April 8, 2019

People ask me what are my thoughts regarding training with real knives. In one word; fake. 
Sure, to an untrained eye, it may look cool. However, if people do train with real knives I can assure you, that no matter what they say or do, it's not real training. 
Real tra...

January 28, 2019


Everyone likes to win. It's natural. But in order to win in the real fights, you must lose a lot in practice. The more the better. 
I see too many students partnering up with people they know and feel comfortable they can beat. The truth is, you don't learn much when...

January 20, 2019

A good friend and fellow instructor sent me a video today showing two people explaining how punching people in the face for a street fight is bad, and should be done only in the ring. Moreover, they say that punching people in the face is considered 'sports fighting' a...

December 9, 2018

Training under fatigue doesn't necessarily mean your training under anything resembling a real fight. 
True, part of reality training should be practicing when your exhausted, however if all your doing is training when your tired, then your just training when your tire...

November 25, 2018


Of course, in a street fight you want to stay standing. But to stay on your feet, you need to have knowledge of grappling. How else are you planning to keep the fight standing? 
First act of war is collecting intelligence, knowing your enemie's strong and weak points,...

October 23, 2018

There is no escaping a choke once its applied and tight. If escaping a choke was possible, we wouldn't have so many world class grapplers and top athletes tapping out or passing out. No, there's no escaping a choke. You can only escape a choke attempt, when your oppone...

August 6, 2018

Too many people use the fact that they train "reality based" fighting as an excuse why they don't grapple, don't wrestle, and even don't spar. Yes, in a "street fight" I want to keep the fight standing, but so you don't fall you need to know what wrestlers and grapples...

July 29, 2018

It's all about mind set. To win a fight you must first see yourself winning, and for that you must be willing to be aggressive. It doesn't matter how much techniques you think you know, if your not ready to be aggressive, do what it takes, and win the fight no matter w...

May 22, 2018

Reality training is not about practicing endless scenarios or wearing tactical clothes. On the contrary, when training too many scenarios, you're taking a big chance of falling into the land of fairytales and never never land, rather than actually doing something reali...

April 29, 2018

I was asked today what would be a better way to hit, the punch or the palm strike? 
Although there are benefits in both strikes, and sometimes it would be better to use the fist, while other times the open hand, still the specific strike you may choose to use is not cr...

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