About Me

For most of my adult life I've studied various martial arts. Although I started with the more popular arts of Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu, for the last 30 years I have been studying and teaching the Japanese art of Ninjutsu - travelling to Japan for the first time in 1980.

As you might expect, my initial exploration involved the philosophy and strategies of the traditional training scrolls.  However, with that exploration satisfied, my approach these days is on reality-based street defence... focusing on the tactics of bullies, street predators, gangs and criminals.

My blog 'It's Primal Protection' is about trying to avoid a confrontation, and was initially put together for people who couldn't see themselves doing martial arts, but still wanted to feel safer and more confident. 

The blog offers self-protection tips without the self-defence, and involves a mixture of psychological insight, de-escalation tactics, and counter-surveillance basics. The insights are useful for men, women, parents, and teenagers. This is the link : http://www.itsprimalprotection.com/  

My original blog (It's a Primal Thing) is an extension of the life-coaching that I offered my black belt students : applying martial art philosophy and tactics to everyday life.  

A Corporate Trainer I know, who was also a University lecturer, asked me to offer similar insight to University graduates who were looking for employment in the corporate sector.  So I set up the blog, and started with insights into how-and-why you should present yourself as a Alpha personality when you're being interviewed. 

However the blog quickly became a social commentary about the primal hard-wiring of men and women, and about society as a whole. Eventually the insights also became a guide on the subject of 'Image Projection' for Close Quarter Protection Operatives (bodyguards). 

Both my blogs are now endorsed by the International Close Quarter Protection Operators Association (I.C.Q.P.O.A.) : http://icqpoa.blogspot.com.au/

I hope you enjoy my postings, and from time to time are challenged by them.