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The Prison Tale Continues

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This month, we are going to examine the “prison bully” story told in last month’s article such that we can profit from its lessons in self-defense. We first need to realize that while those events occurred in the crucible of prison life, the lessons they teach aply to human conflict in any environment. All of ...

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The Adrenal-Pump Factor, Part 1

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Some years ago, I was at a major “contact” Karate tournament that had attracted fighters from across the country for many years. More than a few of the matches are decided by knockouts, and the action is always hard and fast. The rules allow for full-contact kicking to the head and body, but hand strikes ...

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Beware of your Comfort Zone

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People study martial arts for many worthwhile reasons, which is entirely separate from the desire to acquire self-defense skills. There’s a big difference between martial arts study and self-defense training. That difference is based on an individual’s motivation to pursue either of these goals. There is some overlap, but they are most certainly not the ...

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Dealing With Forcible Rape

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Last month, I noted that our academic school systems operate on the premise that “nothing is worth fighting for.” This month, I want to bring this point directly home by reporting on a manifestation of this passive philosophy that shouldn’t be ignored-and that is rape.If you have a daughter in middle or high school or ...

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On Mental Attitude

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Someone recently asked me to cite the 12 points that I thought were most important to understand the correct mental attitude during a self-defense situation. Here’s my answer.1. “Trust your gut.” If you have any doubt, then there is no doubt-something ain’t right. 2. Perfect intention is more powerful than perfect technique. If you have ...

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Speed Can Save Your Life

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You may have heard “speed is everything in a real fight.” The importance of speed in executing a given technique or defensive move seems quite obvious, really. But, we need to look at the important concept of speed more deeply as it applies to real world self-defense. Speed is not just how fast we can ...

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