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Don't Buy the Weapon; Be the Weapon!

  Many times over the years, I’ve heard many a new student’s perspective on self-defense. When it’s not an excuse like “I don’t have time to train” or “I just don’t have the money right now,” I hear the old phrase: “I’ll just grab my gun and shoot them if they try anything.” They’re always surprised then by my next question: “So how often do you train with it?”
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How Martial Arts Conquers Bullying with Confidence

  Anti-bully campaigns are becoming more and more prominent with every passing year, as parents become more attuned to the difficulties children face when they head off to school or out to play. While many parents think that there’s little a child can do to avoid being bullied if they aren’t the biggest or strongest kid in their grade, in reality, so much of beating bullying is about building confidence.
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What Martial Arts Classes Offer Kids (That Team Sports Don’t!)

  Whether it’s part of structured in-school activities, during recess, or part of an after-school extracurricular, children have many opportunities to stay active and play with friends. Frequently, this is accomplished through joining a sport, the most common of which are football, basketball, hockey and soccer. However, if you’re looking for the best activity for your child, there are some compelling reasons to skip the team sports route and opt for martial arts instead.
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Do Martial Arts Work in Street Fights? 5 Common Myths Examined

  One of the most common questions about martial arts training is whether the techniques work in real situations such as street fights. The answer isn't simple, and it depends on several factors.
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Survival Knife Essentials

  If you’ve spent much time in the great outdoors, then you know the value of utility. You can’t afford to lug around everything and the kitchen sink; preparation requires careful planning, and what you carry needs to be practical.
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You Can’t Say “A Tactical Martial Art” Without “Attack”

  Online, you can find any number of active debates as to which martial art is the best for self-defense. As long as more than one art exists, it’s unlikely a consensus will be reached. However, if you ask us “Which art should you learn for self-defense?” the answer is just “Yes.”
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I Watched the Original "Karate Kid" Movie for the First Time, and I Have Some Thoughts

  You may be wondering how I went through nearly 30 years of my life without ever watching a classic such as The Karate Kid. I will be totally honest with you – I don’t know. It falls into several genres I ordinarily like (underdog story, action, martial arts), and I’m also pretty sure that working in the martial arts industry without having seen it is tantamount to a fireable offense.
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Four Fun Facts about Krav Maga

  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the art whose name means “contact combat” in Hebrew is consistently ranked as one of the best for self-defense. The Israeli art has practitioners around the world. Even if you’ve never trained in krav directly, if you’ve attended a self-defense class, chances are what you learned borrowed from krav fundamentals.
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Stuck in a Fitness Rut? Here's Why You Should Try Martial Arts!

  Have you ever considered participating in martial arts for fitness benefits? Unfortunately, most people haven’t because they wrongly believe that martial arts are only useful for combat and self-defense. It is undeniable that those are valuable tools. Everyone wants to be able to protect themselves or their loved ones in a time of need. However, when people unfamiliar with the arts focus on the fighting, they fail to recognize the attributes that make martial arts great for improving overall physical fitness.
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Mike Seeklander of "The Best Defense" Shares his Thoughts on Tactical Training, BOB, and the Self-Defense Skills Everyone Needs

  We all have at least one role model martial artist that we’d love to get to train with. For some, this dream training is strictly hypothetical (sorry, Bruce Lee fans), but other people get the chance to train with their icons at seminars, tournaments, or events like the Martial Arts SuperShow. Recently, I got the chance to train with someone I greatly admire: Mike Seeklander.
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