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Old 12-09-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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SAS 5 second knockout...

An unarmed self-defense technique advised by the SAS (Special Air Service). Although brutal, it is highly effective, and will take down almost any assailant. Personally, I'd rather be armed than unarmed if I'm caught in a situation like this. Screw gun control. In any case, here it is.
Since most people are right-handed, their first attack is likely to a right-handed punch. Block it with your left arm. If the attacker is left-handed, reverse the left-rights in this sequence of moves.

Continuing the blocking motion of your left arm, continue with a two-finger jab to the eyes. Although this is a very brutal move, it is extremely important to throw the attacker off balance and hence allow you to follow up with the rest of the sequence, and this does an excellent job. Anyways, better him than you.

The last move should have left the attacker wide open. Follow up with a right-handed palm strike to the chin. This should put the attacker on the ground and convince him to leave.

If the person is still unconvinced, step forward with your left leg, swing your body around, lean in and strike with your left elbow on the chin or face. Use your hips to maximize the force of the attack. This usually guarantees a knockout.

If somehow the person is still acting hostile, step in, grab his shoulders, and knee him in the groin as hard as you can. At this point, you can simply walk away.

This technique has been tried and tested. However, hesitation at any step would ruin the sequence and open you to attack. Admittedly, some of these moves are very violent, but it is self-defense, after all. Practice it and make it one fluid motion. It will discourage any attacker.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:35 AM   #2
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Re: SAS 5 second knockout...

I hope to god you're trolling =).
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:03 AM   #3
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Re: SAS 5 second knockout...

Sorry folks,

This technique doe snot sound more serious to me then any other M.A. technique. In fact it even sounds less efficient - using a block and not mentioning the foot-work from the beginning is not an indication of some super moves.


Besides, since when are elite military units the best in empty-hand fighting? They normally have better tools for such situations (silenced guns, knives, stun guns ...), thus, they would train more with weapons then without ...

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Old 12-10-2006, 08:43 AM   #4
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Re: SAS 5 second knockout...

For a completely untrained person it might be enough of a distraction to escape and confuse the attacker...sometimes the simplist and most direct responce work's best...
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:12 AM   #5
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Re: SAS 5 second knockout...

This type of defensive combat technique was well thoughtout and used w/great sucess in WW2...
http://www.tsroadmap.com/early/tough.pdf
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:03 PM   #6
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Re: SAS 5 second knockout...

It's all they had and knew at the time. Fairburn was very innovative, but much of what he came up with has since been proven to be ineffective or of a "low percentage/high risk" technique.

The link is a good read. Many of the techniques in there simply ain't effective. They also believed in taking salt tablets back then too!


We know much more about fighting today, and have pretty good strategies that put you in a better position to finish the fight.

Elite military units are pretty good and empty hand fighting....and are becoming better. To be good with weapons, you must be good without them. It is all interlinked.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:08 PM   #7
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Re: SAS 5 second knockout...

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Wayne Gorski wrote:
An unarmed self-defense technique advised by the SAS (Special Air Service). Although brutal, it is highly effective, and will take down almost any assailant. Personally, I'd rather be armed than unarmed if I'm caught in a situation like this. Screw gun control. In any case, here it is.
Since most people are right-handed, their first attack is likely to a right-handed punch. Block it with your left arm. If the attacker is left-handed, reverse the left-rights in this sequence of moves.

Continuing the blocking motion of your left arm, continue with a two-finger jab to the eyes. Although this is a very brutal move, it is extremely important to throw the attacker off balance and hence allow you to follow up with the rest of the sequence, and this does an excellent job. Anyways, better him than you.

The last move should have left the attacker wide open. Follow up with a right-handed palm strike to the chin. This should put the attacker on the ground and convince him to leave.

If the person is still unconvinced, step forward with your left leg, swing your body around, lean in and strike with your left elbow on the chin or face. Use your hips to maximize the force of the attack. This usually guarantees a knockout.

If somehow the person is still acting hostile, step in, grab his shoulders, and knee him in the groin as hard as you can. At this point, you can simply walk away.

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sounds like a regular evening with my wife. sorry, not impressed.
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