Interesting what you say about premature newborns, as I was premature and i would say that i have a stronger spirit than many. I actually was pretty much stillborn. I suffered from oxygen starvation to an extreme due to a very dysfunctional or damaged umbilical cord.
Apparently I stopped...
I used to teach kids but pretty much have had my fill, at least for teaching voluntary unpaid.
I think that teaching self defense needs to include the laws of the land.
I grew up training, and had a kind of opposite experience to that of the OP's story.
I started American Kenpo when i was 11...
thanks to every one for their answers to my post.
I shall take some time to go through the people mentioned.
I find the subject very interesting and kind of overlaps into behavioural science.
I think its an area that there isn't a great deal of a knowledge base on for people in the general public.
Where I live is very low in terms of violent crime to be honest, very low amount of knife crime, and almost non existent gun crime.
I think that part of the reason why this is true is because we have one of the highest ratio of police per square mile or population, as well as CCTV covering the...
I was wondering if any one has ever done an in depth study as to how various types of criminal assault / attack their victims?
I think such a study would be really useful as well as enlightening and may be useful for expert martial artists to develop strategies and
programs that various types of...
I have realised the best strategy against firearm armed attackers
live in an area that has no firearm crime....
I live on a small island in the UK that has had only about 2 firearm based crimes over the past 60 or so years.
One of the crimes was also just a daft kid who took out an pellet...
Thanks Very interesting.
As a hobbyist, who doesn't take themselves too seriously and coming more from a contemporary rather than classical martial art mindset.
I am not that bothered as to whether an instructor or art has authentic unbroken lineage for centuries, although I also would not...
Hello. Thanks for replying to my post, and just to clarify, I, no way claim to be a Grand Master, or even a master. I was just asking a question that I thought was interesting.
I am what I am, an individual with experience in various areas of the martial arts. Some experiences I have had have...
Over the years, I have experienced a lot of dogma within various martial art communities, and in some styles, the leader becomes almost like a cult leader or guru,
with his followers hanging on every word and instruction.
I was wondering what other people's experiences were in this area.
While reading one of the other sub forum posts, a term came up that I had never heard before.
The term was "Grand master Steve".
I was wondering if this term was referring to a particular person, or was a term that referred to a particular type of person (I.e. a person of poor martial...
OK. I have returned. Please let me explain something before the debate continues.
After reading my initial reply, I realise that what I have written perhaps was more than asked for with regards to the scope of the original topic (This is likely because I have Autism Spectrum Disorder, as...
OK. Mr Parker, in case your reply is directly at me.
Please read the following:
(The following is a copy of my last post on the topic. I have changed the colour so that you can distinguish the difference between what I wrote originally from my questions).
Original Author (Beginning again)...
I would say that Judo can be used effectively in Self defence against the non grappler / thrower
if you get good at even two or three of the take downs, as most people really do not have the experience to know what to do in order to defend against a skilled thrower / take down expert, especially...
I think in London there are some styles practising, as well as a number of various styles in certain places.
I think it all depends on what you are looking for. London would be a good place to look.
I think the reason why there are less clubs practising traditional ju jutsu, is due to the rise...
Just like to quickly say, cool for Grahame L'Elliot and congratulation.
I have not seen or trained with Professor L'Elliot for years, partly due to me being out of Kenpo for
a long long time (over 20 years), but also Professor L'Elliot did move from the small island he was born on
Just out of interest.
There is a known secret technique among some Muay Thai circles
where an individual can retract their 2 little fellas up inside their body.
which stops them from getting hit. I don't know this technique but have
one old school book on Muay Thai written by an old school Muay...
Personally, I think fighting untrained fighters can be more exciting
as in some cases, you really don't know what to expect
which is in many ways is much more like a real life attack
I guess that is more from a person who trains for self defence than a sport competitor.
The problem with sport...
oh, ok.Poor Mr Wallace
I heard he had a few injuries in his time. I remember reading a couple of his books when i was a kid (during the 80s) and at the time, he taught me how to kick high in a different way to they way they teach at the dojo i went to (the raise the knee high and angle the leg...
Incidentally, haven done kenpo for a few years, when i did jiu jitsu and judo i wore a cup.
Many other jiu jitsu guys did, especially ones who were more into Vale Tudo and MMA.
Some of the Judo guys were funny about it, however, i thought it was important
not only from a safety perspective but...
Awesome, Bill Wallace is up there at the top when it comes to American Kickboxing
like Benny the Jet, who was my favourite, because he was just more flashy but also super skilled.
Interesting how you are the reason why Bill Wallace now wears a cup... lol
In Ed Parker's American Kenpo
Kicking to the groin is generally allowed, as well as kicking pretty much anywhere else.
Although generally recommended with control.
The older generation of Kenpo practitioners will however be more familiar with
old school bare knuckle and no or slim foot / shin...
kick them in the nuts before they kick you in the nuts... lol
another non-practical solution would be to break their leg before they kick you... (again, not really. joking)...
you could also try get behind them using evasive foot movements aikido / kendo style, and kick...
Get in so close to your opponent and position your body so that your opponent can't raise their leg to kick you in the groin
Get so far away that your opponents can't reach your groin with their kicks
Turn your body to an angle so that your groin can no longer be accessible to your opponents...
I guess the non rolling belt is a lot like the "technical" route to belts in Judo.
The British Judo Association (BJA) newer approach to grading.
The BJA give two options to people want to grade in Judo, the "technical route" which people can get through a technical examination and is judged...
just out of interest
anyone reviewed the Gracie University syllabus
There are free examples for people to watch
they teach the core Gracie syllabus for their "combative" belt
which are mainly the same techniques that are the core of the sport syllabus
but are adapted for street self defence...