There are seven essential categories to a comprehensive approach to personal safety. If you know what they are, you can evaluate your “mental map” about self-defense and determine what you know, where the gaps are and what you need to learn more about. This article provides the big picture of a self-defense […]
Self-defense fundamentals allow you to achieve a higher level of proficiency faster, easier, retain it longer and improve it over time. This post explains the concept of “fundmentals first” as an effective approach to self-defense training.
There are four indisputable principles you need to align yourself with if you hope to get maximum benefit and optimal results from self-defense. First of all, you need to think of self-defense as being synonymous with health. Secondly, you have to accept the fact that newly acquired knowledge and skills […]
Would you like to discover a simple self-defense training strategy that will allow you to gain maximum benefits, quickly, with a moderate investment of your time? If you’re an advanced practitioner who’s hit a plateau, a novice hoping to acquire legitimate self-defense skills fast, or anyone who wants to optimize […]
If someone were to ask me, after my 40+ years of studying self-defense, a career in law enforcement and decades of life experience, “What are the most significant factors to successful self-defense?” Here’s what I’d tell them: Get fit, be smart, and hit hard.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristotle
I recently commented on “LinkedIn” about my views on the role of fitness and conditioning in martial arts and self-defense training. Here’s the gist of my position on the matter. I’ve been teaching self-defense for about 40 years. Fitness and conditioning is a key component in my approach to self-defense and martial […]
Many self-defense solutions are limited to fighting techniques. It’s not that simple. If your interest lies in a legitimate and comprehenisve approach to personal safety, you need to look at the bigger picture with your training and studies.
I got an email from a subscriber who is experiencing hand and wrist pain as a result of heavy bag training. Since this is a common question, I thought I’d share it on the blog: I have recently begun using a heavy bag, and after each session I experience […]
If you haven’t already, I recommend that you incorporate “interval training” into your combative workouts.
Interval training involves short, intense bursts of high-intensity exertion followed by lower intensity periods of recovery.
It’s a perfect training protocol for your heavy bag training, focus mitt sessions or kettlebell circuits.
Interval training is an effective way to build your stamina, burn body fat and simulate the type of “blitz and recover” performance required in a combative or self-defense situation.