The Ninja Mindset

The Warrior Path

Demystifying the Practical skills of Self-Defense

The Six Levels of Engagement

Avoid

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Confuse

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Hurt

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Injure

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Maim

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Kill

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Unarmed Combat Skills

The foundation of self-defense resides in the four basic teachings of unarmed self-defense.
They are:

  • Stand Up- boxing, kickboxing
  • Grappling- chokes, grabs
  • Throws & Takedowns- judo
  • Ground Defense- ju-jitsu, wrestling

Tool v Weapon

When I was working in construction and I used a hammer to build homes I used it correctly as a tool of construction. IF I ever decided to pick that same hammer up for use as a weapon then my intention would have changed. It is our intention which determines whether what we are using is a tool or a weapon.
Our mind is the same way.
Imagine two iconic DC Comic personalities: Batman and the Joker.
Batman uses his mind as a powerful tool for good while the Joker uses his to create mayhem, chaos and disorder.

Armed Combat

There are four basic classifications of tools and each one deserved to be studied  in order to become proficient in their use. Also, when you understand the basics then it is time ot move on to complex weapons types which combine characteristics of two or more of the basic tools in their design and use.
The four basic types are:

  • Rigid- stick, pipe, stone
  • Bladed- sword, knife, machete
  • Flexible- rope, chain, belt, strap
  • Projectile- sand, change