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Transitional Awareness and self defense

When we train in self defense we often think of responding to a single event for example; needing to learn to block a punch, needing to learn to evade a kick or grab. We perceive that we must match (action with action) or develop a (1:1) response. However the study of...

Self defense and martial arts are a study in human nature

The arts of self-defense and martial arts are a study in human nature. If you look at why martial arts were created, you can begin to understand the base of primal human nature. Attackers may have an expectation of how we will respond to an attack, based on their own...

Martial Arts Mind

We live in a world where we have so many things going on around us that our minds are being pulled in many directions. In class I call it the “fog of society.” The mind is attracted to so many interesting things, some of which may not be helpful. For...