One of the hardest things to accept as a martial artist is the reality that no matter how much one trains one cannot protect everyone they love all of the time. To make matters worse, everyone you love will not be interested in self-defense training. For example, my daughter was at the pre-game parties for… Continue reading They Attacked My Daughter, and There Was Nothing I Could Do!
Let's face it. The martial arts, of any sort, involves violence. While some martial art systems claim to redirect rather than break an opponent, the ultimate goal of any of these systems is to preserve and protect one's life against something seeking to do one harm (i.e., self defense); and, redirection includes the redirection of… Continue reading Changing Perspective on Violence Through Kung Fu
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?
While doing a demonstrate at an Open House event my school, the Yost Wing Chun Kung Fu Academy, hosted in Terre Haute, Indiana, a young man approached me, inquiring about the pressure point training. He wanted to know if it was really necessary to train in pressure point strikes when, in his mind, many fights… Continue reading The Difference Between Vulnerable & Pressure Points: Is This Training Necessary?
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?
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: