Fight Proficiency with Weapons

Many different systems of martial arts teach weapons, but rarely they teach [proficiency] or a set of practical skills that one can honestly acknowledge as relative to the present day world. The reason being that most of their rational and logical arguments are based on solutions that were meant to deal with problems of a […]

Anxiety, Faith, and Liberation

Much of what we have anxiety about can fade into nothingness by first immersing ourselves in physical activities of martial arts. I mention martial arts, and not basketball, or baseball, because it deals with solving real life-threatening situations. If you are able to deal with that, then you more likely can deal with other difficulties […]

Fundamental Wisdom in Training-Choices and Life Styles

Unnecessary Injuries and some wrong life styles have been two sources of long term life quality deterioration in martial arts. Both the Joints and the nervous system should be well-protected at all times. The brain and the spine should be safe-guarded during the training as well as when you are off training——-anything that can improve […]

Erroneous Training Perception

During the training, I have noticed, not just with those who may be beginners in martial arts, but even with those who have been training for a long time in various systems of martial arts (especially impact sports like Muay Thai, boxing, and so on) , that when I start them with a particular training […]

Intuitively-based vs. Knowledge-based Martial Artists

There are two major types of martial artists: 1) Those who are initiated by intuition/natural propensities, and 2) Those who are driven by acquired Knowledge. what is the difference? The intuitively-based individuals rely more on instinct, natural physical abilities, and try to listen to their inner voices as dictated by pure attributes and instinctual virtues. […]

Phoenix JKD Perspective on Sports BJJ vs. Street BJJ

In recent times, there have been some disputes on the topic of sports BJJ vs. street BJJ. But first, why even consider a JKD perspective on this topic anyway!? Well…. for one, JKD guys are close associates of Bjj practitioners and consider Bjj as one of the most important elements of their art. Most JKD guys also have […]

My Training, Teaching Approach, and Philosophy

New people often contact me and they ask me if I teach a particular art (For example: Wing Chun as related to JKD or Kali or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and so on) because that’s the only art they like to learn. I say, sure! We teach that, but I suggest you to come and try out […]