My last blog began a discussion of an issue that prevents us from being situationally aware: The psychological distancing of self from the environments around us and relationships we’re involved. I won't recall the points made in that article, but I do encourage you to read it as it will help this one make better… Continue reading Situational Awareness in Human Supervisory Controls
In my last blog it may have appeared that I was targeting mobile phone users. I wasn't really. It was just an example of how distracted our society is today, an illustration of a distraction that most of us can relate to in one way, shape or form. It was the beginning of a subject,… Continue reading Situational Awareness: Tracking the Development of Events
In this blog, I address the ego-driven person who likes to challenge everyone out of some selfish desire, and lesson them in something all mature martial artists understand.
Have you ever been discussing something with a friend and catch yourself drifting off? They say something you either agree or disagree with, and your mind begins to respond to their comment; in the meantime, you fail to capture everything they're saying. Sure. We're all guilty of that. (Husbands, reportedly, more so than wives. lol)… Continue reading Active Listening Self Defense Training
Earlier today I released a blog as an introduction into some of the principles embraced and exercised in kung fu. (If you've not read that blog, I encourage you to do so.) It highlighted a key component to kung fu that a practitioner taps into: the created self has an integrity to it that must… Continue reading Maturing in Kung Fu: The Proprioception Principle
Jason, I've read your blogs. Got me thinking, can someone who studies a combat martial arts, for street fighting, be any good at sports fighting? Does it translate well? This is an excellent question. It brings up several important questions, like: What are your goals and motivations in training? Are you looking to compete in… Continue reading Can Combat Martial Arts Translate into Sports Fighting?
Over the last twenty-nine years I’ve met a great number of people and families who, after investing themselves or their children in a self-defense or martial art school, decided to abandon their training. Their reasons for abandoning their training range in reasoning, including but not necessarily limited to the following: They completed the program, and… Continue reading A Once Needed Discipline No Longer Needed