Tag : Emotional Fitness

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts?

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts? There’s a common saying in boxing, “An old boxer never loses his punch”. His reflexes may be slower. His cardio and recovery may be weaker, but his power output should be similar to his youth. Except he may be a little slow in pulling that trigger. This may be true, but what is the Best Martial Arts for an Older Person? In this article I will highlight why you are not […]

Major Signs of Dominance You Must Pay Attention in Self Defence

Major Signs of Dominance You Must Pay Attention in Self Defence Displays of aggression can come in many forms. The most obvious are acts of dominance. What some call a Monkey Dance. Having some understanding of the nonverbal communication behaviour of people trying to exert dominant can help you defend yourself. What is the Monkey Dance? Essentially, it’s an aggressive confrontation characterised by nonverbal communication intend as a display of dominance. So what do I mean when I use the […]

Why Are Some People Targeted for Bullying or Violent Crime

Why Are Some People Targeted for Bullying or Violent Crime Psychologists have known for years that human predators select their prey based on signals given off by their potential victims. In a matter of seconds, the predator acquires a sense of who is and isn’t a suitable target. For every victim that is attacked, many more are past over. Knowing how Bad Guys target victims will help your self defence. So, read on to understand how you can avoid being […]

The Truth About Violent Attackers and Self Defence

The Truth About Violent Attackers and Self Defence Violence in the street (Transitional Spaces) can occur for many reasons. Random acts of violence are rare. Bad guys often think that they’re the heroes of their own story. It’s their narrative that justifies violence. In their mind, they are the victim, and therefore the good guy. Your role in their drama has been defined. Especially when committing a crime. Fighting back may elicit higher degree of violent retaliation. In this article […]

How to Overcome Fear in Street Fights

How to Overcome Fear in Street Fights Most people train martial arts because they don’t want to be hit. In fact, they spend most of their time training against pretend punches in the hope that they will never be hit in the real world. Does this really work for self defence? I often say to my students, “You must expect to get hit in a real fight. If you think it’s not going to happen then you are living in […]

Does Anger Help in a Fight?

There are many people that feel that the best form of self defence is to get angry in a fight. Just watch our video and see for yourself. So this week we ask… Does anger help in a fight? I remember meeting someone who held this view. He said, “I don’t need to learn how to defend myself. I just get angry.” Of course, that’s the worst method of all to defend yourself, getting angry, doesn’t lead to emotional control. […]

3 WAYS INTENTION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR FIGHT GAME

Fighting, and self defence, is as much a psychological matter as a physical one. When defending yourself in, say, an attack on the street, what are your aims? This may seem like an odd question with an obvious answer, but believe it or not this varies from person to person. 1. INTENTION In order to effectively defend yourself you have GOT to mean it, and want to fight. This does not mean picking a fight and assailing an innocent person. […]

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MENTAL TOUGHNESS for Fighting: Mount Attack Analysis

The Mount is a primitive attack used often in fights. For the aggressor, it is a position of power, enabling them to exert control over the victim.

3 Things YOU Must Do to Fight Fear & Intimidation in Self Defence

3 Things YOU Must Do to Fight Fear & Intimidation in Self Defence

Imagine someone standing in front of your face threatening you with violence, what would you do? What would you say? Or where would you look? Here are 3 simple self defence techniques taken from Wing Chun that could make a difference to your personal safety. Watch our video to see the 3 things that you must do to fight fear and intimidation in self defence. How to fight fear and intimidation in self defence depends on your ability to control […]