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Martial arts is not self defense

While it may help in a bar fight, knowing BJJ, MMA, even kali/krav maga doesn’t make you a combat or self defense expert So Tim Ferris is stretching his boundaries, putting out some footage about ‘fighting’ and self defense, and I’m going to have to go ahead and call bullshit. I’m not going to go[…]

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Referring experts

Like giving compliments, referring experts only makes you look better I recently had to admit some coding was beyond my ken, at least for the commitment I was willing to put in, and contacted Manish Sharma over at Upwork, whose doing a great job. Similarly, when someone is doing something well, even if I do[…]

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The teacher’s influence

A martial arts teacher’s influence is often as great as a priest over his congregation or a captain over her crew. With a US election coming up and a state of extreme divisiveness and intolerance for the other side, this seems like a good time to write about the teacher’s influence. Many who come to[…]