It is of vital importance that a martial artist have exposure and training in both soft skills and hard skills as both play a vital role in self defence. Many confrontations can be defused with the use of soft skills and the ones that cannot will rely heavily on hard skills. We brushed briefly on … More Soft & Hard Skills
70% of self defence occurs before any physical confrontation and despite the popular belief that self defence is all about how to react when placed into a situation of physical violence, one must also know when to be assertive and take action. How do you come to a conclusion with the situational information presented to … More From Thought to Action: OODA Loop
Self defence is something many different schools offer each with a unique point of view and reaction though very few schools take into consideration what I call the tripod (three legs) of self defence and as such this article will touch upon these three areas a little bit more. A confrontation is often taught as … More The Tripod of Self Defence
There is no doubt that training of any form can be hard on the body. That is in essence, the reason humans do physical training. Controlled regular exertion can strengthen the function of the heart/lungs where as micro trauma to muscles encourages strength and growth. Keeping those facts in mind – is there a stage … More Are You Too Old To Be Training?
When thinking of a successful boxer, the terms stamina and endurance are often a given as these are two key elements that can help a fighter “go the distance”; how does this affect the everyday martial artist though? This article will discuss the importance of both physical and mental stamina and endurance while also presenting … More Stamina & Endurance: Physical & Mental