People who have never been attacked seriously tend to play as if marking strikes joint torque or the pressure of a dummy knife is not really there in practice and worse they tense up and resist tension causing themselves to be controlled and causing injury. Take on long nail and introduce it to the group.… Read More Nine inch nail
In the west it is considered heroic in many cases to loose your temper and go berserk. You hear about acts negating reason and consideration that succeed once in a while and those who perform them and live are considered heroes. An experienced soldier would care little to a heroic person in his fox hole… Read More Negative?
This post is inspired by man who is a student and teacher of Japanese and Okinawan martial arts and puts them into practice. Not too many years ago most martial arts differed in little and had much in common. The why to that is simple. They had to work. A man raises his forearm and… Read More BEING
A very simple drill which cleans tension from the spine and hips after a long walk or run with gear on: Stand a step away from the wall/tree/partner and place both hands or fists on it/him overhead. Collapse with an exhale so your head and then the rest of the spine is leaning and reversing… Read More Cleaning tension from the hips