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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:11 pm

One of the ways we complicate things is by telling stories, especially stories about ourselves. This story we tell ourselves is our identity. The essence of every good story is conflict.

So our identity, the central character of this story that we tell ourselves, is based largely on how we deal with conflict. If there has been little conflict in the life, the character, our identity, is mostly fictional.

I present this as a warning. You are what you are, not what you think you are. Violence is what it is, not necessarily what you have been told.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:04 pm

This you might enjoy:

https://unitedstateskravmaga.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/best-all-time-self-defense-quotes-part-2/

“you must train in chaos in order to thrive in chaos”. Hock Hochheim

“Violence of motion trumps technique” Unknown

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill

“If you want to control variables, hit first. If you don’t or aren’t able to hit first, you better know how to fight” R. Hoover

“If it has limitations it isn’t self defense!” M. Slane

“The only defense against violent, evil people are good people who are more skilled at violence.” SGT Rory Miller
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:06 pm

“The only defense against violent, evil people are good people who are more skilled at violence.” SGT Rory Miller

“Surviving violent encounters is a matter of mastering fundamentals, being meaner than a junkyard dog and getting lucky.” SGT Brannon Hicks

“Krav Maga is my support system for when my sucker punch didn’t work.” R. Hoover

“Self defense is recovery from stupidity or bad luck.” SGT Miller

“Self defense is a short list of techniques that may get you out alive when you’re already screwed” SGT Miller

“Instructors, when someone is coming to you to learn self defense they are literally putting their lives in your hands!” M. Slane

“When self defense becomes complicated, it is no longer self defense.” R. Hoover

“To manage fear you only need to believe you can do things. To manage danger you must be able to do things.” SGT Miller
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:07 pm

“No intelligent man has ever lost a fight to someone who said ‘I’m gonna kick your ass’.” SGT Rory Miller

“Your instructor, system, art and cool techniques won’t save you. Going forward, going hard, going now and going off with all the hatred and rage you can muster will.” M. Slane

“When any person, idea, technique, school, piece of gear, team or tactic is put on a pedestal, we risk stopping progress.” Rob Pincus

“Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.” Teddy Roosevelt

“It is much easier and safer to scare someone into submission than to beat them into submission.” SGT Rory Miller

“Danger, if met head on, can be nearly halved” W. Churchill

“If I learn 1,000 techniques with my luck I’ll go out on the street and be attacked by number 1,001.” J. Whitman

Every ass*hole has an ass*hole buddy nearby.” M. Slane
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:41 am

Good drills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVA1L7mqVA

a well timed entry with a stiff arm palm strike to the chin may also work.

You need to evade that swing.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:59 pm

There could be people here, still thinking all they need do is 'block and counter' without getting off the X...

Now go back to the video where that madman charges the SUV making the vehicle shudder backwards.

If you are programming not getting off line in your workouts...you are training for an early grave.

And what makes you think you have great 'stopping power' to handle that type of assailant? Does a .45 pistol have stopping power? Then why do some people, shot in the heart with a .45 slug, keep on coming and bury a blade into your gut?
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:14 am

Information To Be Useful Must Be Shared

Darren Laur »

Noted below are a number of people who have had a positive impact on my path to self-protection, Internet forums that I find informative and professional, and Internet sites that may be of interest to those who seek more information in the area of Combatives/Self Protection. This list is not exhaustive and I’m sure that there are others that should be added.

Strength and Honor

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Individuals who have influenced my path: (No Particular Order)

Al Carty

My Teacher and mentor who started me on the path of Self Protection

Gil Puder

A fellow LEO and Combatives Instructor who taught me to follow my
own path and who passed away a few years ago with his fight against
cancer.

