ETD Model

In Tensoku Ryu we have a core concept that we refer to as Escape, Thwart, and Destroy, often abbreviated as ETD.  These can be thought of as levels of escalation, engagement, or conditions of necessity.  Like the , there are many different perspectives from which this concept can be viewed and it will take a Read More …

Inappropriate Levels of Force

Some martial artists develop the attitude that any aggression against them must be met with an insurmountable counter force.  A simple push on the part of someone results in the martial artist throwing elbows, knees, and opponents in all directions. This level of retaliation was not warranted in the above scenario.  All that was probably required was Read More …

Long Term Injuries

As you train you will be interested in doing your movements and skills with increasing speed, intensity, and power. However, the methods you utilize to achieve these goals can sometimes lead to long-term injuries. These are injuries that slowly develop over time and that you may not be aware of for several years. Unfortunately, they Read More …