Hello, my first posting. Anyway, my brother collects Karate magazines, and I’ve also seen the ads in muscle and survivalist magazines. Basically, this guy advertises a program that will allow you to physically defend yourself from any one. From mobs or skinheads to gangbangers to black belts, these moves can beat them all, even if they have weapons.
Full-page text-only ads boast that this guy has beaten up Marines and SEALs and has all these flowery credentials. The program is used to train elite military and other groups, but he’s apparently nice enough to share it with us for $80. You learn easy techniques that take minutes to learn and size, age, fitness, experience don’t matter.
Obviously, I look upon this with a healthy dose of skepticism (okay… outright disbelief). Does anyone know the, er, Straight Dope on this?
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