Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username
  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 27
» Latest member: ElaineLambert
» Forum threads: 241
» Forum posts: 1,247

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 7 online users.
» 0 Member(s) | 7 Guest(s)

Latest Threads
Dec 7th 1941 A day that w...
Forum: Tea Room
Last Post: sidekick
12-07-2017, 09:42 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 8
Motivation's bodybuilding...
Forum: Training Logs & Goals
Last Post: Motivation
11-29-2017, 11:19 PM
» Replies: 49
» Views: 3,844
Where Are IKSDA Schools L...
Forum: International Kong Soo Do Association
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-21-2017, 01:02 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 219
Thanksgiving
Forum: Tea Room
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-20-2017, 06:18 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 44
Chin Na
Forum: Chinese Martial Arts
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-20-2017, 06:16 PM
» Replies: 24
» Views: 5,552
New Tae kwon do kukkiwon ...
Forum: Taekwondo
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-20-2017, 06:15 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 682
Anyone EDC a firearm?
Forum: Martial Weapons
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-20-2017, 06:11 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 55
S.P.E.A.R. Certification ...
Forum: General Martial Arts
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-20-2017, 06:07 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 1,185
Fight Stoppers
Forum: Self-defense
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-16-2017, 03:27 PM
» Replies: 14
» Views: 2,133
WWII combatives
Forum: Self-defense
Last Post: Kong Soo Do Karate
11-16-2017, 03:25 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 641

 
  Where is Master Ray
Posted by: sidekick - 03-16-2017, 05:19 PM - Forum: Martial Warrior News, Introductions and How-to - Replies (8)

Huh

Print this item

Information Situational awareness
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-28-2017, 01:05 PM - Forum: General Martial Arts - Replies (4)

I related an incident on the SEP board that happened to me a couple of weeks ago.  Thought it may be good to pass it on.

Quote:Last Friday evening I'm on my way home from work in my POV.  My normal route was clogged with traffic according to my traffic-tracker app (assuming an accident) so I take a secondary route that I only occasionally travel.  I'm stopped at a red light, turning left.  Light turns green and I proceed normally.  I need to make a right onto another road a couple of miles up so I glance in the mirrors and glance over my shoulder to make a lane change to the center lane.  Nearest vehicle I estimate is about 5 car lengths behind me so I start to change lanes.  The vehicle behind me in the center lane races up on me, I can tell he probably floored it judging by the revved engine sound I hear and how quickly he closes the distance trying to cut me off.  I'm more than half way through the lane change so I complete it, and of course the idiot is now right on my bumper.  Well, it's been a long 12 hour shift and I just want to get home and take a shower so as soon as I'm past the car in the right lane I make a lane change to the right lane.  He again floors it and races past me and then gets in the right lane in front of me and stops.  So now I'm stopped about a cars length behind him, cars stopped behind me and traffic in the center and left lane.  The guy actually gets out of his truck and literally starts spitting towards my car.  I don't know know if the guys high or just an A-hole but I'm focused on his hands which are empty.  He then gets back in his truck, closes the door and then the door flies open and he's back out.  This time though I can't see his left hand closest to the truck bed.  He starts to approach my vehicle.  Well I'm buckled in and not real comfortable with the whole tactical situaiton as it's unfolding.  So I slam the shifter into 'park', unbuckle and step out of my vehicle (but stay behind the door).  I guess the idiot wasn't expecting me to be in uniform and fully armed (my hand was resting on my sidearm).  He stops dead in his tracks.  I tell him in my very best 'warning' (but professional) tone that if he has a problem I'll solve it for him. He just stands there so I tell him to get his arse back in the truck.  He does and about hits two other cars trying to get into the left lane and away from the area.  I was so focused on his hands, body language and the traffic around us that I didn't get a chance to get his tag number.  So the situation was over and I proceeded home.  

Had I not been in uniform and gave him that visual startle the situation may have unfolded differently.  I can't think of anything I would have done differently.  He forced the situation by racing up on me from so far back.  No need for that at all.  I did my lane change with more than enough room.  He then forced the situation by racing past me only to get in my lane and stop.  And finally he forced the situation by stepping (twice) from his vehicle.  Had he not stopped I would have drawn on him due to his pre-fight indicators and traffic hazzards present. Fighting in the middle of the road doesn't sound like the best option.  I would have verbally challenged him again of course but anything after that would have been on him.  In Florida we have the Stand-Your-Ground law.  Anyway, that was my Friday evening...


Also yesterday I had a violent felon try to stab me with a pen that he pulled from his waistband.  Not much to the whole thing and he was unsuccessful and quickly on the ground and subdued.  But it is a good illustration to always be aware of your surroundings and the persons hands.

Print this item

  WWII combatives
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-26-2017, 01:41 PM - Forum: Self-defense - Replies (5)



Print this item

  Master Ken
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-19-2017, 07:55 PM - Forum: Japanese & Okinawan Martial Arts - No Replies



Print this item

  Karate 'chop'
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-19-2017, 07:38 PM - Forum: Japanese & Okinawan Martial Arts - Replies (1)

Saw an excellent post on another board about underrated techniques and strikes.  I added the following and wanted to post here as well:


Quote:The 'karate-chop' aka knife-hand strike aka EOH (edge of hand) strike is exceptionally effective.  The term 'karate-chop' probable comes from Hollywood.  Knife-hand strike from many karate circles and EOH from WWII Combatives (Fairbair, Applegate, Sykes, Nelson and O'Neill as a few examples).  In fact, the EOH along with the chin jab are a staple of WWII combatives.  

I've used this strike effectively while on-duty against numerous violent and out-of-control felons and it's simple and effective.  My main target area is the side of the neck, sometimes referred to as the brachial plexus in some circles.  Other good target areas are the temples, under the ear, behind the knee, kidneys, under the nose and of course the throat.  The angle you find yourself in when attempting the strike determines the target area.  

Some schools advocate thumb in while WWII combatives teaches thumb out.  Either can and is effective.  

One does not necessarily need to strike from an arcing motion.  A short, linear motion can also generate quite enough power to be effective.  Of course positioning and target area are vital to success.  

This can/is used to set up further techniques such as unbalancing the attacker setting them up for a fall/throw/grab.

Print this item

Video Band training for martial arts
Posted by: Motivation - 02-13-2017, 02:03 PM - Forum: Body weight & Band Training - Replies (2)





I've thought about incorporating this into my workout.

Print this item

Information Practical Karate
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-13-2017, 01:55 PM - Forum: Japanese & Okinawan Martial Arts - Replies (2)



Print this item

Information Combat Hapkido
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-13-2017, 01:50 PM - Forum: Hapkido - Replies (2)



Print this item

Information Taking the opponent off balance
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-13-2017, 01:10 PM - Forum: General Martial Arts - No Replies



Print this item

Lightbulb Flashlight As Part Of Your Best Defense
Posted by: Kong Soo Do Karate - 02-10-2017, 03:16 PM - Forum: Self-defense - Replies (6)



Print this item