and Easily Learn the Basics
of Self Defense that Can Save Your Life
you been searching for a simple, yet effective
method of self-defense that really works?
you figured out yet that most martial arts
schools, videos and seminars teach a lot of stuff
that doesn't work on the street?
there really a way you can learn to defend
yourself in virtually any situation, quickly and easily?
you ready to learn the basics of self defense without
spending the next four years wasting your time and
money learning useless things?
40 years of studying and teaching martial arts I can
tell you beyond any doubt that most of what is being
taught today in martial arts schools, seminars and
videos... just won't work in a real street attack!
And it's a darn shame. So many unsuspecting, poorly
trained and totally clueless folks are walking around
with a false security. They believe the moves and
techniques they were taught in their local martial
arts school or a seminar they attended, will really
work in an honest to goodness, no holds barred, street
what's wrong with most traditional training?
been teaching martial arts for a many years. For a
long time I taught much the same way everyone else
did. Sure it worked fine in the studio, but I often
wondered how it would work on the street.
I had heard
and read about experienced black belts being utterly
trounced by ordinary street thugs. What about what
I was teaching? Would it really work if called upon,
to protect my students and their loved ones?
bothered me for a long time.
it wasn’t until I had the chance to fight the “Bulletman”
that I really learned what would work on the street!
me explain. A number of years ago I was attending
a national martial arts convention. This guy was up
on stage talking about adrenaline stress response
training. I had never heard about it at the time.
The instructor was talking about the effects of fear
induced adrenaline on the mind and body during an
actual street attack. I was intrigued.
speaker asked for a few volunteers. Several men and
a women were chosen to go up on stage. The next thing
that happened had most of us feeling the effects of
adrenaline, right in our seats.
guy comes out in this weird looking suit. He has football
shoulder pads and some obvious groin protection. On
his head he wore a huge piece of headgear which I
found out later was a professional football helmet
with four layers of special density foam padding wrapped
in silver tape.
called this ‘monster’ the Bulletman, obviously because
of the silver round headgear that looked like the
top of a bullet. One of the volunteers was asked to
come out. The instructions were to try to maneuver
around the Bulletman without getting too close. If
the Bulletman attacked they could strike him full
force into the groin and head.
Bulletman starts screaming at this guy. He shouts
obscenities at him. He taunts him. He faints attacks
as he threatens the guy. I could feel my gut shaking
just sitting there. Then suddenly the Bulletman attacks.
The poor guy attempts some foolhardy kick which embarrassingly
misses the mark by about a foot. Next a punch that
had less impact than my eight year old grandson could
muster. After a few more minutes of this hideous display
a women instructor blows a whistle and the whole thing
few more volunteers and about the same result. Now
here is the interesting part. Everyone of these volunteers
were experienced black belts. Some were school
owners with a dozen years or so of experience.
why did this happen?
all fell prey to the natural effects of adrenaline
on the mind and body. Adrenaline is the natural result
of fear induced aggression. It really can’t be stopped,
but it can be focused and used. These black belt volunteers
had tried to use their dojo techniques (traditional
martial arts techniques). What they hadn’t anticipated
was that the adrenaline had dulled their senses. It
minimized their fine motor skills, it gave them tunnel
vision and even affected their cognitive thinking.
out taking this adrenal rush into account, effective
street self defense cannot be accomplished. To be
effective, each technique must be simple, direct and
not require fine motor coordination.
this is what I did...
I got fully trained in adrenal stress self-defense
training. I found out what would and wouldn't work
under what we call the 'adrenal dump'.
is what I learned:
natural effect of real aggression causes what
is called an "adrenaline dump". This
fear induced high volume shot of adrenaline is
normal and natural and cannot be stopped, even
by experienced black belts.
effects of this "adrenaline dump" can
be devastating, especially if you are not prepared
main problem is that many of the techniques that
are taught in traditional training are too tricky
or too complicated for the average person to properly
execute. This is especially true under the duress
of an all out street attack. Techniques that are
highly complicated tend not to be executed properly,
if at all, when the pressure is on and adrenaline
levels are high.
of the systems use joint locks and pressure points
that require years of training to properly execute.
Sometimes even when they are applied properly
to someone who has an unusual amount of joint
flexibility or a high resistance to pain, they
of the arts teach kicking techniques that are
great for the studio or for sport competition,
but are all but useless on the street. Unfortunately
many of the practitioners of these arts are led
to believe that they can really use these kicks
effectively in a combat situation. They end up
with a false security believing they can defend
themselves with such techniques. In reality, if
they ever have to really fight, they usually get
themselves into trouble very quickly.
techniques require years of training or are just
impossible to learn unless you are under the direct
training of the master instructor. You cannot
learn these properly from a video, book or seminar.
They take years to perfect, even under the supervision
of an expert instructor.
of what is taught is just fluff! It doesn't stand
a chance to work in a real street attack!
was developing a system that contained the following
had to address the inevitable adrenaline dump
which is the natural effect of fear induced aggression.
had to be simple enough to teach students in days
or weeks instead of years!
had to be effective regardless of the body type
of the attacker.
had to be quick, effective and decisive!
had to address real street "situations"
instead of the typical studio environment.
had to contain a minimum amount of techniques.
