Combat Sport vs. Real Violence

One of my favorite websites and podcasts is The Art of Manliness. Brett McKay is the founder of the site and host of the podcast. Over the past couple / few years, I’ve learned and put into practice so much from the website, the podcast, Brett, and the honest and insightful guests he brings to long-form conversation – no memes or sound bites for these folks (a refreshing change for a culture lost to the thirty-second spotlight).

Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox and back to why I decided to re-post one of the last podcasts McKay published. The interview is with Tim Larkin, “self-defense instructor and creator of Target Focus Training.” What I think is so powerful about what they discuss is the ramifications of not being prepared or, most importantly, prepared in dangerous ways. Artificial violence for sport and training can be fun and have huge benefits, but, as these guys discuss, it can have some serious consequences when applied with an aggressive philosophy or other unjustified application.

Enjoy. I hope you all take some time to explore more from these thinkers. They have much to teach, and both openly give away so much without second thought.

About Jim Newell

Associate Professor of English, Daytona State College / Thinker / Ponce Inlet Surfer / Improviser / Dad
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