Real-Life Self-Defense - Beginner Level
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Real-Life Self-Defense - Beginner Level

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Created by Tony Dygal
Last updated 8/2019
English [Auto]
Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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
Expand 12 lectures 01:17:21
+ Introduction
12 lectures 01:17:21

In self-defence, many of the simplest combat situations can be solved through an ability to throw a few simple and powerful strikes. Before dealing with the chaos of street-fighting, it is best to begin with the basics of martial arts. This lesson looks at attacks using the arms.


Strike Focus System, Neutral Stance, Combat Stance, Punch, Palm-Edge Inside Strike, Palm-Edge Outside Strike, Elbow Strike, Effective Facial Targets, Training Tips, and more.

Preview 08:14

The world of martial arts and street self-defence is so much more than just a single way to punch. Restricting oneself in combat to only two or three different kinds of attack is both limiting and potentially dangerous. This lesson approaches angled, broader, and tighter techniques.


Hook Punch, Upper Cut (Closed-Fist and Open-Palm), Downward Palm-Edge Strike, Rib Strike, Double Punch, Snake-In Strike, Effective Body Targets, Training Tips, and more.

Preview 05:33

Kicks are the ideal combative counter-part to punches. The ability to use legs offensively and defensively opens up a whole new realm of martial possibility. Still looking at foundations, this lesson covers ways to safely deliver kicks.


Low Push Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Stomp Kick, Push Kick, Knee Strikes, Side Kick, Back Kick, Training Tips, and more.

Beginner Lesson 3

The most powerful piece in western chess is the most versatile in movement. Street-fights, martial arts, and self-defence situations are surprisingly similar. Building up the ability to control your momentum and placement is crucial to stay safe. This lesson covers footwork, movement, and distance.


Balance, Effective Dodging, Side-Step, Falling (Forwards, Backwards, and Sideways), Rolling (Forwards and Backwards), Training Tips, and more.

Beginner Lesson 4

Impact strikes are only the brass and percussion section in the symphony of martial arts. Being able to control, damage, and pressure an attacker using their own body and its limits is the softer, yet irreplaceable string section. This lesson covers a variety of locks and holds to the hands and arms.


Crushing Wrist-Lock, Outer Wrist-Lock, Inner Wrist-Lock, Compression Wrist-Lock, Arm-Bar, Shoulder Locks, Angles and Variations, Combinations, Training Tips, and more.

Beginner Lesson 5

Torso control is another pillar in self-defence and martial arts. The ability to trip, push, and imbalance an opponent is very helpful and important in combat. This lesson covers take-downs, trips, and other pivotal elements of body control.


Focus Push, Torquing, Drag-Downs, Take-Downs (Foot Trapping, Hooking, Sweeping, and Tripping), Control Points (Kidneys and Hip-Flexors), Training Tips, and more.

Beginner Lesson 6

Knowing strikes and holds is important, but useless if unable to apply them when under duress (like in a street-fight). Basic threats provide an excellent start for learning how to execute strikes and holds in real situations. This lesson covers reactions to a variety of holds, with several early and late response variations.


Single-Hand Collar-Grab, Double-Hand Collar-Grab, Front Hair-Grab, Rear Hair-Grab, Wrist-Grab, Double-Hand Wrist Grabs, Training Tips, Variations, and more.

Beginner Lesson 7

Not all grabs and holds are created equal, neither should all responses. This lesson continues the pattern of combative instruction from the last lesson, but looks at threats to the neck, head, and body.


Throat Grab Against a Wall, Head-Lock (from behind), Side-Headlock, Double-Arm Grab (from behind), Bear Hugs, Training Tips, Variations, and more.

Beginner Lesson 8

Sometimes, the space around you changes everything in combat. To start looking at how environments and locations can impact situations, some basic indoor-specific scenarios are presented. This lesson will cover home and office variations.


Improvised Weapons, Drunk Uncle Larry, Restrictive Areas (Hallways, Desks, Chairs, Couches), Head Control, Training Tips, and more.

Beginner Lesson 9

Despite being in the open, many outdoor environments impose restrictive and challenging limits. This lesson looks at self-defence in cars, beaches, and other wider areas.


Car scenarios (while entering, outside it, inside it), Bicycle, Beach, Sports Equipment (Hockey Stick, Racquets), Improvised Weaponry, Training Tips, and more.

Beginner Lesson 10

To provide a succinct and accessible summary, the core techniques shown throughout the entire Beginner Series are presented in a sweeping and relentless sequence.



Beginner Lesson 11

A written guide through the Beginner Series to complement your video training.

Supplementary Materials