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Street-Fighter

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The next term used to try and demonstrate the superiority of one form of fighting over another, i.e., the street-fighter vs. Amateur MMA Fighter. Not really able to determine...Show More Summary

Disparity of Force

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) It seems that a good deal of information regarding self-defense under a heading of “Disparity of Force” is about the use of firearms for self-defense. Regardless, the study...Show More Summary

Benefits of Karate-gi in Training

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Depends solely on what kind of training the practitioner is trying to master. Let’s first discuss the karate-gi. The karate-gi was adopted by the famous Judo person, Sensei Jigoro Kano. Show More Summary

Creating a Foundation of the Mind

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Mind-State State of mind; frame of mind; state of one’s cognitive processes; cognitive state; where one has an interestedness; a state of readiness; a state of consciousness;...Show More Summary

Building a Foundation

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Our most powerful weapon; our absoluteweakest obstacle. Many times I have professed that anyone wanting to become proficient in martial arts first should create a foundation from the study of one system or style then branch out. Show More Summary

Making Distinctions

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) In many of the articles I wrote I mention distinctions, a lot. Then the question came up, if you train in sport, combatives and self-defense won’t that hinder you in actual...Show More Summary

R_E_S_P_E_C_T_ List

I got to thinking about all those authors who have provided me with so much information to absorb so made this list: Warner Henry, Ward Adams, Rory Miller, Marc MacYoung, Alain Burrese, Peyton Quinn, Michael Clarke, Masaad Ayoob, Suzette H. Show More Summary

Cult Like MA-SD

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Martial Arts are just like any other discipline be it football, hunting game or providing services in the Information Technology industry. They often form tribal like groups where jokes and comics make a living using that cult-like system to make fun. Show More Summary

Skill -n- Critical Thinking/Skill OR Critical Thinking

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Martial Arts self-defense almost exclusively teaches the physical technique drill form or model of self-defense. Rarely, if ever, do they take into consideration the additional...Show More Summary

Psychological -n- Physical Game Changers

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Which would cause you to give up and how the physical can affect the psychological causing a person to quit or give up. If your body, the physical, stops because of some physical...Show More Summary

Spectrum of Self-Defense

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) The spectrum involves self-awareness, awareness, avoidance then those methods or methodologies that result in proficiency with applying impacts, drives (pushes), pulls, twists, takedowns, throws and compression to achieve your self-defense goals. Show More Summary

Various Disciplined Professionals

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) First there is the guy who actually lives with violence then goes to work handling that violence in professions like “Bouncer.” Second there is a guy who works closely with criminals in a very close, controlled and restrictive environment. Show More Summary

Awareness - YOU

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) There is awareness then there is an awareness of yourself. Being aware of how you interact and effect the immediate area around you, the environment in which you are at any given moment and how you are affecting things that are going on around you. Show More Summary

Fair, Fair - There Ain’t no Stikin Fair in a Fight

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Add in attacks as well, if attacked you can pretty much bet that the guy already knows he is going to win before you are attacked. Don’t take my word for it, see my bibliography. Show More Summary

Technique Teaching of Self-Defense

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) When a person first encounters the self-defense world in this modern society it usually comes from the martial arts communities. When entering the dojo the very first, andShow More Summary

The Lessons

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Once, a long time ago, my friend and fellow Marine Sergeant Ward H. Adams, a martial artists and Hawaiian and Combat Marine, decided he was going to walk up behind me at my desk, pull me backward and them pummel me about the head and shoulders. Show More Summary

A Good Strike; A Good Punch

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) A strike/punch needs certain principles in order to achieve a goal of striking/hitting with power and force. First, your body mass. Your mass moving in the right direction along with the effects of gravity creates the mainstay of your power and force. Show More Summary

The Striking Arts

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) “Striking and punching is a multipoint process. A good or perfect strike is as rare as hen’s teeth.” - Marc MacYoung, Getting Hit and Hitting Karate is a striking system that...Show More Summary

Karate is not Effective Enough

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) My reasoning here is because karate, as a striking system, does not meet the criteria necessary to achieve true self-defense. One of the hallmarks of a good karate-ka is performing with perfect form. Show More Summary

The Primal Scream

Blog Article/Post Caveat (Read First Please: Click the Link) Sometimes, in martial art circles, called the, “Kiai Yell.” When attacked don’t think about blocking, hit him. Scream, a scream will cause a freeze in your attacker allowing some time for your techniques to work. Show More Summary

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