Can You Train Like A Woman? Perhaps You Should

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Anna-carry-Josh400xTraining for any sport requires a certain amount of stress to bring the body up to par for that sport.

This required stress is reduced when you introduce weight class restrictions similar to those in wrestling.

The demands on the athlete or student become even less when you introduce gender requirements.

What a horrible thing to do to the human race.

When we train at Core Jeet Kune Do, we ...

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How Traditional Martial Arts Kills Creative Expression

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Josh-cjkd-350I’m often surprised at the quality and creativity of the people we attract to our Academy.

Perhaps it is something specific to Core JKD, or Jeet Kune Do in particular, but there seems to be an abundance of students craving creative expression—and expressing themselves creatively beyond the bounds of the martial arts. (I mean some really talented creatives here: Illustrators and musicians just to name a ...

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Home Remedies To Enhance Fighting Skills

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kids-obstacle-350xDoes your martial art training stop when you leave the dojo/studio/academy?

“And where it should not, for my ally is…”

Oops, sorry. Veered off there for a little bit. Yoda reference aside (and just where did Yoda train Luke, by the way?) we’re going to look at a few things you can do to keep your skills high when you’re not in your training studio.

Attributes we like to train ...

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Warning Signs Of An Abuser – Before You Get In A Relationship

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Core Jeet Kune Do not only addresses physical self-defense situations, but also those elements that affect your life prior to needing such training. 

Awareness of your environment and awareness of your self are two base requisites for increasing your chances for survival in any life-and-death encounter. An aware life is one of opportunities. 

When I mention things like “life-and-death” encounters, people don’t realize that any physical altercation ...

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Core Jeet Kune Do – Following The Path Of Bruce Lee

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bruce-and-monk-illustratorIt’s interesting the political landscape and, sometimes, sheer ignorance that swells to life following the passing of an inspirational individual regarding their expression in life.

Everyone seems to have an opinion trying to define just what it was that Bruce Lee was creating. Yes, creating. He wasn’t finished, and if you understand the expression of the creating individual—which he valued highly—you know that such a thing cannot be finished.

Nor can it be ...

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Who Are The Best Students To Train?

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Mich_group_spar200xIf you’ve searched for a martial arts instructor, you know there is quite a variety out there from which to choose. Upon closer inspection, you’ll find threads of similarity between the majority of them—which makes choosing one even more difficult.

But have you thought about what kind of students instructors enjoy having in their studio? I have an opinion on that, and it’s an educated opinion having trained so many students over ...

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The Street Fight

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You’re up against the wall holding one guy down by the throat, your knee on his chest. This guy happens to be lying atop his buddy you threw against the wall seconds earlier. A third friend of theirs is on the side doing his best to kick at your head and use it for a football. You take a few shots with the head cover you’ve been instinctively trained to use, but what do you do with this third guy?

This ...

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Killing The Ego

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Artist Anna Janosik

Egotism plays no part in a fight for your survival, but it will most certainly get you in a fight for your survival.
-Shaun Rudie, Founder Core JKD

Egotism: the practice of talking and thinking about oneself excessively because of an undue sense of self-importance.

I’ve had the pleasure and challenge of training many people from all walks of life and I can, without a doubt, tell you that egotism is ...

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Edged Weapon Attacks

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anna-shaun-knife-alp2-200xHave you ever wondered whether your defensive skills could handle an actual knife attack?

There’s an awful lot of misinformation out there on weapons training. It’s one thing to be able to work your magic vs a non-moving training partner, performing flows and flowery movements that look just awesome to the uneducated eye, and another thing entirely when it comes to defending against a resisting opponent with an intent to kill or ...

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