Practical Martial Artist and Author

(To read about Kathryn Pascal, click here.)

You Don’t Look Like a Martial Artist

Keith Pascal here,

Do you have the physique of a Bruce Lee, a Jean Claude Can Damme, or a Scarlett Johanson (if you’re female)?

I certainly don’t.

But guess what!

You don’t need the muscles of a bodybuilder to be able to find safety and comfort in dangerous times. Even carrying around some extra weight, I lead a very confident life, completely free from the fear of bad-guy hazards.

By the way, It took me about ten painful minutes to realize that the small guy with the gray beard and the healthy laugh was the deadliest fighter in the room.

It’s great if you’re musclebound and know how to use those muscles for self-defense. Just remember…

People who can handle themselves come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t necessarily look like the Hollywood stereotype martial artist. The small, old guy with the gray beard. Sheesh.

That little man with the gray beard taught me a lot: I learned to lead a safer life, both by acquiring self-defense skills and by incorporating some of the tips that I’m going to share with you. (I figured it out, and so can you. I created this website, so you can lead a life free from fear.)

Look, teaching is in my blood, and I’ll always be a teacher in one way, shape, or form, even though …

I left high school teaching, so that I could reach a bigger audience.

You are part of that audience – people who want to lead a safer life and teach your family and friends to be safer, as well. I’m with you; I get it.

Years ago, I felt exactly the same as you do. I needed to be safer and more confident about handling myself in emergencies. I was fortunate enough to learn from one of the best martial arts teachers on the planet.

Back then, I was only interested in practical self-defense. No tournament stuff for me. (I still feel that way, to this day. If it won’t keep you safer, then I’m not interested.)

And this teacher taught me methods that really work. In fact, so much so, that I started teaching my first self-defense class through the local parks and recreation department in 1982.

Hey, if you aren’t into punching and kicking, don’t click away!

You don’t have to be a martial artist. You might not even have to take classes in self-defense. And you don’t have to spend money in this pursuit; although at some point, I’d encourage you to at least buy a copy of the main parable, Tiptoeing to Tranquility. (Don’t worry. If you ever want a copy, it’s very reasonably priced … especially as a download.)

Still, there is a lot of information for Free on this website and in the newsletter….

Sign up for the newsletter on tips for staying safe. In addition to those tips, you’ll get links to practical articles emailed to you — links that are NOT accessible from the main website.

Remember, writing is my passion, and so is making sure that you lead a safe life. And that’s what this site is about.


Keith, What Are Your Credentials

The “martial arts bug” bit when I was six years old, but I didn’t discover super-practical methods of self-defense until I turned 20. And I have been into martial arts strategies, tactics, and techniques ever since.

At six, I started with Judo … but my teacher moved to Japan. So, those classes were short-lived.

Next, in my early teens, I spent a year studying Tae Kwon Do. Because of a physical limitation, I saw that I was never going to progress beyond a certain point.
So, when I was 15 and 16, I switched to a traditional Shotokan Karate class. Even though I liked the teacher and some of the blackbelts, I felt that this style wouldn’t serve me either.

Then, at 20, I started full time with Steve Golden, an original Ed Parker and
Bruce Lee student. And he has been my teacher for over 35 years. (I found what worked for me.)

By the way, at 40, I turned away from high school teaching and decided to “write martial arts full time.” And I never looked back.

That means I’ve been writing practical martial arts information, and suggestions for leading a safe life, for over 16 years.

Along the way, I have written children’s fiction, magic ebooks, and a couple of business parables. I really enjoy writing and reading parables that teach you how to do something. (I’m especially a sucker for business parables.)

In fact, while reading a save-your-money story, I brainstormed the idea of teaching people how to be safer by reading a parable. As you guessed, Tiptoeing to Tranquility was the result.

If you have any questions, please ask. I’m Keith Pascal. Here’s the link to the contact page.







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