7 Essential Books for Beginners

Whether you’re just starting out learning about self-protection or you’re already a seasoned cognoscenti in the field, a little reading never goes amiss. Particularly if you’ve done a decent amount of training in a martial art – perhaps you’re a black belt looking for new avenues of knowledge to devour –  but you haven’t received … More 7 Essential Books for Beginners

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10 Questions with Dan Holloway (themartialview.com, Eiryukan Aikido and Function First)

1) Tell us a bit about yourself and your martial arts journey – how did it start? I first started martial arts when I was 6 years old with Karate in the local church hall. I think I started as my parents wanted me to improve confidence and gain fitness, flexibility etc. I did Karate … More 10 Questions with Dan Holloway (themartialview.com, Eiryukan Aikido and Function First)

Review: Smak Sak

Review: Smak Sak: by Josh Nixon, ESP It’s not often that a new product comes out in the self-protection and martial arts industry that is genuinely innovative. While most products I’ve seen have been marketed as ‘innovative’ and as essential for training to be taken to some next level or other as imagined (conveniently) by … More Review: Smak Sak

PHDefence (17.12.2011) Feedback and Change Announcement

Ok, after today’s stuff, I have some notes for everyone, but especially for G.C! Condition White: Switched off. Asleep. Victim. Condition Yellow: Switched on. Threat awareness. Looking around. Condition Orange: Threat evaluation – passively avoiding a potential threat (e.g. crossing the street or turning back). Condition Red: Threat avoidance / threat neutralisation. Acting – either … More PHDefence (17.12.2011) Feedback and Change Announcement

PHDefence (19.11.2011) Feedback (and a general update on everything…)

Hi all, It’s been a while! PHDefence has still been going strong, but I’ve just not been posting. Busy, busy, busy. PHDefence was awesome this morning despite the low numbers again. Paul took them through some epic drills – really fun and unique too – I couldn’t help joining in; it was really enjoyable! I … More PHDefence (19.11.2011) Feedback (and a general update on everything…)

How to Increase Your Child’s Ability to Cope with Bullying

Hi all, I recently found this article thanks to a post from @Beatbullying on Twitter, and thought I would share it with everyone, as it is essential knowledge. One of the major issues with bullying is, aside of course from the bullying itself, the fact that many parents can find it difficult to tell if … More How to Increase Your Child’s Ability to Cope with Bullying