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What you need is a good system with a GREAT coach.

Everybody’s done a Google search for the “best martial art in the world” and who the best fighters are and what the best thing is.  The problem with that is, martial arts systems are only as good as their instructors.  If you find a martial system that fits your thought process, whether it be kickboxing, [...]

What you need is a good system with a GREAT coach. 2017-11-13T18:09:59+00:00

Martial Arts is not Self Defense

What am I talking about?  If I go to a martial arts class, I’m obviously learning self defense, is that correct?  No, it is not. Martial arts is a system of fighting from a certain country at a certain time period developed by a certain person, that was developed with rules that are much different [...]

Martial Arts is not Self Defense 2017-11-13T18:12:16+00:00

Stop Shit Talking MMA

This goes out to all the other reality-based martial arts instructors in the world - it's time to stop shit talking mixed martial arts! It's very easy to take potshots at traditional martial arts like karate, and kung fu, but it seems even easier to take shots at mixed martial arts.  I don't know if [...]

Stop Shit Talking MMA 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

What Happened To The Black Belt.

Oh, the black belt - how the mighty have fallen!  I remember back in the day when people used to revere and respect black belts – when it actually meant something.  Dedication, respect, honour, fitness, a bunch of pillars that pretty much no longer exist.  I do not blame all martial arts gyms for this, [...]

What Happened To The Black Belt. 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

The Forgotten Importance of Prevention and Situational Awareness

The Forgotten Importance of Prevention and Situational Awareness Krav Maga Institute NYC When one thinks of Krav Maga, fighting naturally comes to mind. Perhaps the scenario you picture is one-on-one hand-to-hand combat; maybe it’s defending against a group of men with baseball bats. These would be the types of scenes included in any article about [...]

The Forgotten Importance of Prevention and Situational Awareness 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

My thoughts on ISIS.

So I have been getting a lot of questions about the video that the terrorist group ISIS released. People are worried as they actually mentioned our country in it.First off the job of terrorist is to cause terror. This group seems much more equipped to do it with it mastery of social media as well [...]

My thoughts on ISIS. 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

Media and Violence.

So I wrote this for my super liberal class on violence, thought I would share it here as well...have not updated the blog in FOREVER!!!   Recently as I was browsing the internet for self defence related news and came across an article and video that read "Man uses Nunchuks for self defence." This is [...]

Media and Violence. 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00

The Four Basic Truths of Violent Assault by Rory A Miller

As a corrections officer, I am often thrust into sudden violent situations. On one particular occasion, I responded to an incident between two inmates. One was brushing his teeth. The other came up behind him and struck him on the right side of his head. The tooth brusher tried to turn but was pressed into [...]

The Four Basic Truths of Violent Assault by Rory A Miller 2014-02-20T04:24:31+00:00

Documentary

As  you all know I just got back from the states filming the first chunk of our documentary: What is Reality Based Self Defense. When we were on this trip we had the honor of getting to chat with some real greats. I am going to use this blog post to give a quick intro [...]

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

YOU & THE REALITY OF “KNIFE-FIGHTING” IN CANADA. Article by Noah Walt

Do you carry a folding or fixed blade knife for self defence? If so, proceed with caution. For your chain of defence is as strong as the weakest link. Self defense is partly about fray & partly about the aftermath. The knife is considered deadly force. Oh yes! Do not fantasize about the courts making [...]

YOU & THE REALITY OF “KNIFE-FIGHTING” IN CANADA. Article by Noah Walt 2016-11-15T05:01:17+00:00