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Real-World Self-Defense – A Two-Fold Approach For Successful Self-Defense

Most people, including martial arts and self-defense teachers really don’t know where to begin when it comes to mastering the ability to protect yourself against a real-world violent attacker. This article takes a look at the two-fold approach that I recommend to anyone who’s serious about surviving a real-world attack. To explore the conventional world [...]

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Self-defense Against a Knife: Myths, Fantasies and How to Stay Alive, Part One

“Knife defense” (actually, “defense against weapons” in general, but let’s stick to knives/shanks/little pointy things for now), as trained these days in most martial arts/self-defense schools, and even in many (but not all) “Reality-Based” ones, is more entertainment than life-saving training. The Artistic Method: What Does This have to Do With Violence? Let’s eliminate from consideration [...]

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Street Fighter Moves – How to Maintain Your Training Experience Through Reality Based Visualization

When I first discovered how quickly and efficiently one could learn Reality-Based Self Protection, I was a dedicated follower and practitioner ever sense.  Norm, my first sensei, explained to me that just after a couple of days of 8 hours each of intensive Reality-Based Scenario Self Protection training, I could go away easily retaining what [...]

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Dojo Training vs. Real Fighting for Self-Defense – A Martial Arts Lesson From Abraham Lincoln

There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to martial arts training. The first, we’ll call them the “safety-first” schools, adheres to the philosophy of no-contact or light contact and never doing anything that might cause injury to a student. This school usually focuses on solo training with little to no actual [...]

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The Art Of Hapkido

The martial art known as Hapkido is an art of complete self defense. Those who study it are more than capable of defending themselves in any type of situation, being more than able to apply their confidence and discipline from the art to enhance their lives, protecting themselves and those that they love as well. [...]

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship

It’s no secret that martial arts has indeed come a long way over the years. Many years ago, Bruce Lee helped the arts become even more famous, when he developed his style of Jeet Kune Do. He participated in several movies, showing the world his speed and finesse. Since then, movies have been a popular [...]

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The Basics Of Judo

The martial art style Judo can mean a lot of things to different people. In reality, it is a fun and exciting sport, an art, a discipline, an activity, a way to protect yourself, and quite simply a way of life. Although you may hear many different meanings, the word Judo actually means all of [...]

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Martial Arts Sparring

Sparring is something that all martial arts use. There are numerous sports, such as boxing and wrestling that use sparring as well. It is a very useful technique, helping students become better with their techniques and what they have learned. By practicing with other people, students learn their arts better and become more apt at [...]

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