I can Self-Defense page
A good solid Martial Arts training can reduce attacks, experience shows that most of the people with solid martial arts training desire to AVOID violence and fights. They feel comfortable in themselves and don’t feel they have to “prove” anything and thus are more willing to walk away or find a non-violent means. Also in their training they have been hit and know it hurts!
An effective self defense class should include as the number one topic
“HOW TO : NOT GET IN TROUBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE”.
What to look out for(areas, traffic flow, surroundings, etc.) so you can avoid the encounter. (or at least reduce probablility of having one.) If one can avoid the situation that is a 100 times better than “trying to fight it out”. In addition, even if you have a lot of training and are a “lethal killing machine” then do you really want to use it? Now you have the legal problem of “deadly force”; what do you do if you have effectively subdued the attacker and now you are arrested for killing or seriosly injuring the attacker? Better to avoid the whole thing!
If you have done an activity for many years, like running, you will find shoes to the most important piece of equipment. In Martial Arts it is the training gear for protection and training longevity.
Training gear enables you to stand the test of time in the martial arts. The first thing you learn is to have a solid foundation of the martial arts basics. Martial Arts has hundreds, if not thousands of years of foundation to build upon. It all started with the basic movements. Martial arts are systems of practices and traditions of training for combat. Broadly speaking, the foundation of martial arts share a single objective: to defeat a person physically or to defend oneself from physical threat.
During times when I teach womens self-defense and karate classes there is always a need for equipment. I have used many vendors for my Martial Arts Gear over the last 20+ years. One of my largest suppliers of martial art equipment is AWMA. AWMA.com carries a wide variety of heavy bags to sparring gear. Their Martial Arts Gear includes karate uniforms, karate sparring gear, karate training devices to heavy workout bags at prices that are very affordable. From personal experience there service is good and they ship quickly. AWMA has been around back before the invention of the internet when you had to fax your order or called in your martial art supply orders over the phone on their 800 number. You know old school ordering. Since they have gone to the internet, making ordering Martial Art supplies has become easier. I can now order anytime I want. When you have a full day that flexibility comes in handy. AWMA also has old-school catalogs. Looks like AWMA has stood the foundation test.
A post from around May 2008
I am starting the migration of some of my old website to this site. Will take some time since I am only doing this on my free time.
The mustcount martial arts symbol.
This site has been in development for many years. Back in 1990 there was no internet. Then I ran under Keith Cash’s Yoshukai karate Birmingham or MustCount Martial arts. Over the years I developed into what I called it Must Count Martial arts. At one time I had been using the site Mustcount.com. At some point I lost the domain. I own it again.
Now I am building a brand, IcanKarate. This development will designed those that want to generate leads and have a business package they can follow.
Please check back often.
You can contact us at business at icankarate dot com for more info on the business program.