Street Wise

Street Wise articles on USAdojo will help improve individuals chances for survival when attacked on the street.

No Lie Blades: From Martial Artists to Combative Practitioner

I started my martial arts journey at age 15. It was a search for a method of self defense that would be empowering and...

Is Kicking the Knee the Best Defense in a Street Fight?

Dear Michael, A friend who practices traditional karate recently told me that the best defense in a street fight would be sidekicks to my opponent’s...

The Reality of Combat: Are You Combat Effective?

Let’s be clear about something. Martial arts and armed and unarmed combat aren't the same thing. I’ll probably get a lot of flack from...

How to Spar for the Street: Part 3

In this series of articles we are discussing how to make your sparring relevant to real situations. As we've discussed in previous articles, the...

How to Spar for the Street: Part 2

In this How to Spar for the Street series of articles we are discussing how to make your sparring relevant to real situations. The...

How to Spar for the Street: Part 1

Almost all martial artists include sparring in their training. However, there are many different types of sparring and there is some debate as to...

Seigyo through Metsubushi: Control through Blinding

In Martial Arts we wish to control the situation at hand and manipulate the opponent to stop attacking us. We can control our opponent...

The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

The BTK killer was asked if there was anything that would have made a difference with his victims. He answered, “I guess if they...

Studying Multiple Martial Arts

There is a saying - "Beware the man of one book." Homo unius libri, meaning "I fear the man of a single book." I hear...

Self Defense vs. Personal Security

For the most part I don’t write on demand and I don’t take requests. I’m a martial art instructor not your local DJ. That...

Self Defense Is Not Rocket Science

Here is a bold statement; self defense is not rocket science. In its most simple form it should be a natural flow of simple...

Fifty-Sixth Year Observations: Martial Arts Developed for Self Defense and Combat

Today is October seventeenth, two thousand and thirteen. Today I made sixty six years of age. That means I am no longer young. Actually...

A Practical Guide To Fighting Without Fighting…

We often hear the phrase “fighting without fighting” in movies and books. This conjures up ideas from the mystic to the manic. The fact...

Self-Defense – For Show or For Go

When delving into the topic of self-defense, one must be able to articulate the goal desired. What is it the instructor wishes to impart...

Use Your Eyes to Save Your Assets

Knowing where to look when standing face-to-face with a hostile subject is critical, though it’s rarely addressed in training. This is a glaring omission...

Warrior Training with Traditional Martial Arts Part 1

Part One: Traditions – Introduction “The way you train is the way you fight and the way you fight is because of the way you...