New Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes Forming Greater Portland Maine

Tweet Announcing Defence Lab Southern Maine. Maine Martial Arts founder and lead instructor John Moore will be bringing the Defence Lab DNA system to Maine for the first time. Made famous through movies like Jack Reacher, and Batman, The Dark Knight – Defence Lab is a reality based martial art which is unique in its […]

Women’s Self Defense Class – Westbrook Maine

Tweet On November 5th and 12th, I will be teaching my first public seminar in Maine. A Women’s Self Defense class. I did dozens when I lived in Boston,  and I keep them fun, empowering, and educational. The course is two consecutive Mondays from 6-8pm, attendees will learn valuable self defense skills that will help […]

Mala en Se, Mala Prohibita, and Maine

Tweet In the world of law, there are essentially two types of crimes:  mala en se (Latin for evil in itself) crimes and mala prohibita (Latin for evil prohibited) crimes. The distinction is important, and most Americans don’t understand these concepts. Mala en se crimes are obvious infringements upon the rights of others. This would […]

VIDEO 11 year-old fights off kidnapper

Tweet Here’s a video covering a story where an 11 year-o successfully fends off a kidnapper who was trying to drive off with his 9 year-old sister. Jonah Yano credited years of training in jujutsu (or Jui Jitsu) with helping in his defense of his sister. Here’s  important takeaways I want you to understand:

Training for sport is to self defense as NASCAR is to parallel parking

Tweet In an effort to draw a distinction between training and competing in sports martial arts and the reality of self defense, I make the analogy: training for sport is to self defense as NASCAR is to parallel parking. I did sport karate when I was in college, and it was fun. But I stopped […]

Hacksaw Vs. Scalpel – Gross Body Movements and Neurological Training

Tweet My buddy Ray, who is studying Systema, gave me a link to a great article here on neurological training. Another thing that self defense “experts” (the one who pay thousands to advertise in Black Belt Magazine) have been touting like mad over the past few years goes something like this: Under stress only gross […]

Crap martial arts experts say

Tweet Today I was inspired by this story about a local grandmother who single-handedly fought off two armed home invaders. I was inspired because this story highlights how untrue many statements are that I’ve heard from martial arts and self defense ‘experts’. Let’s break down a few myths that I’ve been trying to debunk for […]

The Difference Between Paranoia and Preparation

Tweet I encourage my students to train mentally with little imagination exercises they can  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 […]

Gracie Self Defense

Tweet I have a lot of respect for the Gracie family – and Hélio Gracie in particular. Here I’ve found this Youtube video, purportedly of Hélio Gracie doing a self-defense demonstration.

Three stabbings in Maine in a less than a week Week

Tweet Watching the news in Maine this week, you may wonder what the heck is happening. Three separate stabbing incidents in less than a week have been reported in Maine.

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