I first met and befriended Daren Sims, 5th Dan Aikido and 1st Dan Combat Ju Jutsu in 2010, when I was organising a multi-style martial arts festival. It was to raise funds for 2 charities that had helped my and my family through some particularly difficult times. I selected 12 different martial art schools who had about 15 minutes each to demonstrate their system. Daren was the contact point and organiser of the Aikido Continue reading “Interview With Daren Sims, 5th Dan Aikido” »
Following on from my interview with Lori O’Connell, back in January, I’ve also had the privilege to review her new book, When The Fight Goes To The Ground (Jiu Jitsu Strategies And Tactics For Self-Defense). Continue reading “Review: When The Fight Goes To The Ground (Jiu Jitsu Strategies & Tactics For Self-Defense)” »
Lori O’Connell is a 5th Dan Jiu Jitsu expert and respected author with her second book on the way. Having studied a wide range of martial arts she has a deep and broad knowledge of all areas of self defence. Unlike many other teachers, she has the experience to know what will work in the street as opposed to what works in the ring with a referee in control. Continue reading “Interview With Lori O’Connell, 5th Dan Jiu Jitsu And Author” »
Kevin O’Hagan, 7th Dan Combat Ju Jutsu and author of numerous books is undoubtedly one of the very best Reality Based Martial Arts instructors in the UK. On Sunday 2nd Sept, I attended one of his seminars on the Anatomy Of A Street Assault. As per usual, Kevin’s seminar was very informative, practical and thought provoking! Continue reading “Review Of Kevin O’Hagan’s Anatomy Of A Street Assault Seminar” »
One style that I don’t often talk about is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The main reason is . . . . well . . . . . I don’t really know much about it. However, I was asked by Graham Barlow if I would feature some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial videos. Graham used to write some articles and do some video’s for Bunkai Jutsu in its early days about the more practical applications of Tai Chi and Choi Lee Fut.
Graham teaches Tai Chi and Choi Lee Fut in the city of Bath, but has now added BJJ to his studies. As I have not featured Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before, I thought this was good idea. I would like to wish Graham all the best in his new art and here are some videos from the Bath Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club. Continue reading “Bath Brazilian Jiu Jitsu” »
This is an area that you will see debated from time to time with people for and against it. Some claim that pressure points make your techniques ultra effective, whilst others claim that in the heat of the moment you will not have the accuracy to find the point whilst somebody is trying to hit you at the same time.
So who’s right? Well in my humble opinion, the truth lies somewhere in the middle and it depends on the circumstances. Continue reading “Does Pressure Point Fighting Really Work?” »
I have recently had the pleasure of seeing Kevin O’Hagin and his two sons, Jake and Tom, performing a demonstration at the Rotary Martial Arts Festival in Bath. It was fast moving, dynamic and one of the highlights of the Festival. Kevin’s style of Combat Justu, based on his many years studying various froms of Ju Jutsu, and other related arts, is a no-nonsense brutal system for defeating an opponent quickly and efficiently. The people that Kevin has trained with is extensive and reads like a who’s who of reality martial arts.
Kevin is a former professional cage fighter as well as successful author – brawn and brain 🙂 However, he separates his teaching between the sporting MMA side and his Combat Jutsu street defence style. Continue reading “Kevin O’ Hagan: Combat Jutsu & Manstoppers Course” »