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

December 2016

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LEARN SELF DEFENSE: THE DEFINITION OF VIOLENCE

This may sound obvious, but when it comes time to learn self defense, you’ll need to understand that there a lot of things violence is not. It is not a particularly rough cage-match; it is not a bar fight where everyone’s sharing beers ten minutes later; it’s not getting your nose bloodied. Many people who […] Read More

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SELF DEFENSE QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY DOWNSIDES TO LIVING IN THE CAUSE STATE?

Jason H. writes in this self defense question: "Do you really live in the Cause State every day?  Do you find that it affects you negatively in any way (socially) and if so, how do you deal with that?" Jason, This is a great self defense question, and one we don't hear about too often. [...]
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A SELF DEFENSE TOOL IS JUST A TOOL

Why use a handgun, or a baseball bat as a tool? Your chances of being accidentally effective increase with the use of a self defense tool. The tool doesn't increase your skill or your accuracy; it only magnifies the trauma when you do manage to line things up just right. With this perspective, the knife, [...]

A Couch Potato’s Guide To Self Defense and Other Stories

***************************************************************** “For great aims we must dare great things” -Clausewitz ***************************************************************** Hey Guys, Been getting quite a few questions about dealing with edged tools like knives: *** Hello Tim, As a guy who wanted to aim for being a well rounded fighter I try to train and possess skills like in the fire arm, knife [...]

There’s only one way to train

There’s only one way to train — HARD. If you think going slow means easy, soft, light and painless, you’re dead wrong. Slow means correct — spot-on targeting, constantly driving your body weight through his structure to buckle it, full follow-through. When it’s done right it’s implacable, methodically cruel, painful, and, yes, even bruising. As [...]