The Difference Between Paranoia and Preparation

Tweet I encourage my students to train mentally with little imagination exercises they canĀ  do when they’re out and about. When you go to a place that isn’t your home look for the exits, look for improvised weapons. When in the presence of other people, gauge their distance and imagine how you might react if […]

Commentary: Casey Haynes – Australian Kid Bullied Caught on Video

Tweet Right now on Facebook and Youtube there’s a video of a young boy from Australia fighting back against a bully. That video has gone quite viral. Apparently there is even a Facebook page with over 75,000 members supporting the young man names Casey Haynes. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a copy of […]

What is Self-Defense Training?

Tweet There are many reasons one could study a martial art: for sport, for exercise, to relax, build self discipline, or because you think the costumes are cool. All reasons are valid. In my experience, most people start training in martial arts because at least one of their goals is to learn how to defend […]