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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...

Dealing With Combat Stress Before It Happens

How will you perform under combat stress. When the moment of truth arrives? What's going to happen to you emotionally when you're locked in...

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 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...

Use of Force in a Fight: What Level of Force Can...

Every adversary you come across is going to have the same level of fighting skills and the same reasons for fighting you, right? Wrong....

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?”...