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

Self-Defense

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SELF DEFENSE TRAINING: KILLING WITH RULES

During self defense training, you learn that there are stark differences between competition and killing. And yet, when it comes to making the distinction, I’ve found that some people have a hard time differentiating one from the other. A common comment I hear from competitors (whether in boxing, karate or mixed martial arts) is that […] Read More

ANTISOCIAL CONFRONTATION: AGGRESSIVE, BADASS OR DEADLY?

You can tell how serious someone is about really dropping a man by where they place themselves to get the job done and where they land when it comes to antisocial confrontation. Angry or aggressive fighters will go toe-to-toe, literally stepping up to the man and then reaching out with their limbs to cover the […] Read More

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SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES: WHO HAS THE REAL KOOL-AID?

I get inundated with emails pointing to different self-defense classes and training videos, all asking for my opinion on whether it’s the real deal or not. There are a lot of different flavors of Kool-Aid out there (ours included) – A veritable rainbow of “ultimate” and “unbeatable” systems. But who has the real Kool-Aid? Well, […] Read More

THE “NUCLEAR OPTION” OF LIFE OR DEATH SELF-DEFENSE

I’ve often referred to our approach to life or death self-defense as a “nuclear weapon.” It’s uncompromising, total, and devastating — just like lighting a nuke off in a city. We don’t work in half-measures. There’s no “taking it back” in violence. The injuries we talk about inflicting will be life-altering for the man, provided […] 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

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