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Police Department Knife Regulations and Policy

In today's litigious society no law enforcement agency can afford to overlook the need for administrative and training regulations for any weapon, or potential...

Martial Arts Breathing Training

One of the most important aspects of martial arts training is proper breathing. However, for practitioners of hard styles, effective breathing methods are often...

Pure Punching Power: Karate-do Punch vs Karate-jutsu Punch

In this article a Medical Doctor Examines Karate-Do and Karate-Jutsu to find out which system has a better karate punch. Much has been made of...

Is Kicking the Knee the Best Defense in a Street Fight?

Dear Michael, A friend who practices traditional karate recently told me that the best defense in a street fight would be sidekicks to my opponent’s...

Guardians of the Night – Bouncers

"If you have ever thought about taking on a second job as a bouncer, solider, police officer or a prison guard, you should talk...

Cardio Kickboxing Safety Tips

Are you planning to kick and punch your way to fitness with one of the hot, new cardio kickboxing programs? Currently, millions of exercisers...

The Pilates Martial Arts Connection

Mind, body, spirit, focus, concentration, diaphragmatic breathing, precision, and fluidity these are some of the terms commonly used in the martial arts. But did...

6 Strategies to Win in Sambo

For the past 20 years, I've developed what I call the "Six Strategies in Jacket Wrestling." This is a theory that I compiled over...

4 Stretch Yourself: Splits in Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing

Stretch Yourself: Kinds of Flexibility and the Right Role of Splits in Taekwondo, Karate, and Kickboxing This is the fourth installment of my column on...

Ukemi: Fall Breaking Techniques

The common human response to falling is the most dangerous. Although most people instinctively protect their heads, they will reach out to catch themselves...

5 Stretch Yourself: Right Stretches for High Kicks

Stretch Yourself: Right Stretches for High Kicks with No Warm-Up This is the fourth installment of my column on training that appeared in May 1999...

Police Officer Survival Guide – Complacency Can Kill You

The average police officer may work his entire career without having to discharge his weapon in the line of duty. This leads the officers...

History of the Nunchaku

To explaining the origin of the nunchaku, we must look at different historical paths including ancient history and old stories and tales. With the...

Evan Pantazi Kyusho Online

Evan Pantazi Kyusho Online: Articles by an Expert Evan Pantazi Kyusho Online shares Evan's website articles related to Kyusho and other martial arts topics written...

Using Closed Fist Or Open Hand Strikes?

In most police academies and military combat units worldwide professional students are taught to use closed fist strikes when resorting to hand-to-hand conflict. When...

Immobilization Makes Pressure Point Techniques Work

In the martial arts community, those who practice kyusho-jitsu (pressure-point techniques for fighting) are often subjected to criticism. It all started when their self-defense...

Kata: Why Bother

There are many differing views on the value of kata. Kata is regarded by some to be the very 'soul' of the martial arts....

The Revival Of Bare-knuckle Boxing

Most people today think of fighting systems as Asian. Some also even think of Brazil or Israel, but most don’t think of martial arts...

Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS)

Introduction What is Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS), or Positional Asphyxia, and why is being knowledgeable about it important to my department and its...

The Motobu Fist: Lost Fist Tools Of Okinawan Karate

There is an unfamiliar side to traditional martial training similar to encountering a foreign language that runs through authentic karate-do practice. The Okinawans labeled...