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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Training Safety Standards and Reality-Based Safety Equipment

On November 13, 2007 at my school in Solingen, Germany I decided to adopt the same training safety standards for my civilian students that...

Movie Theater Shooting Survival: Small-Arms Attack Defense Training

At midnight on July 20, 212 in Aurora, Colorado James Holmes, 24, slipped into a movie theater, stood in front of the movie screen...

This Guy is Full of Crap! Training Counterterrorist Teams

EXCREMENT, SHIT, SOMETHING OF NO VALUE. That's the meaning of the word "crap" according to slangdictionary.com "This guy is full of crap!!!" That's exactly...

Knife Attacks From Around The World

Not all knife attacks are the same. Unfortunately, you would never reach that conclusion by observing the way most martial arts instructors teach their...

The Jim Wagner Metric Arm Striking and Blocking System

Walk into any traditional-based martial arts school and ask the instructor, “I want to learn how to defend myself. How long will it take?”...

Jim Wagner Remembering 9/11

Today Americans are remembering 9/11 and the horrific terrorist attacks that not only changed world history, but directly impacted all our lives, including Jim...

Knife Violence: 14 People Stabbed Today at Community College

Jim Wagner discusses knife violence in this Reality-Based article explaining that a close range a knife is just as lethal as a firearm. A student...

Airguns and Self Defense Training

Reality Based Training With Airguns Most violent crimes today are committed by armed criminals, be it with knives or guns, and yet most martial artists...

Flash Mobs

With these hard economic times upon us, and no signs of letting up in the near future, there may be even more riots and...

Project Prayer Flag

When I arrived in California from teaching my Reality-Based Personal Protection courses in Germany last week I had a letter waiting for me at...

Rapid Dominance is Always Moving Forward!

The next time you are sparring with the protection on or doing some realistic scenarios you must overwhelm your training partner and use the...

Just Go For Center Mass

If you stick to the center mass principle you’ll be a lot more effective because it simplifies target acquisition in your mind, and this...