Ep 041 - Dealing with Aggressive and Unwanted Behavior

Anger, aggressive behavior, and conflict is on the rise among drivers, coworkers, all over social media, and even within families — locally where we are based in Allentown, PA and the Lehigh Valley area — and also worldwide. There are scientific studies that prove this, but even setting those aside it’s very apparent that aggression is rampant.

  • Aggressive behavior sneaks up on you when you're least expecting it

  • It’s easier said than done, but we must strive to ignore what other people are thinking

  • When aggression is directly in front of you and it cannot be avoided — that is different

  • In that case it needs to be handled accordingly — hopefully self-discipline and control of your emotions kick in to address the situation appropriately

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Ep 032 - Sparring vs Fighting

Ep 032 - Sparring vs Fighting

Sensei Hoover and Steve Mittman talk about Combat Chaos™ — the self-protection/self-defense curriculum Steve instructs at HKA. Then they get into the difference between sparring in a respectful, controlled, class environment and a real fight — where it can be pure chaos with all kinds of uncontrollable variables. While on the surface, this may seem strictly “martial arts talk” — remember practically everything discussed on this show can be carried over to everyday living. For instance, whether we’re talking a fight or a random day in our lives — chances are it will be chaotic. As Jimmy Mozz, a guest on an earlier episode said at 3:35 into it, “You can’t control other people. You are in control of one thing — your response." A lot of that has to do with strengthening one’s self-discipline, as we’ve also discussed before.

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