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

WARNING, CAVEAT AND NOTE

The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books. Please make note that this article/post is my personal analysis of the subject and the information used was chosen or picked by me. It is not an analysis piece because it lacks complete and comprehensive research, it was not adequately and completely investigated and it is not balanced, i.e., it is my personal view without the views of others including subject experts, etc. Look at this as “Infotainment rather then expert research.” This is an opinion/editorial article/post meant to persuade the reader to think, decide and accept or reject my premise. It is an attempt to cause change or reinforce attitudes, beliefs and values as they apply to martial arts and/or self-defense. It is merely a commentary on the subject in the particular article presented.


Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.



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“You should prepare yourself to dedicate at least five or six years to your training and practice to understand the philosophy and physiokinetics of martial arts and karate so that you can understand the true spirit of everything and dedicate your mind, body and spirit to the discipline of the art.” - cejames



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What an Adversary Does

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What an adversary will do and what chance that brings, defies all planning, training, practice and experiences. You must be able to change your plans abruptly when obstacles or opportunities appear. If you are not ready and wiling to respond to your will, your cleverness will come to nothing. Respond fluidly and instantly to change, be creative. Creativity in the flood of chaos will achieve goals, survival and stopping the adversary. 

To study training, not the battles, is how to learn and understand victory. Remember this well, the street is not a test, it is a lottery with the same chances of winning and where most lose. Luck plays a huge role in the street. Your adversary also has unknown skills, absolute resolve and the power to achieve his goals also has slanted things to weigh more on his side than yours. 

In a realistic self-fense situation you will more likely be attacked by someone you don’t know. It is tantamount to running into a dark opening that you will be forced to enter, your instincts will trigger fear of the unknown especially since past the entrance you can see only the deepest black of black, you hear the silence you expect in the deepest darkest reaches of space itself and the fact you have no idea what lies within and beyond triggers your greatest fears causing trepidation and hesitancy. 

Every single instance of asocial predatory violence is going to be just like this, the trigger causing so many fears compounded by the sudden and instantaneous chemical dump, the adrenal stress-conditioned release, so that even the dark and your fear are compounded ten fold even beyond reason and you have to enter and you have to be aware and you have to sense things and then if danger strikes you have to respond appropriately, efficiently and with appropriate actions and response. Now, how do you train and practice for this?

Humans of our modern era, who don’t have to live and work in predatory occupied environments, don’t have to deal with this kind of darkness, they often deal with only, by chance and stupidity, the socially driven emotionally challenging monkey dance where grave harm and possible death usually come from accidents, ignorance and human monkey stupidity. 

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“In order for any life to matter, we all have to matter.” - Marcus Luttrell, Navy Seal (ret)



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