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Table of Contents “Watch Out For The Pointy End”

Contents FOREWORD 5 HOW TO USE THIS BOOK / MANUAL 7 INTRODUCTION 9 TRAINING: SAFETY FIRST 10 AWARENESS 13 KNIFE ATTACKS 17 HOW TO STAND WHEN DEFENDING AGAINST A KNIFE 22 WHAT IS A DRILL? 26 DRILL: ATTACK WITH THE KNIFE 27 WHY WOULD WE DEAL WITH LARGE MOVEMENTS FIRST WHEN SMALLER MOVEMENTS ARE MORE […]

Small clip to promote my book “Watch Out For The Pointy End”

The following is a small look at where my new knife Defence book, “Watch Out For The Pointy End”, will take you. There is a lot of learning to be done to get to this point, so that you understand and can execute all the principles required to action the techniques shown here. The book […]

My new knife defence book: “Watch Out For The Pointy End” print version is ready.

Watch Out For the Pointy End

My new knife defence book: “Watch Out For The Pointy End” print version is ready. I can be bought at CreateSpace (my preference because we get a little bigger slice as royalties): Watch Out For The Pointy End Or at amazon.com: Watch Out For The Pointy End

The Three Progressive Zones to develop self defence skills

The Three Progressive Zones to develop self defence skills When we are talking a martial art for self defence then I see three distinct and progressive zones that have to be worked through to develop and condition the skills and responses you need. While these are progressive they should also be repeated. The three zones […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Seven: Move YOU not THEM

In Search of Efficiency – Part Seven: Move YOU not THEM Now that we have laid the ground work for how we want to move we can slip off and look at two vital principles in apply movement. The first, and I think this concept is important for everyone but it is vital for students […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Six: Empty the Foot (The Fourth aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Six: Empty the Foot (The Fourth aspect of movement) If you have worked the drills outlined in Part Two on Structure then you know what I seek is the least amount of muscle engagement to hold us in structure. There will, of course, be some muscle tension or else […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Five: Move with your Centre (The Third aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Five: Move with your Centre (The Third aspect of movement) While I’ve put this as the third aspect it should also be called the Primary Aspect. It is only third because you need the other skills to do this one properly. Your centre of gravity, your dan tien, your […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Four: Harmonies (The second aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Four: Harmonies (The second aspect of movement) There are six harmonies in Chinese martial arts, three external and three internal. For this post, I am going to refer to the three external harmonies because they relate to movement and I will focus on one in particular. The Three External […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Three: Move in Structure (The first aspect of movement)

In Search of Efficiency – Part Three: Move in Structure (The first aspect of movement) Part Two is on Structure which I wrote in another post so I will just include the link and move on to Part three. Part Two: Van’s Forum: http://forums.uechi-ryu.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22787 My Blog: http://wpd-rc.com/blog/structure/ Part Three: Move in Structure (The first aspect […]

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