MMA Fighters try Women's Self-Defense techniques

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Vita Min : but the video has trendy music playing, it must work.

Sailenthot Carathot : But he didn't have any shoes!

FBI : She’s teaching you to prevent from being kidnapped by mannikins

NoFaceSniper : "Now it is an effective stabbing tool, Mills come here"

Nil Alvarez : It doesnt work because he is not wearing full suit of spiderman

deviantan021 : Thank you for dispelling this crap. I laughed my ass off when I saw the original video, but then realized it could be quite dangerous if someone believed they could effectively defend themselves in this way, especially women against a larger male opponent.

Anton Rosenbäck : Apparently everything goes in slow motion when youre getting assualted

Dan Begel : Who else wants to see that woman respond to this 🤪

dfctomm : women's self defense is a scam. They claim that if you attend a one hour class twice then you can take on a man who is more powerful than you and probably more experienced with violence. It's an insane proposition when you think about it. I can give you the same advice right here right now for free. gouge his eyes, kick him in the nuts, scream and run.

John Cleveland : "Discount wolverine" ... that deserved a like. lol

Mahuk : Sometimes I really start wondering how this youtube algorithm works suggesting crap videos, but this time I enjoyed this one thoroughly. Good freaking job guys.

Oleg Mishchenko : to run in the oposite directione is not such a bad idea

Mr Arecizoz : i'm no fighting expert but i think a hard kick to the balls will be a 100 times more efficient than this type of ''Self-Defense"

kai ndaki : All of these “blocks” and “counters” require you to be stronger than your opponent or is that just me?

ViperRaiyu : How about a punch to the face? One of my favorite self defense techniques.

Tom McAteer : Her partner looked like he didnt even want to be there lmfao. Especially at 4:48 he looks like he’s half asleep. Thanks for debunking these techniques. Hopefully women go out and get proper training

Henrik Nygren : This kind of self-defense videos are actually kinda disgusting. They make money from women's fear of a potentially real threat by selling them an easy solution that wont work but sounds good theoretically in the mind of someone who knows nothing about real fights. In the process they made the situations more dangerous for the women who tries this because it would probably be safer for them to just run than to try any of these techniques. Spend the money on cabs instead.

wassup253 : You guys are the Myth Busters of self defense. I love it! 🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽

Fearghus Keitz : 2:55 “I’ve got your wrist!” “Well I’ve got your face!”

Niamh O'Connor : It's not okay to make a living out of giving terrible self-defense advices. It's dangerous and unethical. That's why this video is needed.

PhantomSavage : Given that women are at higher risk of being raped or attacked when alone, you think they would get a better self defense item than some keys. Something a little more modern and effective. Like a gun.

PUGILIST : The techniques she's demonstrating look like they could work if done with speed, strength and confidence by someone who know's what they're doing. People need to understand that watching a 10 minute video or attending a two-hour "self defence course" will do jack shit when it comes to make you a better fighter. Being able to do this stuff under pressure takes A LOT of drilling, especially when the person you're fighting isn't just standing there like an idiot and letting you complete the moves, but actually provide a realistic amount of resistance. Just like you guys demonstrated.

MagicalSquid : Why the stomach when you can go for the Nuts

Mathieu Jolliff : No no no! You’re doing it all wrong! Your attacker is supposed to let you apply your techniques like they did in the demonstration

D0nc M0mes : This guy looks like American khabib

Kulaty : "Discount Wolverine" xDD

Oscar Cortez : You're doing it all wrong. You're supposed to hit the pressure points with chi! While blowing a rape whistle

chadam2010 : "Let me put my mouthguard on for this" lmao

Boiled Egg : These look more like choreographed dance moves than self defense tactics

Forever Out Boy : My sister was banned from self defense classes for punching her instrutor in the face.

Richard Menke : The best self defense is amridote under the master, master ken.

Edgars O : discount Wolverine, kekek

Gabe bond : these techniques work fin if ypu are wearing yoga pants and fighting a rather lathargic and non committal Frankenstein monster. In all these vids the attacker swings slow and breaks contact instantly. Way to go marie claire teaching woman a false sense of safety. No shame in that Rag of a Mag.

