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Alpha Male Self-Defense

Alpha Male Self-Defense

Hey there guys we recently released a new DVD and it has been selling like crazy.  We had the pleasure of filming with grappling and self-defense superstar, Dean Lister.  Dean Lister was a professional MMA and grappling fighter for the last decade.  He has won the most prestigious submission grappling tournaments in the world.  Dean is one of the most sought after instructors in the world for not only Jiu Jitsu but also for self-defense.  Dean has a unique and realistic perspective on self-defense.  He does not endorse things that have not been proven effective, he only uses practical techniques.

Dean does not only teach realism in his self-defense but he also teaches simplicity and effectiveness.  This is because he used to be an MMA fighter.  He has had multiple real life combat experiences so he has a real perspective on what would work and what would not.  This is what makes Dean one of the best instructors in the world for grappling, self-defense, or MMA.  He has coached people in all three of these areas with great success and his reputation speaks for itself.  

Today, we are going to take a look at two free clips from his new DVD series Alpha Male Self-Defense (also available on demand) on some techniques he uses to defend against a choke hold and how to defend yourself against multiple attackers. Without further ado, let’s have a look.

Defending Against the Rear Naked Choke by Dean Lister

The rear naked choke is by far the most popular chokehold in the world among mainstream citizens and among martial artist.  If you have ever watched the UFC then you are probably familiar with this position.  This choke hold was popularized in the first few UFC events when people who had been training Jiu Jitsu were able to apply the choke and render their opponent’s unconscious.  The choke functions by restricting blood flow to your brain by blocking your corroded arteries, which will render someone unconscious after just 6 seconds.   This is one of the most if not the most powerful choke in the world.  Dean is going to show us how to defend against if someone applies this while we are standing.

So as you can see above, when the person wraps up the choke you are immediately in danger and you need to address the problem at hand.  If someone, for whatever reason, is able to do this and get to your neck you want to pull down on their arm immediately and alleviate the pressure that is on your neck so that you do not pass out and are able to have some blood flow.

After you have alleviated some pressure and bought yourself some time you want to move so that you are not directly in front of them as Dean did in the video.  Once you move you are able to now generate leverage.  This leverage will allow you to very easily carry and pick up your opponent, which ultimately will force them to let go of the choke.  Once you lift their legs and have their weight there are many things that you can do and now you have regained control of the terrible situation. 

You could drop them on their head, slam them, or put them down in a controlled manner where you are able to hold them down. This technique may look like it is difficult but you are very easily able to apply this on someone twice your size.  You are using your hips to lift your opponent, not your arms and back.  Let’s take a look at another one of Dean Lister’s techniques below.

Defending Against Multiple Attacker by Dean Lister

In this video below we are going to see what a professional MMA and Jiu Jitsu fighter would do if he was ever in a situation where multiple people were trying to attack him. This is another worst case scenario situation, if there are ever a lot of people you are in a lot of danger but sometimes you may have no choice but to face them.  Let’s take a look below at what Dean would do in this type of situation.

So as you can see above, Dean is trying to do anything that he can to ultimately evade the situation in run.  He does this in a technical manner because safety is his main priority.  What he does is attack one of the guys first and then push them in front of the other so that this person can now provide a barrier between the second guy and him.

You only have one shot at this, you have to commit 100% to the fact that you are going to engage these guys, and you also have to make the first move in this situation.  Basically if you can punch or hurt the one closest to you it may surprise them and this element of surprise may give you a quick opportunity to push this guy in front of the other and run.  Notice that Dean is facing his opponent’s the whole time until he is certain that he is able to escape.  You don’t want to give your opponent your back; this is never a smart thing to do.

Amway’s guys if you want to learn more from Dean Lister, check out his DVD Alpha Male Self-Defense which is also available ondemand.  This is one of our best selling products ever and it is for good reason!