Does Sparring REALLY Prepare You For Self-Defense? Let’s Find Out!

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1. Conventional sparring isn’t the best preparation for self-defense Martial artists argue sparring is the best measure of a martial arts effectiveness in real-world self-defense. Allegedly, it provides the best reliable “evidence” we can use to ascertain what techniques work on a resisting opponent. To the extent they work on a resisting opponent we can […]

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 […]