Archive for May, 2013

“Violence is Never a Choice a Man Should Make” – Patrick Stewart

Posted in Crime, Videos, Violence with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by Combative Corner

Patrick Stewart gives a gripping and personal answer to a fan at Comicpalooza 2013.  Be forewarned, there’s a moment (2:40) that may bring you to tears.


Fencing 101: Classical Salute & En Garde [video]

Posted in Fencing, Swordsmanship, Training, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by chencenter

In this age of modern fencing, we have fewer and fewer students adopting the classical form of First Position, Salute and En Garde.  These 3 actions help to give the fencer a connection to the history and style of fencing, an exercise in proper form/body posturing, and to give proper acknowledgement and respect to the opponent (audience & director, if present).  The latter, is an essential show of respect that is sorely missed when a fencer automatically drops to the “Ready/En Garde” position.

In this short video clip, we see Maestro Giorgio Santelli with his student Robert Nielson (student and 1950 Collegiate Foils Champion).

*video provided by John Santelli to schlager7 (D’Artagnon’s Retreat)

Michael Joyce - Fencing PhotoCoach Michael Joyce teaches classical foil fencing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Mr. Joyce got his training at both the St. Louis University (1998, 1999) and University of NC-Greensboro (1999-2002) Fencing Clubs.  He has been teaching (fencing) professionally since 2005 – Our Fencing Page –

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Training Tip | By: Ryron Gracie

Posted in Jiujitsu, Training with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by Combative Corner

Ryron Gracie - Gracie JiuJitsuProblem:

Your favorite submission is not working as often as you would like.


  • Most people attack with their best submission first.
  • Most often the submission you attempt first does not work.
  • Start attacking all the submissions that are not your favorite.
  • Your opponent has no idea that you do not like those submissions.
  • Use the submissions that are not your favorite to disguise your favorite.
  • Take the submission your opponent gives you.

Ryron Gracie


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