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Old August 11, 2000, 03:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone taken any courses where they combined unarmed self-defense with the use of a sidearm?

IMHO...that is the best of both worlds if you could become proficient in real CQC which you can transition into as the need arises in real world situations.

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Old August 12, 2000, 12:41 AM   #2
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It is necessary to be proficient in martial arts and at the same time in pistol handling.
If you can afford to have training on both, then it is well and good.

In shooting we need to have a strong wrist and how can we attain this, that is to have the basic martial arts training. To have good resistance, we need to have a martial arts training. It depends on any one how they interpret a martial arts. But for me, unarmed and armed kind of martial arts are just one, and proper exercises is needed to tune up ourself in both worlds.

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Old August 13, 2000, 09:42 AM   #3
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LASur5r, consider looking into the art of Kali. It is a VERY weapon oriented art that is taught to military and law enforcement because of the very question that you ask. It facilitates the use of a knife, asp(if your a cop), and firearms if you have the right instructor. But if you do not, and you are proficient with your arms, you can EASILY see how a sidearm works within the art of kali, thereby giving you the ability to encorporate it on your own. Kali is a no nonsense art that has one end. The most efficient end to your opponent. It is not a pure self defense art, it is more of a duelists art. In that you do not fight unless you must, because if you do, there is usually one end to the fight. Death, is dismemberment. There is little negotiation in fight with a proficient kali practicioner.

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Old August 13, 2000, 04:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link Erick, I didn't know about Ryan. Another good blend of firearms and "martial" arts (many, including myself, would say that firearms use *is* a martial art) can be seen at:

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