Tag Archives: Ju-jitsu

Arresting Thoughts


I’ve noticed that many of the people who come to view my blog do so as a result of a web-search on arrest technique, or what martial arts police officers use, or the ‘best martial art for law enforcement’? Now … Continue reading

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Judo – from brutally effective martial art to Olympic Sport – Part 1


I didn’t have the opportunity to watch very much of the recent London Olympics, except for the Judo.  It got me thinking about the evolution of those martial arts that have passed into the mainstream, and then on into that … Continue reading

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Distinguishing ‘Training Methodology’ from ‘Fighting Style’


(As with a number of my previous posts this piece is excerpted from a chapter of a book I hope to publish later this year – I hope you enjoy it, and whether or not you agree with it,  do … Continue reading

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Giants walk among us…


‘We are standing on the shoulders of giants… The metaphor above has been attributed to a number of intellectual ‘giants’ over the centuries; most commonly to the great scientist, Isaac Newton, but it’s earliest recorded attribution was to Bernard of … Continue reading

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The Calculating Fighter


Mathematics and the Martial Arts You might ask yourself, ‘What relevance does mathematics have to the martial arts?’  Oddly enough, the answer is a great deal!  To begin with, Maths is an integral part of Physics and so is enormously … Continue reading

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Children and Martial Arts


I thought I had seen it all, but I was genuinely shocked the other day to see an item in a national daily U.K. newspaper celebrating the ‘youngest-ever child’ to obtain a black belt in karate – if I remember … Continue reading

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Best Martial Arts – for Law Enforcement?


Best Martial Arts? Can I just say, right at the outset, I don’t believe there is such a thing as a best martial art – however, I’ve noticed that this is a common search question on the web, and it’s … Continue reading

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