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Video: A Few Seconds with Bruce Lee

Friday, 18 March, 2016

Professor Dan Anderson, author of “American Freestyle Karate: A Guide to Sparring“, and creator of MA-80, recounts his meeting with Bruce Lee and other martial artists that were important to him throughout his journey. http://school.danandersonkarate.com/


Video: Why Professor Dan Anderson researches the martial arts.

Thursday, 17 March, 2016

I asked Professor Dan Anderson, author of “American Freestyle Karate: A Guide to Sparring”, and founder of MA-80, why he researches so wholeheartedly all aspects of the martial arts. His answers as to why he dives into the magic and mystical elements of karate and other styles is enlightening. My favorite quote: “For every famous, […]


Video: How does a Rolling Stones song fit into martial arts training?

Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Professor Dan Anderson, author of American Freestyle Karate: A Guide to Sparring, talks about adapting while fighting and training – like in the Rolling Stones song, You Can’t Always get What You Want. http://school.danandersonkarate.com/


Video: Let’s talk about katas and the connection to kumite

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

Professor Dan Anderson discusses using the aspects that kata trains to discover the connection between technique and application – from kumite to kata. http://school.danandersonkarate.com/


Video: Professor Dan Anderson talks about his study into Effortless Martial Arts

Monday, 14 March, 2016

Professor Dan Anderson talks about his approach to effortless martial arts. His investigations into the martial arts and unexplainable techniques has lead him into tying up loose ends and addressing elements such as compassionate self-defense techniques and ethics. His insights come from training four years with grandmasters in various arts – grandmasters that started out […]


Video: Knee, Cut, Lock – Knife Fighting Takedown – Self Defense

Sunday, 13 March, 2016

Knife Fighting takedown variation – As demonstrated by Brian R. VanCise or Instinctive Response Training during a seminar held in Grand Blanc, Michigan, November 9, 2014. VanCise shows a takedown with a knee to the head, a cut to the hand, and a lock.


Video: Another Knife Fighting Self Defense Takedown Technique

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

A step in the right direction – As demonstrated by Brian R. VanCise or Instinctive Response Training during a seminar held in Grand Blanc, Michigan, November 9, 2014. VanCise demonstrates a variation for a takedown by stepping on the foot.


Video: Knife Fighting Self Defense Take Down

Sunday, 6 March, 2016

Knife Fighting takedown – As demonstrated by Brian R. VanCise or Instinctive Response Training during a seminar held in Grand Blanc, Michigan, November 9, 2014. VanCise shows a parry and a takedown, with a finish.


Video: Basic Tonfa Grappling Technique – Up and Over Against a Bo

Saturday, 5 March, 2016

Video: Knife Fighting Forearm Parry

Thursday, 3 March, 2016

The forearm parry and the difference when using a blade on the outer edge vs. the inner edge – As demonstrated by Brian R. VanCise or Instinctive Response Training during a seminar held in Grand Blanc, Michigan, November 9, 2014. VanCise demonstrates a forearm parry and explains the difference between blade position when countering your […]