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

Hey, Attention on Deck!

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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Creating a Style

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In essence all you need is a strong understanding of the fundamental principles that drive multiple fense methodologies using all the types of forces, i.e., spiraling, scissoring, carving, vibrating, and sheering, etc. This is a finite set of principled methodologies of force that are present and unchanged/unchangeable to every form of physical combative systems or styles.

I quote, “We humans exchange all sorts of information by the exchange of signals with each other, symbols we share in word form or in the nonverbal realm of eye contact, facial expression, tone of voice, posture, and gesture. It is an exchange of energy and information flow and it is this sharing that shapes how the flow is regulated.”

To create a style you merely have to put a unique personal spin on how you apply these principles methodologies of force to achieve your self-fense goals. You can add in unique terms and names and symbols that represent this uniqueness so that it appears and is perceived as something special, unique and different from what everyone else is doing. 

When I continuously study other Okinawan karate styles or systems I see differences yet when I look underneath I see exactly the same principles, senses and forces used to apply those different applications and techniques. 

If you want to win some competitive contest your gaol will always be, “To Win.” Yet, you may describe the strategies and tactics differently than your opponent yet in the end the underlying goal for both competitors would be, “To Win.” It is the same principle as I describe above, it is the creation of a book cover that is perceived and distinguished as “Different and Unique” but in essence the pages in the book all contain the same material or story. 

Humans want to be special, they want to be unique and they want that special uniqueness to help them stand out as to others so that they may achieve a higher status - all of this is about human species survival instincts and drives. In the end, there is absolutley nothing wrong with this but don’t fool yourself into thinking it actually makes you better, it doesn’t.

So, if you have a mastery of the fundamental principles of karate and martial arts self-fense, sport competition, combatives or just fighting along with the types and levels of forces and those pesky basic senses or sense systems to perceive, have ideas, perform idea/theory analysis to create through synthesis that cover page along with awareness, observation skills, accumulated creative action triggers and tapes so that you act appropriately to the facts of situations then go right ahead - create your own style!

Hat tip (Ritsu-rei) to <Shinseidokan Dojo Blog by Michael Clarke Sensei> as the inspiration for this post.

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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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