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Karate Classes Portland and Self Defense

By |2021-04-26T10:31:52+00:00April 26th, 2021|Self Defense|

It is a rare parent that considers their children's personal safety such that they put in place a comprehensive programme to evolve and safeguard their child's development with a traditional self defense system such as Karate. Children are often left to develop their own strategies to deal with bullies, either [...]

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Aikido Martial Arts Portland

By |2020-08-26T15:42:18+00:00August 25th, 2020|Self Defense|

Aikido: Why Rickson Gracie’s Jiu Jitsu embodies the literal definition of Aikido Aikido is often translated into English “as the way to harmonious spirit”. Literature on Aikido describes it as a modern martial art with an emphasis on gentility. Adjectives commonly ascribed are spirit, sense of well being, and compassion. [...]

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Systema Martial Arts Portland

By |2020-08-25T11:50:59+00:00August 25th, 2020|Self Defense|

Systema: Is it the worst martial art in the world? There is always great debate amongst the effectiveness of specific martial arts. Some advocate wrestling based on the continued success of its practitioners in the UFC. Similarly, others point to the success of Royce Gracie in the early ‘no rules’ [...]

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Taekwondo Portland and Self Defense

By |2021-06-09T14:29:58+00:00August 17th, 2020|Self Defense|

Aliveness in Taekwondo (TKD) A common question that is occasionally raised on Aliveness, one of our key concepts here at as SBG, is how it relates to the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do. I’ve seen Matt Thornton, SBG Founder at seminars, be asked about where Taekwondo fits within [...]

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A conversation on Self-Defense, Violence, and Delusion

By |2019-01-28T13:31:00+00:00January 28th, 2019|Self Defense|

On Dec 3rd 2015, I had the pleasure of giving a talk at Wichita State University. The talk was hosted by Ben Holman, and the Wichita State atheists and agnostics group. Ben and I talked for about an hour, followed by a question and answer session. One of my goals is [...]

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Krav Maga Portland and Self Defense

By |2020-01-31T09:44:50+00:00January 26th, 2019|Self Defense|

The ONE Secret Most Martial Arts Instructors DON’T Want You To Know And The TRUTH About Military based Martial Arts, or Self Defense Programs  Like Krav Maga in Portland Finding a martial art for self defense can seem like a daunting task. There are hundreds of options available around us from [...]

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