“You don’t have to be the strongest person, the most built person. We have taught people older age, younger age, people who are very athletic, people who can’t even do a push-up. I can teach you the simple combative, you will get it down pat, and then it helps build your confidence.” Interesting article. Some…

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A 17-year-old girl managed to escape being raped by fighting off her attacker as he ripped off her clothing. Now police say she will be charged with a crime for defending herself. She was warned by police that the pepper spray she used on him was illegal for private citizens to possess, and that she…

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“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill “Instead of facing combat in it’s suchness, quite a few systems of martial art accumulate “fanciness” that distorts and cramps their practitioners and distracts them from the actual reality of combat.” Bruce Lee I am often asked “does Krav Maga have […]

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“if it has limitations it isn’t self defense” M. Slane I see a lot of “self defense” systems that come from the “non-lethal” angle. They put limitations on what their practitioners can do. This always makes me shake my head. Several of these systems claim their goal is to “restrain or stop an attack while […]

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Did you ever get an uneasy feeling about someone after just a glimpse of them? There are reasons this happens, don’t ignore your brain, it’s pretty smart! Malcolm Gladwells’ book BLINK is about this very phenomenon. Our brain is like a super computer, it picks up on things that we don’t consciously see or realize. […]

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“Instructors, if you aren’t putting everything you teach under stress and exhaustion you are teaching self defense techniques, not self defense. There is a big difference.” M. Slane Some self defense training is better than others but ALL training has flaws. The flaws are built in on purpose. Think about it, we are training to […]

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“When any person, idea, technique, school, piece of gear, team or tactic is put on a pedestal, we risk stopping progress.” Rob Pincus Today’s blog will give our readers an insight on the USKMA’s thought process when we tweak, change or delete techniques from our curriculum. None of our techniques are untouchable. If something comes […]

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“After initial contact all plans go to hell.” Gen. Patton I am kinda anal about a few things when it comes to self defense. I just saw a two day seminar on what to do when you are bound (how to break zip ties, how to get out of the trunk of a car, how […]

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“Hey man, what art do ya study, what system you in, what techniques do ya know, who’d you learn from….wow, you’re a tough dude!” No, being a tough dude makes you a tough dude. Going forward, going hard and being mean as sin is what wins a violent confrontation, not what you know. It always […]

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“If you are not putting everything you are doing under stress and exhaustion you are learning self defense techniques, not self defense.” M. Slane I have blogged on this subject several times. It amazes me that self defense arts and systems teach techniques that look effective but have never been put under stress, exhaustion, the […]

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