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All Posts Dated March, 2017

Super novices

They are novices to karate.  They are super.  They are 3 and 4 years old. What kind of karate can you teach someone so young?  Actually, there is quite a bit!  There are the basics of course; learning their left from their right, directional awareness, listening to and following directions, building muscle strength, balance, reflexes…

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It’s not always a stranger that puts you in danger…

We often think about self-protection for women as being about strangers.  People that we don’t know that jump out from a dark corner or from behind some bushes and attack unexpectedly.  As awful as that is to think about, it’s even more horrifying to think about the truth.  The truth is that it’s people we…

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What’s your first line of defense?

Last week, I was talking with some people and when they learned that I am a martial arts instructor, they asked “Ok, so I attack you. What do you do?”  I really dislike this line of questioning.  Not because I don’t enjoy the conversation, but because the average person doesn’t realize that there is no…

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Does it work for you?

Sometimes people send me self-defense videos to watch asking what I think of the techniques presented.  It’s always hard to answer these requests.  First, I’m being asked to judge someones else’s work and opinions.  I’m not a fan of doing that because regardless of whether I think it’s great or it’s garbage, it’s not my…

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