Monthly Archives: October 2012

Grappling from a Western Perspective – Part III (Offense)

  The second principle of Western combat is Offense. To ensure victory one must stay on the attack, he must maintain the initiative. Rather than wait passively for ‘an opening’, a grappler or warrior of the Western mindset forces an … Continue reading

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Grappling from a Western Perspective – Part II (Objective)

  The first principle guiding the Western way of martial arts is that of objective. All activity must be goal oriented and that goal must be clearly defined by the coach or the athlete. The goal will depend on several … Continue reading

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Grappling from a Western Perspective – Part I

Much has been written about bushido and warrior philosophy in the martial arts. However, due to the Western penchant for things foreign almost everyone looks to the East for wisdom on these matters. Judo and its offshoot art Brazilian jiu-jitsu … Continue reading

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