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Easy Techniques for Self Defense
Easy Techniques for Self Defense
Actor: Self Defense
Director: Shami Production Inc
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2005     1hr 30min

IN EASY TECHNIQUES FOR SELF DEFENSE, Gene Simco demonstrates an assortment of effective self-defense techniques that any one can apply in threatening situations. With an easy approach to self-defense when physical confron...  more »


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Actor: Self Defense
Director: Shami Production Inc
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Crafts & Hobbies, Educational
Studio: Shami Production Inc
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/03/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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There are better choice for easy self defense.
Creed | Palm Springs, CA | 02/19/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Unfortunately, this is based on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which has become very popular with young males over the last few years and is similiar to wrestling.

While there is nothing wrong with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, its not a system that small females or older individuals tend to do well in. I have reservations about martial arts that require strength, flexibility or years of training, unless of course, you have the time and the inclination to do this.

Personally, I would recommend something from the Israeli fighting systems because they are 1. Easy to learn. 2. Easy to remember and 3. Don't require knowledge of submission holds and ground grappling.

For easy self-defense, check out Krav Maga or anything by Paul Vunak."
A very well organized and well thought out approach to self
Erick Cramer | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I have seen a minimalist approach to defense in a high stress environment, using a few simple techniques for multiple attacks and focusing on applications for different types of athletic abilities. A realistic attitude was presented in admitting the unpractical-ness of elaborate techniques presented elsewhere, and due seriousness given when dealing with armed attacks. Overall, Mr Simco is friendly and patient with his instruction, with good video editing, use of effects and camera work. My compliments to Mr. Simco's assistant Nick, who patiently endures being the 'punching bag' in the demonstrations! Beware of the choppy start of the video and be aware of the law enforcement focus of the 2nd half of the video,'restraining techniques' if a private citizen. A refreshingly honest and useful presentation!"
Not all bad
mike irwin | 03/23/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The first item covered is "be aware of your surroundings" that alone can make all the difference.
In the begining of the video, he teaches a very good move that can enable you to get away if you are being held from behind, like a bear hug. This move alone is a good reason to buy the video, however, most of the rest teaches moves that would help you if your drunk friend or family member wants a fight. He doesn't focus as much on wounding your opponet, mostly just stopping them or creating distance, that's why I only gave it 3 stars."
Excellent primer on self defense
Timothy Daiss, M.A. | Metro-Manila, Philippines (Atlanta, GA USA) | 04/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Easy Techniques for Self Defense" is an excellent primer/introduction for the general populace on how to defend against attacks. The DVD breaks down attacks from every angle: attacks from the front, from the back, ground fighting as well as defense against knife and gun attacks. The beauty of this system is its simplicity. Gene Simco uses what he calls the "common denominator" method, which means using one technique for a variety of attacks. The result is that you have to learn just a few basic moves to defend yourself. Other self-defense systems are much more complicated.

Finally, I disagree wit the previous reviewer that stated this DVD is not suitable for women, older people etc. This is categorically not true. Simco states in the DVD that these methods are very suitable for women and people with limited strength against a stronger opponent, even giving an example of an attack in a possible rape situation.

It is a great start at self-defense and if this is all you ever learn, it should be enough to disarm an attacker and allow you to flee and regain our safety."