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Reality Training

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

Mikhail Ryabko’s Stick Tying Techniques

This happened over 20 years ago in Russia. My friends and I were at Mikhail Ryabko's class. The format of classes was such that...

Making Soldiers Better Warriors

We are not making soldiers better warriors with inadequate "reality-based self-defense systems" that hold onto outdated techniques and training methods. Perhaps the reason why our...

The Right Response to a Ground Attack

Imagine that an unarmed person has mounted you, he is sitting on your stomach as you lay flat on your back, and he is...

Head Games: Overcome Combat Stress

Anxiety is an emotion that if conquered, can teach you survive in a crisis situation. Anxiety can also be a useful tool to the...

Avoid Being Shot By Police

Many martial artists tend to get involved in situations that most citizens would avoid; especially situations involving violence. The confidence building nature of self-defense...

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...

Jim Wagner History Videos

In Jim Wagner History Videos Jim Wagner shares his history of teaching and training in many different scenarios. Jim Wagner History: Law Enforcement Career from...

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...

Dealing with Combat Stress Before it Happens

How will you perform at the moment of truth? What's going to happen to you emotionally when you're locked in mortal combat? Will you...

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...

Fighting Words

How do most sparring matches begin in a typical dojo? It usually goes something like this. Two opponents square of on each other, give...

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...

Control Tension with Systema Conditioning

In Systema conditioning, we try to create all the exercises so that they lead us directly into the highest levels of fighting skill. Training...

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...

Seven Signs of Terrorism

A terrorist car bomb and a suicide bomber right in the middle of Stockholm with the sole purpose of killing Christmas shoppers. Many thought...

Become A Silverback Gorilla

If you would like to see the epitome of confidence, just click on your TV and watch an animal program featuring a family of...

Systema Breathing Application

How to breathe to prepare yourself for a fight using Systema breathing application? When an untrained person perceives danger, his heart rate and blood pressure...

Evidence of a Fight

After you have experienced a real-life self-defense situation, win or lose, you will want justice. You’ll want the perpetrator arrested and prosecuted. This is...

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...

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...