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Essential Techniques and Tactics to Defeat The Larger, Stronger Assailant

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"I used to get up two hours earlier to go to the gym and workout, now I just roll out of bed turn on the computer and get my workout in less than half the time. I wish I knew about this years ago Thanks Larry!"

Suzy M., (healthcare professional)


"... Larry is a thinking person's trainer - his workouts and MMA training is meticulous, carefully thought out, and designed for maximum effectiveness..."

Ani G., (tech product manager)


"Great workouts! I lost 16 lbs. in 6 weeks and looking forward to losing the next 16"

Maggie B., (homemaker, mother of 3)


"Man coming home after work just to go back out later to train was getting old. Glad I found your online program to keep practicing my self defense skills"

Jimmy L., (contractor)


"I have been training with Larry for 5 years and I am very happy with him. I appreciate that he takes the time to cater to my special needs but also pushes me to excel"

Anna P., (senior citizen)


"Larry, the training I received from you has been invaluable in my line of work. Thanks again."

Joe P., (detective, NYPD)


"Coach, I appreciate all the conditioning drills, I took 1st place in our county wrestling tournament."

M.C., (student, athlete)

How to Access The Free Training Videos

Step One: Purchase my book from one of the links above (if you have not already bought it).

Step Two: Sign up for the free membership.

Step Three: Within 24 hours you will receive confirmation of your membership. 

Step Four: Watch the training videos, and enjoy your training!

Questions? You can always reach out to me here or on the Contact Us page.


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My Story

Hi! My name is Lawrence Castanon.

I am the author of The Short Fight book, a self defense book specifically geared towards smaller, and weaker individuals.

Why write the book and create this training site?

This information is for anybody who has ever been assaulted, or victimized by a bigger, or stronger person. If you’ve ever “cowered in the corner,” be it physically or emotionally, I want you to have the confidence and the ability to stand up to the bigger or stronger person, whether it’s on the street or in the office. 


This website and its corresponding book is designed to teach you simple, essential self-defense techniques, and to physically prepare you to defend yourself successfully.

My experience includes training in the martial arts with a focus on self-defense for over 40 years, as well as teaching for over 30 years. I have attained a 5th degree Black Belt in Karate, a 2nd degree Black Belt in Close Combat Martial Arts, am a certified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu self-defense instructor, a Krav Maga self-defense instructor, a USA Wrestling Coach, and a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal fitness trainer. 

From the early 1980s to the mid 1990s, I competed in Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, and Boxing matches. Those were important experiences, but the ultimate tests came via numerous street fights (a short kid growing up in the rougher neighborhoods of the Bronx, NY, and Chicago, Ill, gets picked on a lot). Additionally, I competed in no holds barred matches where there were no weight classes, time limits, or rules. 


At only 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighing around 130 lbs. at the time, I had to learn techniques and develop strategies that would work for me, the “short guy.”

These techniques, strategies, and tactics are here for you to learn so you to can defend yourself, or your family if need be.


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