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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Training Notes – 15.05.2015

Our last session was a fun, functional, fierce and focussed look at two related subjects: the high guard and dealing with multiple attackers. After the usual exercises, including some of the work on shifting our stances to understand the relationship between centre of mass, stance and stability that we did at the beginning of last week’s session, … More Training Notes – 15.05.2015

Review: ‘Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar. Protection Publications. 2005. Review: Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar: by Josh Nixon, ESP This video is one of those well-known ones, considered essential by many, that you often hear about as an instructor. There’s good reason for that. ‘Action beats reaction’ – this is the key understanding that makes … More Review: ‘Ultimate Self-Defence Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 4’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. The Pavement Arena Part Four: ‘Fit to Fight’. Legend Video Productions. 1994. Review: The Pavement Arena Part 4: ‘Fit to Fight’: by Josh Nixon, ESP This article is part of a series. Part one can be found here, part two can be found here, part three can be found here, … More Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 4’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 3’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. The Pavement Arena Part Three: ‘Grappling – The Last Resort’. Legend Video Productions. 1994. Review: The Pavement Arena Part 3: ‘Grappling – The Last Resort’: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part of a series. Part one can be found here, part two can be found here, this is … More Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 3’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 2’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson

Consterdine, Peter and Thompson, Geoff. The Pavement Arena Part Two: ‘The Protection Pyramid’. Legend Video Productions. 1993. Review: The Pavement Arena Part 2: ‘The Protection Pyramid’: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part of a series. Part one can be found here, this is part two, part three can be found here, part four … More Review: ‘The Pavement Arena Part 2’ by Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson