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Elite Self-Defense Academy Boasts Of Yelp Reviews But Teaches Cringeworthy Methods That will Get You Injured

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Elite Self-Defense Academy Boasts Of Yelp Reviews But Teaches Cringeworthy Methods That will Get You Injured

 

 

Much too often we encounter academies that teach subpar tactics or flat out failing ones. Such is the case with the Elite Self Defense Academy of Livermore.

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Here’s a demonstration of the technique as taught at Livermore:

Here’s a great time to talk about how many people discourage jumping guard including heel hook fan John Danaher. Officially speaking in competition jumping guard is forbidden at white belt level.

The academy above has splendid Yelp reviews interestingly and the 5th degree black belt who runs it JOHN PFUND seems to animate the kids just fine. However there’s quite a line between animating kinds and making them think they know how to defend themselves.

His official bio reads:

He received his Shodan (first degree black belt) April 24, 1984, abd currently hold the rank of Godan 5th (5th degree black belt). Sensei Pfund has held numerous tournament titles including the prestigious AAU National championship. He has also studied and competed in MMA, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Shotolan Karate, Wrestling and Kodokan Judo. Sensei is certified in teaching impact weapons, defensive tactics and Alaskan Split Second Survival.

A further search into JOHN PFUND revealed a topic over at sherdog from 10 years ago titled Hawaian jiujitsu:

According to the internet archive:

Hawaiain Jujitsu is synonymous with a style called Danzan Ryu Jujitsu, whish was developed in Hawaii and based mostly on Judo and Jujitsu from Japan.

Sensei John Pfund (left) with Davis Judo Kai Sensei Randy Schuster at the 1998 Ohana celebration in San Ramon, CA.

Which is not to say Pfund is without shades in his past even though he was acquitted in the criminal trial.