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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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

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: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar. Protection Publications. 2007. Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar: by Josh Nixon, ESP No messing around, this video starts as it means to go on with some impact development on the pads. As is usual with a British Combat Association production, a very important point is raised early … More Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Seminar’ by Peter Consterdine

Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2. Protection Publications. 2005. Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2: by Josh Nixon, ESP Last week we looked at the excellent first part to this two-part series, which can be found here. The Training Day videos follow on from the enquiries made after the popular Fit to Fight … More Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 2’ by Peter Consterdine

Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1. Protection Publications. 2004. Review: Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part one of a two-part series. Part two is can be found here. The Training Day videos follow on from the enquiries made after the popular Fit to Fight videos … More Review: ‘Peter Consterdine’s Training Day Volume 1’ by Peter Consterdine

Review: ‘Powerkick’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Powerkick. Protection Publications. Review: Powerkick: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part two of a two-part series. Part one is here. As we’ve come to expect from a British Combat Association video, this one begins with a very important point – that kicking above the legs is generally a bad idea in … More Review: ‘Powerkick’ by Peter Consterdine

Review: ‘Powerstrike’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Powerstrike. Protection Publications. Review: Powerstrike: by Josh Nixon, ESP This review is part one of a two-part series. Part two can be found here. Powerstrike begins, as with many of the British Combat Association’s videos, by making a very important point that all who are interested in practical and realistic self-protection should take … More Review: ‘Powerstrike’ by Peter Consterdine

Review: ‘Fit to Fight Part 2’ by Peter Consterdine

Consterdine, Peter. Fit to Fight Part 2. Protection Publications. 2000. Review: Fit to Fight Part 2: by Josh Nixon, ESP This video follows on from the popular fourth video in the ‘Pavement Arena’ series, entitled ‘Fit to Fight’, which is reviewed here. This video builds on the previous points raised in Fit to Fight but … More Review: ‘Fit to Fight Part 2’ by Peter Consterdine