When I was a kid I read and collected comic books. Many of these comic books had ads in them. Most of the ads were catered to boys. The ads that I saw were ads for BB guns, raising sea monkeys (which are little shrimp creatures), and how to build your muscles with various dynamic tension courses. I also saw, the now famous ads, for the universal bodybuilding system, and I also saw ads on how to learn self-defense. All young boys as well as men of all ages should learn to fight. There are two major things that all men (males young and old) should be doing and that is building their bodies and learning a style of self-defense. It is unacceptable to see many men just vegetating and wasting away and not staking their God given position as a man. Remember that in the Bible God created man first. When Eve sinned who did God go to first, it was Adam the Man, the head, and not Eve the Woman. Men who have a family or plan on having a family should learn to defend them in case something goes down. Remember that it is better to be prepared and not need to use your skills than to need it and not have any skills. The same holds true for guns. It is better to have a gun and not use it than to need one and not have it. TARGET FOCUS TRAINING Many men in today’s American society have been feminized and lulled into a sense of security that does not exist. You never know when something is going to go wrong. My advice is to always be prepared for anything. This is how real, God fearing, decent men should be and conduct themselves. Our school system, especially in New York and other big metropolitan areas, have students that are lulled into a state of stupidness and are taught by feminized metro males, fruit cakes and women that think they are Laura Croft from tomb raider that violence and self defense solves nothing. The reality is, all of the things that we are seeing on the T.V. and being taught in schools simply are not true; its fantasy. The sad part is when reality hits, all of these fools who can’t think critically or for themselves, are tossed into a panic. This only increases their hope in bigger government prevention, which in the end takes away our freedoms. It is up to you and not someone else, not Government, or even the police, to protect yourself and your family. We will start here with self-defense (martial arts). There are many styles of martial arts. The most popular is MMA fighting, which is mixed martial arts. Mixed martial arts have become very popular here in the U.S. since around the early 1990’s. Mixed martial arts consists of several martial arts disciplines. These styles are:
- Jiu Jitsu
These are the most often used styles of fighting in MMA. Others include:
2)Tae Kwon Do
3)Karate / Kung Fu
6)Wing Chung Kung Fu
And we also have Tim Larkin’s “Target Focus Training”, which is basically survival self-defense in the real world. Let’s start with
1) Boxing – Boxing is a combat sport where two participants fight each other with only their fists. Boxing is supervised by a referee and is typically performed inside a ring, with rounds lasting 1 to 3 minutes.
2) Muay Thai– Muay Thai is referred to as “the Art of Eight Limbs,” as the right and left hands, shins, elbows, and knees are all used extensively in this art. A practitioner of Muay Thai has the ability to execute strikes using eight points of contact as opposed to two points of contact (the right and left fists) in western boxing and four points of contact (both fists and feet). Mual Thai is a national sport of Thailand.
3)Tae Kwon Do – Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art. The word “Tae” means to strike or break with foot, “Kwon” means to strike or break with fist, and “Do means way, method, or art. So Tae Kwon Do means the way of the foot and fist. Tae Kwon Do is an agile, fast, and precise martial art. Tae Kwon Do uses 90% feet and only 10% hands.
4)Karate / Kung Fu – Karate / Kung Fu is a martial art that is centuries old and Japanese in origin the translation of “Kara” is open and the translation of “Te” is hand. Karate training is commonly divided into three sections:
a) Kihon (the basics or fundamentals)
c) Kumite (sparring) The five Key principles of Karate are:
1) Stay grounded to the floor
2) Keep posture upright.
3) Have a clear start and stop for every move.
4) Keep relaxed until the moment of impact.
5) The use of the Ke-i Kung Fu is a Chinese Martial Art practiced by Shaolin Monks and consists of a number of fighting styles that were developed over many centuries. These fighting styles are identified as families or schools. Examples of these styles are physical exercises that mimic movements from animals. There are five animal forms of Kung Fu:
1) The Dragon
2) The Snake
3) The Tiger
4) The Crane
5) The leopard or panther.
5) Capoeira –Capoeira was created in Brazil by African slaves sometime after the 16th century. Participants form a roda, or circle, and take turns playing musical instruments (such as the berimbau, a single string percussion instrument), singing and ritually sparring in pairs in the center of the circle. The sparring is marked by fluid acrobatic play, feints, and extensive use of sweeps, kicks, and even head butts. Capoeira is a combination of three essential elements: Martial Arts, game playing, and dance.
6) Jiu Jitsu –Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art and method for close combat that is believed to have been developed by the samurai of feudal Japan as a way to defeat armored and armed opponents. This Martial Art uses the form of pins, joint locks, and throws to immobilize the enemy. In 1919, Jiu Jitsu was introduced to Brazilian Halio Gracie, who developed the Japanese Art into what is known today as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It promotes the principle that a smaller and weaker person can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger opponent, using leverage and proper technique during locks and choke holds.
7) Wrestling –Wrestling goes back thousands of years to Egyptian, Greek and Roman times and quite possibly further than that. Wrestling is a sport that is somewhat simple and yet complex in its form. Wresting is a sport in which two opponents struggle hand to hand in order to pin or press each other’s shoulders to the mat or ground, with the style and rules differing greatly between amateur and professional matches.
8) Judo- Judo meaning “gentle way” and is a modern form of martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.
