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Best Practices: Developing Training Acronyms

Effective training acronyms and teaching terms can communicate larger concepts in a few letters. Law enforcement officers present a tough audience for trainers and educators....

Knife vs Gun: Inside Six Feet, I’ll Take The Knife

Okay, on the surface, it's an insane statement: if I have to fight someone, hand to hand, I'd rather be armed with a knife...

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...

“Ultra Thin” Handgun Grips from Tussey Custom

Long known for custom handguns, not many people know that Tussey Custom also specializes in a few high quality, custom bits and pieces for...

Best Practices: Maximize Initial Response

This Best Practices article discusses the importance of investing in your first 10 minutes in order to maximize initial response. Borrowing a line from the...

The Winning Edge: Less Is More

Defensive tactics programs and police combatives programs often fail as a system because they encompass a set of techniques instead of following a set...

Best Practices: Effective Decision-Making Based on Defining the Problem

Effective decision-making involves starting out with the right mindset. Decision-making is a basic skill common to all law enforcement officers regardless of position or rank....

Is Your Firearms Training Complete

Do you remember your police academy firearms training? During the summer of 1986, at the local county police academy, a basic recruit class enjoyed...

What Usable Backup Knife Should I Use For On and Off...

As a senior knife instructor for both Mil and L/E as well as a combatives practitioner for over 37 years I think this idea...

The Value of Light

In the world of police work there are many tools used to increase the officer's effectiveness and to allow him to operate in environments...

Willie Lim: The Rebel Master of Kata Bunkai

Totally Tae Kwon Do magazine recently spoke to Master Willie Lim, a pioneer of the art in New Zealand and a revolutionary in the...

Master Willie Lim Analyzing and Interpreting Kata

Master Willie Lim is known for his expertise at analyzing and interpreting kata and he has traveled around the world making a difference in our understanding...

Systema SpetsNaz No Contact Combat

The main secret of Systema SpetsNaz No Contact Combat is an ability to blend in with an opponent unnoticed. The goal of any martial artist...

How Muay Thai Fighters Set Up Their Opponents

An American Martial Artist Travels to Jamaica to Learn How the World's Best Muay Thai Fighters Set Up Their Opponents Before Delivering the Knockout...

Rick Clark on Judo Chokes Or Shimi-Waza

In Judo, shime-waza is a general term for a grappling hold that critically reduces or prevents either air or blood from passing through the...

PPS Kicking and the Balance Paradigm

"Balance is a necessary ingredient for optimal martial arts performance." Two masters of the system, Progressive Protective Systems (PPS), disagree with the above statement, at...

Take ACTion!

When you train in Mixed Martial Arts you will often be faced with roadblocks. For most of us the challenges sometimes seem insurmountable and...

Martial Arts Are About Survival

Here’s a shocker for you … martial arts are about survival. Yep, that’s right. The purpose of martial arts is to have the skill...

A Interview with Mikhail Ryabko About Systema Stick Training

Question to Mikhail: In your opinion, what makes stick a good weapon in Systema Stick Training? Reply: I like it because it is easy to...

The Sobering Facts About Progressive Protection System Footwork

Upon observation the footwork of The Progressive Protection Systems (PPS), as taught by Master Geoff Bennett, seems to have more in common with western...