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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.

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...

Legal Risks in Self-Defense

There is legal risks in self defense. Anytime you use your martial arts skills (use-of-force) against another person, even if you are justified in...

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...

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....

Systema Training Considerations

A human being is a complete system and for this reason we have to make our training a complete and whole system as well...

Combatives are Replacing Martial Arts

Did you know that law enforcement agencies and military units are doing away with martial arts. Well, actually they're doing away with just the...

The Psychology of Combat

Training for combat is not a casual pursuit for the purpose of self-aggrandizement. Using this training to dominate others with the power gained is...

Systema Fist Walking Drills Help Improve Striking

Many factors prevent you from delivering strong and precise strikes. One of the main factors is the fear of hurting yourself, it maybe an...

Behavioral Protective Offensive

Once the combative mind frees itself of the obstructions from necessity (primarily caused by the fixation with technique), it will evolve to its highest...

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...

Tactical Firearm Training For Civilians

Photo 1: Morne Swanepoel training with a Assault rifle under the watchful eye of USA Swat and Special forces expert, Sgt. Jim Wagner. Photo 2: Tactical...

The 3 Important Stages of Street Violence

Street violence which can be directly related to the unlawful exercise of physical force is a reality we all live with on a daily...

Stress and Fear Create Tension Limiting Movement

As we know, stress leads to tension in our body. When someone approaches us, we experience displeasure from the possible intrusion of our body...

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...

Systema Drill To Overcome Fear of Contact

In the new SYSTEMA HAND to HAND film, there is a drill where the two opponents are approaching each other and evading contact. It...

Systema Training for Effective Defense in Confined Space

Effective Defense in Confined Space comes from two essential abilities: - the skill of working (defending yourself) in one spot (for example, behind a desk...

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...

Boxing, Sambo and Mud Fighting . . .

This incident took place when I was 14 years of age. I grew up in Tver, a fairly tough industrial city, 2 hours North of...