Please take a look at Articles on self-defense/conflict/violence for introductions to the references found in the bibliography page.

Please take a look at my bibliography if you do not see a proper reference to a post.

Please take a look at my Notable Quotes

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Hey, NOTHING here is PERSONAL, get over it - Teach Me and I will Learn!

When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:

I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn

Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung


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Martial Analyst (Analysis)

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Kaiseki [解析] The characters/ideograms mean, “Analysis; analytical study; parsing; parse.” The first character means, “Unravel; notes; key; explanation; understanding; untie; undo; solve; answer; cancel; absolve; explain,” the second character means, “analyze , chop; divide; tear.”

An analyst is a person who conducts analysis. In martial analysis we attempt to analyze the system itself. Therefore a martial analyst performs analysis of the system to achieve knowledge, understanding and in the case of the physical, ability (efficiency, proficiency and mastery). 

To be an analyst the analysis must consist of a detailed examination of all the principles of the system that include how the principles apply toward the structure of the martial system as to its ultimate goals. It comes down to interpretation of the individual within their study, training, practice and application of that martial system. 

When you consider what is involved you begin to understand the relation to things like kihon, kata and bunkai for they are all processes of analysis by the separation into the specific, atomistic, elements that are identified, tested and implemented in order to meet the systems essential and ultimate goals. The disassembly of the system into its smaller parts is a means for the uninitiated and inexperienced to achieve a certain understanding and connection of the action to the principles that allows them to absorb and encode the mind and body for a foundation that later, in a more complex study and practice, can be assimilated or pieced together in an ad-hoc holistic fashion according to any particular situational moment. 

To understand any complex system requires such break down, i.e., the very meaning of bunkai is to disassemble, dismantle and analyze that component the reassemble accordingly to apply it in a dynamic and chaotic situation and moment. A very difficult process that few achieve especially when the last component is applied, the adrenal stress conditions of both reality of combat and/or reality-based adrenal scenario training systems. 

Martial analysts use the analysis for discovery, discovery being a practical method of physical discovery within a martial discipline. As a matter of fact, the chief method of learning, training and applying martial arts in self-defense. 

The process of martial analysis is also one of those concepts and models not adequately taught in martial disciplines, especially those focused on the systems essence of fighting, combatives and self-defense goals, tactics and strategies. It holds the same importance as adrenal stress conditions scenario-based training and practices. 

Martial analysis can be added to the list of analyst models such as Boolean analysis, Formal analysis, Scientific method analysis, Sensitivity analysis, and so on. You could say the martial discipline analysis falls under “Systems Analysis,” as a sub-model therein. Martial disciplines are systems and those systems require such analysis to achieve efficiency, proficiency and mastery. 

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