Self-defense isn’t that serious? A new way of understanding martial arts

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1. Self-defense requires serious preparation Historically martial arts have created great fighters that are fast, strong and powerful. In MMA competition martial artists have found a new venue in which to practice their techniques against other skilled fighters. These are conditioned athletes who are well trained, pain resilient and mentally tough. Therefore, martial artists spend years […]

Honest thoughts on BJJ

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1. Bjj as the ultimate self-defense Inevitably if you study martial arts you will hear about Brazilian jiu-jitsu. To many bjj represents the pinnacle of self-defense, the ability to defeat a larger, more aggressive attacker without inflicting serious injury. Americans always wanted the skill to have a physical and moral victory, to win and not […]

To Punch or Not too Punch?

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  Punching for Self-Defense   1. Should I punch? Many self-defense courses first teach how to punch in their classes. Punching can be a valuable tool for people to learn. That said, its valuable when it’s taught secondarily to other strikes. Generally speaking punching shouldn’t be the primary striking method taught for self-defense. In this article I’ll […]

Awareness is Most Important for Self-defense

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  Awareness is Most Important for Self-defense 1. First self-defense you need Most new students learn self-defense training for exotic looking techniques or lethal moves that can seriously injure people. Often they are disappointed to learn the first lesson in Guided Chaos Combatives has nothing to do with physical fighting. The first skill is awareness. I know you’re […]