If you don’t like reading here’s a VLOG you can refer to. Prepared = Dueling, squaring off, agreed fighting — not just weapons use Unprepared = Ambushes, Muggings, Does your MA only practice for prepared confrontations, where both fighters are prepared? Or do you practice for unprepared situations? …
Learn the basic 5 stages of relationship engagement in combat. Why does it matter? Because you probably aren’t training with an understanding of what your system is actually focused on. Learn.
People tell me that they want to be good at silat regularly. They tell me that they are serious. The real deal. They are as good as their word and they will train hard. Some want to master pencak silat or the “martial arts.”
Life hits us all from time to time. It’s easy to let that wave of struggle derail our focus and our attention away from the things in life that we truly enjoy and grow from. If you’re like me, you have to consciously decide to get yourself back on track.
Can you adapt to the violence of a real encounter? Are you prepared for failure? If you said yes, can you show what in your training prepares you for this? Are actually training it?
Understanding your range and the necessity to control the range is far more important than a bunch of terminology. Does your system actually train range or does it assume range?
Aaron Chappell on Silat Pertempuran, the host of the Stepping from Stone to Stone Podcast and student of PSP exploring the context of your training.
Aaron Chappell the host of Stepping from Stone to Stone and founding member of Vulture Tactical and Bruise Labs, speaks about his journey in Pencak Silat Pertempuran.
…And why you need to learn it. So many martial arts with, so many different answers exist today. Why? Because they don’t have the key.
Preparedness is not a moment in time. Being. Prepared. Is a current state of living. It requires attendance. It requires study. It requires training. It requires practice. And it requires testing. (See previous blog post.) It doesn’t just happen.