How To Kick Why You Should Never Kick Above The Waist

The essentials of a kick are stability, targeting and recovery to which training adds focus and no broken toes. Wilhout a stable stance from which to kick you arc only adding to your personal danger in street fighting. Once again the movies have been very guilty in over familiarizing the Martial Arts through their portrayal of living Ninjas and flying backward kicks. Real street fighting is just so different. In fact, if there were rules to Street Fighting one would certainly be that you always...

The Best Way To Floor An Aggressor

When you are standing face to face with an assailant your first priority is to close the gap between you and floor him as quickly as possible. When you see that he is determined to fight despite your attempt to avoid confrontation, then assume a ready position and projcct as much calm, confidence and strength as you can. This will unnerve him since most street thugs are looking for victims. Now. you could let him take the initiative in closing the gap. sincc some of these criminals try to...

Martial Arts And Their Relevance To Real Ufe Street Fighting

No one ever became a proficient street fighter without a good grounding in what have become known in the Western World as the Martial Arts but anyone who relied solely on Martial Art techniques for street fighting could fare rather Martial Arts arc considered to be an art. Disciples spend a lifetime pursuing that particular art which destiny or skeletal specifications dictated. In China the Martial Arts were based on animal spirits such as a monkey for his small stature and speed, or the bear...

Improving Your Street Fighting Technique

The promise 1 make to all my students of self defence is that you will not need to know as many moves as Bruce Lee to survive. Just as you only need to know a few fundamentals about movement and stance so you only need to learn a few basic defences and attacks. I feel that it is better to he the master of few routines than a novice at many. As time passes you can always add extra weapons to your armory, should you feel the need. If I look back on most of my fights I can remember that I have...

The Band The Line And The Triangle

The easiest way to retain information is to visualize it. To form it into a picture which you can then recall to your mind's eye. The following diagrams illustrate what I was taught to visualize by my Master and what I now retain in my mind's eye. When 1 face my enemy the shaded areas automatically appear like cross hairs in a sight. I am in combat mode but I am still in control and able to use my brain. I know where to send the missiles and practise has ensured that the missiles will conncct....

Fists And Fingers

Clench your hands into fists and in a push-up position let the weight of the upper part of your body rest on your two fore-knuckles. Your palms should be facing inwards and the top of the fist pointing straight ahead as though you were actually punching. The balls of your feet must support the weight of your lower body. Now do as many push-ups as you can manage with your wrists firm. 2. Perform the same exercise using your fingertips instead of your fore knuckles. Start with your fingers...

The Penny Fist

When street lights were gas and few and far between London was a mugger's paradise. So much so that it was probably one of the most common occupations. The police force was a new concept still very much on trial runs so defence against the cvil-intcntioncd was largely up to the individual. Hand guns were unwieldy and not the kind of thing a gentleman would carry with him so alternative defence tools had to be found. Necessity is the mother of invention and they say that the so-called penny or...