It just a habit that helps you see what's going on around you. No one thing is the golden key to situational awareness. They just help.
You know what's even better?
Keep your face out of your freak'n phone in public.
As for everyone having their backs to the wall being awkward...
They are on the channel and have the logo because they are taught by the same instructor and in the same school as the other course. They are optional free courses for my students that have interests in those weapons.
And tgere is weapons training in the combatives course, but traditional...
I am a practitioner of American Nunchaku as found by Grandmaster Burke. The Nunchuck I teach is not part of the Total Combatives curriculum, but is the curriculum of the American Nunchaku style.
I do agree that the techniques are for flow and not for fighting.
I teach rope dart and Nunchucks...
I don't represent myself as someone who can teach those weapons. I DO teach Nunchaku and rope dart. I do not teach anything else.
If you paid attention to the YouTube series or why the video is in the article, you will notice that I am merely taking about the basic weapons out there.
As for the twirling...
I have engaged in sword sparring, knife sparring, staff sparring, and a couple of the other weapins, but I've never been good at shadow fencing.
Not having anyone to exchange blows with I simply twirled them around.
It's a sorry excuse I know.
I'd love to study...
San Soo kung fu or Judo.
Lean more towards San Soo because my dad and grandfather trained in that style back when my dad was a kid.
For those who are going to comment that, "Tai chi isn't even a martial art" I would answer, "fine then Aikido"
If you could learn any style through private instruction without the restrictions of availability, time, or cost what would it be?
(Not a style you already practice)
What is the martial art that interests you the the least?
(Don't take offense on anyone's answer!):p
I've been increasingly interested in Budo over the last year, but their is no teachers near me. What resources would you recommend to someone in my position who would like to experience Budo training but has a hard time finding an instructor?
MT yes. Considering the fact that I am not teaching Kali, BJJ or Krav Maga, I not not need to be instructor level in those to teach hand to hand combat. I do borrow form the styles yes. But I am not pretending to be a master of those systems and giving out rank in those systems. I think they...
For hand to hand I have trained in both ITF and Wtf Taekwondo, Shotokan and Kanzen Karate, and Muay Thai. I've also train in hand to hand techniques from Kali.
As for ground fighting it's all Jui jitsu and Krav Maga.
Under strict teachers and guidelines. For instance in Taekwondo I studied under a 5 dan and spent years in diligent training. That I also hold "official" rank. Tgat is what I would classify as "official study" or formsl training.
What I would not classify as such would be my training in Kali...