First of all you should remember that there is nothing like hands-on training for realism and practice.
A common question that a lot of people have about self defense videos is how much they will actually learn. Some videos seem to focus on only a few related techniques, while others seem to teach hundreds of [...]
There is a considerable variety of practice methods and training drills in judo for skills development and considerable flexibility in the ways in which they are used by different instructors. One of the big difficulties facing most instructors is that of managing mat time sensibly, so that the right balance is achieved between practice and [...]
Being aware and being in a ready state is key to your self defence. Situations where you would need to use your self defence skills and training are hopefully rare, though this in itself is a double edged sword. How can you train properly and effectively for situations that are few and far between ?