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Doctor insights on: Koubaton Self Defense Techniques

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Would krav maga be a good way learn self defense?

Would krav maga be a good way learn self defense?

Yes: Krav maga is a form of self defense that combines boxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, grappling & muay thai it is the official form of defense used by the israeli defense forces. It is both defensive and offensive. ...Read more

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Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Depends on you: As with most martial arts, the moves and forms practiced are self defense based; however, it doesn't matter what moves there are, it's important that you perfect the move and can execute it at the appropriate time. There are fantastic moves in both capoeira and kickboxing.
“fear not the man who has practiced 10, 000 kicks once, but...The man who has practiced one kick 10, 000 times.” - bruce lee. ...Read more

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Would taking karate lessons improve my self-defense abilities?

Would taking karate lessons improve my self-defense abilities?

Yes: Karate will help to develop your strength and balance, and teach you good form so that you don't injure yourself doing a punch or kick. If you are ONLY interested in self defense, then a martial art that is more street oriented may be of more help. For instance, krav maga and Jeet kune do train wearing shoes and not in bare feet. It is only for self defense and not for tournaments. ...Read more

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Would taking kung fu lessons improve my self-defense abilities?

Yes: There are many forms of martial arts that could improve your self- esteem & your ability to defend yourself. ...Read more

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I want a few tips for self defense in case someone tries to rape/kidnap me?

I want a few tips for self defense in case someone tries to rape/kidnap me?

Fight back: Under attack, I recommend that you hit your would-be attacker in the groin, in the throat and or in the eyes. Only do this if you can't safely get away. Be aggressive as a last resort. You can learn street self-defense skills from krav mgah, or many other types of self-defense. Also, keep in good shape so you can run far and fast if attacked and you can get out. Be well, . ...Read more

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At 60 are women more likely to work out for prevention of osteo, self defense, aesthetics, fitness?

At 60 are women more likely to work out for prevention of osteo, self defense, aesthetics, fitness?

Great question!: It's been my experience that women who work out regularly at 60 are generally the kind of people that like being the best they can be in all kinds of ways. Presenting the best version of you to the world means more than either of the things you mentioned. Beautiful people are healthy people and vice versa. In my practice we are committed our mantra that health and beauty are one in the same. ...Read more

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How many calories can swimming and doing krav maga (israeli self defense) burn?

How many calories can swimming and doing krav maga (israeli self defense) burn?

500 to 800: Krav maga is estimated to burn between 590 (moderate exertion) to 800 calories per hour. Moderately paced lap swimming burns an estimate of about 500 calories per hour. ...Read more

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What are some techniques to help boost one's self-esteem?

What are some techniques to help boost one's self-esteem?

Self Esteem: Uncover how you came to think less of yourself, likely developed early in life by how you thought others perceived you, re-write your story through objective feedback from people who can see you clearly today. Read my latest book, "changing your inner voice" featured on soundmindz. Org and consult with a clinical psychologist for help in this process. Best. ...Read more

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What could be some self help techniques for organization for one with a disease such as schizoaffective disorder?

What could be some self help techniques for organization for one with a disease such as schizoaffective disorder?

Two Books: I think that "getting things done" by david allen and the "seven habits of highly effective people" and "first things first" by steven covey are the starting point for getting organized for anyone. David allen gives you a step by step approach. Steven covey's books give you useful principles about doing what is important. You may also decide to pickup one of the covey franklin organizers... ...Read more

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Are there any distraction techniques for self harm that are effective?

Are there any distraction techniques for self harm that are effective?

Distraction/self har: Having someone you trust close by helps to distract yourself for the moment & seek support you need from him/her to get you over the bad feeling. Also, bring this up to your therapist as part of the work in cognitive behavior therapy to help you own & take responsibility for your thoughts & behaviors & gain control, & to monitor your progress in your journal to discuss in therapy. ...Read more

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What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab

What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab

Alcohol and Drugs: I commend you for wanting to be sober and drug free.
Be honest with yourself: what Alcohol and Drugs (Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Narcotics) have done to your Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Financial and Spiritual health.
Do not be victim of your impulse, urge and cravings to use Alcohol and Drugs.
Attend AA and NA Meetings, have a Sponsor
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation ...Read more

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What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

What therapy techniques might a psychologist use for acne related self esteem issues?

