Month: March 2016

Dissecting the Diets #3: Intermittent Fasting

For years we’ve been told that eating little and often is the best way to lose weight. The theory is that doing this keeps us full, our muscles fueled, and our metabolisms revved up so that we’re burning calories throughout the day. There’s a new kid on the diet block however, who’s breaking all the […]

Dissecting the Diets #3: Intermittent Fasting

For years we’ve been told that eating little and often is the best way to lose weight. The theory is that doing this keeps us full, our muscles fueled, and our metabolisms revved up so that we’re burning calories throughout the day. There’s a new kid on the diet block however, who’s breaking all the […]

Self-Defense Fact or Fiction? – Technique

There are a lot of controversies and battles fought within the martial arts and self-defense community/communities (another controversy is whether they should be counted as one or two), but one of the biggest is that of technique. How important is technique? How much of a technical focus is constructive? Are the more difficult techniques in […]

Self-Defense Fact or Fiction? – Technique

There are a lot of controversies and battles fought within the martial arts and self-defense community/communities (another controversy is whether they should be counted as one or two), but one of the biggest is that of technique. How important is technique? How much of a technical focus is constructive? Are the more difficult techniques in […]

Street Psychology and the Best Self Defense Technique I’ve Ever Used

In 2016 we have reviewed a number of self defense concepts and specific techniques. Keeping concepts in mind is of the utmost importance to avoiding the most dangerous situations, while techniques offer options that play off of these concepts in specific situations. However, there is only one way to be certain that things will not […]

Street Psychology and the Best Self Defense Technique I’ve Ever Used

In 2016 we have reviewed a number of self defense concepts and specific techniques. Keeping concepts in mind is of the utmost importance to avoiding the most dangerous situations, while techniques offer options that play off of these concepts in specific situations. However, there is only one way to be certain that things will not […]

Anthony Bourdain On BJJ

I do it because it’s hard. Because it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And because it never ends. Every day presents me with a series of problems that I spend the rest of the day thinking about how I might solve — or at least chip away at. Next day same. And the day […]

Bears Got Nothing On Me: Escaping The Bear Hug For Self Defense

You have all been there before, you are walking through the darkness and someone hugs you from behind. Well, maybe not everyone but it’s still a realistic self-defense situation that deserves to be talked about in depth. Read about why having few but solid options really matter in self defense here. Me and my buddy […]

Bears Got Nothing On Me: Escaping The Bear Hug For Self Defense

You have all been there before, you are walking through the darkness and someone hugs you from behind. Well, maybe not everyone but it’s still a realistic self-defense situation that deserves to be talked about in depth. Read about why having few but solid options really matter in self defense here. Me and my buddy […]

Grappling Abs Workout To Improve Your Guard

Whether you’re in a self-defense encounter or training on the mats, the guard position is an integral part of grappling. This is especially the case if you find yourself being attack by a bigger, stronger opponent. There are a multitude of different guard positions that have evolved over the years. However, the conventional closed guard […]