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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Duvdevan: Israel’s Most Elite Counter Terrorist Unit

Duvdevan, a SF (Special Forces) group within the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) is considered the most elite CT (counter terrorist) unit in Israel. Formed...

Susan Gonzalez Anti-Gun Mom Turned Survivor

Mike Gonzalez had guns around the house. His wife Susan hated them. When he tried to teach her the basics of shooting, she let...

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