Doug FarenHoltz

A fellow LEO trainer and researcher of Police Officer Physical Abilities Testing (POPAT)

Bruce Siddle

Founder of PPCT and researcher of Survival Stress Reaction

http://www.ppct.com/

Kelly MCCann (aka Jim Grover)

http://www.cruciblesecurity.com/


Richard Dimitri:

http://www.senshido.com


Peyton Quinn:

http://www.geoffthompson.com/default.htm


Bradley Steiner:

http://www.americancombato.com/


Tony Blauer:

http://www.tonyblauer.com/


Marc McYoung:

http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/index.html


Jerry Van Cook

http://www.realfighting.com/0102/rwsd.htm


Dr Ledoux:

http://www.cns.nyu.edu/home/ledoux/Ledouxlab.html

Doris Grey:

Founder of the Meridian Institute where I received my training as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and started my Journey in Neuro Linguistic Psychology

Don Rearic

http://www.donrearic.com/main.html


Sensei Van Canna:

http://forums.uechi-ryu.com/viewforum.php?f=2


Phil Messina

http://www.mwarrior.com/


Scott Sonnon:

http://www.circularstrengthmag.com/

My Students

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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:18 am

Darren Laur>>

Forums that I Frequent:

Self Defense Forums

http://www.selfdefenseforums.com/forums/index.php


Senshido Forum:

http://senshido.savi.ca/viewforum.php?f ... 7023a03204


VanCanna Self Defense Forum:

http://forums.uechi-ryu.com/viewforum.php?f=2

Light Fighter Tactical Forum

http://lightfighter.net/6/ubb.x?a=cfrm&s=7336015661


Geoff Thompson Forum:

http://www.geoffthompson.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi


E-Budo Close Quarter Combatives

http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/forumdi ... forumid=31


Battlefield Forum:

http://pub182.ezboard.com/battlefieldforum


Websites of Interest:


Tman’s Combatives:

http://members.shaw.ca/tmanifold/index.htm

The Martialist:

http://www.themartialist.com/

Shivworks:

http://www.novembre.ws/shivworks/

Defendo Canada

http://www.defendo.ca/

Realfighting.com

http://www.realfighting.com/1102/index2frame.html

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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:20 am

Darren Laur>>

F.A.S.T Defence:

http://www.fastdefense.ca/bio.html


Anatomy Of The Human Body

http://www.bartleby.com/107/


Gutterfighting.com

http://www.gutterfighting.org/Main.html


New Jersey Combat Association

http://www.allinfighting.com/XXX.html


The Center For Self Preservation Training

http://www.demibarbito.com/index.html


Defend University:

http://www.defendu.com/defend_university.htm


Center For Aggression Management

http://www.aggressionmanagement.com/


Center For Non-Verbal Studies:

http://members.aol.com/nonverbal2/cente ... %20Studies


Kelly Worden’s Web Page

http://www.kellyworden.com/


Journal Of Non-Lethal Combatives:

http://ejmas.com/jnc/jncsplash.htm


Peter Consterdine Web Page:

http://www.peterconsterdine.com/index.html


Contemporary Fighting Arts:

http://www.sammyfranco.com/


War Arts International

http://www.wararts.com/index.html

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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:49 pm

I think that regardless of how we train it will all remain marginal against street violence, though bettering our chances somewhat.

I think it all boils down to a certain awareness

Are we are truly prepared to defend all the fighting ranges in the ensuing emotional chaos that is most likely to predominate any such event.

These are the questions lots of students have in the back of their minds.

1. In the street aggression has no martial arts ‘launch pad’ with somewhat defined familiar techniques we familiarize over and over arguing forever that it is all that’s needed to program our survival under any adverse street conditions.

2. Street fights will subject us to attacks with unexpected lines of trajectories with the added problem of not knowing what may be mixed in the trajectories [weapons].

3. The street often brings emotional obstacles to deal with, such as fear, intimidation, the interview, fight or flight etc. the kind of stuff discussed here before and more succinctly by Darren Laur and Rory as well.

4. The street may also bring surprise along with all of the above even as you may not think so or may think surprise will engender a programmed response not subject to ‘corruption’ by the items in number 3 above.

5. The street more often than not will bring numerical disparity.

6. Most likely you won’t be against empty hands but will face some kind of weapon.

7. More often than not what will be predominant is the homicidal instinct rather than fighting technique.

8. Best to stop dreaming about the ‘fair fight’ scenarios engendered by the dojo training.

9. You will be subjected to shots, armed, or unarmed from all directions you can think of.

10. Easily there will be people in the fight you will have to deal with who had no business being there to begin with and this will be disconcerting to you.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. Anyone else care to add to this list? How about hesitation for so many fears of repercussions, like the criminal/civil/financial destruction?
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 pm

There will be anger and rage to contend with in a street fight..Can you deal with those emotions?

