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The Mystery of ‘Pressure Testing’ in Self-Defense Training

I was forwarded an article, where the author who is a founder of his own system writes about how so many self-defense instructors don’t pressure test what they teach. This leaves them open, as he suggests to putting forward ludicrous claims and advice on the topic of self-protection. I agree, except, and ironically I know …

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Slow Principles That Lead To Success in Your Martial Arts Game (& Life)

Over the past few years, I have been emphasising to my students to slow down. Slowing down isn’t something most of us find easy. Everyone is rushing, from rushing to work, rushing to meet deadlines, to rushing to pick the kids up on time, and getting them to their next activity. All of us know how to rush, but most of us have forgotten how to ‘slow’.

Mindfulness-in-Action: One Punch at a Time!

I get asked frequently, what exactly do I do for a living? My wife has a tough time answering this question too.

To answer this question I often reply, “it depends on my audience.”

If I am working with special force operators, then I am coaching them a combination of empty hand fighting techniques, along with mental game strategies that they can apply on the battlefield. If I am working with my martial art students, then I am helping them get into amazing physical shape, while at the same time, I help them learn how to protect themselves and those they love. Further, and what excites me most, is I get to share with them life lessons from boxing, so they can then apply those lessons positively into their daily lives.

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