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Martial Arts Information

Real Life Self-Defense Starts From...


"Nicky Bats" was an "old school" kinda guy. He was "street" thru and thru.

Women in the Martial Arts


1st Lady Assistant to Sensei Henry Ellis Ellis Schools of Traditional AikidoI was born in West London in 1963, my father was very involved in the martial arts and a dan grade in Karate he was also a dealer in ancient Japanese arms and armour, although my father has an antiques shop in London's Bond Street, my home was more like a samurai warriors dressing room, with original suits of Japanese armour complete with very frighting face masks that would frighten the life out of my friends when ever they came to visit, there were also very many valuable swords yari and naginata spears.The MastersMy father would travel around the world searching for the best quality weapons, what intrigued me the most as a child was all these strange visitors that would come to my home, the famous Otani family were regular visitors with Sensei Matsuro Otani 7th dan Judo the UK National Coach, Kenshiro Abbe Sensei, Tomio Otani Sensei the UK National Coach for Kendo, his visitors were like the who's who of martial arts, as recently as two weeks ago I was pleased to meet with Sensei Kazuo Chiba 8th dan when he came to see my father.

COMBATIVES? ...... Don't Tell Me. I Know What That Is! (Part 1)


"Combatives" from the root word COMBAT - "to fight in direct contact", "active fighting between enemies", "any fight or struggle".Well, let's see??????.

COMBATIVES A Rose by Any Other Name?....Part 2


The advent of World War One (the war to END all wars) brought warfare into a new and foreboding era of man to man killing and slaughter. Air power, mechanized warfare, chemical warfare and the general widespread use of machine guns changed the face of battle almost completely.

Martial Arts and The Zone


On the occasions you delivered the perfect strike; blocked without the need to think or performed a near flawless kata, did it feel difficult? Or did you get the sense it happened by itself? The 'zone' is a place where athletes describe this sort of experience. Studies suggest its a state of 'effortless merging of action and awareness'.

Combatives


This is our last installment on "defining" the parameters of COMBATIVES.The point, I am sure, will be missed by some but it must be emphasized that this material is historical fact and is accurate in substance and detail.

New Book: Positive Aikido


A new book with a practical look at Aikido and its history. The Co-authors are direct students of the legendary master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei from 1957.

Martial Arts: Mind, Body and Spirit Presented Online


This Martial Arts website uses body, spirit and mind to construct an excellent example of the quality and amount of information you can put on your website.http://www.

Makiwara Training


Shigeru Kimura Sensei 9th Dan Tani-Ha Shitoryu Shukokai had a punch that was like getting hit with a cannonball.Kimura Sensei had won the All Japan Karate Championship two years in a row.

Martial Arts and The Bible


As a Christian and a martial arts student, I have often wrestled with the idea of self-defense. Does God expect me to defend my family and myself when physically attacked or am I to "turn the other cheek" and endure it in the name of Jesus? As I considered the many comments I encountered on this topic, I became even more confused.

Nuts & Bolts of Self Defense


Fundamental "Nuts & Bolts" training for close combat should be directed at dealing with the extremes. That is a life and death struggle for survival, i.

Dermot Michael (Pat) ONeill


Dermot O'Neill was born in 1905 in County Cork, Ireland. As a teenager he traveled to China, and settled in Shanghai.

What Can We Learn From What Has Already Been Done?


Pre-WWII Judo was a far different thing than what we see now.The Japanese in particular, being on a global war footing, practiced a type of Judo that has little in common with the "sport" of today.

Regular or De-escalated


We always stress that NOTHING occurs in a vacuum. There always exists stepping stones or a progression of events that lead up to a "situation".

The Test


"Will this work so that I can use it instinctively in vital combat against an opponent who is determined to prevent me from doing so, and who is striving to eliminate me by fair means or foul". ~ Rex ApplegateIt really does NOT matter one iota what style, system, method, or technique you MAY wish to apply to your personal survival training.

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'The Thorn' Large-Scale Production Mixes Martial Arts, Acrobatics in Portrayal ...
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Carson ATA Martial Arts hosting free women's self-defense class
Nevada Appeal
Women are invited to learn about defending themselves against an attacker at a free women's self-defense seminar at 10 a.m. Saturday at Carson ATA Martial Arts, 3242 Research Way. Topics to be covered include: situational awareness; escaping bear hugs ...



New York Post

Mixed martial arts fighters dream of Madison Square Garden bouts
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Aspiring mixed-martial-arts fighters said on Monday it's time to give state legislators a kick in the pants so they finally legalize the sport in New York. Midtown native Megan Frazier, 20, who trains six days a week at Chelsea's Radical MMA gym, said ...



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Abu Dhabi fans pack mixed martial arts tournament
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ABU DHABI // The IPIC Arena in the capital on Thursday night was packed with spectators for the second Abu Dhabi Warriors Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts tournament. It was 27-year-old Ahmad Hussein's first time at a live event. “This is so ...

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Guilderland Martial Arts brings home 30 medals
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“All the students achieved their various goals ranging from participating in their first tournament to winning a gold,” said Master Robert Rice; Guilderland Martial Arts had 20 students at the competition. “This year I was very impressed with my team's ...



Performance Martial Arts Academy students excel in spring tournaments
Valdosta Daily Times
Renaldas Smidtas won one event and placed second in another at the Spring Nationals Las Vegas Championships. But Smidtas is just one Performance Martial Academy student that has enjoyed a busy and successful spring. Smidtas, competing in the first ...


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