KISS: Keep It Simple Sherlock

In reality, the most common attacks in human violence have always been the same. No matter how you slice the pie, the effective responses to those attacks have the same four key elements*: AVOID the attack if possible, PROTECT yourself from damage, DEFEND yourself with vigor, and ESCAPE to a place of safety. These principles hold equally true in sport and self-defense.

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What Is Mastery?

Someone who has physical technique but doesn’t know the reasons behind their movements, will only be able to apply them in the prescribed situation they have practiced in the dojo. On the other hand, someone who has all of their martial knowledge from reading books and watching Youtube videos will be extremely clumsy if they ever attempt to apply any of their knowledge in a physical altercation. Mastery in almost any art or skill requires both mental understanding and physical practice. What does this mean for the martial artist?

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