Close Quarters Self Defense Tactics

Close Quarters Self Defense

October 10, 2023 / Comments (3)

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Looking to improve your close quarters self defense tactics?

Not sure what to do when faced with an unexpected attack?

This can be a terrifying scenario for anyone, and even more so if you aren't armed with the proper self defense tactics and skills.

Our friends over Gun Carrier are committed to equipping every American with the knowledge and skills they need to defend themselves against danger. In this week's episode of Gun Carrier's original series “Don't Be a Victim,” self defense expert Jeremy Pollack teaches you the art of close quarters defense.

Check out a summary below, and be sure to scroll down for the full video.

Close Quarters Self  Defense

A close quarters frontal attack is the most common attack seen by law enforcement. Around 70% of attacks on the street are (attempted) stabbings, and many of those are surprise attacks.

Self Defense Tactics: Close Quarters Defense by Survival Life at

To defend yourself against a close quarters frontal attack, you will need to disarm your attacker with both hands and move your body out of the weapon's trajectory.


Once you've done this, the next step is to overpower your attacker by grabbing their weapon arm and maneuvering them to the ground.


At this point, your attacker has lost most of their control in the situation. You can now more easily take the weapon from them and remove yourself from the situation, or even use their own weapon against them if need be.

Check out the full video below of Close Quarters Self Defense!

What do you think of our self defense tutorial? Have you ever been in a situation where you had to use self defense tactics like this? Share your story in the comments!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 10, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

3 Responses to :
Close Quarters Self Defense Tactics

  1. Jammers says:

    I have a bit of Martial Arts Training, in a kind of “Mixed Bag” of styles, and one thing they all have in common is..PRACTICE> Even some of the simplest forms or techniques can be and ARE very effective, even when the aggressor or assailant is bigger than you. The technique shown or demonstrated in the video is pretty simple but can go terribly wrong, leaving you very exposed and vulnerable, if not practiced consistently enough to become virtually “automatic”.
    Another helpful bit of training is for strength. You don’t have to be the Hulk or The Rock to comfortably manipulate/maneuver the attacker or parts of him the way you want or need to for the desired outcome or effect.
    This particular technique also has room for some “Alternate” or additional moves or variations, so again practice.
    This video was well presented and explained, IMO. Well done.

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