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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.

Filipino Kali is Alive and Well in Today’s Police and Military...

Thumb through any martial arts magazine and you’ll see advertisements and the mention of the Filipino martial arts (kali, escrima, and arnis). In today’s...

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...

How to Survive Bomb Attacks

You may be learning a martial arts system in order to protect yourself against a common criminal, but does your training also include how...

Jim Wagner’s 10 Rules of Combat

This article discusses Jim Wagner's 10 Rules of Combat based on his observations of the key elements to surviving actual hand-to-hand combat. My uncle once...

The Danger of Repetition in Martial Arts Training

When it comes to reality-based self-defense, repetition, as practiced by most martial arts schools, could cost you your life. You've heard it said, "Practice makes...

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...

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...

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...

Jim Wagner Reality-Based Training Tool

Have you ever heard this argument during knife training before? The attacker swears, “I cut you! You would have been dead!” Then the defender says, “No...

Learn How To Strike A Human Head with the Reality-Based Impact...

class="td_pull_quote td_pull_center">Once my students have the motion and timing down for hand and arm strikes they never see a focus glove again. Instead...

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...

Break Through Tension with A Systema Breathing Drill

We all know that breathing is our best tool to eliminate tension. We have done numerous great drills at Systema classes and seminars including aSystema...

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,...

Sun Tzu A 21st-Century Warrior

Ancient Chinese military strategy evolved over thousands of years of conflict. As commanders rose and fell, the heart of their philosophies were saved for...

Bouncer and Doorman Defensive Tactics

The Bouncer and Doorman Defensive Tactics video is for EVERYONE working the door of a bar, nightclub, or exclusive club in order to keep you...

Dont Say There is No Kicking or Punching in Aikido

By Rik Ellis ~ I am a MMA / Cage Fighter trained by Alex Reid and Suleman Raja, but I have a strong background...

The Five Levels of Force

There is a proverb that declares, “You do as you are trained.” If you are trained to always defend yourself with feet and fist...

Accidentally Killing Your Opponent

Do you carry a pair of handcuffs with you? Most martial artists don't. How then are you going to restrain a suspected criminal, whether...

The Conflict Cycle

Any human conflict that you engage in will have a predictable cycle. Whether the conflict involves a heated argument with a hostile subject or...

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...