Last week I posted an article on some of the fundamentals of sparring. While these basic rules were primarily geared towards sparring, and to a lesser extent self-defense, some of my followers on Twitter saw real-life lessons outside of martial arts that these rules applied to.
Due to the warm reception to that article (and the fact that I can talk about martial arts ad nauseam), I decided to compile another short list of basic sparring rules. Continue reading “3 More Basic Rules of Sparring”
This is the second phase of our Way of the Warlord project. Way of the Warlord is an interactive program to strengthen your body, mind, and character.
Continue reading “Way of the Warlord: Phase 2”
That’s right, gents! It’s time for another post on learning to defend you and your family. If you haven’t read the previous entries, I strongly encourage you read them as well (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Each lesson we cover can be applied to any style you train in and is also relevant to self-defense. Never forget what is at stake every time you walk out your front door either alone or with your family. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 4”
We’ve covered some general martial art/self-defense concepts in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now it’s time to dig into some concept specific to certain martial arts. That being said, these concepts can still be applicable to other styles and self-defense in general. In fact, some of these principles are even more valuable than those previously discussed.
In addition to the concept, I will also be listing what style I’ve learned these concepts from in case you are still looking for a style to train in. Without further ado, let’s dig in! Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3”
This is a follow-up post to an earlier article discussing some basic principles that are applicable across all martial arts and self-defense in general. This was originally supposed to be a one-and-done article, but as I began to write, more and more principles and concepts began coming to mind – one of the side effects of being in martial arts for nearly two decades. A blessing and a curse as there’s tons of knowledge stored up in my noggin, but accessing it comes in ebbs and flows. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 2”
Following up on my last post on the topic of martial arts and self defense, I thought it would be prudent to discuss some of the core principles I have learned over the years that strangely seem to get overlooked at most martial arts schools. Today we are going to cover just some basic concepts that are applicable regardless what style you decide to train in, but in the future we will look at some more specific concepts that you will find interesting. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 1”
As a husband and father, one of your primary duties is the protection of your wife and kids. Taking care of your body is a good start, but ultimately you should consider learning some form of self-defense. If you’re with me so far, the next question invariably becomes “Which martial art should I train in?” If you have ever been on a forum discussing martial arts, you know by now this is not an easy question to answer as everyone has a passionate opinion on the subject.
In this post, I’ll give you a little bit about my martial arts background, some pro’s and con’s on the different styles I’ve studied, and give you a few suggestions to help you determine where you should begin your journey into the arts. Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Martial Art for You”