I have had a lifelong love for martial arts but surgery has kept me from going any further. This is why I am grateful to have found self-defense. I describe self-defense as practical use of martial arts/combat sport techniques in street scenarios. The downside to martial arts is the moves require frontal lobe activity inContinue reading “3D: Deter – Simple Fist to Gut While You Cover”
Disclaimer: this post is my experience. Seek advice from a professional in medicine and sports science. Also, I am eating leftover chicken alfredo as I write so I acknowledge the hypocrisy of a post about core strength right now. (That’s a joke, of sorts.) Some recent manual labor has thrown my back out of sorts.Continue reading “3D: Deter – Core”
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Deterring a bad person is an important skill. I have been studying some of the best disciplines and persons that keep safe distances in combat situations. Kamaru Usman is a master at spacing his opponent. Watch video of him in UFC fights and you will see what I mean. This judo video does a greatContinue reading “3D: Deter – Spacing & Leg Strength”
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Marvin Hagler. He influenced me more than he could know. Bleacher Report article
Do you realize athletes need rest? How many people relax with the same concerted effort as when they run, lift, or swim? I believe taking time off training helps the body heal the little inflammations arising from exercise. One suggestion when going through a rest cycle: look at yourself and commend yourself for all ofContinue reading “3D: Deter – Rest”
Try this for a workout: knee pushups where you lower your chest slowly so that your movement is isometric (5 reps, 2 sets); walking lunges at a snail’s pace for about a minute; open palm shadow box making measured, leisurely movements so as to think through the strikes. Analyze your thoughts and emotions as youContinue reading “3D: Deter – Slow”
I do enjoy stories of figures from monumental times. This man, Tom Molineaux, does not disappoint when you read about him. It is a fascinating tidbit that few people ever hear about. He went from slave to global celebrity in the art of bare knuckle boxing. Mentalfloss does a very good job summarizing Molineaux’s story.