When Breakout Kings, A&E’s new drama about convicts who team up to catch other, escaped convicts, first premiered, LA TV Insider Examiner picked Serinda Swan as “one to watch.” We hadn’t yet learned all of the nuances of her character, but we saw hints at something more in her performance and couldn’t wait to peel back the layers of this hardened woman to learn who she was and why she got locked up in the first place.
If you are looking for combative arts with self-defence components then consider Japanese martial art of Ninjutsu, Hapkido, a form of Korean martial art and nyc krav maga, which is developed by the Israel special forces.
A popular show called “The Ultimate Fighter” was created to give an idea of the regime it takes to become a true UFC fighter. The show began to air on Spike TV in January, 2005. The popularity of the UFC fights also have made available the UFC on demand online streaming where you can watch your favorite fights directly on your computer.
One of the primary things that interests me about martial artists is the winning mentality that they often possess. Whether or not one is interested in martial arts, these positive outlooks can be applied to any area of life.
The heavy bags at the gym are awesome. They’re solid, you feel like you couldn’t destroy them if you tried. Yet, they’re also slightly malleable, it doesn’t feel like you’re hitting a bag of bricks when you pound on them.
As the season unfolded, Swan’s character of Erica Reed has still remained a bit of a mystery, though we have gotten a few bits and pieces, like the fact that she’s actually a mom. She is the strong, stoic, and silent type, keeping a lot close to her chest. So we couldn’t wait to chat with Swan and find out just what makes Erica tick and what Swan herself loves most about the show that is part caper, part procedural, and all around fun.
Most martial arts training is based on sporting applications and do not have much relevance in the world of the street creep. Other martial arts classes are designed to be brutal and effective fighting. This is the route I would recommend instead of a 6 week women’s self defense class. A three or four month rotation through a class such as isreali street fighting or Haganah will provide a more realistic approach to self defense and the training contact time to make a person’s techniques more viable and usable.
It occurred to me that this was how a deer might look after being taken down by an actual tiger. Completely shocked and overwhelmed by the ferocity of the attack, waiting for the neck bite that would end it all.
So, when your doing your research on self-defense don’t rule out Krav Maga. Another that you might like if you are semi interested in Krav Maga is Philippino Kali. I’ll be posting about this also so don’t worry.