The instructor tells the obedient student to throw a left or right punch and he counters with a ton of flashy complex skilled techniques on his willing and compliant student.
Problem is that the large majority of these little training scenarios/exhibitions just don't work in actual situations. Your attacker doesnt follow rules or observe etiquette and they damn sure are not compliant and you almost never know when or how you will get attacked.
These "instructors" give themselves fancy titles and doctorates in martial arts. They claim to be enlightened warriors and spout flowery lines quoting Quai Chan Cain from the old Kung fu TV series. The esoteric mumbo jumbo they spout is so out of touch with reality it isn't even funny. They pose with certificate filled walls and strike fighting postures in fancy uniforms trying to look cool.....this however gets you dead.
The problem is titles, fancy moves on coperative students and all the certificates on the wall in the world doesn't mean anything. The Internet world has become a breeding ground for fantasy, self promoted, self taught martial arts instruction that will get you killed. Martial arts is supposed to be about fighting but with these types of people out there nothing could be further from the truth.
From the beginning of its conception The Martialist didn't fall into the above category. It set itself apart by simply "keeping it real". No elaborate claims, no fancy titles, no Qaui Chang Cain spouting nonsense, just down and dirty real life self defense for those who fight unfairly. In other words for those who wish to fight to survive, fight to win. No posturing, no bullshit, just reliable, practical and real methods of protecting yourself in the real world and not some "climate controlled" dojo.
The Martialist as it turns out is an invaluable resource with its many reviews of knives, tactical weapons and tools. Phil Elmore has managed to keep it real and grounded unlike the flighty fabrications of "ner do wells" in the martial arts.
The aspects and commentary relayed by the Martialist has remained a refreshing escape from the droning diatribes of the keyboard self serving grandmasters". Knowledgeable, practical and realistic, the views and opinions of the martialist remain fresh, grounded and most importantly relevant in our world today.
Check out The Martialist here http://themartialist.net/