9) Sambo – is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is relatively modern since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army to improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. Intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts, Sambo has roots in Japanese Judo, international styles of wrestling, plus traditional folk styles of wrestling such as: Armenian Kokh, Georgian Chidaoba, Romanian, Tatar, Uzbek Kurash, Mongolian Khapsagay and Azerbaijani Gulesh. The pioneers of Sambo were Viktor Spiridonov and Vasili Oshchepkov. Oshchepkov died in prison as a result of the political purges of 1937 after accusations of being a Japanese spy. Oshchepkov spent much of his life living in Japan and training judo under its founder Kano Jigoro. The two men independently developed two different styles, which eventually cross-pollinated and became what is known as Sambo. Compared to Oshchepkov’s judo-based system, then called “Freestyle Wrestling”, Spiridonov’s style was softer and less strength dependent. This was in large part due to Spiridonov’s injuries sustained during World War I.
10) Wing Chun Kung Fu – Wing Chun means to “spring chant”), also romanised as Ving Tsun or Wing Tsun, also known as Snake-Crane style is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilizing
both striking and grappling skills while specializing in real world, close-range combat. I have gone over many of the fighting disciplines here. There are many to choose from. All that is needed is a desire to choose and practice. You can begin with the basics by studying some YouTube videos courses, but the main thing is to start. You can start by watching some videos and practicing at home if you wish and then later join a fighting studio or gym. We are living in the internet age where if you want to learn something new, it’s all at your finger tips; Just Start.
The Most Effective Body Parts to Hit
Here are three websites to help you start. I will have much more in future blog posts.
http://lifehacker.com/5825528/basic-self+defense-moves-anyone-can-do-and-everyone-should-know http://www.wikihow.com/Train-to-Fight http://damagecontrolmma.com/2010/03/how-to-join-an-mma-gym-a-beginners-guide/
Up Date as of 1-7-2014
MMA fighter fends off four attackers,
killing one during home invasion: police
New Mexico lightweight Joseph Torrez turned the tables on the reputed gangsters when the thugs forced their way past his fiancee into the Las Cruces mobile home, authorities say.
By Doyle Murphy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 6:26 PM
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Joseph Torrez killed one man, hospitalized another and scared off two others while protecting his wife and toddler, authorities say. A New Mexico mixed martial artist won the fight of his life outside the ring. Joseph Torrez, 27, repelled a home invasion, killing one man, injuring another so badly he left in an ambulance and persuading two others to run in fear, authorities said. Torrez and the men clashed on New Year’s Day at his home outside of Las Cruces, reportedly part of an ongoing feud. One of the attackers, 22-year-old Leonard Calvillo, called ahead to threaten Torrez, the Las Cruces Sun-News reported, citing court documents.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Joseph Torrez fought off four men who broke into his house, killing one and putting one in the hospital, authorities say.
I’ll kill you and your family … I’ll go to your house, Calvillo reportedly said. Calvillo arrived shortly after with 20-year-old Nathan Avalos and brothers Sal and Raymond Garces and pounded on Torrez’s door, authorities said. Torrez’s fiancee, son and the fiancee’s sister were all home at the time, authorities said. Torrez’s fiancee, son and the fiancee’s sister were all home at the time, authorities said.
Sal Garces, 25, was killed when he and three other men busted into a mixed martial artist’s home, authorities say.
The fiancee leaned against the door of the mobile home, trying to keep them out, but they busted through, authorities said. There they met Torrez, a 155-pound lightweight with a record of one win and five losses, according to the fight website SherDog.com. The four men are all gang members, a Dona Ana County Sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
Leonard Calvillo reportedly threatened to kill a mixed martial artist and his family, but the supposed victim turned the tables, killing one of the men Calvillo brought as backup and hospitalizing another, authorities say.
C.J. McElhinney, an attorney for Torrez, told the Sun-News witness said the attackers brought a crude shank and one picked up a knife once they forced their way inside. Sal Garces, 25, was stabbed to death during the fight. Avalos suffered severe facial injuries and was taken to a New Mexico hospital, authorities said. Torrez endured only minor injuries, his lawyer said. Calvillo and Raymond Garces were both arrested on charges of conspiracy and property damage after they ran from the house.
Raymond Garces faces conspiracy and property damage charges following a deadly home invasion.
Calvillo was also charged with aggravated battery. Torrez could face charges in the death of Sal Garces, authorities said. His lawyer said Torrez was only defending himself and his family.
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Joseph Torrez has an unimpressive record in the ring, but he was too much for four men who reportedly busted into his family’s house.
He was fighting for his life, McElhinney told the Sun-News. Neighbors told KFOX 14 Torrez moved out rapidly after the fight. Four or five trucks showed up overnight, and the family cleared out, a neighbor told the station.
Until Then, be safe and God Bless.
I.A.A.M. P.S. Another great way to train for fighting and get great cardio exercise in after your weight workouts is by following Les Mills Combat workout by Beach Body. This will take you through all of the fighting styles and you will actually be training in those styles. This is a great way to get your cardio in after your weight training workouts or by itself.
2 thoughts on “Men: Learn to FIGHT!!”
Learning to defend one’s self and their family is extremely important these days you never know when the issue will come up in that you have to defend yourself. I was never the fighting type but i knew that i had to learn how to fight in case some issue came up where i had to step up and defend my self and my family.
I joined a Mixed Martial Arts school and began to train. There i learned to throw, sweep, lock, grapple as well as to know how to fight using a knife or sticks. The exercising was intense that at times i had to go to the bathroom to puke! My Sensei would have us stand in line and he would pull out a bamboo rod and hit us with it this was to build up our skin and to learn to endure pain.
I tell you i had a lot of bruises during that time but i kept coming back and learning.I was no longer anxious but at peace. It always felt good to throw another unto the floor or pin. That shit made me aggressive something i thought i never had it brought out a more confident Jose.
We had a lot of students but most dropped out because they could not hang. It was hard for me too because at the time i was overweight but i endured more than the rest of these younger guys.
In the end though its always a good thing to know a form of martial arts so that you could defend yourself and not depend on the cops to come and save you by that time it will be too late!
This is much needed information.