Earlier today I released a blog highlighting some of the dangers associated with "mixed martial arts" (a term I hate to describe it) has promoted in our societies. Here's another: The dilution of true combat martial art systems as taught to practitioners across the world. You see: What happens is someone goes to several fighting… Continue reading Jiu Jitsu Federation of Guanabarais Requires a Black Belt to Teach
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
As a Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor, you can probably imagine how many times I get asked questions like: "What do you think....?" I get emails and messages sharing videos; I get asked about does it work on the street; . . . . Really, the list is long. (If I only had time to… Continue reading Does Wing Chun Kung Fu Work on the Street?
Jason, I read somewhere that there are martial arts that teach redirection of opponents rather than hurting them. Do you teach that? And, is that possible? Redirection in self-defense training has to be understood in context of the situation you find yourself. Firstly, if someone forces you to defend yourself and your loved ones, you… Continue reading Redirection in Self-defense Situations: Combat Martial Arts.
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:
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?