Adapting One Step Sparring for Realistic Self-Defense

One-Step Sparring, or Il Soo Sik in Korean martial arts, is a common training segment for all martial arts. It incorporates a pre-planned defense against a punch, usually from a formal ready stance. Many people say it’s outdated and no longer relevant to real-world self defense. If you only train it from a straight punchContinue reading “Adapting One Step Sparring for Realistic Self-Defense”

Being Ready – Nehemiah

When the Jews returned to Jerusalem with Nehemiah, they were returning to a destroyed city, completely surrounded by enemies. The lessons taught in the Book of Nehemiah are just as valid today in either a Without Rule of Law (WROL) situation, or even in everyday life. Nehemiah 4:23 says “Neither I, nor my brothers, norContinue reading “Being Ready – Nehemiah”

The Battle of the Valley of Berakah

In 2 Chronicles 20, we are told the tale of the Battle of the Berakah Valley. King Jehoshaphat was warned by his spies that a vast army from three different nations was advancing. The King immediately sent out recon teams to keep watch and determine the enemy’s avenue of approach. The King sought guidance fromContinue reading “The Battle of the Valley of Berakah”

Why Do They Still Teach Wrist Grab Defense?

A common question I hear is why do traditional martial arts schools teach wrist grab defenses? Is there some epidemic of bad guys running up and grabbing people by the wrist? Is there any value at all in modern self defense to learning wrist grabs? The answer is a resounding YES. Here’s why: if I’mContinue reading “Why Do They Still Teach Wrist Grab Defense?”

Can Traditional Martial Arts Help?

There are a lot of people who say that Traditional Martial Arts are too outdated to be useful for self defense. That’s both true and untrue… It’s all in how you train and what you do AFTER CLASS. For example, if you always practice self defense techniques from some formal stance and with pre-determined steps,Continue reading “Can Traditional Martial Arts Help?”

What is Tactical Wisdom?

This is a site where we discuss preparedness, self-defense, tactical ideas & training, and gear. It’s NOT a cool-guy, shoot-em-up, unrealistic site. Here, we will discuss real world applications and what true preparation means…. Skills, not just the coolest guns and gadgets. All the coolest gear in the world won’t help you if you getContinue reading “What is Tactical Wisdom?”