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WR Mann

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WR is a speaker, author and coach / instructor for the Reality-Based-Program "Defense Science". He was an early advocate of RBT (Reality-Based-Training) from the late 1990's and has taught seminars in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas to law enforcement, military personnel, government agencies, martial artists and civilians. WR has written articles for numerous, book, magazines and websites. His background includes extensive experience in traditional martial arts and sports fighting.

Self-Defense Today – The New Reality Part 1

Self-Defense today is so radically different from the past that it defies recognition. Twenty years ago self-defense meant defending yourself from a random street...

Self-Defense Today: Conflict Resolution – The Key Factor in Reality-Based Training...

One of the most distinguishing features of Reality Based Training is the way it deals with conflict resolution. This is broken down into three...

Key Training Concepts of Defense Science

The USAF Guide to Gaining Defensive Skills The US Air Force conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of training their pilots. After an exhaustive...

About Defense Science

Defense Science was created to research, inform, and teach reality-based solutions for coping with and surviving in your particular environment. We teach skills that...

Adding Judo to Your Self-Defense Toolbox Part 1

Judo is arguably the most underrated fight sport for nonweapons self-defense. For years it’s been overshadowed by striking-based martial arts. It wasn’t until the...

Adding Judo to Your Self-Defense Toolbox Part 2

Read Judo Part 1 The Force of Competitive Throws The Impact of someone being thrown on their head on concrete is far more devastating than the...

An Instructors Guide to Teaching Knife Defense to Civilians Part One

The knife is one of mankind’s oldest and most valuable tools. It’s also the weapon of choice for most violent attacks around the world....

An Instructors Guide to Teaching Knife Defense to Civilians Part Two

Training Inasmuch as anyone with absolutely no experience can be deadly with a knife; training how to use one offensively is the best way to...

Karate: A Brief Overview And How To Supplement It With Reality-Based-Training...

Karate is a martial art that originated in Okinawa with strong roots to China; it was also frequently called kenpo. The term “karate” originally...

WR Mann

WR Mann is a speaker, author and coach / instructor for the Reality-Based-Program Defense Science (Defensescience.com was formerly: Realfighting.com). He was an early advocate...

The Case For Defensive Knife Training Part 1

Whenever new students come to Defense Science classes they are usually taken aback by the emphasis on defensive knife training. I remind them that...

The Case For Defensive Knife Training Part 2

In Part I we discussed the alarming upsurge of knife violence in First World countries — and the necessity for defensive knife training for...

Boundary Tips for Knife Attacks

QUICK TIPS CHART I notice that most students do not clearly understand distance when they practice defense against simulated knife attacks and many practitioners of...

Knife Grips – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we discussed the “Sacred Cow” of the knife world – the “Knife Grip!” For too long Asian and...

Jon Bluming Interview

Jon Bluming is a leader of Europe's International Budo Kai Kan Foundation. Born in Holland 1933, he is a veteran of two tours in...

Knife Grips – Part 1

The author of this article is WR Mann. He is the founder and publisher of Defense Science. He was one of the early advocates...

What You Should Know When Dealing With Police

The majority of individuals practicing any martial arts related activities are not educated on what they can and cannot do in a self-defense situation....

Yigal Arbiv of Netanya

If there’s anyplace in the Middle East that resembles America’s 19th century Wild West, it has to be Netanya, Israel. This notorious city north...

Martial Arts Myths

The martial arts myths that really irritate me the most revolve around fighting and self-defense, and students regularly ask me about these. I've listed...

Skipper Mullins Interview

Rated as the number one fighter in 1966 by Black Belt magazine, Skipper Mullins has been involved with Karate for over 35 years and...