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But who is who has destroyed the self-defense industry and has done it almost without problems, almost undisturbed although today compared to 20 years ago there is much more information, perhaps the problem lies in this too.
Who did it?
Two “individuals” in particular.
Fakers instructors and
buyers looking for magic wands
The “first” who are those who care about one thing and only one thing, their bank account and the seconds of those who want to find the short way without having toil and still believe in magic wands.
Ps. A piece of advice, he still believes that it takes to train for years in the many disciplines..
Self-defense is not a “game”!
Self-defense is a serious matter, it can also be fun to study and practice but remember that you play with people’s lives and therefore you have to treat in just one way that is to tell the raw reality of combat and aggression in different contexts, without too many frills, romances, metropolitan legends, etc.
- So why did so many improvised people get so much attention?
- Why did we leave pseudo experts and instructors undisturbed from training instructors on weekends?
The saddest thing then for serious people in the industry is to see that today negative material is shared online much more than the positive and when it comes to self-defense it is moreso.
Every week I get a call, a whatsapp message or an email from some of my friend or collaborator who sends me a link that says“Have you seen what they put online now?”
Out of curiosity I also look at it because I have a habit of trying to understand and I never look at the work done by others in a biased way but I do it carefully because I know very well that today there is an exaggeration of information where everything is often mixed losing just what you really need.
Today with the network everyone can say their opinion experts and people who have never done anything!
Facebook and YouTube have stripped respect from self-defense, while also acknowledging the great possibility given and the contribution (as usual it is not the tool but the use that makes it man).
But the network is full of:
- Sign up for our Newsletter if you want to become a self-defense expert!
- Become a self-defense expert in 10 days!
- Online diplomas of self-defense! Join my adventure in martial arts and self-defense and along the way I will share what I have learned and so you can open your gym too.
- Federations that speculate by offering diplomas and certifications as if they were candy in exchange for money to expose their logo without really verifying who is behind it.
- Instructors in two weekends! (if one is not enough)!
- Fake world champions doing self-defense courses!
- Kickboxing instructors who do women’s personal defense courses!
- Etc. the local network and ad sites are full of examples.
While acknowledging the beauty of the web of being able to share information and help people, but all this, protracted over the years, has made the defense industry a laughing stock, something unserious in an industry where anyone could say its own even to those who know nothing about self-defense but a lot of video production but beware, you play with people’s lives because that’s what it’s about.
Now, if evil is shared more than good, good becomes harder to find.
But here’s the problem, for every video from a serious self-defense instructor the fakes get 1000 more views from the gullible and needy.
Deception and illusion in self-defense
People watch videos in search of “truth” and fall in love with the idea that all fights end in seconds and that some moves of “FANTASY” will prevent that guy from breaking your head.
The worst danger is that they in turn buy the DVD, take the shirt, take the lessons to become instructors and open courses in other gyms after graduating on a weekend or an intensive one-week course.
This is the network marketing effect of self-defense scam where you sign up for a course then take the instructor course to your friends or in your gym (sometimes even “diplomas” online) and open a course yourself.
So now we have a martial industry where there are inexperienced leading inexperienced, where the “real” boys (and girls) are deceived and deceived by driven and promised marketing and often those with real skills are blocked, those with “know how” are out in the cold from the gyms, drowned by those with big false voices, social, marketing, cheering students with the hope of becoming street fighters.
This blog also started to make my vision in this martial world, my path and to shout directly with my voice, speak out.hey that’s bullshit” without wasting time explaining and writing to people who don’t like what I say or that their statements I called them “bullshit.”
Social media and forums on the subject of self-defense
If you follow the discussion forums and social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) where you talk about martial arts you will find thousands of people who luckily for them they have never experienced the reality of violence, telling established experts in the industry including me that they were wrong about issues they don’t know and never getting into a ring even just to train.
After 20 years training and collaborating with police and security workers who see the real violence up close, having been injured, tested, bitten and assaulted, and I was told that I was wrong not by one but many pseudo-instructors that when you tell them constructively let’s meet, we experience, SPARISCONO and DON’T NEVER SEE.
The keyboard or threats of lawsuit is a tool that some prefer over training together, perhaps because you sweat less.
But the most absurd thing is that they gave their opinion and convinced people to follow them and even worse to defend them by sword treats as if they were saints, gurus.
The martial industry broke down in 2018 and the tail of the crooks wags.
But there’s an alternative.
There’s a choice you have to make.
We can rid the industry of these fakers,those who care about their bank balances and NOT for the safety of their students.
We have to go deep on the issues.
Building fixed points that no one can escape and forced paths and this for kids and students who don’t have to risk their lives because a fool has decided that this is a way to make money.
We need a deep learning in self-defence, you have to make sure that the fraudsters and the frauds put in place feel the pressure, you have to point at them the light of truth to show all their false shadows cast and unmask them.
It’s just really going into the depths of the subject where there aren’t many lives there because there’s little light and no warmth, but the essence of self-defense for what’s naked and raw.
