To Richard Turner & OK ONeil,
Welcome to the “Club”! We may have physical limitations, true, but the worst ar in your head! Keep going! The SDTS is a great team of Instructors and members. And don’t ever ever quit! Life is too valuable, and so are you!
Damian, Whether you’re temporarily or permanently injured, like I am, stress this: Keep going, Adapt and Improvise.
It always starts in the head.
Training while injured can be a great blessing. Why? Because you’re HUMAN, not some Hollywood fighting immortal!
Thanks Damian. I’ve read a few of Draeger’s books, including a few on ninjutsu. A real thorough researcher. But I heartily agree that most katas don’t work in self-defense. If people would quit the bickering and ask WHY they practice a particular art, that it would save much wasted time and money. SDTS with Judo/Mongolian wrestling is nasty…[Read more]
Thanks Damian. If it ain’t simple, quick, easy-to-learn” under stress- forget it.
If it doesn’t work for disabled, old folks, moms, kids, students, quickly- forget it.
Under stress your training will show out real quick. And you’ll notice how much (a lot!) evaporates.
In other words, kill or be killed!
True self-defense is illogical,…[Read more]
Mike, you’re a stroke survivor. Good, you survived! (Just like I did, along with cerebral palsy, spine surgery). Now, important question: when are you gonna go from a ‘survivor’ to a ‘prevailer’!
Seriously Mike, SDTS is more than a self-defense; it’s a ‘head-thing,’ just like anything else! Are you enjoying what you’ve got left, or are you…[Read more]