Martial Arts will get you killed! I was toying with this as a heading then opted for the ‘Defending your Space’ as, well, it’s a bit less dramatic. However, the intention of the original title is there although admittedly, taken to the extreme.Martial arts can be a good thing and can be a bad thing and as all trainers know, most of this depends on the instruction given rather than the art itself.
Do you feel insecure when you are walking home at night? Have you thought about what you would do if something does happen to you? Most people do not think about personal safety until something happens to them and by then, it is too late.Read More
Know when to run? I can hear you now, “that’s not a very martial art thing to say is it?” – wrong, this is the most important advice any instructor can and should give. Martial arts of course are important in teaching self-defence strategies, however, one thing they are not so good at is teaching when to run.
There are many factors which play out when a situation or confrontation takes place and one of the skills of a martial artist is recognising when to run.Read More
Some time ago i had a conversation with Jenny, a female trainer who in her own words, stated “Escrima is not really relevant to me as i cannot imagine getting into a situation where weapons will be involved, let alone carry any with me” so was this really the system for her?
While we can never know if or when we will get into situations where weapons are involved, that does not mean we should discount weapons training completely, right?Read More