Street Self-Defense for Beginners

Learn the basics of punches, kicks, movement, and joint locks.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (27 ratings)
1,534 students
English [Auto]

Beginner: Fundamental self-defense skills such as strikes, breaking holds, takedowns, and more.


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Ascendancy provides a street based combative self-defense fight system developed for real world life-and-death situations. Chock full of content and fast-paced, with time-marked supplemental information, it is focused solely on the most effective means of self-defense as well as the protection of others. There are no belts (we’re not interested in selling belts like traditional systems), and there are no mats (you’ll quickly realize falling in the real world is not the same as falling in your soft dojo), just pure content, entirely voiced-over, and meticulously laid out to provide the best video learning experience.

Learn the basics that will propel you into a new mindset of self-confidence and combative development.

Who this course is for:

  • People interested in the martial arts but do not have time to go study in a formal dojo due to work, family, & other life factors.
  • People who currently study martial arts but are looking for more realistic self-defense training.
  • People who want to learn the basics of self-defense but do not want to commit to a year or more of expensive classes.

Course content

1 section12 lectures1h 17m total length
  • Beginner Lesson 1
  • Beginner Lesson 2
  • Beginner Lesson 3
  • Beginner Lesson 4
  • Beginner Lesson 5
  • Beginner Lesson 6
  • Beginner Lesson 7
  • Beginner Lesson 8
  • Beginner Lesson 9
  • Beginner Lesson 10
  • Beginner Lesson 11
  • Supplementary Materials


Martial Master
Tony Dygal
  • 4.9 Instructor Rating
  • 39 Reviews
  • 2,270 Students
  • 3 Courses

With over 40 years of combined experience in the fighting arts, Tony & Michael have combined their knowledge and skills to develop the Ascendancy Fight System.

Both forged out of real street-fight confrontations, taught early on the difference between a studio and real life, we have built on our shared experiences as primary and assistant instructors in various fields, growing in both theory and practice.

Together, we have studied a plethora of combat-based martial arts from many cultures and times. From traditional Japanese Ju Jutsu to South Korean Hapkido, through to European wrestling and weapon skills, past sport-based martial arts (like Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, and Aikido), and into gun ranges and modern video courses for law enforcement and military usage.

We are the founders of the Martial Masters Academy, and are passionate about self-defense, martial arts, good instruction, high production values, and the usefulness of video learning.