and rewind or
replay anyway to learn. Explanations with photos of these responses and a wealth of detailed written material about self
defense is provided in the accompanying set of 8 Self Defense Books in .pdf format.
link directly to books and scroll through them on your browswer and clikc back to where you were.
a partial list of contents:
Awareness,Positions and Stances Attitude,
Red, "Get off the Line" ,Clowns, Alcohol, and Recreational Substances
Actions ,Weapons Real and improvised,Dirty Tricks, Gender Issues in a Confrontation
Engagement ,Size Doesn't Matter ,"A to Face" "B to Base" "C Leave the Place" ,
Punch or Grab, High LIne Grabs, Front Grabs, Rear Grabs , Clothing Grabs
Defenses ,Women's Self Defense Situations Assorted
Bear Hugs, Front Bear, Hugs Rear,Tackle Defenses,Locks and Locks from Punches ,Kick Defenses Low Line,Kick Defenses
High Line, Control Locks , Custody and Control ,Simple Grab Escapes,Wrist Cross Hand Grab ,Wrist Same Side Grab ,Hair Grabs
,Head Control Headlocks
and much much more
in Chair Take Downs and Throws What to do if Cornered? Gun Defenses Car Jacking Ambushes Ground Fighting* Knife Defenses Stick
or Impact Weapon * Since Ground Fighting covers such a large area of subject matter this link goes to a Table of Contents
for Ground Fighting where it is broken down into more categories There is a wealth of material available on Ground Fighting.
Our purpose here is to provide some very basic information. Ground Fighting "Down Does Not Mean Out" Ground Fighting
From or In the Guard Passing the Guard, An Escape Ground Fighting From the Mount Escapes from the Mount Ground - Use of Knife
Tackle Defenses* Using your Legs as a defense Seated on Ground *because they are often the reason you go to the ground.
What does this DVD contain?
The CD contains 8 volumes of text
and pictures that are a companion to the web site. Those volumes have pictures that are large enough so you can see details
unlike many books where to stay within some reasonable cost the book is much shorter than what you just purchased with large
pictures or has very small pictures in order to cover all the variations of techniques. These books are in PDF format and
may be printed out as you desire.
Book Brief Descriptions
- 089 pages
Short Sections on the material which is covered in detail in the 8 volumes. Awareness,
Self Defense Model of Responses, Threat Levels, Basic Stances, Principles such as "Get off the Line", Forward Engagement",
Footwork, Blocking Softly, "A to Face Targets, "Basic Strikes, "B to Base Targets", Basic Kicks, Simple
Throws, Locks, Dirty Tricks, Improvised Weapons, Various Attack Scenarios
Book 1 CORE 106 pages
-Itroduction, Principles and Concepts, Awareness, Safe Distances, "Feed him the Cheese", "A to Face",
and Strikes, EPR = Explosive Physical Response, IED=Improvised Effective Defense, 4 K.O.'s, Center LIne Theory, Size Doesn't
Matter, Soft Blocks, "B to Base" All presented in detail with text and large photos.
2 CORE 109 pages- Throw, Dirty Tricks and Improvised Weapons, Low Line Targets, Kicks, Unbalancing, Head Control, Joint Locks
with Close-In Photos and explanatory text as well as details on the lines of force being used, First Strikes on Pre-emptive
Defense, All presented in detail with text and large photos.
Book 3 CORE 084 pages -Kick, Hair
Grab, and Choke Defenses
Book 4 CORE 070 pages, Clothing Grab, Headlock, Bear Hug Defenses All
presented in detail with text and large photos.
Book 5 CORE 073 pages -Fighting Basics, Avoiding
Tackles, Fighting when knocked down, Seated Defenses, All presented in detail with text and large photos.
Book 6 CORE 115 pages -Defenses Against Weapons including Knifes, Guns. Sticks, Clubs and Other, Ambushes, All presented
in detail with text and large photos.
Book 7 CORE 061 Dpages -Defense Against Rape - Includes
Attitudes, A Table of a Set of Simple Targets, Strikes and Kicks as well as a Table of Responses to different attacks (not
illustrated) and selected illustrations.
This material was developed by Victor Cushing and Patrick
Victor Cushing is a Master Instructor in Hapkido and holds an 8th degree black
belt in that martial art. Hapkido is a Korean martial art that is oriented to street fighting style defensive tactics rather
than competitive sports oriented training that is used in tournaments.
Hapkido techniques include
strikes, punches, kicks, joint locks, chokes, pressure points, throws and pins as well as grappling and ground fighting.
Hapkido was used as the basis for teaching hand-to-hand combat to Special Forces Troops (Green Berets) in
Viet Nam. In Chicago the school at which he was an instructor has been instrumental since 1969 in providing martial arts training
to local law enforcement units.
This school has helped to incorporate its techniques into the
defensive tactics taught to the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Corrections Officers, Naval Intelligence Units, and
has successfully trained officers from 25 suburban departments.
He has trained in Hapkido 25
years. Mr. Cushing also trained in other martial arts including Kali\Escrima, a Filipino art stressing the use of edged weapons
and sticks, Judo, and Shorei-Ryu, and Okinawan hard style noted for explosive counter attacks. This additional training took
place over 20 years prior to his Hapkido training . He is the President and Chief Master of the International Modern
Hapkido Federation .