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Category: Mark Hatmaker

You, The Auto-Didact by Mark Hatmaker

You, The Auto-Didact by Mark Hatmaker

Introduction Now, there’s a title that needs some explaining. Sounds like I’m way off track for Western combat study and, perhaps, being a bit pretentious but, due to a bit of creative bankruptcy I can think of no better way to label what it is we do as Western combat enthusiasts. Eastern arts, for the Read More

Blind Training by Mark Hatmaker

Blind Training by Mark Hatmaker

There are so many examples of blind training, or blindfold training that the paltry examples below don’t even scratch the surface. Blindfolded Chi Sao [“Sticky Hands”] training among Wing Chun practitioners. Blindfolded disassembly and re-assembly of the M-16 by armed forces cadre. Blindfolded judoka and jiu-jitsu practice. Emperor Joseph I, challenging the young Mozart to Read More

What I Learned About Tactical Driving from Crashing Into Cars 50 or 60 Times by Mark Hatmaker

What I Learned About Tactical Driving from Crashing Into Cars 50 or 60 Times by Mark Hatmaker

So, my wife enters some paintings in the Country Fair and I’m flipping through the brochure and see among the Fair’s offerings a Demolition Derby, and right there in the small print is “Wanna drive?” The idea had never crossed my mind, but when the curiosity-devil beckoned my answer to “Wanna drive?” was a hale Read More

Situational Blindness by Mark Hatmaker

Situational Blindness by Mark Hatmaker

“The only fights you truly win are the ones you don’t have.“-Lee Child Keeping the above quote in mind, along with the fact that crime is a product of opportunity, we go a long way towards being “masters of self-defense” if we simply remove as many opportunities as possible from our behavior.

Broken Windows Theory & You by Mark Hatmaker

Broken Windows Theory & You by Mark Hatmaker

Today let’s have a look at a partially-discredited theory of crime-prevention that was proposed to work on the large-scale (cities, etc.) We’ll discuss the aspects that did and do, indeed, work. We’ll briefly ponder the unintended consequences of following “broken windows” to the extreme. Then we’ll wind this whole thing down discussing how the “broken Read More

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