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

Asocial Violence

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TARGET FOCUS TRAINING PRINCIPLES IN A NUTSHELL

Last night, during our monthly conference call between Master Instructors and Mastery Program members, a question about our Target Focus Training principles came up: “How do I tell someone about what we do in such a way that it doesn’t sound crazy?” We have no shortage of material that talks (and shows) all about what […] Read More

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INJURY IS THE ONLY GOAL OF VIOLENCE

In a violent conflict, the ONLY thing that means anything is causing an injury. Causing trauma puts you in control. That is why injury is the most fundamental and important concept in violence. It is the common thread woven through the fabric of every violent encounter. To be successful in violent conflict, you need to […] Read More

lethal force self-defense

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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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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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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SURVIVING THE AFTERMATH OF SELF-DEFENSE

The following question is why we go to such great lengths to educate our self-defense clients about the realities of breaking the physical plane. Anonymous writes: “Denver Colorado, three years ago. A friend of mine (we were both Rangers in Vietnam) was out for his 60th birthday celebration with friends. They all decided to leave […] 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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USING VIOLENCE: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

When we see an act of someone using violence, we feel it in our guts. Our eyes turn to the hapless victim, desperately trying to defend himself, and a part of us is there, suffering with him. This is what sane, socialized people experience when they see violence: Empathy. We can imagine the pain and [...]