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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

Life and Death: When Seconds Count

Imagine leaving a party having had too much to drink and suddenly finding yourself attacked by three individuals! It’s a blitz attack in the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stillness in Combat

In the end, whether you have to discourage a would be predator or combat an attacker mushin, that calm in the face of opposition,...