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The term “Reality Self-Defense” is used commonly in the martial arts industry. At the U.S. Taekwondo Centers we teach “Real World Self Defense” by the U.S. Fighting Systems – the same curriculum that is taught to correctional officers, law enforcement in their academies, security professionals and the United States Armed Forces around the World.

“Reality Self-Defense” – Often, the words “Reality Self-Defense” is based on the reality of the instructor teaching it. After attending classes like this we have realized the “reality” is based on the person teaching it — which more times than most is not a reality at all.

For example, there are many amazing sport martial artists (like Jiu Jitsu or mixed martial arts) who’s training and experience is limited only to a sport environment. However a sport environment is vastly different than the neighborhoods, streets, schools, businesses and environments we live in.

“Real World Self Defense” is based off of the actual world and society we live in. If a criminal or attacker wants to hurt, harm, or take your life, they will not be worried about any sport rules, time limits, weight restrictions and will use any methods necessary to achieve their goal. The U.S. Fighting Systems curriculum is based off of field-proven training that has evolved over the last 30 years, which can be performed by students of all ages and skill levels.

During your training at the U.S. Taekwondo Center, our Real World Self Defense programs will be focused on responding appropriately to the most Common Attacks in the United States based off of several national statistics like the Uniform Crime Report published by the FBI – Bureau National Criminal Statistics.

Defense against the following attacks:

  1. Verbal Abuse – Insults and shaming. The majority of physical attacks begin with a verbal challenge.
  2. Crowding – An attacker doesn’t let you get by or bumps chests.
  3. Poking, pushing, punching
  4. Kicking, kneeing
  5. Grabs – wrist grabs, shoulder grabs, grabs to the shirt, grabs to the hair, backpack or purse
  6. Body holds – bear hugs, head locks, chokes
  7. Blunt instrument attacks – attack by a stick, bat, hard object, book, bottle.
  8. Knife attack
  9. Gun attack
  10. Multiple attackers (2 or more)