Forbidden Techniques (with Bill Mattocks)

This articles is an exchange between Gerry Seymour and Bill Mattocks (see below for information about Mr. Mattocks).

Bill Mattocks’ take:

I was recently asked by a fellow student, a young man who has just started his martial arts journey, if there were any techniques that he should avoid using in the case of having to employ self defense techniques.

I suspect he was thinking about certain techniques known to cause     [Read more…] “Forbidden Techniques (with Bill Mattocks)”

Your Enemies When Fighting (with Bill Mattocks)

This articles is an exchange between Gerry Seymour and Bill Mattocks (see below for information about Mr. Mattocks).

Bill Mattocks’ take:

When you engage in a ‘real’ fight, whether it is voluntary, such as a so-called ‘street fight’, or an actual case of self-defense, you have more enemies than you may realize. Here are some. Feel free to add your own.

1) Your opponent. Obviously.     [Read more…] “Your Enemies When Fighting (with Bill Mattocks)”