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    He Came To Bring A Sword!

    09/05/2016
    It was Halloween Night...1972 or 73. I chose to go to Karate than to go trick or treating. I was twelve...I think. I had been dabbling in Karate as an after-school activity. This was at the Bur…
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    Joe Rogan Describes the Concept of Kata

    07/20/2018
    We have been discussing the new Pistol Kata series for some time now. Here is a great video concept explanation by MMA's Joe Rogan.…
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    Karate Legacy: He Came To Bring A Sword!

    11/12/2018
    It was Halloween Night...1972 or 73. I chose to go to Karate than to go trick or treating. I was twelve...I think. I had been dabbling in Karate as an after-school activity. This was at the Burbank YM…
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    Learning to Move - The Why of Kata

    04/09/2018
    Last year I wrote about The Value of Kata, and cultivating Mindlessness. And implied in the articles were how repeating patterns of combat related movements lead to the ability to execute movements …
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    Live Fire Range Work is Not Enough

    08/30/2018
    People want to do what is fun. If it is not fun or entertaining, they tend to avoid it. As a result, they will get good at the fun thing only. That describes perfectly the state of gun skills in the w…
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    Make Yourself Harder to Kill - Skip Coryell

    07/10/2018
    Make Yourself Harder to Kill Editor's Note: This is a discussion by Skip Coryell on his show. Here is the link https://jeromecoryell.podbean.com/e/episode-86-pat-colbeck-is-pro-gun-and-running-for-m…
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    On Kata - and a Few Other Things

    03/23/2018
    So Barnetmill asked about this on Warriortalk. The concept of Kata is universal. You see it in many martial disciplines (I hate the word "art"). Here is the concept applied in a very simple and basic …
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    Patterns For Pattern-Less (and mindless) Responses

    04/10/2018
    I had responded to the call of suspicious circumstances. It was dark and cold and the sort of night that you wanted to spend in your cruiser writing reports with a cup of Starbucks on top of some park…
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    Pistol Kata: Watch Your Back

    06/13/2018
    This one is called “Watch Your Back” and was developed by SI Staff Instructor Brent Yamamoto. It deals with recognizing a threat behind you and quickly moving off the X. Footwork is slightly different…
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    Repetitive Training for Mindless Execution

    07/17/2018
    Your training should lead to mindless execution. If it doesn't, then you are wasting your time. Think of what we do in class. Let's say for a contact weapon attack at ten feet away (just outside of h…