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Jedi Mind Tricks

“Art of misdirection”… “power of persuasion”…”Jedi Mind Tricks”…call it what you want, not everything is what it seems. Here Senshido’s Wes Derequito explains how body language matched with proper verbal defusing can help you gain an advantage in a potentially violent confrontation.

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Preclusion

Preclusion is a legal term meaning to take steps to avoid or retreat from the action that can lead to violence. It’s a term you won’t hear bandied about that much even in martial arts or self defence schools. You will hear the phrase. As Miyagi would say, “Best defence, don’t be there”, but even […]

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Keith Allan JKD Trapping Reaction Drill

Here’s a short little video from JKD instructor Keith Allan that I stumbled across this morning on Facebook. What I liked is how the neck clinch was integrated into the trapping drill for the delivery of elbow strikes. Enjoy.

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Marc MacYoung on ‘Knife Fighting Systems’

Marc MacYoung recently posted some thoughts on ‘Knife Fighting Systems’, which emphasise the offensive use of a knife above all else. Upon reading it, I could not let it get lost in Facebook-land, never to be found again. In short, it is morally and socially irresponsible to teach offensive use of a knife as a […]

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The 5 Gates

Out of the corner of your eye, you see something coming towards your head… with malicious intent. Is it a fist, bat, blade, or… a magpie? (At least in Sydney, AU, yes that’s one potential attack Yi need to be aware of the possibility of). You don’t have time to discern what it is exactly, […]

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