Buzz Campion – Expert Author

Buzz, has been a student of karate and military combatives for many years whilst at the same time expanding his personal experience into the realms of Japanese and Chinese martial history, philosophy and other western and Asian fighting arts. He is an author of more than a dozen books as well as a researcher and the founder of Know-How-Publications.

Buzz, does not seek nor has he ever sought fame or publicity but has tried to take his extensive knowledge and experience to simplify the vast array of self-defence/protection techniques in order to make it easy for the average person man or woman to absorb.

The True Art Of Self-Defence

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: November 23, 2021

A trained martial artist may have the ability to stay calm and react effectively in some situations but please don’t make the mistake of thinking you are a trained self-defence expert. You probably are not.

The Power And The Beauty! Women in Karate

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: November 15, 2021

An individual’s way of thinking and training many of the old traditions have been omitted to make way for the new ways and attitudes towards women training in the martial arts has changed. In addition, any woman big or small can learn to defend herself without years of dedicated training and expense. What they need to remember that there is no magic answers. There are just good, better and best ways of doing things.

Visualization, Mystic or Mastery?

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: January 15, 2021

Visualization can turn your goals into reality. Our subconscious mind is a powerful place, and when it is working in our favour rather than against us, the potential for us to achieve is unlimited.

All I Wanted Was A System That Worked

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: December 30, 2020

Looking at the many attitudes that I read today, practitioners of the martial arts are starting to seriously question what they are being taught. The question they’re asking; am I really doing self-defence?

Karate As It Should Be And How It Is

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: December 18, 2020

Many martial artists are resistant to change and believe if change must occur it should happen slowly through conventional means. They believe things are done a certain way because years of trial and error have proven these ways to be effective.

Skill Without Knowledge Is Worthless

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: November 4, 2020

Let’s face it, being in good shape does not mean we are good at karate. However it is hard to become skilled at a martial art if you are not.

So Why Did You Quit Karate?

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: October 9, 2020

Originally kata held the fighting concepts and principles for a complete fighting system truth is, today much of the practical aspects of karate has been lost in time. Unfortunately, this has led to many students to ask of karate katas the question why I am doing this move how does that technique relate to actual personal self-defence outside the dojo.

Karate’s Hidden Treasure

Health and Fitness: Mind Body Spirit • Published: October 9, 2020

The Martial arts have always been shrouded in mystique. This can often lead to students leaving the martial arts in search of the truth or disillusioned. Very occasionally someone emerges for instance, an instructor, who is willing to unravel the shroud of secrecy to the inquisitive student and show the way.

Passing Tradition

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: July 21, 2020

Most western Budoka tend to be easier going but more quickly displeased if they are criticized for whatever reason than their Asian counterparts. They usually regard any form of criticism in a negative light.

Medicine Ball-Fit To Fight

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: July 2, 2020

Do you know that you can improve your core strength with the use of a single small piece of readily available item of equipment? To show you what I mean, the medicine ball is ready-to-use whenever you want it and you can incorporate its easily adaptable exercises for both men and women?

Health,Power And Energy

Health and Fitness: Mind Body Spirit • Published: June 19, 2020

The brain is the greatest organ in your body. You see it requires a very specific type of nutrition from your diet, so you should not be surprised to know that your diet affects how your brain performs.

The Mind Is Like A Sleeping Giant

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: June 9, 2020

The mind’s ability to generate phenomenal strength. Psychologists refer to it as the fight or flight syndrome, where threatening circumstances can cause the body to be charged with maximum strength, endurance and tolerance to pain.

Ancient Wisdom

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: May 19, 2020

Breath control the Zen way for more energy, vitality, and strength. In the martial arts or any combative type system, relaxation, calmness under physical attack is a vitally important factor to master, deep breathing techniques is considered a proven way to do just that.

The Forgotten Art Of Personel Combat

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: May 5, 2020

Years ago in Victorian London 1899, there was once a self-defence club that taught the four major hand to hand combat styles. The idea was that students would learn self-defence each corresponding to the different ranges of personal combat. Their goal was to master each style well enough that they could be used against an attacker if needed.

It’s All Or Nothing In The Street

Health and Fitness: Personal Training • Published: April 28, 2020

Of course, street confrontations always vary each situation is different so it’s difficult to cover all options. A mugger will act differently he may use deception) got the time mate or can you tell me where the cinema is and so on), before he strikes you whereas someone who is drunk and just wants to fight their approaches will differ. That’s why awareness counts more than anything else. If you’re aware you can stay out of trouble. Prevent it before it happens. This is self-protection and it’s one of the most important techniques you must learn above all else.

Real Self-Defence Why Settle For Less Than The Truth

Health and Fitness: Exercise • Published: April 20, 2020

What you are about to find out is the truth and sometimes the truth hurts. The truth is, most of what you have read or been told about men or women’s self-defence is just plain rubbish. Most of what is taught is useless in a real life attack. Techniques that would never work on the street.

Do Pressure Points Really Work in Martial Arts and on the Street?

Health and Fitness: Personal Training • Published: April 13, 2020

How to enhance the correct application of only a few vital points on the body that will make your fighting techniques more powerful and more effective..

Stretching – The Driving Force in Karate

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: February 8, 2013

Many karateka both past and present refer to stretching and flexibility training as an essential element of any karate training programme. A karateka actively seeking self-enlightenment will say that his stretching and flexibility training is essential if you want to become a true karateka. As a perquisite for the practice of karate which is after all is a combat training.

Karate Too Tense For Self-Defence!

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: September 26, 2012

As a karate practitioner for some time now, I have often had stressed to relax, when doing your techniques you are far too tense. The maxim of all actions should be to naturally relax without tensing up your body. The echoes of those basic commands can be heard in karate dojo around the land.

True Virtue Of A Karate Master

Recreation and Sports: Martial Arts • Published: August 7, 2012

how can you motivate yourself whilst along the way some other practitioners you meet may not be quite as enthusiastic for the hard training ahead as you are. How can you channel that motivation into a positive more forward looking outcome in the correct sequence, so that you can achieve your goal without becoming discouraged yourself?

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