2021

An Education In The Filipino Martial Arts From A Teenager To Hollywood

An Education In The Filipino Martial Arts From A Teenager To Hollywood I’ve had the blessing of training in an array of martial arts for almost 30 years. I’m not talking about “kid karate” classes or even youth tae kwon do. I’m talking about the serious training I started as an older teenager and heading…

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The Forgotten Element Of Training

The Forgotten Element Of Training Any serious practitioner of self-protection and survival, needs to have hand to hand self-defense or martial arts training, weapons defense, firearms training and even trauma medical emergency skills. Needless to say, there are plenty of places to get these types of training, and judging its quality is usually done by…

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One Kick To Knock Your Opponent Back Ten Feet

One Kick To Knock Your Opponent Back Ten Feet I had the blessing of training an elite group of law enforcement awhile back, and they needed a self-defense technique to move an opponent back several feet as they were clearing a room and identifying suspects. That objective may not seem that challenging to most instructors,…

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Riot Self-defense And Social Distancing

Riot Self-defense And Social Distancing Social distancing may be easier when you’re in a Costco or Wal-Mart, with specific directions posted on the doors and floors to wear masks and maintain six feet. But how do you properly “distance” yourself when caught in the middle of a mob who obviously cares more about their cause…

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The Six Common Pitfalls of Self-Defense Training

The Six Common Pitfalls of Self-Defense Training Learning basic self-defense is a necessity everyone needs.  Some people may just be realizing this need, while others have taken seminars or studied online programs.  Still there are those who dedicate two, four or even ten or more hours per week to specifically training in a given art…

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The Six Common Pitfalls of Self-Defense Training

The Six Common Pitfalls of Self-Defense Training I’ve written extensively on the fact that there are only five areas of self-defense: Kick Boxing, Close Quarters Combat, Ground Fighting, Weapons and Mass Attack. That’s it. Take a snapshot of any fight, any altercation or attack, and you would be able to categorize it in one of…

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Injuring Attackers to a Degree

Injuring Attackers to a Degree Given the brutal resources that trapping range provides, it is important for a self-defense practitioner to fully examine his or her options in self-defense. It is evident that not all situations will call for a person to blast a person back with a fury of punches after kicking him in…

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Less Lethal Edc Arsenal, Part 2

Less Lethal Edc Arsenal, Part 2 I’ve written previously about some less lethal weapons options to carry, besides just a gun. The three I specifically covered was a tactical pen, pepper sprayer and a knife. I would like to cover three more just to round the edges and add a little bit more depth. The…

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Less Lethal Edc Arsenal

Less Lethal Edc Arsenal You’ll find few self-defense instructors that advise you not to carry a firearm. As an instructor myself, I too advise to carry one assuming it is legal and you’ve had the proper training. There are many instances when you may not be able to carry a firearm or even use it.…

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Knife Attack Up Against A Wall

Knife Attack Up Against A Wall I see a lot of knife defense articles and videos, and most assume that you have a lot of space to move around, move back and even escape easily. Although it is common sense, I never want to overlook the obvious, where if someone pulls out a knife, and…

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