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When is it Self-Defense and not Murder?

Murder is something we see every day in the news. From jealous spouse to robbery gone wrong to terrorist attacks and war, guns and killing come hand in hand. But when death comes at the hands of someone defending themselves, a tricky question arises. Is defending yourself using martial arts (including traditional weapons at times)…

Clark Gracie Talks to Martial Tribes!

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the most powerful martial arts that anyone can learn. Founded in the early 1900s, the style leverages opponents’ size and strength against them, dominating them on the ground and making use of powerful holds and locks to force them into submission. The style was developed as a modification of judo…

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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,…

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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…