Robert : 1st technique (on ground): Basically a Jujitsu/etc Hip Push (often called Shrimping). Should be component of other techniques if used properly, not a technique by itself. 2nd technique (wrist grab): They didn't do same wrist grab until 2:52 (grip was reversed), putting attacker in much stronger position against this technique. That being said, the lady demonstrating missed many aspects of the technique that allow it to actually work. 3rd technique (choke): I don't know why the lady demonstrating this one thought a knee would reach them. Instep kick or front ball kick to groin, yes. Kick to knee, probably (or at least change their balance point to facilitate a different technique). I have seen this work many times against a bigger opponent, but the leverage on wrists (not forearms) must be done correctly, and usually with a fast drop (not the slow, half-hearted pull they did). This is not a technique that I particularly like, teach, or recommend, however. 4th technique (bear hug): This one definitely has the risk of a Rear Naked Choke against a trained opponent. Lifting the left arm (like the lady did, the two MMA guys didn't) helps tremendously, and protects against choke if you are fast enough. So does a strike to groin with right arm while ducking out. 5th technique (punch): This is a somewhat typical, but very basic, version of the type of techniques often taught by karate, taekwondo, kempo, etc to beginners. Once a student gets past the basics, they would block and strike at the same time. 6th technique (keys): Agree completely. Ice pick grip also works well. Basically, keys used in similar manner to kubaton. 7th technique (drop wallet): Lady didn't say anything about a gun. The theory behind this technique, as explained to me, was to hold it out for the attacker and drop it to the side as they reach for it (taking off in opposite direction). Can work, but not foolproof. A big part of the theory is that the attacker is more interested in the wallet/phone/etc, instead of the person (rape, etc). 8th technique (hold wallet in weak hand): They are absolutely correct. However, your wallet/phone/etc can be replaced. If they keep running without any harm to you, deal with it. If they don't manage to pull the object out of your hand immediately, then this could be useful. Of course you need to know what to do then (the video unfortunately didn't cover this...). Online self defense videos are definitely not a substitution for hands on training with an instructor. First of all, you will likely find a video that is just garbage, like the one these guys were debunking. Second, with any technique there is the basic version, and then there are all the subtleties and adjustments for "what if" that actually make it work. Even then, you won't really understand the technique until you use it in competition (which is a approximation of real life).

Godzillarex : This video is both hilarious and informative. I seriously could not stop laughing :'D

Darbi : I love this video its so cringe.

RodriguezDeathDealer : Glad you guys are doing this, a lot of the techniques it seemed like she was giving would never have worked, and in some cases (like the wrist hold) would put you in a worse situation than you started in. A lot of these I'd seen similar holds through Tae Kwon Do that have somewhat simple breaks to get out of if taught correctly. But all in all, I think debunking harmful techniques like this is super important for beginners, and people who aren't able to take proper courses for one reason or another. Thanks guys, keep up the great work!

White Kita : ROFL........she must have found those moves in the back of a cooking magazine.....hilarious and absolutely ridiculous, I really hope nobody took her video serious...

Wayne rose : Hahaha so funny dudes but feel sorry for the women that get confident learning it , kneeing to the stomach she was missing the balls how was she getting the stomach .

Fight Commentary Breakdowns : This is awesome!

MULTI SYLLABLE MASSICRE 401 : Lol wrist one works great long as the guy "intentionally" let's go.lmao

mikas2 : Do you have to be bald to do mma?

unreachable : Obviously the original vid is not supposed to teach people anything valuable, but no video will, really. As a girl that wanted to know how to defend herself I attended Krav Maga classes. There were legit techniques that worked... if you are as strong as your opponent. I tried to practise those on my boyfriend - it was utterly pathetic and he didn't even go full force on me. Unless you are truly ripped and at the same time experienced with fighting there is no technique, no hand-twirl that will make a big, aggressive man let go of you. So what can you do? KICK HIM IN THE BALLS AND RUN

Berlin Wall : You should make more of these videos. They're hilarious!

Jackman LeBlanc : The very first move told me I was in for an amusing video lol

Zephyr : Discount Wolverine 😂

Mixu82 : I loved the part about blocking the punch lmao

TheDeathstyleExpert : The worst part is that you men could not defend yourselves using the techniques. Now how can we expect a woman to with about 60 percent of a man's strength (despite about 80+ percent of his body weight)? You need to attack. Attack can be a form of self defense. In a life or death situation you cannot tackle, or knock down, or grapple with the attacker. You need to destabilize them and mobilize yourself. Be quick, attack high, attack low, run. All these tricks are way too civil. It's not like that in a fight. Ladies, we don't need to look like badasses. We just need to get out alive. Scream, scratch, poke, kick. Don't try to use your strength against a larger attacker. They will win. While they're busy throwing powerful punches, you need to be quicker, more aggressive, smarter. Anything but this. Glad people are debunking these horrible methods.

Dylan Silva : Wow....You didn't do the wrist defence correctly at all. You must go against the thumb, thats the weakest joint... Cmon guys, this is simple body mechanics

nicholas scott : This didn't work because you weren't wearing yoga pants. Rookies. smh.