Reality-Based Self Defense and Personal Protection Resources
Reality-Based Self Defense and Personal Protection Resources

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WHEN IS IT TIME TO LEARN SELF-DEFENSE TECHNIQUE?

People talk about self-defense technique as if it is the foundation of fighting and violence. And sure, technique is essential to learning how to fight effectively, such as knowing a specific joint to target and how or practicing a certain punch or strike so it’s ready when you need it. But self-defense techniques are also […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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PERSONAL SELF-DEFENSE: THERE ARE NO “EASY” TARGETS

How hard would you stomp on a man’s neck during personal self-defense if your life depended on it? Hard enough to break it, right? And how hard to you think that is? Probably with everything you’ve got. The human body is tougher than you’d think — it can take an awful lot of punishment before […] Read More

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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