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bio website combatingviolence.com
location Yakima, WA
age 49
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
seen Jul 22 at 13:31

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
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.
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
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
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
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. :)
Aug
1
comment Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
Horse stall mats (should not need to say new ones) also can work.
Jul
31
comment Proper diet for preparing for a tournament
Eat real food, might go a little more carb heavy in the form of sweet potatoes and yams. Creatine Monohydrate can help with recovery. And get plenty of sleep.
Jul
27
comment Should I train differently to spar guys who are bigger than me?
Loren Christian has some books and videos on speed training, might want to look into those. You need to move in, make contact, and get out again.
Jul
23
comment How many (and what) things have I failed to do if I get into a fight?
I will agree with Robin on that point
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
Something you might want to read: chirontraining.blogspot.com/2012/07/joy-of-cheating.html
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
You don't need to knockout, stunning or severe pain can work too. If I stun someone for a second that sets up another chance for strikes, them getting stuck in an OODA loop, etc. In your case when you had your sublexed knee, was this a fight for your life or one with rules? Context does make a difference.
Jul
18
comment What can one do to avoid entering a grappling situation?
Don't be there :) Seriously though this is why I got involved with Tony Blauer and his SPEAR system. We actually practice techniques where someone is coming in to grab/tackle you and make sure you gain control of the situation.
Jul
18
comment How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
I found eye jabs, throat strikes, and kicking to break a knee a good way as a striker to take the fight out of a grappler.