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Combat psychology

Martial Arts: A Mental Rehearsal For Success

Many martial arts exercises are not directly practical from a real life self protection perspective. However, they can be very good tools for preparing your mindset (what NLP calls Mental Rehearsal). Continue reading

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Conflict De-escalation: The Broken Record

A simple but effective technique for taking control of a situation and de-escalating verbal agression before it degenerates into a physical conflict. Continue reading

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Anticipating How Your Opponent Will Attack!

How do you anticipate HOW an opponent will attack? Should you even try to as it could lead you into more trouble if you get it wrong? Continue reading

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Diaphragmatic Breathing In Martial Arts

Diaphragmatic breathing is used in karate, kung fu, tai chi, taekwondo and other traditional martial arts. However, many martial artists do not completely realise the full extent of its importance. Find out how it actually helps us on a number of different levels. Continue reading

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Engage Your Opponents Brain To Increase Their Vulnerability

As you get psyched up, higher brain functions close down and you rely more on the lower, more primitive part of the brain to prepare you for combat. If you can induce an aggressors higher brain functions to kick back in you can interfere with their mental preparation for a fight! Continue reading

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