Learn to be more aware of your surroundings and avoid danger with these articles.

How to be Safe When Walking Alone at Night? – Bruce Lee’s 5 Tips

December 13, 2016 Logen Lanka

You are walking alone at night. The streets are eerily dark and quiet. And there are no alternative routes to take. How would you avoid being attacked or mugged in this situation? How would you stay safe when walking alone at night, on a seemingly abandoned street? Fortunately, Bruce Lee has specific advice for walking on quiet streets, late at…

Suddenly Blind for Two Minutes and No One Noticed Her Panic

March 2, 2015 Logen Lanka

A recent incident in which my friend became temporarily blind got me thinking about awareness, in particular, being aware of one's surroundings (a popular topic for martial artists and ninja enthusiasts). Here's the excerpt of our conversation. “Have you ever been blind temporarily?”, my friend suddenly asked. “Blacking out or an actual loss of sight?”, I…

Protecting Yourself From Being Assaulted Part 3

September 26, 2009 Logen Lanka

In part 1 and 2, we've learnt to identify aggressive body language and adrenaline effects on the body. However, what can you do to survive an assault? There are 3 things: Learn to identify agressive signals and avoid such situations at the first sign of trouble Flee from the attacker(s) or fight when left without…

Protecting Yourself From Being Assaulted Part 2

September 17, 2009 Logen Lanka

We have discussed the effects of adrenaline in the first article of this series. I have picked certain easy-to-identify signs to elaborate on. Please note that these body signs must be interpreted in conjuction with the attacker's anger. Also in this article, I will advise you on not responding in a certain way if you…

The Secrets of Stealth

October 19, 2008 Logen Lanka

Stealth is the art of remaining undetected; the art of being 'invisible'. To be 'invisible', the ninja has to understand how a person's presence is detected. A person detects presence by his eyes and ears. The ninja must learn to fool the enemy's sense of sight and hearing. In addition, when there are dogs guarding…

How To See In The Dark

October 13, 2008 Logen Lanka

The ninja must be able to see in near darkness to excel in stealth. The eyes have two types of cells that enable us to see. They are the cone cells and the rod cells. The cone cells see colour and works better when it is bright, whereas the rod cells can see in low…

The Ninja’s Sense Of Danger Part 1

October 13, 2008 Logen Lanka

The ability to sense danger helps a ninja in stealth, fighting and escaping. This state of mind requires the ninja to be aware of his surroundings and be able react quickly to imminent threats. Awareness of his surroundings, allows the ninja to anticipate dangerous situations and be mentally prepared to deal with it. What Is Awareness?…

The Ninja’s Sense Of Danger Part 2

October 13, 2008 Logen Lanka

The truth is, everyone has the ability to sense danger. An average person is aware of his surroundings. Perhaps not as acute as a ninja, but the ability is there. This sense of danger is better known as intuition. We're not talking about some supenatural force here. Intuition refers to your brain's ability to pick up…

The Ninja’s Sense Of Danger Part 3

October 13, 2008 Logen Lanka

The ninja must eliminate distractions and heighten his senses. He does this to enhance his awareness and sense of danger. The below reveals the key to: reduce distraction heighten senses Heighten Your Senses To heighten your senses means to make them more sensitive. The consequence of heighten senses is more information, which can make you distracted.…