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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Common Sense Self Defense!



KELLY S. WORDEN’S TRAVEL WRENCH

IMPACT KERAMBIT OF THE FUTURE


Exerpt from the Travel Wrench TRAINING MANUAL

The Travel Wrench is a Devastatingly Effective Yet Low Profile Non-Lethal Force Tool for Personal Protection

YOUR PERSONAL PROTECTION TOOL FOR TODAY'S RUTHLESS STREETS

THE TRAVEL WRENCH IS A TRAINING TOOL THAT WILL ASSIST IN YOU'RE EFFORTS TO DEVELOP DEFENSIVE SKILLS WITH ALMOST ANY TACTICAL IMPLEMENT OR IMPROVISED WEAPON,,,, REALLY, NOT BULLSHIT!

IMPORTANT !!

I OFFER THIS INFORMATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF PRESEVING YOU'RE PERSONAL SAFETY, ANY SELF-DEFENSE TOOL OR OBJECT USED TO STRIKE ANOTHER PERSON IS CONSIDERED A WEAPON. ALWAYS USE EXTREME DISCRETION WHEN USING PHYSICAL FORCE TO DETER AN AGGRESSIVE ATTACKER AND USE ONLY ENOUGH FORCE TO NEUTRALIZE THE ATTACK!

As if you didn't already know, Impact strikes will cause severe pain and injury. The Travel Wrench and other Self Protection tools should only be implemented if no other option exists. That being said if you can't do the "Boot Scoot Boogie" and get the hell outa Dodge City when the shit hits the fan, stand and shut down the threat, protect yourself and you're family!

The information contained within this book is for defensive use and only to prevent or deter physical harm from being inflicted on you or a loved one.

Use of the information provided could lead to criminal or civil charges if misused in any manner. Common sense, social consciousness and conflict avoidance is strongly recommended!

COMMON SENSE
DISCLAIMER



KELLY S. WORDEN’S TRAVEL WRENCH

IMPACT KERAMBIT OF THE FUTURE

TRAINING MANUAL
The Travel Wrench is a Devastatingly Effective Yet Low Profile Non-Lethal Force Tool for Personal Protection

YOUR PERSONAL PROTECTION TOOL


DEVELOP DEFENSIVE SKILLS
WITH ALMOST ANY
TACTICAL IMPLEMENT
IMPORTANT !!

ANY SELF-DEFENSE TOOL OR OBJECT USED TO STRIKE ANOTHER PERSON IS CONSIDERED A WEAPON. ALWAYS USE EXTREME DISCRETION WHEN USING PHYSICAL FORCE TO DETER AN AGGRESSIVE ATTACKER AND USE ONLY ENOUGH FORCE TO NEUTRALIZE THE ATTACK!

Common sense is a contributing factor of survival and living, cultivate it! Keep in mind, never use a weapon of any kind if the confrontation can be de-escalated or evaded. Accelerated force levels should be mentally honed to become instinctual not anger motivated. Stay calm as possible to allow you to protect yourself with common sense not rage. When witnesses are close by a confrontation, do not appear to be the aggressor. If you are verbally trying to deter the situation, use brief statements to enforce your position. If it appears that you are out skilled, out manned, or unable to retaliate the moment of confrontation, compliancy can be advantageous, temporarily calming the attacker. This method may also offer you the opportunity to gain a closer proximity to the aggressor's vital targets. One strike may be all you'll have time for, disengage and seek safety!

The Travel Wrench only weighs two ounces, combined with the quick clip Lightweight Carry Sheath and you have a great little defensive tool that is easy to carry, easy to use, and adapts to almost every form of martial arts or defensive tactics!
Simple Deploy, Easy Carry, just clip and slide the sheath into the pant waist band, insert your index finger, press forward with downward pressure and grip tightly!

