1) Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do at the Kombat Cave – what’s the Cave all about and how did it come to be? I have been training for 12 years and started my interest in martial arts in the 80s at the age of 13, with Judo, then Wado Ryu … More 10 Questions with Andy Holmes (Kombat Cave UK)
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)
Blood Trials: An Experience of Fear, Adrenaline and Unconsciousness by Josh Nixon, ESP Update: It turns out that all of this is down to a neurological condition I have since been diagnosed with called Neurally Mediated Syncope. Due to an over-excitable vagus nerve (which has a finger in all the pies, neurologically speaking), my body was … More Blood Trials: An Experience of Fear, Adrenaline and Unconsciousness
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
Student Security: On Not Being a Victim at University (While still having a good time!) By Josh Nixon, ESP I can almost hear the groan from here. Not another page talking about safety and security for students! Every year university students, college students and those considering it the next year are bombarded with advice from … More Student Security: On Not Being a Victim at University
By Josh Nixon, ESP Please note: This article is now outdated. It is merely retained here for archive purposes, so the changing nature of things here can be seen by all. Consider the following just my older thoughts on the matter, from which the current ones have come. Here is the updated version of things: http://evolutionaryselfprotection.wikia.com/wiki/Self-Protection … More Martial Art? Combat Sport? Self-Defence? Self-Protection? What’s the difference? Why does it matter?
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
Another awesome session at PHDefence today – Paul did some work standing up, and I did some work lying down. All in all, it was great fun and even better training! There’s talk still of PHDefence moving to Friday nights, which is looking increasingly certain as the only viable option they have, so get in … More PHDefence (26.11.2011) Feedback