Archive | Self Defense

Don’t Miss This!

By David (admin) If you really want to maximize your physical self defense skills there is some great information on this site that will help you do just that. But you’ve probably missed it. And if you have seen it, you probably didn’t realized how valuable it is. For those of you that did realize […]

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A Bad Review

By David (admin) Bad Review A couple of months ago someone wrote a bad/one star review of my first book, The Ultimate Guide to Unarmed Self Defense, on Amazon.com. There are two unfortunate aspects to this review. First, it is entirely wrong. And second, it caused my book sales to immediately drop by about 75%. […]

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How to Learn 10x Faster

By David (admin) Optimize Your Training I recently started taking lessons with an excellent new oud/music teacher, and what he has been having me do in our lessons has reminded me yet again how important teaching and learning with an optimal curriculum is. The difference in the quality and speed at which you can learn […]

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The Importance of No Style

By David (admin) Breaking Down the Walls Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do concept, which is philosophically rooted in Zen, was and still is outstanding. The central aspect of it is to have no style, to avoid being limited by the confines of particular styles and to maintain a fully open mind with respect to everything. […]

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Gyokusui Shakuhachi

By David (admin) Gyokusui III 2.4 Shakuhachi My wife and I recently returned from another terrific vacation in Japan, where thanks to our friends Jerry and Hiromi Schmick, we had the great fortune to meet Gyokusui III, the third generation shakuhachi maker of the Gyokusui family, and to buy an incredible shakuhachi from him. I’ve […]

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How to Avoid Injury

By David (admin) Training for physical self defense is harsh. There’s just no easy way around it. If you want to learn how to deal with a fully resisting opponent who is trying to take your head off, then you have to train against a fully resisting partner who is trying to take your head […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense

By David (admin) The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense After more than two years, my second book on weapon use and defense is finally finished: The Ultimate Guide to Weapon Use and Defense. My first book covered techniques, training methods, and strategies for unarmed self defense, awareness and prevention, and physically defending against […]

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How Many Reps Should You Do?

By David (admin) I’d like to share an idea I read about on another blog this morning that I find very useful. How many good vs. bad repetitions do you need to practice in order for whatever you’re doing to stick correctly? When you’re learning something new you’re not going to do it exactly right […]

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You Need to Fail

By David (admin) Failure In one of my recent posts, Is Your Training Realistic, I mentioned two important aspects of functional training. First, if your training partner isn’t really trying to stop you from succeeding with your techniques then you need to tell him “don’t let me do this”. And you need to hold him […]

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