BREATHING

In order to live it’s a very good idea to breathe. One of the many things that gives exponent of MARA a special edge, is our emphasis on proper breathing. The idea is to enhance your normal life and your combat response. The advanced Chinese breathing methods embedded into MARA have been specially chosen and…

CHIP AWAY…

Having seen hundreds of students, I would say that those who come in with a lot of gusto and initial enthusiasm often drop out. This seems the opposite of what you’d expect. The ones who are a bit more emotionally balanced seem to do better and last the course. Slowly chip away at it every…

Outnumbered ? More Like A Target Rich Environment…

Outnumbered ? More Like A Target Rich Environment…

I really like this phrase, it epitomises the mental attitude needed for any chance of survival in a multiple attacker situation. Bringing the fight to the attackers is what MARA is all about. Everything in MARA has been designed to avoid the ‘sitting duck’ scenario. Everything in MARA has been designed to avoid the defensive,…

The Warrior Yell – by Dave V

Here is an excerpt from my new book TEN SQUARED… This is like having an extra limb. So, you have the hands and feet. Great. What about the fingers, thumbs, wrists, forearms, elbows, shoulders, head, teeth, back, legs, knees, shins… And voice. In ancient full blooded killing styles everything that God gave us was identified,…

Shock and Awe

The impetus of my new book TEN SQUARED is to help people gain the correct mindset, attitude and edge to deal with real-life hostile situations. The person or persons attacking you are not your ‘adversaries’ or your ‘opponents’… They are your enemies in that moment. They are the ones seeking to deprive your loved ones…

Underground racism, text British transport police on 61016

I was sent the video below last week and it represents the ugly side of London. London is normally a cosmopolitan and diverse area where we all love to live. There is however an element of historic racism left in certain deprived pockets, from which the man in this video is clearly from. I was…

UK Self Defence Law

With more violence on the streets of London…what’s the law on self defence? I was asked about this last night by Ant Amos – a new student. So, here goes – in a nutshell. This  is a simple piece of law which is complex in its application. Basically, you can’t carry ANY weapons at all…

London’s week of bloodshed – opinion by Dave V

The previous week has been tragic in terms of knife crime and murders in London. Eight people dead in such a short period of time is tragic and heartbreaking for the capital. During the years we have been operating, we have seen this kind of crime get closer and closer to our headquarters in Harrow….

MARA Entry Methods

Remember the objectives of the various MARA entry methods. It is not to present yourself in defensive mode. It is not to equally meet force with force. The objective of any MARA entry method is to aggressively take the enemy’s place in space and time.

Elbow Cover Drill

This is an essential element in MARA. MARA is all about insurance policies, mitigating risk factors and being sensible in your attack methodology. When you elbow, simultaneously cover. You can cover either on the outside or on the inside depending on the situation. The cover needs to be snug. Work on this as its important…