All Posts By Patrick

What Do You Know About Prison Life?

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America’s prison population is swelling out of control. Instead of keeping law-abiding citizens safe, these facilities effectively become a training ground for career criminals, who are then released back into society. This means that every time you're faced with an attacker in the street, he might be a person who engages in violence for a living, ...

A Reliable Sparring Partner

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If you don’t have a sparring buddy – don’t worry! In the same fashion as Chinese Wing Chun students make with wooden dummies (and achieve great results), you can use a piece of training equipment and your own body to ensure that your experience is no different from a real sparring session. As you must know, you ...

A Lesson in Defense from Mike Tyson

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If you want to know what flawless defense looks like, pay close attention because we will be discussing about none other than Mike Tyson! He may be a controversial figure, but his technique is impeccable – and a thrill to observe! If you want to see incredible fighting skills on display, you can look no further than ...

Why is Awareness so Important for Self-Defense?

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Did you know that awareness is the key stone of self-defense? Yes, it might surprise you to hear that statement, but awareness and avoidance are what can save your life in many different dangerous situations. If you are walking down the streets and you’re completely oblivious of your environment and not paying attention to your surroundings, ...

This MMA Gear Was Made to Last

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Finding durable and comfortable apparel for your self-defense training sessions is not a trivial task, especially with the market saturated so much with equipment for traditional martial arts, which are sports first and self-defense disciplines second (if at all). So where do you turn for quality gear that will suit the sort of versatile training most ...

Are They Serious?

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Recently, I was browsing on YouTube and found a very interesting knife defense video. The video clip shows a self-defense instructor and a student demonstrating knife defense techniques in front of a crow of students. The problem is that it seems like the knife defense techniques wouldn't represent the reality of a knife attack. If you've seen ...

The Power of Learning Self Defense

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When someone decides to attack you, your whole world can change in matter of seconds. Attackers are often ruthless and go quite hard on their victims. The instant the attack takes place, your brain is trying to figure out what can be done to get out of that non desired situation. If you haven’t figured out ...