This was necessary as research has shown that
as few as a handful of techniques can be recalled
when fully "adrenalized".
had to be designed to defeat a much larger and
had to be easy to learn.
it had to be direct, powerful and yet simple and
straight forward enough to be taught through video
So I went
to work analyzing, adjusting, changing, modifying
and fine tuning everything I was doing and teaching
in my self defense program. Believe me, it wasn't
easy, even for an 'expert' with over 30 years of training
at the time.
the next several years I searched everywhere and every
way to simplify, and improve every aspect of our self-defense
system. This search included going to seminars, visiting
other schools, bringing in guest instructors and reviewing
close to 100 self defense videos.
I was sifting
through masses of information to pick up a gem here
and there. Every thing I learned and tried had to
go through what I call the "Adrenal Stress Filter'.
It had to work under duress and high adrenal states.
Slowly I made changes to what we taught and how we
taught it. Constantly modifying, perfecting and refining
our program to what it is today.
any response that did not fit into this reality. We
added more simple, direct and extremely effective
strikes, moves and techniques that could be learned
simply and easily. And, did not require years of training.
we condensed this entire process into a simple, organized
system of instruction. To help our students learn
the system we decided to carefully put the entire
process on video. It's done in a step by step manner
so that even a total beginner can learn it.
what just a few of my students have to say...
trained with other instructors, even in the military,
but Shihan Pace's system of self defense is the most
effective and practical by far."
S. Christensen, Hamburg, NJ
trained over 20 years in Uechi Ryu karate before coming
to Mr. Pace, I had an extensive background in self
defense. I've learned more about street fighting tactics
in the last two years than in my 20 years of prior
J. Burka, Wantage, NJ
a women, it's important that your first strike is
your best one, as you might not get a second chance.
Shihan Pace's system is awesome. Quick, simple and
easy to learn."
Dr. Laurie LaSorsa, Chester, NJ
Pace's method of teaching self defense is awesome.
None of the fluff you get from most videos I've seen.
Just real, down and dirty, street techniques that
really work. Everyone should have his video."
G. Tizzano, Franklin, NJ
the best of the best. Finally some stuff that really
works on the street."
C. Manzione, Vernon, NJ
a technique I learned from Shihan Pace, I dropped
a would be attacker with one well placed blow. This
guy was twice my size."
T. Akos, Oak Ridge, NJ
Pace is the real thing. His self defense system is
quick, effective and powerful. I will only teach his
techniques at my dojo."
T. Joseph, 5th Degree Black Belt,
videos we have created for my students are now available
to the general public on DVD. The first and most important
one focuses on all the basics you need to learn to
successfully defend yourself on the street. It's called...
Street Self Defense 101®
"Self Defense That
Really Works "
step by step lessons to effectively learn and practice
all of the basics of self defense including:
skills - how not to become a victim!
reformed criminals say they look for before attacking
and how you can avoid it!
yellow, orange, red light system of readiness.
How you can prepare yourself mentally and physically
if an attack is coming.
to use your god give weapons of self defense.
four 'fighting' ranges and what to do in each
basic stances of self defense.
techniques that work on the street!
to do if you are grabbed from the front, rear
to level the playing field against much larger
opponents by using easy to hit target areas that
will stop him in his tracks!
faking compliance can give you the advantage.
effective blocking for street situations.
three modes of behavior and the two to avoid.
punching and striking methods that are easy to
with simple attacks that can become serious.
to handle punching attacks and the one thing you
must not do!
your elbows and knees effectively.
so much more!
time: Approximately 58 minutes
learn all this quickly and easily, regardless of your
athletic ability... in a way that's fun and exciting
to practice. You'll be able to use these techniques
the same day as you get the video!
are a few comments from past buyers of our videos.
videos are a life saver! I recently was able to fend
off a street thug by simply showing the confidence
I got from the tapes. By my attitude and demeanor,
the thug decided I wasn't going to to a victim. Thanks!"
Richard Jorandby, Juniper, FL
am only 5' 1" and petite. I am glad I found something
I can use in a real life situation. These videos are
Lathsamee Sirowanta, Goleta, LA
videos are great! I feel it took my confidence and
ability to a whole new level. The videos are straight,
concise and to the point. They show you exactly how
to protect yourself. Thanks!"
John Dan Tobitt, Normandy, TN
video demonstrates "no-nonsense" self defense
techniques. Shihan Pace does an excellent job of cutting
away all of the frills and just teaching life saving
Chad Kroll, Mars Hill, NC
Videos! Very easy to understand, with concepts and
techniques clearly demonstrated. These videos are
invaluable for anyone looking to develop a new level
of confidence in dealing with and defusing potentially
Mark Northam, Glendale, CA
ordered other self defense tapes but Street Self Defense
101 is better than any I have seen. Very easy to learn
and remember, must be the flow of the way that it
is taught. Simple to learn, just as promised.!"
Ken R. Maret, Lincoln, NE
videos are great! The content was 'to the point' and
easy to learn from. These two videos taught me more
usable combat techniques in two hours then I have
learned from from any martial arts class or the military."
Rob Rice, Greenville, NC
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