Monday, December 22, 2008

The frozen ham knife defense

The following is a great example of situational defense - and it's side-splittingly funny too. Who ever knew that traditional judo kata had a technique in which tori makes use of a frozen ham to defeat a knife-wielding attacker (at about 1:00 on the video)!

Reminds me of my introductory Japanese class in college in which one of the textbook examples was a customs person inspecting a traveller's suitcase and exclaiming, "What is this? A ham! That is not allowed!" We thought it was a pretty inane example but little did we know they were just protecting their national security!
UPDATE: BSM had a great idea! Click on the link below to purchase your very own self-defense ham. Send me an email and I'll verify that you purchased the ham and I'll send you the Official self-defense ham manual for free!


  1. Merry Christmas to all, and may no one steal your hams!

  2. Pat, you've really hammed up your blog this year! Have a merry christmas. CHeck out my Year End Thank You Message from HRGB. Rgds, Colin

  3. That is pretty funny, LOL! I hadn't seen this clip before. Thanks for posting it.

    Happy Holidays,


  4. I'm telling ya your on to something here: Mokuren Dojo Canned Hams!

    Sell each ham with a self-defense DVD! You'll make a ton of money!

  5. That was a little ham-handed...

  6. Wow, yes, what a ham!

  7. p.s. check out the Ham vs. the Italian Meat self-defense incident:


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