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Welcome to the Joe Weir Strength Blog!

This is where I'll be posting my thoughts on a number of topics, or at least the ones I know about. From time to time I'll dabble with some other topics but for the most part I'll be ranting, uhh I mean talking, about training! If there's anything you'd like me to talk about by all means let me know and I'll be sure to include it.

NEW! In addition to my usual topics I'm expanding my blog to include martial arts, martial arts training, MMA, and all the fun stuff that goes along with it!

I like to keep things short and sweet, so thanks for dropping by and checking out my blog!

Joe Weir

The Reality Of Knife Attacks

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 17 Apr 2012 15:48

As part of my self defense training I've been exposed to many situations involving a knife and even though I deal with a rubber knife, knives scare the living s*&^ out of me. I would rather be attacked by a gun than a knife, hands down, and there are many reasons, most of which are overlooked, that make knives very deadly and very difficult to defend against. Through my own training and looking at how other disciplines and methods handle defense against knives it is very clear that knives are often not given the proper respect that they deserve.

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Weapon Disarms, A Whole Lot of Groin Kicks, And A Little "Bullshit"

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 15 Apr 2011 13:29

What do a gun disarm, numerous groin kicks, and Thai Chi have in common? They're all featured in the following 3 videos!

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The One Punch Hammer Fist...Or Not

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 14 Apr 2011 16:13

As part of my newly found passion for punching and kicking things I have begun subscribing to few websites. This morning I received an email newsletter from one of them titled; "Hammer knockout blow for street fighting!". Of course I was immediately intrigued, especially since there was a video demonstrating the technique.

Following the link in the email, I was brought to this article.

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DIY Training Equipment Guide: Building a Hub

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 01 Jan 2011 17:02

In Part 1 and Part 2 I went over the general method of building your own equipment. In this entry I'll go over the steps to building a hockey puck hub. I'll also include a couple of other ways you can build a hub.

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Gripper Guide Continued

by JoeWeirJoeWeir 28 Feb 2010 15:45

The original Gripper Guide focused on the beginnings of gripper training. In that post I used CoC grippers as my standard gripper (hence the table is based on CoC resistances only) and laid out some suggestions for picking resistances and how to train. The reason I use CoC is simple. They were among the first to take grippers to the next level and they have a very good product. This part of my guide is centered around the very first thing you will do in your grip training. Buying a gripper! I've also got some other training tidbits and advice thrown into the mix.

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