The visual appearance of the Travel Wrench is deceptive and few people have any idea exactly what it is on initial examination. Designed as a lightweight defensive striking tool, the "L" shaped high-density plastic can be dismissed as nothing more than a sport wrench, key ring, or massage tool for arthritis or acupressure.
When questioned about it by authority figures, one person offered it was a tool to adjust the side draft carburetors on his Austin Healy sports car, another said it was a acupressure massage tool, still another referenced a suitcase handle, as well as other interesting stories.

Visual Appearance, What the hell is it?

A Wrench? A Massage Tool?
Clothes Hanger? Key Chain?
Skateboard Wrench?
All of the above and more!
Two distinct sizes fit large and small hands, allow for Female or Male usage, with functional nut removing hex head holes for covert carry!

IMPORTANT FACTOR: It can rarely be turned against you
without proper understanding or some form of training!


Originally the Travel Wrench was designed to assist martial artists in developing confidence in empty hand striking skills and precision targeting. The first models were called DTL or Impact Kerambits and changed later to offer a more covert public carry tool for personal protection. The Kerambit of old was a simple yet potential lethal palm knife used in the “barrio” or rough streets of the Philippines.
Re-designed in 1993 by Kelly S. Worden for non-lethal usage, the Travel Wrench (Kerambit), has experienced acceptance worldwide. Civilians, bodyguards, police officers, and military personnel have carried and passed through customs and security checks almost everywhere in the world. This includes U.S., Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, Singapore, Japan, Kuwait, and other high security check-points. As a discrete personal protection tool it attracts very little attention and allows the carrier to walk with confidence from home to vehicle, parking garages to work, public parks, shopping, cash machines, or sporting events. Let’s face it, the potential for crimes or criminal acts in our society is at an unprecedented high and completely unpredictable. We can become targets for assault or robbery at a moment’s notice. Of course, there are no guarantees that we could actually detour an assault, even a trained fighter runs the risk of defeat in a street confrontation. Most criminals are not looking for a fight just an easy victim. The appearance of confidence and awareness can be enough to create the aura that you are not a person to be toyed with or even to be approached with bad intentions.
The predator feeds off the power of fear in their prey through deception to lure you into a trap. Also visual and verbal intimidation is used to distract or position you for physical control and violence. As mentioned, most criminals are seeking an easy victim not an opponent to detour their power play.


Turning the tables and creating the deception of you cowering allows you a brief moment to retaliate, this would be considered “Attack by Draw” (“ABD”). ABD is one of several Jeet Kune Do strategies developed by Bruce Lee and the intent is to open the attacker up for a quick counter strike while he is psychologically gloating and transitioning for a more dominant position of control. The physical image of cowering is similar to a fetal position whether standing, kneeling, sitting, or prone, we just draw our hands and arms in and cover our face and torso. No doubt to someone seeking to intimidate and control us, this is a sign that the power play was extremely functional and well orchestrated. Strategies such as “ABD” are simple yet essential in establishing a personal defensive system you can process and apply instinctively.

Survival Strategy
Personally we can deceptively use the cowering position as giving up or use it as a trap, coiling like a snake preparing to strike. When kicked, a dog will drop it’s head just prior to striking out viciously with it’s teeth in an aggressive defensive counter attack. This is a natural instinct in it's crudest form. The dog appears as though it is ready to cower away and then unsuspectingly strikes before the attacker can react. We humans have suppressed this crude attribute of survival in an effort to become more civilized. Fear and anger are interactive, use your adrenaline wisely. Process fear into controlled anger and strike when the opportunity presents itself! Hesitation will limit your defensive capabilities and could mentally trap your response due to adrenal overload. If you stop to think, you may already be trapped!You must instinctually react in a calculated manner, think about situations before they happen. When watching the evening news or reading about an assault, you need to ask yourself honestly "what would or could I do in a similar situation?"

Physical Intimidation = Emotional Fear
Attackers Grab to Control and Instill Fear !



