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Friday night lights out 01-11-2016 23:58
Sensei Howard Quick on the reality check he was given when working as a bouncer.  As a young bouncer, Sensei Howard Quick and his fellow security staff became the target of four brawlers’ Friday night fun — but the expectation of back-up was the biggest problem.  Quick’s Shinkendo sensei Obata Kaiso demonstrates...
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The enigma of courage 25-10-2016 03:22
Fight, flight and the psychology of choosing Budo is the way of the warrior. And essential for the warrior is courage — without it, he has lost his way, and his skills become worthless in a violent encounter. Researcher and long-time jujutsuka John Coles takes a look at what courage really...
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A Good Kill. The power of the mind — and the effect our training has on its development — may only become clear when tested under extreme circumstances.  Extreme situations are ultimately a test of mindset. Late one night I walk into a room of a building where I worked at in...
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Who’s Jack of It?  Is it irresponsible for world-renowned coaches of one-on-one sport combat to sell their material as suitable for street self-defence? Russia's Konstantin Erokin (bottom) is lucky he's in the UFC and not the TFC. I recently received an email containing a link to a new video product by Greg Jackson....
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Raw to the core 18-07-2016 04:38
Raw Combatives' Jim Armstrong on reality-based self-defence. If the still-thick Northern English accent doesn’t give it away, Jim Armstrong is still as much a Geordie as he is one of Australia’s foremost instructors in the field of reality-based self-defence. And even if his look — strong build, bald head, goatee beard...
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Think you know your self-defence? Try part-two out our quiz. Did you master part one of our self-defence quiz? Try part two! 11.   Which of the following would you consider the least favourable advice when at a nightclub or party? A.      Never accept a drink from anyone you don’t know well, unless...
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Think you know your self-defence? Try out our quiz. Most martial arts schools include the term ‘self-defence’ in their sales pitch, but are they looking beyond the physical techniques and teaching the tactical and psychological skills required for effective self-protection? How prepared are you to avoid violence and to survive it...
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Stand and survive 30-11-2015 02:16
VT1 instructor Liam Resnekov explains how to get back on to your feet to defend yourself. Whether you’re a seasoned grappler who’s most at home fighting on the ground, or a stand-up striker who feels like a fish out of water on the floor, you’re going to need to learn how...
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Graham Kuerschner on responding with self-defence. Even in a life-threatening situation, is using ‘maximum force’ a sign of underdeveloped skills and lack of strategy? The ute tailgated the car of one of my students for some distance, at times using his horn, before my student pulled over to let the other car...
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Graham Kuerschner discusses how to define self-defence as it continually evolves.  The needs of those who require self-defence skills are so varied, is it possible to even define ‘self-defence’ training? In the last issue of Blitz, I compared perspectives of self-defence from 50 years ago with what we see today. In those...
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The nature of violence has changed of the past 50 years, but has the training done the same? The nature of violence has definitely changed in 50 years, but has our training kept up? Sifu Gary Martin is one of few traditional teachers focused on training for multiple-attackers How things have changed. When...
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What should you considered before coming to the aid of someone being attacked? So you’re a good Samaritan and confident enough to step in and defend a person under attack — but can you do it and be able to claim that you acted in self-defence? Coming to the aid of another...
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Part 2 of our recent interview with Paul Cale and his work with Kinetic fighting. After 20 years as a commando and surviving front-line action in Iraq and Afghanistan, Australian special forces sergeant Paul Cale was put in charge of the Integrated Combat Centre at the 2nd Commando Regiment. His mission:...
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Why not train for those vulnerable position of self-defence.  Being attacked while in a vulnerable position is more likely than being given the opportunity to square up — so why not train for it? Here’s how… The Trainer Paul Rackemann has experience in many forms of martial arts including boxing, sanda (Chinese kickboxing)...
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Part of our recent interview with Paul Cale and his work with Kinetic fighting. Former Australian Special Forces sergeant Paul Cale soldiered in the Australian Army for 25 years, 20 of those as a qualified commando. Following multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, Cale was put in charge of the...
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Before acting in self-defence, remeber your actions could be captured and used aginst you in court. Before firing off ‘punches in bunches’ in a self-defence situation, be mindful that your chosen response could be captured and fired back at you in court. 'Successful' self-defence does not end like this It is well known...
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The media likes to pump up news stories that are 'sexy', but what effect does that have on self-defense? A single shark attack equals many news headlines. But reality and the perception created by media can be poles apart, and lead to confusion when it comes to teaching self-defence. Australia has had...
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Graham Kuerschner on who really wins in a street fight. If simply knocking your opponent down and getting out of there is your only self-defence strategy, this could be a window into your future…  Remove the nice red backdrop and inser your local pub doors...what now?  Let me relate a story then ask...
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A preview of our December feature on the psychology of mental toughness.  It’s generally accepted that martial arts training ‘makes us better’ both physically and mentally — better able to defend ourselves, to perform athletic tasks, to adapt, to strategise and, most importantly, to cope with adversity. But what do the...
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A 10-step checklist to see if you're really learning self-defence at your school.  So you started a martial art, and they told you you’d learn to defend yourself. Unfortunately, not all martial arts schools provide effective self-defence training and of those who don’t, many don’t know they aren’t. Use this simple...
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