Archive for January, 2011
So, you’d like to know how to knock someone out cold with just a single blow?
When it comes to ending a street fight as quickly as possible, nothing is more effective than a headbutt (or as they refer to it in Scotland, a “Glasgow Kiss”).
By smashing the crown of your head against your enemy’s face, you’re essentially taking advantage of your body’s most effective weapon in order to strike your opponent on their body’s most vulnerable part.
What many people don’t realize however is that the common way in which a person delivers a headbutt is far from being the most effective way it can be delivered.
Let me elaborate.….
Photo: Ultimate Fighter Championship fighter Mike Swick demonstrates various moves used to submit opponents at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia on April 04, 2010.
Recently the Fightlife TV crew visited American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, home of the current UFC Heavyweight Champ, Cain Velasquez, and perennial welterweight contenders John Fitch, Josh Koshchek, and Mike Swick. Mike was busy getting ready for the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event on January 22nd, 2011. We were treated to Mike and John going toe to toe for several rounds of sparring, hitting the pads with their striking coaches and grappling with Strikeforce fighters Daniel Cormier and Herschel Walker. After the workout, we talked with Mike about his relentless pursuit of fighting excellence, and his tireless support of the troops. He’s been to 9 countries on tours of bases from Germany to Iraq, taught MMA seminars and been out on the shooting range with soldiers. I ask him about his tours and what he finds most impressive about the men and women of our fighting forces.
Are you aware that you’re eight times more likely to be involved in a home invasion attack than you are to be involved in a house fire? When intruders enter you house forcefully, whether for the thrill of it or to rob you and take your family hostage, this is considered to be a home invasion. Don’t make the mistake of thinking home invasions only take place in high crime areas. There are stories of home invasions taking place in suburbs and rural areas. These attacks are more common than most people think. Now is the time to plan a home defense strategy that will keep you and your family safe if you’re ever faced with a violent home invasion attack.
It’s usually no more than planning ahead, but it’s worth considering how strategic thinking could be used by you to avoid situations that could put you or your loved ones at risk. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and as M used to say to James Bond: “Always have an escape plan.“
“Until you know what you do, you cannot choose to do otherwise.” Moshe Feldenkrais.
Self-awareness is a necessary basis for improvement in any skill. Some of us are in constantly monitoring ourselves, while others of us can go along content to be less acutely aware of how or why we might behave in certain ways. Teachers, trainers, coaches and team mates play a critical role in developing self-awareness. They are the outside observers that perceive and point out behaviors to the student has that he or she is not yet aware of.