What makes you think that you will be able to remain ‘emotionless’ in a street fight? That you will not be assailed by fears because of the suddenness of the event or because of your training?

I read on the Italian martial arts site a similar discussion where it was agreed by most that such powerful emotions are part of us and should not be denied even if we could because to try and do away with emotions is a treacherous trap that will outdistance you from what you become, what you are in the moment, instead of making you one with your very own triggered emotions to better handle the psychological onslaught.

There is nothing of ‘becoming’ or to try to become at that moment, because the truth is you will be what you really are as you put yourself up against your adversary, as you are in spite of the myth of ‘no mind’ empty mind etc.

the argument goes that those ARE DREAMS that we like to fantasize about to distance ourselves from what we really will be like in the reality of the moment. Pretty heavy discussion there.
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:52 pm

Deep Sea »

If a barrage of bullets will not stop a drug-crazed frenzied attacker will a flurry of fists and feet do any better?
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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm

jorvik »


Don't know if this is relevant to the discussion, but has anybody seen the movie " Taxi Driver" with Robert de niro. I loved the film for it's portrayal of violence and for the way that de niro was seen afterwards.

In the film he practises with a gun and a knife and is pretty slick and cool.....but when the violence starts it all goes out the window and ends as a sicky bloodfest, he pulls a magnum on one guy and the guy holds his hand up and he shoots his fingers off, then he is wrestling another guy on the floor and presses the gun into the guys neck and pulls the trigger.......

afterwards he is seen as a kind of hero.....when really he was just a guy having some kind of psychotic freakout.

I think it gets as close to real violence as you can........the film certainly didn't glorify it.

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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:59 pm

Biker Intimidation



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Intimidation (aka the “oh Sh*t” factor):


This weekend was the Nanaimo Chapter of the Hells Angel’s annual ride into Victoria to commemorate the death of one of their leaders several years ago. One of the first things that I noticed, was that several members of the group were wearing full-face helmets that were designed to look like human skulls. I noted that several people upon seeing these helmets (both LEO’s and civilians), immediately succumbed to their implied intent…… INTIMIDATION !!!!!


Throughout the ages; groups, organizations, gangs, armies, and individuals have used the art of intimidation to their advantage. Through clothing, jewelry, make-up, body tattooing, and other accessories, people are hoping that the “visual” impact of their presence, will elicit the “shock and awe” needed to psychologically intimidate (control) their intended target(s).

For those who use this tactic, the fight has already been won way before the first strike is even launched.

Remember, the mind guides the body. If your threat can cause you to go into a state of hyper-vigilance because of the way they look, then they are in control.

Not only can intimidation be visual, but it can also be audible, and physical in nature. It should also be understood that it is not uncommon for an aggressor to utilize all three forms of intimidation at once, thus overwhelming one’s senses in a coordinated psychological and physical barrage.

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Re: Good talk on blocks

Postby Van Canna » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:02 pm

Darren Laur>>

Intimidation, either real or implied, is a tool that many have used (including myself in my job as an LEO) quite successfully to win the fight. Knowing this, how can we as instructors, teacher, coaches, and students best prepare ourselves for dealing with intimidation ????

· Understand intimidation for what it is; a psychological tool designed to elicit the “negative” fear emotion in you, the intended target

· Understand that you, the intended victim, can control the negative consequences of the fear emotion that intimidation is designed to elicit, thus being able to use the emotion of fear in a positive rather than negative way.

· Do some soul searching. What forms of intimidation have you faced in the past, or are most frightened of, that have caused you to go into a state of hyper vigilance. Use Combative Based Action Imagery to visualize yourself confronting these situations in a positive (desirable) way.

To me, the Hell's Angels that wore these masks were not the real physical threat that most believed they were. Yes, given their association to their club they warranted closer scrutiny and heightened awareness, but like a dog, their bark was worse than their bite.

IMO, the real dangers were from those members who blended into the crowd, kept a low profile, and did not hide behind a mask. To me, the masks showed a sign of weakness rather than a sign of strength or intimidation.

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