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Hatmaker’s Readiness Test — Part 3

If you missed Part 1 & 2 in this series, click here.  In a nutshell, author and martial arts coach Mark Hatmaker recently posted The Self-Resilient Readiness Test  and I’m working my way through them to assess my ability to … Continue reading

Hatmaker’s Readiness Test — Part 2

If you missed Part 1 in this series, click here.  In a nutshell, author and martial arts coach Mark Hatmaker recently posted The Self-Resilient Readiness Test  and I’m working my way through them to assess my ability to self-rescue. Mark’s … Continue reading

Hatmaker’s Readiness Test #1 — Part 1

Author, martial arts coach, sailor, adventurer and man-about-town Mark Hatmaker recently posted The Self-Resilient Readiness Test Part 1.  and it’s outstanding. By the way, Mark is my coach.  Yes, I’m a “martial arts master” (whatever the hell that is).  Yes, … Continue reading

Canis Familiaris: Martial Arts Training Involution #174

In T.I. #171 I talked about the formidable faculties of the cricket frog and what we could learn from him about contemplation and the origins of meditation. This week’s T.I. emerges from lessons learned from the humble domestic dog.  For … Continue reading

Tartarus: The Final Exam of Self Defense

For a couple of years I have been thinking about how cool it would be to stage an outdoor adventure event open only to, and designed expressly for, martial artists.  I even drew up an outline of the rules and … Continue reading