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The Evolving Trajectory of My Martial Arts Programs

Over the years my programs have evolved to now encompassing both life long martial art experiences, to short intense courses for the busy individual. These programs have evolved for various reasons, some because of my own personal journey, whilst others emerged out of requests from those who follow my work. I can vividly remember back to the inception of the Crazy Monkey hand defense action, when that’s all there was, to what is now arguably one of the most important martial systems taught around the world. Needless to say, it is......

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When It Comes To Self-Defense, Throw 90% Away!

How many street fights have you been in? How many times have you had to defend yourself? How many street fights have you witnessed personally? Most people won’t have much in the way of concrete experiences as it relates to these questions. The truth is, if you keep your head down, mind your own business, the chances of interpersonal violence jumping out at you is slim at best. This lack of knowing however, allows our heads to be filled with what Hollywood says fights will look......

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5 Street Fighting Lessons I learned The Hard Way

It was a quite Saturday night at Foxies, a pub in the heart of the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg. I was on the call box, speaking to a friend on the phone. Suddenly a group of men and woman entered the lower end bar of the pub. I could see them from the corner of my eye, rowdy, loud, and screaming profanities at other patrons. Some patrons got up and left, others tried not to make any eye contact with them. My eyes fixed on one individual of the group. Staring......

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