Over the years, a myriad of self-defense implements have filled the void for individuals seeking a Non-Lethal alternative to edged weapons and firearms. Impact weapons such as the PR-24© or a telescopic baton, although formidable and dynamically functional in the hands of a trained practitioner have limited concealment capabilities, and can be cumbersome for daily conventional carry. Thus the value of the Travel Wrench with a waist band carry, pant pocket, sport coat, or as a key ring, this two ounce high density plastic tool is easily accessible, inconspicuous, and highly functional.
If you cannot come up with a decent self-assuring answer, you need help! Seek a professional with skills and knowledge to assist you in creating valid survival plans. I have mentioned many times in seminar that we become conditioned to social guidelines, even in extreme situations we rarely allow our survival instincts to take precedent over our thought process. We suppress animal instincts in an effort to become more civilized based on the ideals that social laws will govern behavior and everyone should abide by the same laws.
Without a doubt this ideology is flawed. Friends, family, and innocent individuals from all walks-of-life fall prey to the criminal element. Many criminals live right next door and closer than most of us wish to think about.
In essence, the majority of society are becoming victims in waiting.
Targeting the hand to neutralize the grip can be considered a SDA, strike hard with any hard object, if that doesn’t detour the assault,

ABC= Attack By Combination
When confronted step away to gain range and target options. The above distance would be considered medium range. Kicks, knees, elbows and hand strikes all function at medium range. Perception and Reaction speed is crucial to execute a SDA = Single Direct Attack

It is extremely important to take charge of our own destiny. Re-cultivate our “Animal Instincts” or more appropriately, human instinctual response attributes. Personal defense survival skills being at the top of the list, it does not matter how much money or how many toys you have if you are a “sitting duck.” Avoiding situations is a logical step in self preservation, be aware of people around you and don’t get caught off guard. You may even have to take the stance of being rude in public to set up proper awareness perimeters. Think of how you would instruct your wife or daughter to avoid verbal or physical engagements while walking to their destination and “practice what you preach.” This is a good tactical mindset of observation implemented between home and destination or vehicle and destination. A mentally prepared distraction technique, even if it is only verbal, can assist in detouring a conversation you should not engage in. Being rude to one person you do not know can actually prove to be safer than trying to assist in giving directions or being detained for any reason unimportant to you!
Never let anyone get this close, Be aware !


Step Forward and Turn Wrist to Release Grab

In today’s crowded streets, you can wave at just about anyone and have them wave back until they realize that they actually do not know you. By then, you have created a distraction, avoided the verbal engagement and detoured the confrontation. Physical reactions include distractions such as tossing a few coins in the confronter's face and changing your destination path. Learn to be more evasive, walk at a faster pace, or even run. Do not hesitate to enter a place of business to avoid a physical conflict and re-evaluate the situation, contact help or report your concerns to another person. The clothes you wear can limit mobility, try to dress appropriately for the task at hand. Back up defense options include shriek alarms, OC Spray, hand held striking tools, and knowledge of selfdefense.

Vertical Punch Strike at Center Mass
Sternum and Solar Plexus
Followed by an Upper Cut to the chin
Strike at 12:00 Position


Kelly S. Worden designed the Impact Kerambit/Travel Wrench after the Barrio Knife of the Philippine and Indonesian martial arts, sometimes referred to as a "Sickle Knife." The updated version is small and blunt and the instructional curriculum is a combination of the most effective martial arts systems practiced today. Concepts and tactics of Modern Arnis, JKD, Wing Chun, JuJitsu, Western Boxing, Silat and other dynamic systems are blended into a cohesive defensive method that offers blocks, deflections, striking, locks, throws, traps, and controls. Most importantly, it is the “master tool” that cross references the attributes of stick, knife, and empty hand!

Let us look at holding and gripping the Impact Kerambit / Travel Wrench defensive tool. This is a simple task of placing the index finger into the "large loop" and gripping the shaft with the lower probe facing away from the body and grip tightly. In karate training, it is said and instructed that the top two knuckles of a closed fist provide the strongest striking impact area for punching. This fist position is sometimes referred to as the fore fist. To stabilize the striking position of the wrist, place the lower probe against a wall, a door frame, or post, and shift your wrist subtlety to allow the upper index finger ring to touch the surface simultaneously with the lower probe.
Using the previously mentioned grip will be the most efficient ergonomically correct hand position for striking and is an easy adjustment of proper wrist alignment. (Note the position of the top two knuckles and the alignment of the top and lower probes on the Travel Wrench!)


