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The Only Place You Are Allowed to Lose

2019-06-03T09:37:26+00:00

What is up Internets? Randy here again with another blog. I am very fortunate that I am allowed to teach classes in multiple facilities all around the world, from martial arts clubs to universities to conference rooms for Fortune 500 companies (#humblebrag). The one common theme across all of these places is the fear of [...]

The Only Place You Are Allowed to Lose 2019-06-03T09:37:26+00:00

The Least-Talked-About Part of Knife Defense

2019-05-24T08:31:47+00:00

If you have been doing self defense for any stretch of time, you know that knife defense is a key component of most systems. Even so, there are many problems that come up when people, teach, train and discuss the knife. In this blog series, I will be addressing knife defense and peeling back the [...]

The Least-Talked-About Part of Knife Defense 2019-05-24T08:31:47+00:00

Seminar Safety Protocols

2019-05-07T13:22:05+00:00

  As you know, I take safety very seriously at all of my seminars - both physical and psychological safety are paramount I feel for people to get the most out of their training. There is no reason that you should get injured while training to protect yourself from injury. I know that some of [...]

Seminar Safety Protocols 2019-05-07T13:22:05+00:00

The Number One Mistake Most Coaches Make When Teaching “Self Defense”

2019-04-01T10:55:49+00:00

I honestly believe the number one mistake coaches are making when teaching self defense is teaching “moment in time” answers (specific techniques) only, instead of addressing the whole picture of a self defense encounter. Let’s be totally clear here - I have a very specific way that I define self defense, and to boil it [...]

The Number One Mistake Most Coaches Make When Teaching “Self Defense” 2019-04-01T10:55:49+00:00

“Randy F$%ked Up” A testimonial about trigger warnings

2018-10-10T02:41:03+00:00

So this blog is a transcription of the video that I put up on October 9th 2018 Video is embedded at the bottom of this post.   What is up everybody? Randy King here, but you know that, because you’re on my Patreon right now. This is gonna be one of the videos I put [...]

“Randy F$%ked Up” A testimonial about trigger warnings 2018-10-10T02:41:03+00:00

Conflict Communications Christmas

2017-12-27T23:33:34+00:00

12 Days of Christmas (Conflict Communications edition) on the 1st day of Christmas Con Com gave to me A brand new way for me to see... on the 2nd day of Christmas Con Com gave to me two kinds of asocial and a brand new way for me to see... on the 3rd day of [...]

Conflict Communications Christmas 2017-12-27T23:33:34+00:00

Stop Using Fear to Profit

2017-11-15T22:39:47+00:00

(written October 5, 2017) It has been an intense week. The largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history happened just a few days ago in Las Vegas. Just one day earlier, here in my hometown of Edmonton, we had a “terrorist” attack. Sadly, attacks like these are becoming more and more common. A lot of [...]

Stop Using Fear to Profit 2017-11-15T22:39:47+00:00

Escape and Evasion

2017-11-15T22:23:29+00:00

Every self defense program I’ve seen so far has an escape protocol to it; it has some part in the curriculum that mentions that escaping is a great idea, how to escape, where to escape, and what to do. I find, though, that most people don’t actually train to escape, and this becomes quite the [...]

Escape and Evasion 2017-11-15T22:23:29+00:00

The Statistics Trap

2017-11-15T22:19:50+00:00

If I can give you any advice as an instructor, it’s to not get stuck in the statistics trap. As a person who’s just living their life, in this age of disinformation, where we have way too many people telling us way too many things, it’s very easy to fact-check something over and over and [...]

The Statistics Trap 2017-11-15T22:19:50+00:00

Quit Moving Backwards When Training!

2017-03-03T22:27:30+00:00

All right, so this is mostly for our reality-based self-defense fans. Any other sport science that trains, this isn’t going to work for you. Obviously if you are controlling the ring, moving backwards is a very sound tactic. If you saw the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather fight, the fact that Floyd Mayweather could move [...]

Quit Moving Backwards When Training! 2017-03-03T22:27:30+00:00