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Category: Mark Hatmaker

Peanuts, Hormesis & Training for Weakness – By Mark Hatmaker

Peanuts, Hormesis & Training for Weakness – By Mark Hatmaker

I’m old. I can prove it with the following sentence. When I was a kid, I cannot recall one child in my school ever having a peanut allergy and you could eat peanuts and peanut butter sandwiches willy-nilly. (Willy-nilly is a word that old men are legally obligated to use, I don’t make the rules.) Read More

The 6 Factors Of The Perfect Armbar – Mark Hatmaker

The 6 Factors Of The Perfect Armbar – Mark Hatmaker

The armbar whether applied top-body, cross-body, or from underneath is one of the top three finishers in both MMA and submission-only grappling. (As a matter of fact it’s almost a neck-and-neck tie with the rear-naked choke.) The armbar is a tool that all competitors should be familiar with inside of 30 days of stepping on Read More

Situational Awareness Drills – Mark Hatmaker

Situational Awareness Drills – Mark Hatmaker

THE Primary Factor in self-protection/self-defense is situational awareness. Keeping in mind that crime is, more often than not, a product of opportunity, if we take steps to reduce opportunity to as close to nil as we can manage we have gone a long way to rendering our physical tactical training needless (that’s a good thing.)

A Trip to the Mixed Martial Arts Gallery By Mark Hatmaker

A Trip to the Mixed Martial Arts Gallery By Mark Hatmaker

Recently a person skilled in their given art chose the receiving of a gift ceremony to cast aspersions and wax philosophic regarding matters that had nothing to do with her given craft, the gift received, or even to offer advice to those aspiring to do what she does so well. Free people being free, she Read More

Training & Conditioning Mumbo Jumbo – Mark Hatmaker

Training & Conditioning Mumbo Jumbo – Mark Hatmaker

Athletes want results. Athletes want a leading edge that might spell the difference between razor thin victory and razor thin “Oh, what was the name of the guy who came in second?” To cater to these results countless tips and tactics have been offered to experienced athletes and novice athletes alike to gain this leading Read More

Territory-Aggression And The Noyau?

Territory-Aggression And The Noyau?

If you’re like me, that word “noyau” may be as unfamiliar to you as it was to me a mere six months ago, but once we understand the word and its wider meaning we begin to recognize it’s explanatory importance in global and everyday matters, not to mention conflict resolution.