Webcast 004: My books and Q&A

It took a while but here is webcast 004, in which I talk a bit about my books and answer some questions. I ran a bit long in this episode, 50min instead of 30, because I wanted to be thorough in my answers instead of glossing over the questions. So grab a drink, take a seat and I hope you enjoy my yapping into the the microphone…

Here’s the episode guide and all the relevant links are below in the content guide.

 

Content guide:

1. Update:

Receive an email update when my books are published

 

2. My books. 5min, 25sec.

The Fighter’s body

Timing in the fighting arts

The Fighter’s Guide to Hardcore Heavy Bag Training and also the companion video.

Martial arts, self-defense and a whole lot more

Horrible Endings

Hong Kong Brawl and also this article for more information.

 

3. Q&A 29min, 45sec.

Jose’s question: Power/Control video

 

4. Get in touch. 51min, 40sec.
New book/video email notification list
Facebook Page
Instagram
Twitter

Thanks again for watching and I hope you enjoyed it. Please like and share if you want to help the webcast grow. As I said, for the next episode I’m planning to interview Marc “Animal” MacYoung, so stay tuned for that one.

 

Webcast 003: Interview with Loren W. Christensen, Part 2

Here’s, as promised, Part 2 of the interview I did with Loren W. Christensen. If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

Let’s jump right in, here’s the second part:

 

Content guide:

1. Q&A Sports based striking techniques for self-defense.

The Fighter’s Guide To Hard-Core Heavy Bag Training

The Fighters VIDEO Guide to Hard-Core Heavy Bag Training

Solo Training: The Martial Artist’s Guide to Training Alone

Solo Training 2: The Martial Artist’s Guide to Building the Core for Stronger, Faster, and More Effective Grappling, Kicking, and Punching

Solo Training 3: 50 And Older

Lawrence A. Kane

Self-Defense Against A Dog Attack

 

2. On traditional arts and vital points. 10min, 18sec

Brutal Art of Ripping, Poking & Pressing

The Brutal Art of Ripping, Poking & Pressing Vital Targets: The Video

Combat Sanshou: The Punishing Chinese Fighting Art, Part 2: Kicking (features the “bicycle kick”)

 

3. 90% of fights go to the ground? 16min, 50 sec.

The myth of 90 percent of fights end up on the ground

 

4. Principles to use against multiple attackers.  23min, 40sec.

 

5. When is his next novel coming out? 26min30sec.

Dukkha: The Suffering (A Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller)

Dukkha Reverb: A Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller

Dukkha Unloaded: A Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller

Dukkha: Hungry Ghosts: A Sam Reeves Martial Arts Thriller

Old Ed

Old Ed 2

 

6. Final words.

Loren’s site

Loren .W. Christensen books and videos

Loren on Facebook

 

A special thanks to the people on my Facebook page for the questions. Sorry I couldn’t get to all of them, but we were at the 30 min. mark already. There will be more interviews along the line, so you’ll get another shot in the near future.

 

Webcast 001: Introduction and fundamental concepts

As promised a while ago, here’s the first webcast. You can watch it here below and I added some resources to the content guide underneath.

Some quick info about this:

  • Making this video takes me less time than writing down everything I said in it. As Ive been pretty busy lately, this is an alternative to writing for getting information out and answering questions.
  • I plan to make each episode 15-30min. so you can easily view it or listen to it during a commute or a lunch break.
  • I’ll do one or two webcasts each month.Topics will be whatever I have on my mind at the moment, interviews with interesting guests, other stuff.
  • If you want to ask me something for the Q&A part, leave a comment here below. No guarantees, but I’ll consider it.

That said, here’s the webcast:

Content guide:

1. Introduction

Some information about me, my background, martial arts and self-defense training, my professional background and so on.

Hong Kong Brawl

Loren .W. Christensen books and videos

Dan Docherty books

 

2. Fundamental concepts. 7min.

There are two fundamental concepts that influence my training, teaching and writing about martial arts and self-defense.

Marc MacYoung’s email list

Marc MacYoung books

Writing Excuses podcast

Brandon Sanderson books

Dan Wells books

Howard Tayler

Learn from the masters

 

3. Q & A. 24min, 55sec.

Question from Tom Colbert about the differences between martial arts, self-defense and combat sports.

From the Octagon to the street

Ground fighting against a knife attack

Boxing for self-defense

 

4. Get in touch. 28min, 45sec.

New book/video email notification list

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

 

Bodycam Captures Suicide By Cop

Warning: NSFW or kids.

Watch this video and then read the comments on Youtube.

Look at how many people are whining about overkill, five shots is too many, should have shot him in the leg, should have retreated, etc. I understand their emotional response but it is misguided, at best.

Some thoughts:

  • Close quarters against a knife is a horrible place to be. The only advantage the officer has is that his weapon is already drawn and aimed. If his weapon had been holstered, his odds of surviving a sudden attack would have been terrible (and he knows it, LEOs train for this situation.) If you don’t believe that, watch the video in this post.
  • Even with his weapon aimed, there is still no guarantee that he will be able to stop the guy, should he suddenly charge. There just isn’t enough time at that distance. If five shots seem excessive, consider 21 not being enough to do the job. Granted that is at the far end of the scale, but attackers routinely don’t go down when they are shot. Bullets aren’t magic solutions: they don’t make the problem suddenly disappear…
  • As for retreating: if the officer retreats and the guy gets out of the house, the situation become more difficult to control. The guy could start attacking his kid or anybody else who happens to be passing by. Or he could end up killed himself. Don’t believe me? Watch this video: [Read more…]

Reminder: self-defense seminar in the UK

Just a quick reminder about my self-defense seminar in Sheffield, UK next week.

If you hurry, you can still get the early booking discount by contacting Garry right away.

If you are curious about what we’ll cover, here’s more information.

Looking forward to it!