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

Preparedness

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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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SELF PROTECTION: NATURE OR NURTURE?

I was recently asked how I go about helping the passive and meek develop the intent to cause injury. This opens up an interesting debate about whether self protection is nature or nurture… Is intent innate, or can it be taught and learned? There’s evidence for both sides. The most unlikely people become human demolition […] Read More

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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

MULTIPLE ATTACKERS SELF DEFENSE: PART TWO

The three problems inherent in all multiple attackers self defense situations are seemingly insurmountable. There’s only one of you and a bunch of them. If you go after one guy, the rest just dog-pile you; and you’re stuck in the middle having to pay attention to the 360 degrees around you while they only have […] 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 [...]
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SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUE: BUILD YOUR TARGET MAP

Nate R. writes: “I’ve been to multiple TFT self-defense seminars. One aspect of training that wasn’t covered in any of the seminars I attended was darkness. Violence: muggings, rape, murder, etc., often happen in darkness. If the aim of TFT is to ready those who spend money and time on it to learn to be […] Read More

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VIOLENCE & KISS (OR KILL IT SIMPLY, STUPID)

Violence is simple. How simple is it? We can answer that with two more questions: How can untrained people prevail?  How is it that untrained people can prevail over trained people? Because for all their blissful naïveté, the victorious untrained have a firm grip on the tool of violence. This fact stands because violence is […] Read More

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NAILING DOWN INTENT

In isolating what makes violence effective, you can clearly see that debilitating injury is key. It changes everything in your favor and converts that awful, scary man into an injured man, helpless to keep you from causing further harm. Cause injury is the result of penetration (body weight in motion) and rotation (the complete follow-through) through […] Read More