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

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Training Notes – Endon – 20.03.2015

On our Facebook page today I made a tongue-in-cheek reference to the eclipse this morning, saying that they’re a portent of epic things to come. I wasn’t wrong. This week’s session was phenomenal. A warm welcome to another new member who is already experienced in Filipino martial arts, JKD, BJJ and KFM. We love it when people … More Training Notes – Endon – 20.03.2015

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)

The Evolutionary Self-Protection ‘No-Touch Knockout’ Open Invitation

The Evolutionary Self-Protection ‘No-Touch Knockout’ Open Invitation Preamble: The ESP is based on no principle more important and pervasive than that of open and honest questioning. Without it, evolution cannot occur as learning will inevitably always be guided away from honest progression towards obscurity, inefficacy and invalidity. My name is Josh Nixon, and I am … More The Evolutionary Self-Protection ‘No-Touch Knockout’ Open Invitation

‘New Violent Crime Tactics’ Fake Crimestoppers Message

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED – SEE BELOW. A friend posted this recently in a Facebook group I am part of and I thought it was worth mentioning. As anyone who has undertaken any good self-protection training knows, criminals will often work with deception and distraction tactics in order to get what they want, whether … More ‘New Violent Crime Tactics’ Fake Crimestoppers Message

PHDefence (13.01.2012) Feedback (And Thank You to Andrew Holland)

PHDefence is starting off as it means to go on this year – new students who we’re very pleased to see and who are already shaping up to be fantastic martial artists, guest instruction from Andrew Holland of MASAC Ju Jitsu in its second training session of the year and a lot of great ideas … More PHDefence (13.01.2012) Feedback (And Thank You to Andrew Holland)