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

October 2016

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SELF DEFENSE AND YOUR EXPECTATIONS

When you look at this picture, which guy needs self defense? If you found yourself in the above situation, what would you do? Your response will show your self defense expectations and where you see yourself in violence. It’s an inkblot test, or one of those optical illusions where you can see either a vase or […] Read More

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UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE: FOUR LEVELS OF HUMAN INTERACTION

When it comes to understanding violence and normal human behavior, there are four general ways in which human beings interact with one another: As a person – social This is trying to change behavior, mood, or motivation. This is where most people would like to keep the situation. As a skill-set — anti-social This is […] Read More

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WHY DO WE TEACH LETHAL SELF DEFENSE?

Much is made of the fact that we teach barehanded killing. It's the sensational tagline for media reports on what we do, and it's the first thing people notice when they see us training. Just the other day, one of the instructors at the TFT San Diego Center lamented about the difficulty in talking to [...]
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SELF DEFENSE MINDSET: WHAT IS YOUR LIFE WORTH?

Think about your self defense mindset. When it comes to fighting to the death or living, what is your life worth to you? Your car? Your cell phone? The contents of your wallet? Twenty bucks? Everybody’s going to have a different answer, and if you don’t already have one you should try to figure out […] Read More

BUT I DON’T WANT TO KILL ANYONE!

I was recently reading an article on personal self defense in which the author was speaking of violence as though you could pick and choose the level of seriousness of the interaction. If he’s a little more serious, then so are you—and if he wants to kill you, well, that’s the only time you’re going […] Read More