Entries by Andrew Holland

Do Hammer Fists Or Elbows To The Leg Work?

A question has been arising lately online as to the usefulness of hammer fists to the leg. And in today’s article, we discuss why they are taught and indeed if they work. Hammer Fists To The Leg For years as a police officer, I was taught to knee strike the side of a persons thigh. […]

Wrist Locks In Self-Defence: Do They Work?

The wrist is a funny part of the body. It is what connects the hand to the arm, and because we put our hands out when we fall, a wrist is easily broken or sprained. The wrist plays a crucial roll in punching and grappling because it allows for the delivery of a strong punch, […]

Why We Need To Reduce Hate In Martial Arts

  Martial Arts Toxicity is a problem that has soured in recent years. Once upon a time, toxicity in Martial Arts only was possible via letters in magazines of which the editors filtered out extreme negativity, then it was done in forums, and finally, social media has supercharged it to epic levels. And in this […]

Is Defence Lab Better Than Boxing?

One of the questions I get asked is this, ‘Is Defence Lab better than boxing, Kickboxing or Thai Boxing?” And in this article, I am giving you the answer. Ready? Let’s do this. Boxing Is Tough The first thing we need to get out of the way is this; anyone who trains in boxing of […]

Should You Split Up A Fight?

  Would you split up a fight? It is a simple question that we never pay any attention to but we should. In the UK we have recently heard that 52-year-old Peter Ducan, a solicitor in Newcastle Upon Tyne was stabbed in the heart by a 17-year old using a screwdriver. It appeared he had […]

The Kids That Take Down Adults

When I went to his house to take a statement, I was in shock. There he stood, not the usual victim of an assault that I was used to seeing as a Police Office, but a huge mountain of a man. Standing 6 ft 5 inches tall and weighing at least 18 stone, he shook […]