Tag Archives: Self-Defense

Traditional Martial Arts and Self defense

Before I get started into my blog post, take a moment to read this post from Tony Blauer. I study traditional martial arts, holding rank in Taekwon-Do and Okinawan Kenpo Karate, plus various other arts here and there. In all … Continue reading

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Laws of Self Defense

A very important topic that too often gets overlooked by self-defense instructors is what are the laws? The best thing to do is talk to a lawyer in the area you live to gain an understanding of the laws in … Continue reading

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Defending Against A Knife-Defensive Knife Use

Marc MacYoung will be in the Seattle area on March 30-31, 2013 to provide instruction on defending against a knife and using a knife for self-defense. The course is taking place at the Firearm Academy of Seattle. Should be a … Continue reading

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The Environment

I’ll here people ask questions such as “what if I get attacked in a dark garage?” or “what if I get attacked in a bathroom stall?” Good questions, but they (in my opinion) looking at the wrong reason in asking … Continue reading

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What are you doing in your training?

A mistake many martial artists make in regards to their art is thinking it is “the solution” for self-defense. My personal opinion is I haven’t seen a martial art that really covers all the skills well. What do I mean … Continue reading

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Pressure Points

The other night in karate class we were going over pressure points and how they can be used in self-defense. In one situation we talked about using two different pressure points if you are on the ground and the attacker … Continue reading

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Rory Miller Seminars in New England

Rory Miller has some seminars coming up this August and September in the New England. If you are a student, teacher, or just interested in learning something about self-defense and violence, do yourself a favor and attend one of Rory’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Facing Violence”

Many people study self-defense. Some study it as part of their martial arts training and others take classes or seminars devoted just to self-defense. What happens often in these settings is you are shown that “if the attacker grabs you … Continue reading

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