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SELF-DEFENSE LESSONS: YOU CAN’T WAVE AN INVISIBLE GUN

Everyone, whether in self-defense lessons or not, recognizes the lethal power of firearms – So much so that something as simple as pulling one out of a case or holster can change people’s minds. Guns are often the exclamation point at the end of an argument. If what we know how to do with our […] Read More

SELF-DEFENSE Q&A: WHERE DOES TFT FIT INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Greg M. writes: “I recently started receiving your training e-mails and they are full of great self-defense information. I am going to pass them on to my training staff for their input. Now the question: I clearly see the use for your methods when that ‘oh shit’ moment comes. Most regular citizens can come to […] Read More

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IS LETHAL FORCE SELF-DEFENSE USEFUL IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

I would hope lethal force self-defense isn’t useful in your everyday life… As we say at our courses, we sincerely hope you never have to use what we’re teaching. But like a fire extinguisher or handgun, when you need it, nothing else will do. You don’t buy one looking forward to the opportunity to use […] Read More

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THE ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE FIGHTING TECHNIQUE

The ultimate, undefeatable secret self-defense fighting technique doesn’t exist. Sorry. After eons of tearing into each other, it’s all been done, cataloged and trained. Ad nauseam. There is, literally, nothing new under the sun. What we do have from all that awful R&D is a vast spew of systems, styles, traditions, paths and ways. And […] Read More

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LEARN SELF DEFENSE: SHUT UP AND HURT HIM

You can’t learn self defense until your mouth stops. If we were training to be crisis negotiators, we’d need to talk to each other. A lot. All the time, in fact, to keep that line of communication open so it doesn’t collapse, go dead, and sink into the opposite of communication: destruction. If you can […] Read More

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WINNING VIOLENCE: WOULD IT MATTER TO A SERIAL KILLER?

The title of this article about winning violence refers to the way I like to answer questions that have nothing to do with the needs of violence—questions about legality, appropriateness, blocking, defending against this or that attack, “but what if he,” etc. The worst among us are the best at winning violence. They are feared […] Read More

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SELF-DEFENSE FACT: INJURY IS WHAT WORKS IN VIOLENCE

It’s a universal self-defense fact that if something works in violence, it works because of injury. (Or capitulation, but we’ll get to that in a minute.) What happens if someone gets hit by a truck? Well, more often than not, they get killed. The faster the truck is going, the more likely that outcome. The […] Read More