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Articles on USAdojo.com about the importance of reality training in the martial arts and being prepared for any self defense situation.

What to Expect When Training in the Russian Martial Art of...

In his article Bratzo Barrena discusses what to expect when training in the Russian Martial Art of Systema, as most people who attend their...

When Can You Legally Defend Yourself?

In order to legally defend yourself, using physical force against a hostile person who you believe intends to do you harm, three elements must...

Ask Yourself “Who is the Enemy?”

If you are devoting yourself to the martial arts in order to defend yourself or others you must ask yourself a simple question, "Who...

A to Z Training Concept

Unlike traditional-based or sport-based martial arts, one of the most important components of the reality-based martial arts is the concept of "A to Z...

Mastering Systema: Striking Spirituality

I attended two days of the Mastering Systema seminar in Toronto, Ontario. It was a week long event, and I was there for the...

Scenario Training and Stress in the Training Environment

The modern training arena is becoming more focused on efficiency of skill acquisition. This is primarily due to the increase in the complexity and...

Defense Theory: Street Effective Practice

One of the major factors that distinguish "realistic" fighting systems from more traditional styles, is in the close simulation of a "live" combat situation...

Why We Train: Preparing for Street Survival

Throughout my fifty plus years in the martial arts, nearly forty in law enforcement, and twenty years in the military the topic of training...

How Hard Should Your Systema Training Be?

Your Goal The goal of Systema training is to accumulate power and not tension. I believe that with each training session, while doing the same...

Tense Shoulders – The Bigger Picture

When I observe students in class, at seminars, or when I evaluate instructors through the Systema Video Program (SVP), I see one most common...

Stand and Deliver: The Dynamics of a Real Street Fight

A little plagiarism on my part but I would like to discuss the dynamics of a real street fight. So, let’s talk fighting. I don’t...

The Necessity of Hand to Hand Combat Training For Traditional Martial...

In a day where small arms and massive fire power typifies combat you would think that martial arts training would have faded into obscurity....

Practicing Martial Arts In Your Head

This article is about practicing martial arts in your head by building scenarios and working your techniques with abbreviated motion, helping to reinforce what...

3 Types of Fear – 3 Ways to Breathe

We can view our fears on three levels. The first one we can call Personal Fear. It is the type that develops without any...