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WR Mann is the founder and publisher of Defense Science, a self defense science website. He was one of the early advocates of Reality-Based Training, developing one of the first RBT programs before most people even knew what the term meant. WR started training in martial arts as a child in Europe and continued his quest while living in Asia for several years; studying many of the major systems of Japan, Korea, China and the Philippines. He also practiced fight sports such as: judo, BJJ, boxing, muaythai and fencing.

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

Of the innumerable knife concepts and maneuvers that I consider unsound, the most egregious of these are the unsafe knife grips that abound. They...

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...

Reexamining Modern Knife Instruction for Civilians

It is imperative that we reexamine modern knife instruction for civilians and make sure teaching provides practical unarmed skills against a live blade. Many instructors...

Sudden Violence Against Civilians: Are You Prepared?

When I hear in the media about sudden violence against civilians, I often find out that the victim, more often than not, made several...

WR Mann

WR Mann is the founder and publisher of Defense Science. He was one of the early advocates of Reality-Based Training, developing one of the...

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