Close Quarters Combat

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Halloween Edged Weapon Training?

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I just took my 6 year old son Tristan to the Halloween store this week to put the finishing touches on his trick-or-treat costume. After picking up a black body suit and 2 plastic Ninja swords to unleash an unsuspecting fury on any foolish householder not willing to fork over the loot (that's my boy!), I noticed something... ...Halloween store... more

Should You Intervene in a Fight?

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Several years ago I was staying at a hotel in a small New Mexican town I used to live in.This area is heavily populated with brutal gang members who traffic heroin from Mexico out into the rest of the United States. I'd dealt with the gangs in the past as a security consultant and bodyguard and knew what they were capable of. Around 1am, I was s... more

The #1 Secret to Surviving a Ground Fight!

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With the popularity of mixed martial arts these days and "no holds barred" fighting, there's been an increasing demand for training in "ground fighting" for preparation for defending yourself on the street. And it makes sense, right? After all, some lab full of geniuses "studied" real street fights and found that an estimated 85% of them end up... more

Mixed Martial Arts vs. Street Fighting

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Televised bouts of "no holds barred" fighting such as Ulitimate Fighting Championships or Pride matches have done wonders for raising the awareness of self defense beyond the traditional karate class down at the corner strip center. This "new" way of fighting was termed "mixed martial arts" because when it came to REALLY winning a fight, contes... more

Is Your Martial Arts Training BACKWARDS?

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I have a problem with "martial arts". No, I'm not going to launch into some "anti-martial arts" rant about how it's ineffective in a real street fight (though I have my opinions). But the problem I have with most martial arts systems is that they teach their students how to defend themselves completely BACKWARDS! Let me explain... If you've ... more

How To Deal With Gangs

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I'm currently working in a high-crime area where I frequently come upon gangs of older teens and young twenty-something's hanging out in a crowd on the street corner having a good time. Sometimes that "good time" involves one of them stroking their own ego by hassling someone walking by that "doesn't belong there". Someone like me! This can be... more

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