At what level of ‘Self Defense’ will you settle?

Posted: March 4, 2015 | Category: Lesson of the Day

What do you train for? Speaking of course, from a self defense, personal protection and self preservation perspective.  I ask this because I notice people train differently and seemingly for differing kinds of circumstances and situational predicaments I can only assume are based on their lifestyles and concerns within. Some focus mainly on the physical […]

Fighting or Self Defense?!?

Posted: February 8, 2015 | Category: Lesson of the Day

Fighting or Self Defense? Is it better to strike with a closed fist or an open hand? Are kicks useful for self defense? What about high ones? Can pure grappling be applied in a real fight? Is this move/technique/combo/strike/submission effective/efficient? Is this art/style/system good for self defense? Should the knock-out blow be the primary concern? […]

The 5 principles of physical retaliation: REBOOTED

Posted: February 5, 2015 | Category: Lesson of the Day

The 5 Principles of Physical Retaliation AKA “The Shredder” Once struck, there are generally 5 different reactions a human being will have after getting struck.  The individual who has been struck can react in one or more of these ways.  In no particular order they are: To create distance.The individual hit will back up and move away […]

Welfare on Ego

Posted: January 20, 2015 | Category: Lesson of the Day

The following incident occurred on June 26, 2009 and I wrote about it as soon as I got home. What this incident perfectly illustrates is that self defense encompasses and deals with much, much more than a physical defensive response; it requires enhanced awareness, the ability to spontaneously improvise moment to moment as a situation […]