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Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

As we continue our special series on what to expect as we come out of this COVID shelter in place or quarantine, I want to highlight another one of the psychological conditions I introduced you to in my first blog. Depression. As with anxiety, depression is something most of us experience at one point or… Continue reading Recognizing Depression in Others: Situational Awareness

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Recognizing Anxiety in Others: Situational Awareness

In my last blog I gave pointers on how to deal with several psychological dispositions that could occur after prolonged shelter in place or quarantine and do occur at varying levels in every person's lifetime. In this one I want to do something a bit different. I want to get back to our situational awareness… Continue reading Recognizing Anxiety in Others: Situational Awareness

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Situational Awareness: Getting Off Your Phone

There are a lot of aspects to self-defense, some of which have nothing to do with throwing a punch or kick. . . .  For example, last night I was walking my dog along a dark, dimly lit portion of road. This particular area had a lot of unoccupied land for my dog and me… Continue reading Situational Awareness: Getting Off Your Phone

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The Responsibilities of a Martial Artist

Imagine you're out with your friends. It can be anywhere, restaurant, movie, grocery store, . . . You're enjoying yourself.  It's been a good day with people you enjoy and have enjoyed sharing the day with. Are you relaxed?  Most people are in situations like that. Now, imagine a person or group of people approach… Continue reading The Responsibilities of a Martial Artist

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Fellowship of Martial Arts

While I have warned in my blogs of becoming as arrogant and presumptuous as these athletes put on before their fights, I wanted to write this blog to highlight something of importance regarding one's maturation in any fighting system: fellowship of martial arts, or martial artists.  Proper fellowship is essential if you want to learn… Continue reading Fellowship of Martial Arts