I'm old enough to remember a time when the term "martial arts" meant someone was learning a system to help them survive the worst of combat conditions. I'm, also, old enough to have seen that change. Today, depending on who you ask, the term "martial arts" means different things, but it's not always been that… Continue reading What “Mixed Martial Arts” Has Become is a Danger to Our Society
TACTICAL FIGHTING for the TACTICAL FIGHTER & EVERYDAY SELF-DEFENSE Since I moved to Terre Haute, Indiana (back in 2003), I've heard from a lot of people who were disappointed with their choices for learning self-defense (i.e., "martial arts"). They cite issues with the way the system is taught (e.g., sports orientated rather than street-orientated),… Continue reading Tactical Fighting for the Tactical Fighter & Everyday Self-defense
I remember, as a child, many things. Two things that stood out (as it pertains to this article) were: (1) fighting wasn't an option, at some point one had to do it; and (2) I wanted to learn kung-fu to help me fight and win. During that time there were serious concerns as to whether… Continue reading The Problem with Martial Arts Schools Today:
There's a trend in today's world to pick up some familiarity with as many martial arts as possible without completing the system. Reminds me of that old saying: Jack of all trades, master of none! Last Spring I met a young man who was fighting in amateur kickboxing matches. He had attended another local school… Continue reading Mastering a Martial Art Doesn’t Happen with Familiarity!
As with any business, the military is made up of many different positions, each important to the over-all team and mission(s) objective(s). In order for any mission to succeed, every individual in every team (and the teams involved in the mission) must do their part. There are those who specialize in various computer technologies, some… Continue reading Wing Chun & The Military Discussion
When you think of martial arts and self-defense, do you think of the same thing, or does some other image come to mind? I ask that question for a reason: Everyone comes to train for different reasons. Understanding your perspective on this is a good beginning; one that helps you make a wise decision on… Continue reading What Is Your Self-defense Training Truly Preparing You For?