Kiado-Ryu Karate

Apr 15, 2024 - Feature of the Week

Smart Defense Part 3, Posturing

Picking up from “Smart Defense Part 2, De-Escalation,” what if an assailant does not want to calm down but “mix it up” instead? Let’s take a look at our options. OPTION 1 Run. Just get away from the situation. Such a withdrawal from a potential conflict is a sensible tactic. There’s no disgrace in retreating from the turmoil. Retreat, in fact, is a common military tactic. It’s better to save the day than lose it.

Apr 1, 2024 - Feature of the Week

Smart Defense Part 2, De-Escalation

De-Escalation. If it’s not imperative that we physically engage an opponent in order to survive or protect ourselves or our family, then it would be wise for us to de-escalate the situation if possible. Why continue to squabble and create potential mayhem when there is no positive advantage in doing so? The first thing to do to be safe at such a moment is to “create distance” of at least a two arms length from the other person.

Mar 18, 2024 - Feature of the Week

Smart Defense Part 1, Legal

SELF-DEFENSE has become an all-too-common public concern these days, and rightly so. However, how we protect ourselves is important. Even more important are the self-defense laws of each state and how those laws are applied. For example, let’s say a neighbor throws a punch at us. Do we have the right to fight back, maybe by throwing our own punch … or even two or three punches for good measure?

Mar 4, 2024 - Feature of the Week

Finland Firearms Rising

(Source – James Rothwell, “The Telegraph” 19 February 2024) FIREARMS. Their primary use is for protection, plain and simple, as Finland has so clearly demonstrated by announcing its opening of 300 shooting ranges to expand their capability of national defense with a goal of 1,000 ranges by the end of the decade. Why is this happening? Thank Vladimir Putin and his demented phobia of needless murdering in a desire to destroy Ukraine and its people.

Feb 19, 2024 - Feature of the Week

Samurai Review: The Four Factors

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia During their time, the Japanese samurai were some of the most fierce and fearful warriors on the planet. One of their constant warcraft strategies consisted of four prime attributes—skill, courage, movement and eyesight. Regarding these four precepts of fighting, there was an order of efficiency. How would you rate the following four fighting principles of skill, courage, movement and eyesight in order of importance—from top to bottom?

Feb 5, 2024 - Feature of the Week

9/11 Reality or Coverup

The WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK on Tuesday, 11 September 2001—commonly known as 9/11—has been described by Dr. Judy Wood as The New Hiroshima. The blame for the attacks fell onto Islamist suicide terrorists and was carried out by al-Qaeda. This may have been so … maybe. However, what is “not so” is that the Towers’ destruction was caused by two airplanes crashing into those massive structures and it was the planes that brought the Towers down.