Wayne In Yak
  • Member for 9 years, 8 months
  • Last seen more than 4 years ago
What would you do to handle a road rage fist fight?
9 votes

He had a choice, he made it by stopping his car, getting out of his car, by allowing his monkey brain to take charge. Talk about some stupid commentary afterwards by the newscasters.... Geez... Plus ...

View answer
What do I need to keep in mind when picking a martial art as a bouncer?
4 votes

"Verbal Judo" would be a good start, knowing how to talk down someone and de-escalte a situation is very helpful. After that I would tend to look towards something like JJ/Akido for joint locks and ...

View answer
Ways for restraining an "automatic aggression response"
3 votes

All part of learning to come to terms with your monkey brain, and learning to recognize when it wants to play with the other monkeys in the area. Not easy. Start always with what you did here, self ...

View answer
Has anyone had/recovered from achilles rupture?
3 votes

Stretching the calves and alternating exercise type from high impact (running) to low impact (walking and swimming) can help prevent them from happening again. Avoid jumping type movements or hill ...

View answer
Conflict escalation management resources
3 votes

Rory Miller and Marc MacYoung do a "Conflict Communication" course. They are available for seminars, and I beleive will have a book coming out soon on the topic. I've been through the seminar with ...

View answer
How can I practice shooting for a combat situation?
3 votes

You need to have partners and setup realistic drills using something like air soft guns (should be a given not to use real firearms). Think of scenarios, setup a drill or the scenario, run through it ...

View answer
Are there legal ramifications to being a trained martial artist?
2 votes

The opposing attorney will bring up any and all issues they can to win their case. If you having studied martial arts to any degree and the attorney can exploit it they will

View answer
What features makes a good groin protector?
2 votes

I use Shock Jock compression shorts with the added cup. How would it handle a full force knee to the groin? No idea, just as I have no idea how well my mouth guard would handle a full force elbow to ...

View answer
How to get rid of fear of fighting
1 votes

I can offer some advice from my experience working with Tony Blauer. In Tony's system we do some drills called Emotional Climate Training (ECT) where the purpose is to think about how an attack or ...

View answer
How does a non-grappler train to be ready to avoid grappling in a real-world situation?
1 votes

I've found Tony Blauer and his SPEAR system (disclosure: I am a PDR coach in with Blauer Tactical Systems) to be great at helping a striker deal with a grappler. You need to intercept the attack and ...

View answer
When should I run away?
1 votes

Trying to come up with a checklist of when you should run away is impossible. By myself is one situation, with my 16 year old son another, my girlfriend with bad knees is another, with my 75 year old ...

View answer
Drills for reducing your natural "flinch" reaction
1 votes

I've done some studying with Tony Blauer and I'm also a Personal Defense Readiness coach in his program. We use Emotional Climate Training to do what you describe. In this case it i more of converting ...

View answer
Rule 1: Cardio. What exercises are worth doing to increase cardiovascular fitness?
1 votes

Tabata intervals/workouts are great for cardio. I like doing them on a stationary bike, but using a timer you could do heavy bag drills too. Toss in some strength training (basic barbell stuff) and ...

View answer
What material should be covered in a rape-defense course?
0 votes

Sardathrion already linked to Marc MacYoung's thoughts, which I would suggest as a starting point for anyone doing a rape defense class. From there, well depends on how much time you have. I would ...

View answer
Is it true that most fights end on the ground? What is the evidence?
0 votes

The issue you could encounter with police data is that LEO's will often take the person to the ground as a control measure (depending on the situation). Could a fight go to the ground? Yup, this is ...

View answer
How to train to avoid target fixation?
0 votes

If working with a group you can watch for these patterns and then come up with a scenario where this technique either won't be effective or just flat out won't work. Do the drills slow and give your ...

View answer
Doing Miller's One-Step Drills
0 votes

Some additional notes/thoughts. Remember it is a single movement. If B makes a turn and blocks that is two movements, step and block is two movements. one movement is all you get. A won't alter their ...

View answer