Entries by Andrew Holland

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How To Breathe In A Fight

  If you have ever been in a real violent incident, you will have experienced just how physically demanding even the shortest altercation can be. But why? In truth, it is because a real self-defence situation is an anaerobic activity. It is a sprint where you hold nothing back. This is an issue that few […]

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The Harsh Reality Of Knife Crime

  It was an incident that shocked a nation. On the 8th July 2005 20-year-old student Daniel Pollin and his friend Andrew Griffith were attacked in an entirely unprovoked incident. Griffith was punched and stabbed yet survived. Sadly Daniel died from a stab wound to the heart. The incident was captured on CCTV and lasted […]

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Does Speed Matter In Self-Defence?

  It is easy to be seduced by power. And for good reason, if you hit hard, then self-defence is a lot easier. But in self-defence, there is another key ingredient….speed. And in this article, we will look at speed in self-defence and how to develop speed. But the speed you need to develop is […]

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How To Teach Martial Arts Full Time

  For many, there is a dream, and that dream is to become a full-time Martial Arts instructor. There is something magical about teaching Martial Arts. The act of helping a person to become more confident, fitter and of course learning how to protect themselves is a gift. So why are so few Martial Arts […]