murder

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)…

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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…

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WATCH: USA Bare-Knuckle FC Debut

Roughly 2,000 people attended the first officially sanctioned bare-knuckle fight on US soil since the late 19th century. Promised a bloody, violent fight, they were not disappointed as they were treated to three hours of bloody fists and broken noses, despite one fight lasting just 18 seconds before a knockout was declared. This Pay Per…