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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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Interview With International Instructor, John Johnston, 6th Dan Shotokan Karate

John Johnston came through the early days of Shotokan Karate in the UK, when you had to be tough to make it through. He has over 40 years of martial arts experience, doorman experience and personal protection of high profile businessmen and celebs. He was a pioneer of reality based training before the term became popular. Continue reading

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Do You Train To Win A Fair Fight?

Most traditional martial arts teach you how to win a fair fight. Anything wrong with that?
Yes, most fights aren’t fair. But it wasn’t always like that. Traditional martial arts did at one time put more emphasis on winning an unfair fight. Continue reading

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Martial Arts & Psycho Cybernetics: Train For A Crisis

Psycho Cybernetics is a fascinating self development book which has a lot to teach martial artists. One chapter looks at preparing for a crisis. Violent assault is a crisis, so what can this book teach us about how to prepare for it. Continue reading

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The Louis Thompson Interview

A rare interview with Louis Thompson, who has the unique experience of growning up with the worlds best reality based martial arts teachers. Although still quite young, Louis has a rare depth of knowledge and deep understanding of the subject. Continue reading

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