Blog entries by Jujutsuka

  1. As a teenager, getting attacked by groups was a common phenomenon at my high school. The locals of this particular part of North Philadelphia actually had a ritual where they would jump unsuspecting kids and try to hurt them as badly as possible. They didn't want their money or their belongings,...
  2. During my years of training, I have met a few self-defense practitioners who, like me, have been living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. (For anyone who doesn't know, schizophrenia is a mental illness that involves visual/auditory hallucinations and paranoid thoughts or feelings.) It can be a...
  3. I've pondered this question for quite some time now. Some experts say the sport is too brutal and not truly a sport but a violent spectacle. Others say it is too commercial to be taken seriously. Dana White of the UFC, however, says that it's really only a matter of time before MMA is accepted...
  4. I think that the good thing about modern self-defense (and most of you will probably agree with me) is that we can actually the fit the techniques to conform to our body-types and not the other way around. In the old days of martial arts, it was true that our instructors always told us "a...