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

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...

Boxing Self Defense Training

Boxing is an exciting sport where two superb athletes square off in a boxing ring and battle to the limits of human endurance, with...

Adding Judo to Your Self-Defense Toolbox Part 1

Judo is arguably the most underrated fight sport for nonweapons self-defense. For years it’s been overshadowed by striking-based martial arts. It wasn’t until the...

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...

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...

Adding Judo to Your Self-Defense Toolbox Part 2

Read Judo Part 1 The Force of Competitive Throws The Impact of someone being thrown on their head on concrete is far more devastating than the...

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...

Martial Arts Are About Survival

Here’s a shocker for you … martial arts are about survival. Yep, that’s right. The purpose of martial arts is to have the skill...

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...

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...

Chris Thomas: My Approach to Teaching Self Defense

I was reading a military hand-to-hand (H2H) training manual, and recognized that the program had been influenced by the Filipino martial arts. One chapter...

Combat Principles: Beat Anyone in a Fight

Years ago, I was lifting my daughter from the floor. She helped by jumping as I lifted, and our combined energy drove her head...

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...

Mark Shuey Cane Defense: Problem – Solution

Problem: You may not be able to execute intricate martial arts techniques in a fight. Solution: Learn simple moves for defending yourself with a...

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...

Domestic Violence: Battered But Not Beaten

Mixing Jujitsu with your Tae Kwon Do may save your life! For years Rancella Ferguson ignored her husband’s abusive ways, not seeing it as the...

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...

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...

Safety on the Streets: Recognize How Danger Escalates

As a student of the ninja personal protection martial art, based on fighting principles developed for intelligence gatherers in Japan centuries ago, you are...

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...