The short answer to this question is: No. In fact, ancient societies understood the female body to be structured in a way that made them better at kung-fu than men. That is why many of those cultures only allowed girls to learn from women - who were not taught the entire martial art system. Men… Continue reading Is It Harder for a Woman to Learn Martial Arts?
Recently, I wrote an article on here called, Violent Crimes: Do More Happen in the Day or Night? The statistics in that article surprised some of you. And, the article led to some interesting questions. One of these questions walked into my school, the Yost Wing Chun Kung-fu Academy, in Terre Haute, Indiana. This young man… Continue reading How Should I Respond to Someone Holding a Weapon?
Over the past year or so, we, here in Terre Haute, Indiana, have seen increasing number of violent crimes (e.g., stabbings). And, it's gotten people talking about their safety and self-defense. So, I wanted to take a moment to address something of a misconception. Many I speak to believe that violent crimes occur more at… Continue reading Violent Crimes: Do More Happen in the Day or Night?
Those of us who live in Terre Haute, Indiana are familiar with Indiana State University (ISU) and the homecoming happenings surrounding it. What we don't always come to understand are the negative and harmful events that take place on innocent people, like this person's (who we'll call Jane Doe for her privacy): I was walking… Continue reading Never Again!™ Never!™ Jane Doe’s Self-defense Story:
That only happens in the bigger cities. Terre Haute is safe. That'll never happen to me. Excuses. These are excuses for not being proactive and empowering yourself to life™, when life is threatened. Did you know that in the State of Indiana there were over 25,000 non-property related violent crimes? 373 ended in murder, 2,404 rape,… Continue reading Indiana Violent Crime Statistics & Your Need For Self Defense:
Jason, my friend just got mugged. The guys who jumped him beat him good, causing him to get stitches in the head. And, he knew martial arts! My friend says these two guys were after his wife's tablet, when they jumped him. When these guys jumped him they were wearing motorcycle helmets to protect their… Continue reading My Friend Got Mugged in Terre Haute, Indiana!
While listening to an Indiana officer teach about conceal carry laws and the use of guns in self-defense, something he said reflected something I tell my kung-fu students, at the Yost Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy: If you are leaving your house, and you don't bring your gun everywhere with you. If you don't think… Continue reading Conceal Carry & Bringing Your Best Self-defense: Indiana Police Officer Offers Advice