“Fight or Flight”: False Dichotomy and Behavioral Responses to Violence

Throughout the animal kingdom there is a broad range of behavioral responses to specific threats. At some point in our lives, most of us are introduced to the idea that there is a “fight or flight” response hard-wired into mammals. Some of us were even taught (incorrectly) that this principle of “Fight or Flight” was actually a species-specific response: That …

Thought For The Day

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.

HISSHOU-RYU KENPO-JUJITSU

“Hisshou” is a Japanese concept intrinsic to the martial arts. Like many Japanese Kanji , its meaning embodies a complex concept that is not directly translatable to English and has many different (and equally valid) interpretations. Literally translated, it means “Certain Victory” or “Inevitable Victory”, and refers to a situation where even though competition may still be ongoing, one side’s …

CHARITY BJJ ROLL A THON

This is an Open Mat Roll-A-Thon event for the martial arts community and practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to come together, train, and raise money for a very important charitable organization. The mats will be open all day for fun, non-competetive, all levels rolling and drilling. Anyone is welcome to drop in and participate for any amount of time. There will …