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Jackie Bradbury

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Kobudo: Getting Used to the Big Stick
So I had my second formal Kobudo class a few weeks ago. I had to rush to it after rushing from a three hour Modern Arnis seminar to attend class, so by the end of that day, my arms were about ready to fall right off. Pretty much.  Image found here . Now tha...
So I had my second formal Kobudo class a few weeks ago. I had to rush to it after rushing from a three hour Modern Arnis seminar to attend class, so by the end of that day, my arms were about ready to fall right off. Pretty m...
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Diego Cisneros

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Si. Pero no lo presiones hacer algo que no quiera.
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Jackie Bradbury

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In case you missed it #tbt
Today I want to talk about weapons and the misconceptions I see and hear from martial artists whose primary training is empty handed. It is very common, among martial artists, to say: "The weapon is an extension of the hand...
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GIFSET: 1975 Modern Arnis Demo
Back in November 2014, the Masters of Tapi-Tapi Facebook page posted archival footage of a Modern Arnis demonstration, understood to have been at the Long Beach Karate Invitational in October, 1975. This footage is notable as most of us hadn't seen it befor...
Back in November 2014, the Masters of Tapi-Tapi Facebook page posted archival footage of a Modern Arnis demonstration, understood to have been at the Long Beach Karate Invitational in October, 1975. This footage is notable as...
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KIAAA-HA! Mr. Bean Snickers Kung Fu Commercials
Just a little bit of funny today. I don't generally watch broadcast TV (and I don't have table) so these ads are new to me.  I just had to include them on the blog, because they made me laugh out loud.  Enjoy.  Click here if you can't see the video
Just a little bit of funny today. I don't generally watch broadcast TV (and I don't have table) so these ads are new to me.  I just had to include them on the blog, because they made me laugh out loud.  Enjoy.  Click here ...
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Bruce Lee Dragon Fire T-Shirt
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Mr. Koga was an officer for LAPD and a defensive tactics instructor. The koga method was used by multiple departments at one time. Not sure if the koga method is still used today. Mr. Koga was an expert in aikido. 
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Awesome video this guy knows what he's talking about. FYI I had no audio on Google plus but I opened it up in a different page on YouTube and got it.

Aikido is the study of movement, nonresistance and leverage. One thing occurred to me disarming an attacker with a weapon is easier because the weapon gives you a tool for leverage whereas without the weapon you're creating leverage with your body and movement Just a thought I had when he was doing the riffle disarm.
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Diego Cisneros

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These are tactics that are taught in the San Soo system. Whatever it takes to survive. It's justified self defense in every state. 
A young mother helped police convict her sex attacker after she bit off his tongue. Radhika Sanghani finds out the other ways women can fight off unwanted advances - and nab some crucial DNA
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You could be right about the era the video was shot in - there were time periods where people weren't as aware of bloodborne pathogens!
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In case you missed it the first time... #tbt
There's a lot of advice out there about self defense and which arts are good for self defense, and which ones aren't. In training, many, if not most scenarios that are practiced involve having some sort of warning that a bad ...
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FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Must We Teach Self Defense Law?
IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! Today's topic is about the law of self defense, and what we do when we teach the martial arts. Each locality has rules regarding what can and can't be done in the name of self defense.  This can be very different from place to place - ...
IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! Today's topic is about the law of self defense, and what we do when we teach the martial arts. Each locality has rules regarding what can and can't be done in the name of self defense.  This can be very ...
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Jaro Berce

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Descartes defined the roots of Western dualism in ‘Description of the human body’ and the ‘Passions of the soul’ in which he advised that the body functions like a machine. In contradiction to the body, the mind or soul was described as a non-material object that lacks extension and motion and does not follow the laws of nature. This form of dualism or duality has a problem when one proposes that the mind controls the body and that the body can also influence otherwise rational mind.

On the other hemisphere Yin and Yang are interdependent and change from one to the other. They do not exist without each other. In the symbol, you can see the Yin point in the ‘strongest’ part of Yang and vice versa. And this is the rudimentary difference introduced by Yin and Yang vis-à-vis dualism. I’ve written about Yin and Yang principles in the post Yin & Yang in Leadership.
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Diego Cisneros

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What can you ask for but to be real

"In life, what can you ask for but to be real; to fulfill your potential instead of wasting energy on actualizing your dissipating image, which is not real and means expending your vital energy. We have great work ahead of us, and it requires devotion and much, much energy. To grow, to discover, we need involvement, which is something I experience every day, sometimes good, sometimes frustrating. No matter what, you must let your Inner Light guide you out of darkness" ~ Bruce Lee

Book: Bruce Lee: Artist of Life
http://www.amazon.com/Bruce-Lee-Artist-Life-Library/dp/0804832633

#BruceLee   #BeReal   #philosophy   #Wisdom  
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I study kung pao chicken
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Review of "When Buddhists Attack" by Jefffrey K. Mann #martialarts   #bookreview   #bookrecommendation  
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Jackie Bradbury

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The Myth of Realism
One of the debates we get into in the martial arts is how "real" our training is, and thus, how well it will translate to real life situations. One way we measure this in how intensely we train, how "alive" we train. No safety gear, full contact... Some art...
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True...the masses demand martial techniques, but not toughness.

At our dojo, 200 members in total, 20 show up for sparring.

The only fighting the 180 other ones get through is at graduation..and the difference is huge, when they are worried for getting hit, they turtle up and become targets...while i open up completely and ask them to hit me as hard as they possibly can, they lack the mentality to pull of a strong punch.

I do respect just about all martial arts, if they compete full contact or touch only point based competition, i respect them equally.

I do respect the skills of those arts who do not compete, as the martial arts theory is often rock solid and effective.

But once we speak about pure self defence..it all falls into toughness, fighting spirit and the ability to take those punches...and you simply can not get that unless you actually get used to get hit hard.


I hope i do not come off as an a-hole, as it is not my intention..
However..i fought a lot in my youth, and those afraid of getting hit always lost...
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Jackie Bradbury

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What do you think?
IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! There are many instructors, both well-regarded and... let's say, questionable, to put it kindly, who offer not only supplemental training but offer training for rank in the martial arts via online or vid...
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I really don't like the idea of novice or beginners learning online, DVDs, or books. It can be dangerous for them and/or who might be at the receiving end, with that being said a black black or higher it's a little different, because they have the knowledge of how a technique is done and executed properly, unless they have no background in a particular type of art. Example; an Aikido can easily understand Hapkido, Gojo Ryu may understand Shotokan and so on. However, an experienced black belt will take the time to understand and examine a technique and learn it by listening, dissecting, closely watching a technique over and over whether through a book, DVD or online.
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One of the greatest. He was an inspiration to many. 
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I agree
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