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The Concept of Self-Defense, Part 1
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

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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Q&A with the Experts: Defending Against a Bladed Weapon Assault
Blades and Weapons

Q&A with the Experts: Defending Against a Bladed Weapon Assault

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...

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Traditional Martial Arts, Part 4
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 4

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

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Traditional Martial Arts For Self Defense, Part 3
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Traditional Martial Arts For Self Defense, 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. Interested in diving further into a...

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Traditional Martial Arts, Part 2
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Traditional Martial Arts, Part 2

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

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Traditional Martial Arts in Self Defense: Part 1
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Traditional Martial Arts in Self Defense: 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
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

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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