August 31, 2019
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 17, Meditations on Learning to Fight and Self-Defense
Jesse Walker of Rough Hands, in Louisville, KY and I talk about approaches to learning to fight and self-defense both in terms of finding a school that works for you and trying to be a better coach. We talk about fighting in the context of self-defense and fighting for your life in this episode.
We discuss the very things you think that may keep you from starting to take classes are the exact reasons why you should start; and we talk about honesty in training as well as teaching, and the importance of a school's culture.
Lots of points are made during this podcast including the fact that in order to be really be good at self-defense you have to be a student of violence; and hopefully, through your training, you are better prepared to deal with any violence that may happen out on the streets. Jesse stresses the importance of principles over techniques; and he talks about how learning to fight can be actually be just like swimming...
Get used to being uncomfortable and go train!
Sit back. Relax. And listen.
March 31, 2019
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 12, Krav Maga and What to Expect
This episode has been a long time coming. We talk about the self-defense system of Krav Maga ("contact combat").
I give you a little of my history with Krav; and then we talk about the things you need to know and take into consideration. Meant to be more of a primer, we give a basic overview of what Krav Maga is, the things you can expect as you move through the system, what classes can be like, gear you are going to need along your journey, and more.
I also make mention of and thank those individuals and some of the instructors that have made a difference to me in my journey in self-defense.
Thanks for listening.
August 26, 2018
The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 5, Ladies, are you READY?
Join us as we talk with Sgt. Debra Kalish, Community Relations Manager with Johns Creek (GA) Police Department about her company New U Defense (newudefense.com) and her self-defense program for women and young ladies called READY.
Learn about situational awareness, listening to your intuition, carrying yourself the right way, and other tools you can use to defend yourself.
Ladies... This is one for you!
And let's to be sure to thank our law enforcement officers for all they do for us everyday.
Sit back. Relax. Listen.