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

Self-Defense

SELF DEFENSE FACT: FIGHTING IS HARD. HURTING PEOPLE IS EASY.

Going toe-to-toe, blow-for-blow with someone who is bigger, faster and stronger is an incredibly iffy proposition. Unless you have the conditioning to go the distance (to outlast the struggle and have the ability to “take a punch” or twenty), the physical strength to overpower him, and enough fighting skill to bob, weave, block, counter and […] Read More

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PERSONAL SELF-DEFENSE: THERE ARE NO “EASY” TARGETS

How hard would you stomp on a man’s neck during personal self-defense if your life depended on it? Hard enough to break it, right? And how hard to you think that is? Probably with everything you’ve got. The human body is tougher than you’d think — it can take an awful lot of punishment before […] Read More

SELF-DEFENSE Q&A: WHERE DOES TFT FIT INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Greg M. writes: “I recently started receiving your training e-mails and they are full of great self-defense information. I am going to pass them on to my training staff for their input. Now the question: I clearly see the use for your methods when that ‘oh shit’ moment comes. Most regular citizens can come to […] Read More

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THE ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE FIGHTING TECHNIQUE

The ultimate, undefeatable secret self-defense fighting technique doesn’t exist. Sorry. After eons of tearing into each other, it’s all been done, cataloged and trained. Ad nauseam. There is, literally, nothing new under the sun. What we do have from all that awful R&D is a vast spew of systems, styles, traditions, paths and ways. And […] Read More

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LEARN SELF DEFENSE: SHUT UP AND HURT HIM

You can’t learn self defense until your mouth stops. If we were training to be crisis negotiators, we’d need to talk to each other. A lot. All the time, in fact, to keep that line of communication open so it doesn’t collapse, go dead, and sink into the opposite of communication: destruction. If you can […] Read More

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SELF-DEFENSE FACT: INJURY IS WHAT WORKS IN VIOLENCE

It’s a universal self-defense fact that if something works in violence, it works because of injury. (Or capitulation, but we’ll get to that in a minute.) What happens if someone gets hit by a truck? Well, more often than not, they get killed. The faster the truck is going, the more likely that outcome. The […] Read More

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LEARNING SELF-DEFENSE IS NOT ENOUGH

The biggest problem with learning self-defense is that it says nothing about what has to happen to the other guy. Or, to be blunt, it says nothing about what you have to do to the other guy. Or the fact that it’s probably what he wants to do to you too. Think about it this […] 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. [...]