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bio website combatingviolence.com
location Yakima, WA
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Oct
13
comment How to defend yourself when you are outclassed?
Usually if someone chooses you as their target it was because they thought they could beat you, either through strength, age, experience, or some other factors (or combination of factors).
Jul
16
comment If Karate is supposed to be way of the empty-handed, then why does Gosoku-ryƫ use weapon katas?
My style is called Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo to indicate we also covered weapons.
Jul
15
comment Reality Based Self Defense Scenarios
I'll second Rory's book, or any of his books. All good stuff
May
8
awarded  Yearling
Feb
18
answered Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
Sep
13
comment Self-defense against chainsaw attack
12 ga shotgun with buckshot would do wonders in stopping such an attack
Aug
12
comment Drills for reducing your natural “flinch” reaction
SPEAR: Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response. Protective SPEAR is the act when you are attempting to push danger away from you, which tends to be a natural response. I will modify and not say any attack, you can't do an ECT drill against a sniper with a long range scope and high powered rifle, but talking physical attacks.
May
8
awarded  Yearling
Apr
22
comment Krav Maga, is it 100% legal for defense?
Ask a lawyer in the area where you live. IN general you can respond with equal amount of force in any given situation. That is general and there are exceptions.
Jan
29
answered What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
Jan
14
comment Value in Breaking Boards?
Penn & Teller in their "Bullshit!" episode on Martial Arts covered board breaking a little bit, with Teller breaking some boards. I personally don't see value in board breaking.
Dec
31
answered How to get rid of fear of fighting
Dec
5
comment How do I choose a boxing glove?
Competitions will often have requirements for gloves. For sparring and heavy bag I use 16oz gloves, personal preference. For choosing the size, try them on and see how they feel. Try different weight of gloves.
Nov
16
comment Are any Martial Arts Reality Shows/Documentaries useful to watch?
I would agree with Fight Science and Human Weapon.
Sep
24
comment how to overcome “freeze”?
Practice and keep things simple. If a person has a dozen ways (just picking a number at random) to grab your wrist and you have a specific technique for escaping from each one then yes, choking is very likely. Don't over think, do.
Aug
15
comment Should political/religious discussions be allowed inside the training place?
Yup, their school, their rules. My previous karate school it was not uncommon for political talk with the head instructor before class started. Also talked about poker playing too,
Aug
13
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
I'd have to check, but I remember when seeing them on sale the price was pretty reasonable. I'd have to check the prices. And yes, always good to verify that they meet your hardness/softness needs. The ones I've seen I've found "acceptable" for my uses, YMMV.
Aug
9
answered What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer?
Aug
8
answered Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
Aug
7
comment What is the most effective way to stabilize a WaveMaster 2XL?
For those of us that use our shins for round house type of kicks this would be a less desirable position. :)