In a self-defense situation, the impact of the Travel Wrench is direct and extremely penetrating, so rarely is full force blows needed to detour an aggressor. Additionally most aggressors will respond to a strike by jerking away or collapsing when struck, this slightly dissipates the pressure at your wrist Always tightly grip any impact weapon and be aware of “Grip Shock” on impact. The next strongest impact area of a closed fist is the base of the fist, sometimes referred to as the hammer fist. The hammer fist Travel Wrench disperses a great deal of force in a small area at impact and when executed creates the least amount of physical strain being absorbed through the wrist area.

The gripping action of the hammer fist is identical to the fore fist grip but there is no need to flex the wrist forward since all the force of the defensive impact directs itself toward the base of the fist and the lower probe area. To practice, grip the Travel Wrench tightly and position your closed fist with the Travel Wrench on a smooth hard surface (a scrap piece of wood works well) and begin striking repeatedly increasing the force with each impact strike. While gripping the Kerambit/Travel Wrench in your hand, extend your opposite arm and lightly strike your own forearm, wrist, or fist area just to get an idea of the pain level implemented with a minimal amount of force. Get together with a training partner and exchange placement targeting to different parts of the body utilizing vertical fist and hammer fist positions without making hard impact. Also grinding and scraping the surface will give you a great appreciation for the control power while executing locks and traps. On nerve points and directly on bone surface an oscillating motion increases pain compliance during application of containment techniques.

SPECIFIC TARGETING: It doesn’t take a martial arts degree to figure out what hurts, literally anything hit, hurts. Another option for development is researching or by referencing a diagram of an anatomy chart or acupuncture chart. Just a brief viewing will allow you to determine what areas of the body are susceptible to impact pain. As previously mentioned, impact tools generally seek bone to create pain and a reactionary response of compliance. With proper placement of an impact tool, targeting muscle groups can be just as effective and possibly less physically damaging to the attacking individual. Muscle targeting is effective due to the fact the nerve centers of the body are located directly on and around specific muscle, tendon, and ligament junctions. By focusing on the concept of de-fanging the snake or destroying the attacking weapon, we can target specific nerve or pressure points on the arm while defending our perimeter. Ideally, this allows the defender adequate time to disengage and escape to avoid further attacks or ample time to launch a neutralizing counter attack to control the outcome of the confrontation.
Hammer Fist to targeted nerve or pressure point location on the hand !
Vertical Fist Strike targets pressure point on ribcage!
Upper Cut pressure point under chin!



The Travel Wrench’s concise instructional method of extracting techniques from multiple systems is more effective and takes less effort and strength to execute than the empty hand techniques from which they originate. The progressive curriculum extracts from the base arts and blends them into a versatile self-defense system referred to as Natural Spirit Connecting the Systems. The curriculum is specifically divided into sub-systems encompassing a direct reflection of what Kelly S. Worden has personally absorbed by training under some of the world’s most skilled martial arts instructors. Remy A. Presas, the Grandmaster of Modern Arnis, Bruce Lee’s first student Jesse Glover, Ted Lucaylucay, Sonny Umpad, Leonard Trigg, Dr. Brett Jacques and others. This information has been processed and refined into multiple tactical defense systems that embrace Military Hand-to-Hand, Wortac Tactical Knife, Modern Arnis, Destroy Trap Lock for personal protection as well as an aggressive Street Defense curriculum called Renegade JKD. One of the many proving grounds, Mr. Worden has refined his instructional methods, is as the primary Impact and Edged Weapon Instructors for the 1st Special Forces Group at Ft. Lewis, Washington which embraces all the theories and concepts in Mr. Worden’s diverse arsenal of arts!

Order your personal protection Travel Wrench Package today !

www.kellyworden.com

2 Comments:

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