Monthly Archives: May 2016

Be a Better Training Partner!

2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

You hit your martial arts class, you’re excited to learn new stuff, you’re excited to train, you’re excited to be there!  What do most people find is the worst part of training?  It’s being the person getting beaten up.  I’ve always said the best part of martial arts is “my turn”.  So, you do something [...]

Be a Better Training Partner! 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

Expert

2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

The term “expert” gets thrown around a lot.  On the internet, on pieces of paper, on certificates, on promo material, on Facebook … everywhere there’s a self-defense “expert”.  To me, in this field, there will never be an expert, and, to quote Rory Miller, “if they are an expert in the field, I think they [...]

Expert 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

How Do You Train For Escape?

2016-05-09T21:13:43+00:00

Every single self-defense gym, reality-based, traditional self-defense, MMA - everybody always talks about escaping, and avoidance, and awareness, and articulation of force and all of these things.  I find a problem in a lot of gyms - maybe not your gym in particular but a lot - is that people mostly just pay lip service [...]

How Do You Train For Escape? 2016-05-09T21:13:43+00:00

Your Concept of Violence

2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

What do I mean by “your concept of violence”?  Well, every single person has a different thought process of what violence is. And when they go looking for a self-defense or a martial arts gym, they extrapolate that into what they’re looking for. There’s a reason why karate, jujutsu, krav maga, kickboxing, kung fu, exist [...]

Your Concept of Violence 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00