What Is Self-Defense? With self-defense, as with everything, we have to establish some sort of definition before we can say anything about it without constant misunderstandings. I don’t know any unproblematic, simple definition of self-defense, and of course there is … Read more →
An edged weapon attack that happens on the street, in your home, or anywhere else is different from a ‘knife fight’. In an edged weapon attack, knife fighting expert Master Jerry Wetzel advises us not to think in terms of … Read more →
If someone comes at you or your loved one with a knife, the ultimate goal is to disarm and finish bringing him (or her) down with whichever hand-to-hand combat approach in which you have training. In an actual assault, there’s a lot … Read more →
Effective practice of a martial art or set of moves for self defense is essential to successfully being able to utilize what time has been invested in discovering techniques to defend oneself. Without effective practice, discovery of techniques is essentially … Read more →
There are many strong voices in the self-defense community criticizing so called traditional martial arts system, from a perspective of self defense. These traditional martial arts systems commonly include karate, kung fu, aikido, taekwondo, hapkido, ninjutsu, and many others. Many … Read more →
An independent continuation of Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless for Self-defense, this article offers some perspective on what is currently referred to as “traditional martial arts”, and their relation to the systems often thought of as their opposites, i.e. modern … Read more →
This week, we take a question from SOS Subscriber Brent (Ontario, Canada), who asked the following question: Q: Your flinch response is to stop a knife that is thrust at you with 2 hands; in this situation, how do you … Read more →
This week, we take a question from SOS Subscriber William Anderson (Massillon, OH), who asked the following question: Q: “As a senior-aged man, what realistically am I able to do for elderly self defense for myself & my wife? I see a … Read more →
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