Century Versys

All Posts Dated June, 2016

“Be sincere and grateful”

Be sincere and grateful; that is part of our dojo kun as set forth by our dojo’s founder, Kyoshi Brad Wells. At the end of each class, we take a moment to say thank you to everyone, but it’s not always possible for everyone I’d like to thank to be there at the end of…

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fighting dirty

One of the things that can be a challenge when teaching self-defense is fighting dirty.  When I get a group in that is taking a workshop or class, especially for the first time, and I start talking about gouges and rakes to the eyes or grabbing, twisting and ripping at the groin, I inevitably see…

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An ounce of prevention…

There has been a lot of discussion on social media recently regarding sexual assault and the best way to prevent it.  Obviously, the best answer would be for all humans to have respect for each other and keep their hands to themselves unless invited.  However, since this is not currently the case, we need to…

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What is self-defense?

It may seem like a simple question with a simple answer, but it is more complicated than you might think.  Most people think of it as physical, but in fact, much of self-protection is preparation, safety, mental, verbal, general avoidance of violence and good old fashioned common sense.  Using these tactics hopefully keeps you from…

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