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The Tonfa Enters the 21st Century with the Defensive Leverage Device

Ever since man first picked up a rock for self-defense he has been on a never-ending quest to improve the weapons at his disposal....

10 Things To Be A Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Part 7:...

10 Things you need to know to be a Mixed Martial Arts Fighter How to get sponsors for free equipment, clothes and money. Everyone knows that...

He Hath Crafted A Weapon of Knightly Prowess

Terry Tussey at the helm of Tussey Custom, is well known to GUNS readers. His classical styled yet modern and supremely functional pistols have...

Close Quarter Baton Training with Police Safety Batons

We want to introduce the ActionFlex police safety batons that will improve law and security enforcement officer training. Security and law enforcement personnel have long had...

Police Officer Survival Guide – The California Newhall Incident

On April 5, 1970, the officer survival movement was born out of one of the darkest days in law enforcement's history. In less than...

Mike Hancock on Kata Bunkai

For centuries the martial arts have been cloaked in mystery and folk lore.  The deadly techniques used by master practitioners of karate were frequently...

Bob Chaney Applies the Science of Physics to Fighting

Tae Kwon Do Grand Master Bob Chaney may be one of the best-schooled individuals in the martial arts today.  His over all knowledge of...

Bob Chaney’s Full Contact Conditioning

A few months ago I went to Thailand with Bob Chaney to train with him and one of his students at a Muay Thai...

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...

Why the Front Squat is the Real Judoka’s Best Friend

I have seen more than one article on the web, heralding the Squat as the best exercise for a judoka. While I can’t argue...

Lines of Attack

For Success in Sparring and Self-Defense, It Pays to Think Outside the Box! “Shapes are important in the martial arts,” Avi Nardia says somewhat matter-offactly. “Karate,...

Dancing with Darkness: The Reality of Conflict

Let me continue a bit on the discussion of my last post: I had an interesting conversation with a member of my group (Kyusho-jitsu Kenkyukai,...

Instructional Video – Athlon Rub Thai Oil Massage for Muay Thai

Athlon Rub Thai Oil: Instructional Massage for Muay Thai Kru Yai Jenypher Lanthier of York Muay Thai in Toronto, Canada demonstrates the technique she learned...

Women’s Survival Course Testimonial For Jim Wagner – German Female Police...

“Anne,” a German female police officer with the Bundespolizei, attended Jim Wagner’s Reality-Based Personal Protection Women’s Survival course in November 2010 and gives her...

Use Your Eyes to Save Your Assets

Knowing where to look when standing face-to-face with a hostile subject is critical, though it’s rarely addressed in training. This is a glaring omission...

Wood, Metal, Bamboo – Usage of the Japanese Sword

In the following few paragraphs I want to explain the “nuts and bolts” and the “hows and wherefores” for the usage of  the Japanese...

Aggressiveness: Developing the Warrior Attitude

Aggressiveness is a key trait that a martial artist must possess or at least seek to acquire. Developing aggressive behavior in beginning students without...

Teaching Shan State Rebels Practical Fighting

I slowly formulated a plan as to what I would teach the men. For years, I had been developing a system of practical fighting...

Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act – The O.O.D.A. Process

When confronted by an aggressive person, whether it's training in a self-defense school or an actual conflict situation, your mind always follows a predictable...

The Basics of Bunkai: Part 5

In this series of articles we've been looking at the basics of "bunkai" (kata application). The purpose of these articles is to introduce the...