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Martial Art-esque Techniques

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“Self-Defense Awareness (SDA).”

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Bunkai [[???]

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Old Books to New Book

In the past years I have mentioned the iBooks I have been working on. One of my issues is the need for constant changes then I add in the results of my test, i.e., provided a group of martial artists copies of the pdf versions for review...Show More Summary

Gainen [??]

The characters/ideograms mean, “concept; notion; general idea.” The first character means, “outline; condition; approximation; generally,” the second character means, “wish; sense; idea; thought; feeling; desire; attention.” In self-defense martial arts one tends to focus heavily on the physical and even heavier on the particular techniques involved. Show More Summary

About that Step/Fall Strike/Punch!

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Kiai, It Could Save Your Ass - I mean Life

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My MA and the Six Phases of SD

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SDMA (Self-Defense Martial Arts)

I am not exactly being original here but in my posts I have decided to use SDMA or Self-defense martial arts as the main reference toward all those things necessary to make a martial system or discipline appropriate toward self-defense. Show More Summary

Ninety Fights

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Cocking the Fist at the Hip

In martial arts, some anyway, there seems to be this “requirement” one cock the fist at the hip to apply most strikes. I have commented on this as a great teaching tool for the beginner but when applying principles of martial systems the cocking to the hips ceases for other more practical reasons including the important adherence to those principles. Show More Summary

Capability and Capacity in Self-Defense

For the martial artists who studies his or her discipline for self-defense the capability part is easy to explain, i.e., it is the physical stuff of training, practice and application. You are knowledgable in application of things that can hurt, maim and kill another human being. Show More Summary

Winning, it is all about WINNING!

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A Totality of Awareness

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Violence Defined, A Bit

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The Kiai in Self-Defense

How many martial arts or self-defense professionals teach you that the kiai “yell” has certain benefits in self-defense, i.e., the kiai yell, a primal scream if you will, blocks out everything else and focuses you; it induces greater...Show More Summary

Action Beats Reaction

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Training the Mind-Set

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Interview - Clarifications - Isshinryu Data

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Tatsuo-san’s Kumite for Isshinryu

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