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Category: Conditioning Techniques

Combat Training & Head Trauma by Mark Hatmaker

Combat Training & Head Trauma by Mark Hatmaker

Here in the States one would have to be cloistered in a monastery or nunnery to not be aware that football season is commencing, and with that commencement the debate regarding head trauma continues. We are not here to discuss head trauma as it pertains to football injuries but we would be a bit less Read More

What Do You Know? – Mark Hatmaker

What Do You Know? – Mark Hatmaker

Let’s use a conversation with General George Patton and a joke about a nun and a priest to teach us a lesson about martial arts and self-protection in general. F. van Wyck Mason was a historian, a novelist, and a veteran of World Wars I and II. In the Second World War, he was appointed Read More

Being Smart or Being Tough – Which Will Save Your Life? By Derek Smith

Being Smart or Being Tough – Which Will Save Your Life? By Derek Smith

When contemplating how to prepare for real life survival and combat there is often a debate on whether you need to be smart to survive an encounter or if you should be the toughest mother around. Well I plan to explore this for you in this article and give you my opinion on this matter. Read More

Why Most Martial Arts Training FAILS! (Here’s What To Do.) – Derek Smith

Why Most Martial Arts Training FAILS! (Here’s What To Do.) – Derek Smith

I hate to tell you this, but most of the self-defense programs out there are crap. Yep, I said it… they are crap. They will steer you in the wrong direction if you’re a person who is serious about learning how to really protect yourself, or your loved ones, against bigger, badder, stronger attackers who Read More

Peanuts, Hormesis & Training for Weakness – By Mark Hatmaker

Peanuts, Hormesis & Training for Weakness – By Mark Hatmaker

I’m old. I can prove it with the following sentence. When I was a kid, I cannot recall one child in my school ever having a peanut allergy and you could eat peanuts and peanut butter sandwiches willy-nilly. (Willy-nilly is a word that old men are legally obligated to use, I don’t make the rules.) Read More

How To Fight Even When You Are Tired By Derek Smith

How To Fight Even When You Are Tired By Derek Smith

When I was attending my Federal Police Officer’s Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) we used to do what we called “3-minute Wars” where for 3 minutes we would battle all out with our fellow officers using the defensive tactics we were being taught.