What is Defendo?
SCANDINAVIAN DEFENDO is a European self-defense system developed by Jyrki Saario. Its focus is on simplicity and realism, providing easy to learn self-defense solutions for anybody willing to learn.
LESS IS MORE
DEFENDO offers effectiveness through simplicity. The systes is easy to learn because it offers a small amount of techniques while addressing a vast number of self-defense problems. The fewer techniques there are to learn the greater the number of repetitions per technique. This rule results in intuitive action in highly stressful situations. DEFENDO also offers a psychological approach on how to use emotions such as stress and fear for survival.
SIMPLICITY IS EFFECTIVENESS
Presented below are a few example techniques used in DEFENDO:
A stable stance is crucial for effective defense as well as attack. Footwork and good body balance form a proper stance. The posture offers the ability to defensively as well as offensively with full force, mobility and freedom of movement.
It is a multi-purpose technique used in a variety of situation. It may range from a simple push to deter low-threat targets to a all-out blow often ending the confrontation.