Let’s turn on the light where there is now darkness
The pressure that fakers and buyers of magic wands will feel at “that depth” there will lead to a return to being a student or to return to playing video games or to understand that it is a job that is being built, a process not something you can buy in a day;
This is the direction where the industry needs to go, self-defense is something serious.
We need to dive deep into the theme of self-defense and make it an intellectual battle, there must be a debate of experts and serious people to force these sneaky characters out into the open who with their way of telling personal defense put the lives of their students or YouTube followers at risk.
There the fakers will not be able to withstand the pressure, their arguments and their techniques will disintegrate.
It is at this depth that we must go if we want to stand in front and unmask those who have no passion and seriousness for these topics and have dedicated their lives to us for years.
We must descend into the deep abyss of self-defense.
The accumulation of techniques
Self-defense is not the endlessaccumulation of techniques,but the deepest understanding of the tactics and strategies of human behavior, the technical part is just an important area of work to have the right tools but it is not just about this.
It is an approach to combat that has different dynamics that go deep into human nature in seconds, but it is through technical and psychological tactics that the “fakers” disintegrate.
Ps. Even on a practical technical level you often see huge but I say HUGE shortcomings that make it clear that they have not understood anything of that technique and how to get there or chain it into another, really presumptuous and arrogant imbeciles, excuse the term but that’s what I am.
This method and approach requires dedication for those who do it seriously, we learn through our shared experiences and rewrite the rules of the industry.
The masters are not the ones who have paid their fees for affiliations but the masters are the ones who are still learning while you look at them and think that knows everything.
The masters are the ones who have “paid their debts” by working, not paying.
So if you have questions about self-defense, if you know you still have a lot to learn (and so I do) then join me.
I’ll tell you more soon, but for now let the forgers get out of the room.
It’s time for the real shady shady people to stand up!
- Do you doubt that you have ended up in a course of a “small” crook disguised as a martial arts master?
- Is there anything you just don’t get back to the school you’re attending?
- Every three times two they ask you for money for something (shirts, equipment, internships to show you things that only there you can see, etc.)
It may be that you’ve come across one of the many courses to pin money on you with cheering promises and magic wands.
The wrong encounters during the perfect search for personal defense courses
Now you have to think that it can happen to everyone to do the wrong fights and to end up and in unpleasant situations, but in the case of martial arts especially if it is self-defense can be really a big problem.
It’s not just about the disappointment you’ll feel for trusting those who didn’t deserve it, or wasting time and money on some scam course, but it’s mostly about the risk of unnecessarily reporting trauma, from injury in training to getting to far more serious things like harassment, or sadism of the instructor beating beginners, to convince you that certain things work and make you beat up unnecessarily.
Because if it’s self-defense, you risk your life if you’ve relied on the wrong master and you’re convinced you’ve learned things that work, there’s no referee here and there’s no joke.
Local and news cases
After 20 years spent in the world of martial arts I have seen and heard many but in recent years perhaps also as a result of the crisis that has taken place in Italy but in general in the world an acceleration of incorrect phenomena.
Many people walking around saw that the industry could be a way to round up or because someone saw that there was to be gained and here began to appear dozens of ads of courses in schools, fitness gyms, online, etc.
Now to try to get money and get around people who also thanks to the newspapers that bomb every day with reports of violence and assaults try to find some security in these courses that have the sole purpose of pinning you money.
Worse still in cases where the teacher has personal problems of violence or gender where he uses the pupils to beat them and vent his frustrations or to appear a macho and take hold on the students in the courses of female personal defense and exploit its position to palpate or harass its students as it happened recently to hear in a news episode (also about underage students).
Those like me who have a passion for martial arts really feel anger against those who ruin the experience of people and this wonderful industry by trimming junk courses and without a real content, deluding students to learn something.
The Intellectual Honesty
in addition to providing you with free information useful to your martial experience I am trying to make my contribution to change things.
Every day on the blog there are thousands of visitors and here you can find the information you need (especially if you are at the beginning) to avoid the scams and dangers that are literally infesting the martial world to help true enthusiasts or serious and professional colleagues to emerge.
I know that a lot of people are using this information by peddling it for them, I’m not jealous, but now you know where they come from, which is important to me is that they are used with ethics and honesty, otherwise I would not write them in this form available to everyone, but if you use them honestly I just ask you to help me to make known this work that I am sure helps you but requires a commitment and that it is always right to reward that it is mine or others.
It’s about intellectual honesty!
The more people are informed and the less space there will be for dishonest masters!
Commitment and promise
For this reason with the Expert Fighting blog and the people/gyms that collaborate with me I am committed to building a correct vision of the martial world and self-defense.
It is necessary to bring back more honor, intellectual honesty and that professionalism that I have always taught in this area that has done so much for me.
“I’m not as good as I’d like to be but I’m at least twice as good as you think!” to quote the phrase of a great master. (Guru Dan Inosanto)
I want you to inform yourself and discover the best through the information and materials that I put at your disposal on the blog.
It is important to have a positive experience in the world of martial arts whatever they are and to try to make known all those good masters and experts who work daily with discipline and honesty to grow their students.
We try to change and make better “the martial and self-defense industry” together.
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