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Category: THE ART

The Art of Being Street Smart
04/24/2017

"Street smart" reasoning is far from an exact science and that's the point. Being street smart is the method to a craftier mindset.[quote text_size="small" author="John V Cain" link="" author_title="Founder of VINJABOND"]It's traditionally considered that a street smart individual is one who's life experienced in the way of the actual streets of the ghettos.This terminology is accurate but it also pertains to thinking with the senses...

The Art of Always Having a Trick up Your Sleeve
08/17/2016

The art of always having a trick up your sleeve isn't about attempting to be prepared for every specific and or possible situation...[quote text_size="small" author="Sun Tzu" author_title="" link=""]Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.[/quote]After I published '6 Methods of Thinking Like an Operative' I received many messages on requests to teach them...

The Art of Adaptive Urban Camouflage
10/16/2015

Actual, casual and active urban camouflage is becoming a part of an interpersonal space, not hiding within a (crypsis) visual space.[quote text_size="small" author="John V Cain" link="" author_title="Founder of VINJABOND"]Urban camouflage isn’t about blending into the physical city around you but to appear as if you’re from and belong there.Achieved by selective cultural assimilation and controlled method...

The Art of People Watching
07/10/2015

I travel the world to see all the things in it and watch how it all works, especially the most interesting and important part of it, people.[quote text_size="small" author="People Watching Definition" link="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_watching" author_title="Wikipedia"]The act of observing people and their interactions, usually without their knowledge. Speech in action, relationship interactions, body language, expressions,...

The Tactical Art of Stealth Cognizance
06/20/2015

Strategically underplaying your perceived level of understanding and awareness can heighten them against your opponents.[quote text_size="small" author="Sun Tzu" link="" author_title=""]Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.[/quote]Stealth cognizance, aka subversive intelligence, is a method of...

The Art of Dirty Fighting
05/04/2015

In physical confrontations with mortal risk, the only self-defense measure or martial art approach that matters is 'dirty fighting'.[quote text_size="small" author=" Mark Twain " author_title=""]It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.[/quote]From as early as our ancestral caveman days, humanity has hurt and killed each other for gain, pleasure or out of necessity. Fighting, defensive or...

Wanderlust: The Art of Having Your Breath Taken Away
01/12/2015

It's ironic how momentarily losing control of the single the most vital human function can also be the greatest human sensation.[quote text_size="small" author="John V Cain" author_title="Founder of VINJABOND" link="https://vinjabond.com/"]You haven't truly lived until experiencing this. It's a biologically natural high with no comedown or side effects.[/quote]Breathe in, breathe out, repeat... It's effortless but constant and...

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