My name is Wim Demeere and I’ve been involved in Martial Arts and Self Defense for about 25 years now. I’ve been teaching for a long time and have fun writing books and making instructional DVDs. If you want to know more on my background, go here and click on “About”.
This blog is a reincarnation of a website I started in 1999. My goal back then was to do something about martial arts on the Internet. For a number of reasons, I stopped working on the site in 2006. But as of late 2008, I took up blogging and started transferring the content from the old site to this blog. At the same time, I started writing new content.
So what will you find here?
A lot of different things. Here’s a list of the most important topics I cover here:
- My thoughts on Martial arts and Self Defense
- Book and DVD reviews
- Free stuff: Sweepstakes, contests and prizes
- How-To guides
- Articles and interviews
- News about martial arts and self defense from all over the world
- Martial arts and self defense humor
What’s the goal of this blog?
My goal is to provide you with information you can use to increase the effectiveness of your training. If a review here inspires you to buy a certain book or DVD and it helps you along in your training, then I’ve achieved that goal. The same goes for when an article or How-To guide gives you an idea to try out and it increases your skills, even if just a little.
But even in the opposite case, that’s still OK. You might totally disagree with something I wrote here and that’s perfectly fine. If whatever you think I’m wrong about made you re-think your own opinion, then it wasn’t in vain. The purpose of an argument is not to be right or wrong. The real value is in the exchange of ideas and re-examining both your own and the opposition’s ideas.