FOCUS on Outcomes Through the Pain
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
This week in Life Defense, we’re talking about focus. Specifically the FOCUS that comes from an arm bar.  The technique executed from a standing position after an attempt at a choke, leaves the defender’s throat exposed. The arm is hooked with both hands, stepping forward with maximum weight and pressure to release the arm, and extend the arm, applying pressure to the elbow with the shoulder. This pressure is called an arm bar.  This technique will probably not break the elbow joint, however, the focused pressure applied to the elbow through the shoulder all the way to the hand to ..read more
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EXPAND Your Reach
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
Some self-defense scenarios require more than ourselves to actually complete. To be effective in a situation where someone has gotten out of control, you both have fallen onto the ground, and you're holding them down to keep them from hurting you themselves, or other people, mount posting is a solution. One of the common things that happen at social events, especially when alcohol is involved, is protecting a person from breaking things, hurting themselves, or hurting other people. Although they may not be a lethal threat, keeping your uncle Fred from smashing wedding cakes, ripping bridal go ..read more
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Stop Stoping and ALLOW
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
In self-defense we must always consider that an attacker is larger, faster, more skilled, and more aggressive than the defender. This week in Life Defense, and in our self-defense programs, we are studying the attack from a tackle. This attack when applied by someone who possesses these attributes can be devastating for a smaller, lighter, less skilled defender. Unless, they understand the simple principle of ALLOWING.  Many of the defenses we use are counterintuitive. This is one of them. The first inclination of a defender who is untrained defending against a larger, more powerful oppo ..read more
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RE-PLACE with Truth
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
RE-PLACE with Truth In self-defense we learn of, and train in RE-PLACING energy of an attack with our “center.” This RE-PLACEMENT, like the technique of an arm drag, allows a push to have little or no effect and redistributes our momentum, and balance into our control. It is this RE-PLACEMENT of “center” that puts our life back into our realm of beliefs, values, and purpose. Without RE-PLACEMENT not only do we lose balance, we also lose the bearing of our life.  In life and Life Defense RE-PLACEMENT is the way we take back our balance and bearing. To me this means who we believe we trul ..read more
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ELEVATE Life!
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
“Life ELEVATED” is the Utah brand/ tag line, so I might be in some sort of copyright issue, and what the heck…ELEVATE Life, specifically, “your life” is the topic of this week’s Life Defense.  I’m not a native of Utah, and I’ve lived here for almost 25 years. That might mean I’ve got altitude sickness, and eaten way too much green Jello. Both of those terminologies and my fascination with fry sauce may identify me as a Utahn and so I’m going to borrow it anyway. ELEVATION has everything to do with perspective right? A catsup bottle might look like a skyscraper to and ant and a condiment ..read more
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CONTROL Who...?
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
CONTROL of who, or what is our PRINCIPLE topic of conversation today. “Get control, keep control, control yourself, control your thoughts, control the meeting, control the situation, whatever you do it seems that this topic of control is way out of…CONTROL! It seems humans want to control everything. And yet, what do we really control?  In our self-defense course this week we are studying upper body defenses. In this study, the very first technique is a “CONTROLLING” move based on a boxing clench. The idea of a boxing clench is that the attacker is a striker, comes in punching at your f ..read more
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How We PREVENT Healing
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
In self-defense we speak of healing often. Just today I was coaching a friend of mine on how to keep his hands up when someone comes after him fists violently launched at his head. My friend is special. Although he’s an adult he is socially different. This has him in a program with other adults with similar conditions. As he looked up at me timidly, through very thick glasses, I could still see the yellow, brown and black hematomas surrounding both eyes. He was healing from an attack just 2 weeks earlier. We see a lot of healing from the physical and emotional attacks our participants go th ..read more
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Your Powerful POSITION
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
This week the principle of POSITION is demonstrated in the world of WONJIN Hapkido from a “Guard Position.” The Guard is a seemingly weak position as the person doing it is laying on their back, legs apart, while the attacker is either attempting to “pass the defender’s Guard” by fully straddling them, or the defender finds themselves in a typical position of sexual assault. Most of the world prior to Brazilian Jiujitsu saw this POSITION as submissive, and weak. Even in wrestling holding, or Judo throwing, an opponent to their back is counted as an immediate win. Our Brazilian counterparts too ..read more
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UNIFY with a Greater Power
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
This week our PRINCIPLE of Life Defense is UNIFY. The technique we will be practicing with participants from the Black Sea, to South America, Asia, and the US is defending from an opponent’s rear grab. If you watch the video you’ll see how defenders grabbed from behind step out, in one swift and powerful motion. They become one, dropping their entire body weight 6-8” essentially UNIFYING themselves with the earth through gravity. Gravity is a real thing, and is inescapable. So is the fact that the largest body on the earth is “the earth.” Additionally, it’s easy to explain to even the most cas ..read more
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The Gift of SYNERGY
Life Defense
by Allen Hughes
2M ago
In life and in self-defense we’ve found SYNERGY to be so obvious, and essential a PRINCIPLE, and at the same time overused in the world of business coaching and pop psychology. We will not attempt to explain the overuse and of the word. Needless to say, the world has enough “falling backward team trust demonstrations” and leadership development ropes courses to provide its own level of amusement and discussion. Instead, we’ll focus on why, and more importantly how SYNERGY works. SYNERGY of power seems logical right? The more and better we SYNERGIZE with team mates, loved ones, and good friends ..read more
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