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In Search of Efficiency – Part Eight: Empty Space

In Search of Efficiency – Part Eight: Empty Space I intend to write an entire book on how to see and fighting in empty space so this brief introduction will hardly do this principle justice but the fact I want to write a book on it should impart how important I think this is. Using […]

Preparing for the Harsh Reality of a Knife Assault

Preparing for the Harsh Reality of a Knife Assault At the bottom of this post is a link to an excellent article analysing videos of knife assaults and finding the commonalities in a true knife assault rather than what is often thought of as a knife attack. The article points out the very real issue […]

London Ontario Knife Defence Seminar went very well

London Ontario Knife Defence Seminar went very well Just got home from teaching a two-day knife defence seminar based on my book “Watch Out For The Pointy End.” It was a small but fantastic group of martial artists all with a long time focus on self defence. Many had previously attended seminars with Rory Miller […]

Is there an absolute answer in Knife Defence?

Is there an absolute answer in Knife Defence? Answer – no. I wrote a book on knife defence but if you expected me to say there is an absolute answer to knife defence – just read my book, you’d be wrong. I see a number of clips criticising other approaches, most often to promote the […]

Knife Defence Sucks

Knife Defence Sucks Dealing with a knife empty handed is a really bad place to end up. There are no right answers and no absolutes in knife defence. You’re facing a person with a tool that is far better at damaging the human body than what you have. You’re facing a person who doesn’t need […]

Do size and strength matter in self defence?

Do size and strength matter in self defence? Of course they do. Anyone who says different needs to work with bigger people. While some martial arts will say size and strength do not matter what they really are, or should, be saying is you can learn to deal with size and strength – but they […]

Kindle versions are READY

While I like my reference books in print the Kindle versions are READY (many thanks to my amazing daughter BD Wilson) Here are the links to Amazon.com and .ca (and the .ca price is normal for Canada not like the print version on .ca): Amazon.com Amazon.ca

A much shorter video clip for my knife Defence book, “Watch Out For The Pointy End.”

A much shorter video clip for my knife Defence book, “Watch Out For The Pointy End.” The book is the manual (and more) for the seminar I taught at the Alberta Peace Officer’s 2017 Annual Convention. My book is now Available at: https://www.createspace.com/7457736 Amazon.com

Training knives: Which ones are better?

Training knives: Which ones are better? The book has a section on safety because as fun as training is most people still must be able to at least crawl into work the next day. Eye protection is a good idea and I recommend finding good one, but this post is about training knives. There are […]

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