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Bartitsu

Be A Badass: Look Like A Gentleman Kung Fu Details It’s neat to see a open palm technique to manage distance, and provide a very definite boundary. Notice, again, how it’s not a strike; the defender keeps it outstretched and Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
Concepts

Chaos & Order

Compression & Tension Yin/Yang, Rigid/Flexible, Integrity/Degredation Life is the continual interplay of opposites; this is the essence of our dualistic nature. The Daoists of old understood this as demonstrated by the ingenious imagery of the Yin/Yang. Within each opposite is Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
Concepts

Concept vs Technique

As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. —Ralph Waldo Emerson What does it mean. . . When someone says, “Our martial Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
General

Escalation of Violence

On Not Feeling Motivated We often have internal competition. We have a goal we want to achieve (outcome) and our current wants (desires & momentary feelings). Many people give in to temporary feelings like wanting to watch Netflix, avoid making Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
Principles

3 Elements to Manage

At the core, any effective strategy must be simple. If your strategy is too complex, there will be too many moving pieces to manage, and the likelihood of success drops exponentially. Here are the three elements (in order of importance) Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
Concepts

The Essential Ingredient

This is the absolute heart of self defense. Without this one, specific element, you’re never going to take the steps required to save your life from attackers, your friends, family, relationships, bad ideas, or yourself. Here it is: Righteous Indignation Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
Concepts

Competition

Cooperation vs Conflict Competitive sports provide a phenomenal environment to study human nature. Look to the explosion of UFC and how it relates to the development, improvement, and evolution of martial arts. Styles and traditions that have claimed to be Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago
Concepts

Decision Loops

aka: Boyd Cycle John Boyd was a fighter pilot and Pentagon advisor developed an incredibly insightful mental model that centers around how people make decisions. His work was aimed at helping someone survive a dynamic situation, and it’s as effective Read more…

By Mind Fist, ago