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SELF-FENSE: Propaganda Movies

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Movies created for the sole purpose of persuading, manipulating and influencing how others think, feel and with a result of driving to specific actions. “Devised to fill the...Show More Summary

The Isshinryu Vertical Fist

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Since the naming of this eclectic style of karate the vertical fist has been assigned a prominent position as a prominent feature of the style. It is attributed as an outstanding...Show More Summary

Domain Dependence

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) No where else does this become more important to understand then in the realm of martial art and karate self-defense or self-fense as one professional likes to term it. Most...Show More Summary

Falsification of History (Are you right)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) It is one of those things we all find in martial arts and karate communities, a sense of heritage where our view of history toward a style and a sensei is absolute and infallible, or so we think. Show More Summary

Muscle Memory - Is It Real or Is It Memorex

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Most everyone in the martial arts & Karate/training industry has used the term 'muscle memory'. Muscles don't have memory. The brain has memory. Specifically, the motor cortex of the brain is what has memory for functions of the body, including the head, trunk, and extremities. Show More Summary

Introspection Illusion

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In martial arts and karate practices and teachings it is assumed that one must perform a form of self-examination, self-reflection and introspection of self to achieve a state of enlightenment. Show More Summary

Reframing to Refute (Martial Communications)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a dojo, while assisting the Sensei, another yudansha approached me and said, “You're explaining too much.” In short, after a discussion to clarify is message and intent, he was saying that I talked too much. Show More Summary

Instinct - Is it Real or is it Memorex?

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Is instinct, as we in martial systems know of it, actually real? As I continue my studies especially toward training our actions to act as if by instinct I am coming to my own conclusion that instinct as it is currently defined may not be reality. Show More Summary

Technically right. Tactically stupid.

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Technically, in all martial arts and karate dojo the Sensei is likely to have all the technical parts of the teachings right but a lot of his or her philosophical teachings...Show More Summary

Countering Adrenal Stresses and Stressors

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The following are things one can do to alleviate, reduce and often avoid the effects of the adrenal stress-conditioned chemical dump. When you add all of this to the many other...Show More Summary

Functional Experts (Functional vs. Accorded vs. Both)

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In a recent article written by God’s Bastard blogger (her article read here is not related to this article except as to the extraction of the two words completely outside her...Show More Summary

Active Listening

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Active listening requires that the listener fully concentrate, understand, respond and then remember what is being said. It is an art form in these modern times of social media...Show More Summary

Aggression, What is it Good 4 …

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Aggression is defined as: hostile or violent behavior or attitudes toward another; readiness to attack or confront; the action or an act of attacking without provocation; forceful...Show More Summary

Framing for Deescalation

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In many of the past articles it has been mentioned that avoidance and deescalation are critical to self-fense. Both can depend on any one or number of factors to achieve its...Show More Summary

Action Bias

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In karate, as with other forms and disciplines of self-fense, there are meme’s that speak to striking first, striking fast and striking hard. This model, as with many of human...Show More Summary

Cloud Viewing

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Ever lay on the grass staring up at the sky viewing the clouds as the drift past discovering what the clouds create as to faces or other symbols? What do you see when you watch...Show More Summary

First (Fundamental) Principles

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) First principles : the fundamental concepts or assumptions on which a theory, system, or method is based. ([With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental...Show More Summary

Being Divergent

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Divergence is about tending to be different or, better yet for karate and martial Self-fense, develop in different directions by adopting and using a variety of premises, especially...Show More Summary

Structure

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Structure is about patterns, rhythms, cadence and so on, so when you see the basics of any art form including martial and karate then you will see structure. Structure is required...Show More Summary

Variations in Performance

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In all disciplines, I mean all, humans will experience both extreme performances interspersed with less extreme ones. Humans, simply because we are human, will not achieveShow More Summary

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