Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Q&A With the Experts: ‘Fear’ or ‘Automatic Response’ Training?
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
7 months ago

Q&A With the Experts: ‘Fear’ or ‘Automatic Response’ Training?

This week, we take a question from SOS Subscriber Lyle McCollough (Carmichael, CA) who asked the following question: Q: Is it more important to train from the...

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The Concept of Self-Defense, Part 2
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
7 months ago

The Concept of Self-Defense, Part 2

In the first part of this article-duology we listed a few factors to consider in the context of self-preservation, which is argued to be the umbrella term of which...

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The Concept of Self-Defense, Part 1
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
7 months ago

The Concept of Self-Defense, Part 1

Preservation In essence, defense is an aspect of preservation, be it of your person or of something else, and as such, should be considered in relation to the whole....

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Traditional Martial Arts, Part 4
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
7 months ago

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 4

In this concluding part of the series, we’ll finally look at the last of the listed notions about traditional martial arts, and make a final statement on the subject....

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Traditional Martial Arts, Part 3
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7 months ago

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 3

The shortest in this four-part article-series, this article will look at the second point, as listed in the first part of the series. Point 2: “Since traditional...

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Traditional Martial Arts, Part 2
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
8 months ago

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 2

In the previous article, the first part in this series, we started looking at traditional martial arts and the ideas that the instructors are incompetent and the...

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Traditional Martial Arts, Part 1
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
8 months ago

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 1

An independent continuation of Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless for Self-defense Part 1, and its sequel, this article quadrilogy offers some perspective on what is...

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Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless For Self-Defense? Part 2
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8 months ago

Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless For Self-Defense? Part 2

In the previous part, I gave a quick background on the critique directed towards “traditional martial arts” for what is perceived as their excessive focus on...

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Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless For Self-Defense? Part 1
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
8 months ago

Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless For Self-Defense? Part 1

Quick Background There are many strong voices in the self-defense community criticizing so called “traditional martial art systems”, from a perspective of self...

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The Best System for Self-Defense
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense
9 months ago

The Best System for Self-Defense

There are many thoughts on this, and there is much, much to be said, but in this article, I’ll explain one systematical aspect that I recommend looking for when...

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