Month: July 2016

Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless For Self-Defense? Part 2

July 27, 2016 3 Views 0 Comments 6 minutes read In the previous part, I gave a quick background on the critique directed towards “traditional martial arts” for what is perceived as their excessive focus on ceremony. A quick discussion on the concept of “ceremony” followed, and in this article, we will begin by taking […]

Are Traditional Martial Arts Useless For Self-Defense? Part 1

July 20, 2016 2 Views 0 Comments 7 minutes read Quick Background There are many strong voices in the self-defense community criticizing so called “traditional martial art systems”, from a perspective of self defense. These “traditional” systems commonly include karate, kung fu, aikido, taekwondo, hapkido, ninjutsu, and many others. The reasons are legion, but often […]

Technique workshop with Danilo Hajdukovic

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Danilo Hajdukovic gives his technique for defence against a lead left and low roundhouse kick. Hajdukovic has trained in judo, taekwondo, Wing Chun and simultaneously cross-trained with skilled stylists from other disciplines of kung fu, karate, Western boxing and grappling. In 2004, he discovered Hong Kong-based Grandmaster Wan Kam Leung […]

Technique workshop with Danilo Hajdukovic

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Danilo Hajdukovic gives his technique for defence against a lead left and low roundhouse kick. Hajdukovic has trained in judo, taekwondo, Wing Chun and simultaneously cross-trained with skilled stylists from other disciplines of kung fu, karate, Western boxing and grappling. In 2004, he discovered Hong Kong-based Grandmaster Wan Kam Leung […]

Technique workshop with Danilo Hajdukovic

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Danilo Hajdukovic gives his technique for defence against a lead left and low roundhouse kick. Hajdukovic has trained in judo, taekwondo, Wing Chun and simultaneously cross-trained with skilled stylists from other disciplines of kung fu, karate, Western boxing and grappling. In 2004, he discovered Hong Kong-based Grandmaster Wan Kam Leung […]

Family Jiu-Jitsu

Andrew Raynor As a parent of 3 kids (ages 11,7 and 4) it can often be tricky to find something that we all enjoy doing together. The eldest is on the cusp of thinking he’s pretty grown up (most days), and the youngest has only just started school. One boy, 2 girls, and again you […]

Family Jiu-Jitsu

Andrew Raynor As a parent of 3 kids (ages 11,7 and 4) it can often be tricky to find something that we all enjoy doing together. The eldest is on the cusp of thinking he’s pretty grown up (most days), and the youngest has only just started school. One boy, 2 girls, and again you […]

The Best System for Self-Defense

There are many thoughts on this, and there is much, much to be said, but in this article, I’ll explain one systematical aspect that I recommend looking for when choosing a school, or when trying to make your own little system of training. In my world, an optimal self-defense system is divided into three levels of […]

Guard-ians of the Galaxy

The Guard is probably the most elusive position in Martial Arts. In Competition Jiujitsu there are many modern guards which confuse even high level black belts that aren’t regularly exposed to them. Enson Inoue recently renounced his black belt after having a hard day with some comp dudes. In NoGi several of the guards do […]

Optimize Results With A Training Partner

Practice makes perfect. If a person wants to have stronger arms, the person has to use their arms, if a person wants to develop a greater skill at knocking pins down with a bowling-ball, the person has to do that a lot. It’s also known that the closer your practice is to your goal, the better […]