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Knife Defence Highlight #3

Knife Defence Highlight #3 Note: I wrote an entire book on knife defence called “Watch Out For The Pointy End” so these are snippets and highlights only. #3 Know what You want If you have to decide in the moment of a brutal assault what it is you want to do then… It may be […]

Knife Defence Highlight #2

Knife Defence Highlight #2 Note: I wrote an entire book on knife defence called “Watch Out For The Pointy End” so these are snippets and highlights only. #2 K.I.S.S. Yes, I do mean the standard phrase for KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid. While knife defence is an exceptionally complex topic in many ways, in […]

Knife Defence Highlight #1

Knife Defence Highlight #1 Note: I wrote an entire book on knife defence called “Watch Out For The Pointy End” so these are snippets and highlights only. #1 While not set in stone pretty much…… As human beings we like things to be consistent and we like absolute statements. It is no different in self […]

In Search of Efficiency Part Eleven: Loose

In Search of Efficiency Part Eleven: Loose Words are very important to me. As a person who tries to translate the movements of self defence into the written word they mean a lot. Different words resonant with people. My job is to try and find the words that resonate with as many people as I […]

In Search of Efficiency Part Ten: Arms are MOVED not Moving

In Search of Efficiency Part Ten: Arms are MOVED not Moving So, what the heck am I talking about now? I see a lot of martial arts and self defence performed perhaps with speed but with just arm movements. Fast but, unless your arm weighs a lot the effectiveness can be limited. In my practice […]

In Search of Efficiency – Part Nine: Rotation

In Search of Efficiency – Part Nine: Rotation Rotation particularly spiral rotation is an effective principle to add in all things. Rotation moves the centre and generates power. Movement and power. Rotation is a movement of the body and when actions are done with the body they are done with mass. Power generation is based […]

The Knife Defence Drills build the needed skills and conditioning

The Knife Defence Drills build the needed skills and conditioning My knife defence book “Watch Out For The Pointy End” takes you through a learning process. It is not enough to simply hand you a technique to deal with the trauma of a knife assault you must also have the skills and principles to make […]

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 […]

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 […]