Tim Larkin

ANTISOCIAL CONFRONTATION: AGGRESSIVE, BADASS OR DEADLY?

You can tell how serious someone is about really dropping a man by where they place themselves to get the job done and where they land when it comes to antisocial confrontation. Angry or aggressive fighters will go toe-to-toe, literally stepping up to the man and then reaching out with their limbs to cover the …

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DEBILITATING INJURY: HOW TO TAKE A PUNCH

The use of pain from debilitating injury in life-or-death situations is completely unreliable because everyone’s pain tolerance is different and completely unpredictable. Some people will quit, some will overcome, and others will shrug it off as if nothing happened. In the absence of debilitating injury, pain is really just asking the other person to capitulate. …

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SELF PROTECTION LESSON: MOVE WITH THE INJURED MAN

If we are accurate and correct—if we hit a square-inch of important anatomy with enough force to break it—we inflict a debilitating injury. One major self protection lesson is that when it comes to blunt force trauma, injured people move in response to their injury. Neurologically, organisms move away from negative stimuli—broken ribs and a …

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES: WHO HAS THE REAL KOOL-AID?

I get inundated with emails pointing to different self-defense classes and training videos, all asking for my opinion on whether it’s the real deal or not. There are a lot of different flavors of Kool-Aid out there (ours included) – A veritable rainbow of “ultimate” and “unbeatable” systems. But who has the real Kool-Aid? Well, …

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THE “NUCLEAR OPTION” OF LIFE OR DEATH SELF-DEFENSE

I’ve often referred to our approach to life or death self-defense as a “nuclear weapon.” It’s uncompromising, total, and devastating — just like lighting a nuke off in a city. We don’t work in half-measures. There’s no “taking it back” in violence. The injuries we talk about inflicting will be life-altering for the man, provided …

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SELF DEFENSE FACT: FIGHTING IS HARD. HURTING PEOPLE IS EASY.

Going toe-to-toe, blow-for-blow with someone who is bigger, faster and stronger is an incredibly iffy proposition. Unless you have the conditioning to go the distance (to outlast the struggle and have the ability to “take a punch” or twenty), the physical strength to overpower him, and enough fighting skill to bob, weave, block, counter and …

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ANTI-SOCIAL AGGRESSION AND TRAGEDY ARE AVOIDABLE

(Though this incident occurred in 2009, and plenty other anti-social aggression incidents just like it have come to pass since then, it stands out as horribly indicative of the essential problem.) One person ends up dead, another is a newly minted killer, and a family will never be whole again: Was this antisocial aggression avoidable? …

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