musashi

Samurai Legend: Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi was a legendary Japanese swordsman, philosopher, and writer who became famous and loved, simply because of his renowned stories and excellent double-bladed swordsmanship. He had won 61 duels in his lifetime, a record unbeaten to this day, with only Ito Ittosai coming close with a mere 33 duels won! In his final years,…

pepper spray

Pepper Spray – good or bad?

Pepper spray is well known for being great in a tight spot. It has many uses, from defending against a sexual attack to blinding your opponent so you can get a free punch or two in. It came into popularity in the mid 1990s and has been a handbag accessory ever since, but we want…

cauliflower ears in martial arts

WTF is Cauliflower Ears?

People who enjoy watching rugby will probably be more familiar with the term cauliflower ears, but it does extend into the world of boxing and MMA too. If you don’t know (which is why you clicked on the link presumably) the good ol’ cauliflower ears are simply ears that have been so mashed up that…

Krav Maga

Farmers are being forced to learn Krav Maga

Ex-Israeli soldier Idan Abolnik is teaching the farmers of South Africa to defend themselves. His system, an adapted version of Krav Maga, called the “Kalah combat system” is popular among South African Farmers, who are under constant racially-charged attacks. Within the farming community, there has been a murder-rate of 330 per 100,000 for the last…