Look beyondyour skin: Hard to assess how severe the acne is as you have also listed OCD as a problem, suggesting that you may amplify the condition in your mind. But a therapist would first make sure that a dermatologist is on board w you. Next, a thorough assessment of what you want out of life and how you are going about getting it would help you to put the focus back on achieving the goals that are meaningful to you. ...Read more

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Trying hiatal hernia self-adjustment techniques and I've found a very sore spot 1inch above my navel with heavy pulse that causes burps when pressed.

Trying hiatal hernia self-adjustment techniques and I've found a very sore spot 1inch above my navel with heavy pulse that causes burps when pressed.

Hiatal hernia: A pulsatile mass above the umbilicus is probably your aorta. It can be an aneurysm as well. I'm not sure why it would cause you to burp when pressed though, unless you were pressing on your stomach which overlies the aorta. ...Read more

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I have Ben wetting my self?

I have Ben wetting my self?

Wide differential: Urinary incontinence can be from many causes and more hx is needed to narrow down the differential. For ex: nocturnal seizures vs urge incontinence from an overactive bladder or from a cns lesion vs loss of inhibition of the micturition reflex from a frontal brain lesion (from either an anterior cerebral artery territory stroke, aneurysm or a space occupying lesion in the frontal micturition area) ...Read more

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Why is self mutilating addicting?

Why is self mutilating addicting?

Coping: People who self- mutilate may do this as a coping mechanism. Physical harm to the body may distract from emotional pain. Some people feel empty inside and hurt themself so that they won't feel completely numb. Although it is a very unhealthy way to cope, people may return to self- mutilation over and over because they don't have more effective coping mechanisms. ...Read more

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How do I motivate my self for excersice?

How do I motivate my self for excersice?

Self Love: It takes at least 21 days to form a habit. Self discipline is needed to get started and after that it becomes habit. Good to have support of friend or partner. Start slow and build up to goal. Know that this is a loving act to do for your self. Pick one you enjoy and have fun doing it. Chi gung can be done sitting initially. There is chair exercises. ...Read more

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How is risk to others or self evaluated?

How is risk to others or self evaluated?

Relatively: If a person is indiscriminately violent they can hurt themselves and others. If a person is passively disabled they may neglect themselves to a dangerous extent and, if they are responsible for others, like children, they may be a danger to them by neglect. ...Read more

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What positive techniques can be used to teach?

What positive techniques can be used to teach?

Encouragement: Too much of education is based on recitation of facts. People solely with good memories can be good "students" but lousy learners. Teach with passion and encouragement. ...Read more

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I'm trying to do autocircumcision any tips or techniques?

Not recommended: If you are trying to remove your own foreskin, without the benefit of a urological surgeon, you might consider presenting yourself to an emergency room. The recommendation is so you do not do something irrevocable that looks like hurting yourself. Most persons are not prepared for uncontrolled bleeding or sterile technique. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the safest way to preform a self enuclation?

Please help! What is the safest way to preform a self enuclation?

Enucleation: Please do not attempt to remove your eye or do any surgery on yourself. Please see an opthalmologist for eye problems. ...Read more

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I want to slim my self?

Diet and Exercise: The tried and true method is the best way to slim down; eat a balanced, nutritional diet and exercise daily. ...Read more

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Because I want to kill my self?

Because I want to kill my self?

Please get help: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What are some abortion techniques?

What are some abortion techniques?

Meds, surgery: Medications are often used to induce abortions.
Surgical techniques are often utilized that can be done safely in the office or in the hospital.
The mode of abortion is usually determined by the progress of the pregnancy. (gestational age)
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Is self-centeredness just immaturity?

Is self-centeredness just immaturity?

Not really: It can give you a sense of confidence and leadership. It really depends on the situation and where it is being used. ...Read more

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How to keep your self away from Ebola?

How to keep your self away from Ebola?

Stay out of Africa: The best way to avoid Ebola is to stay away from areas with an active outbreak in West Africa. If you live outside of those areas, your chances of catching it are very low unless you come in close contact with people who have recently been to West Africa and who are ill. If Ebola did breakout where you live, avoid contact with sick people, wash your hands, and don't touch your face. ...Read more

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What are some theraputic techniques for relieving stress?

What are some theraputic techniques for relieving stress?

Stress relief: Guided imagery, meditation, breathing & relaxation exercises, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, journaling, art therapy, music, taking walks, gardening, caring for pets, etc. There are many more, depending on individual preferences and interests. ...Read more