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Understanding Physiological Potential: The More You Learn, the Less You Know

One of the most amazing things about the traditional martial arts—especially those that focus heavily on the practice of solo forms (kata, in Japanese)—is the idea that practitioners often debate the meaning and application of the movements of those forms. While the meaning of most movements can be readily identified as a punch, kick, etc.,…

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Grant Cunningham

Renowned gunsmith Grant Cunningham has worked on precision machinery since he was a teenager. So when his first revolver needed work and he couldn’t find a gunsmith who would take the job, he did it himself. He progressed from working on his own revolvers to helping others, and today is one of the most sought-after…

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The Conceal Carry Trap

A concealed carry class recently graduated at U.S. Shooting Academy (USSA) here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 20 students were armed with the knowledge and legal right to apply for their permit and carry a gun. The scary news is that the state now labeled those individuals as “ready” to carry a firearm full-time for self-defense…

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Michael Janich

At an age when most people are just starting to train in martial arts, Michael Janich was already an instructor. Also while in his teens, he studied a wide variety of self-defense and edged-weapons systems. During his nine years in the U.S. Army and several years of working on the government’s POW/MIA recovery efforts, he…

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Skillful Practice

A skill is something that requires training and experience to do well. Training is the acquisition of knowledge and skills. Practice is the repetition of a skill in an effort to get better and integrate the specific skill so it can be called upon when needed. Reading an article or viewing an informational DVD provides…

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