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Choosing the Right Martial Art for Self-Defense: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you training in the right martial art? It's a question that many enthusiasts grapple with, and the answer isn't always straightforward. So let's break it down. Traditional martial arts, often steeped in history and culture, serve a noble purpose in building character and imparting knowledge. They're excellent for instilling discipline in children and fostering…
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Training Tips

E Cycle

Check out my 3 part video series for FREE!  Here I am in one of my classes talking about having a "Game Plan" in self-defense! Check out my 3 part video series for FREE! Here I am in one of my classes talking about having a "Game Plan" in self-defense! For more info, and to get the…
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Self Defense Tips

Defense is the Best Offense

The Northern Illinois area has surely had its blessings over the last two decades, as the area many of us call home, has seen growth economically and socially. Unfortunately, along with positive growth, the area has also seen its share of crime growth. This was noted by many news stories this summer such as the…
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Weapons

The Weapon’s Ambush

As we turn from summer to winter, predators have extra means to hide and conceal weapons, which is bad news for the good guys. Whether you’re talking about the image shown in movies where a trench coat conceals a shot gun, or as seen in social media CCTV recordings where the convenient store customer who…
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Self Defense Tips

Training Tips When Getting Started

It is easy to page through a martial arts magazine, and read all of the techniques on self-defense. It is even easier to click through the numerous self-defense videos online, and see an array of moves, drills and concepts. However, just looking at moves and viewing techniques doesn’t build skill. Getting a partner, or at…
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Close Quarters

Six Self Defense Tips as the Weather and Travel Plans Heat Up

As weather warms up, people start taking their spring breaks and planning their summer vacations. Some of them might be local, and others even internationally. As a self-defense instructor I've realized, and my hope is, that some citizens are taking more responsibility for their own safety. However, others still live in a mental utopia, and…
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Weapons

Self Defense on a Budget

With fears of an impending recession, you might be thinking of how you can cut back your budget in entertainment or luxuries which you’ve enjoyed for a while. However, the one thing that you should not cut back on is your safety and security. If you’ve been training for years or are just getting started,…
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Self Defense Tips

Proactive vs. Reactive Self-Defense

As weather warms up, people start taking their spring breaks and planning their summer vacations. Some of them might be local, and others even internationally. As a self-defense instructor, I've realized that some citizens are taking more responsibility for their own safety. They range from using simple safety tips to educating the whole family on…
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Self Defense Tips

The Importance of a Fighting Structure for Offense

In the previous month, I covered the importance of a fighting structure for “defense”, and this month, I want to show you how that basis now creates a great opportunity to attack offensively. One of my self-defense mentors once said, “You want to be the person who hits the first-est, fastest, hardest”. Although there may…
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Mass Attackers

Mass Shooting Defense

As we move into the holiday season, social events will start to increase, along with personal stresses for many individuals. If you combine these two elements, you get the formula of possible mass shootings. Many organizations along with government guidelines have adopted the “Run, Hide, Fight” model for how to defend yourself in these violent…
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About Sifu Matt Numrich

Sifu Matthew Numrich is a natural leader and teacher. A graduate from Concordia Univeristy Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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