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Steven Almendarez

Ground Fighting vs. Fighting on the ground

We have seen over the past years the rise of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a focus on “ground fighting”  in general. Be it Wrestling, Sambo, Japanese or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, some of us who have studied the arts of “Mortal Combat”quickly started believing we had to be “well rounded” and have a ground “game” as well. Even...
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Warrior Without a War

Veterans Day, which was originally called Armistice Day for the Armistice with Germany in World War I. This holiday coincide and holds its origins with other countries’ celebrations of the ending of WWI, Armistice day & Remembrance Day.  Celebrated on November 11th due to WWI hostilities officially ending on the 11th hour of the 11th...
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Self-Defense vs. Self-Offense

When we look at the plethora of either traditional martial arts or fighting systems, it’s important to understand and know what, as an individual, you are trying to accomplish in your “fighting skills” development.  Many “schools” may focus more on self-defense or competition-style fighting, or self-offense and focus on striking and various styles of attacks....
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