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

Self-Defense

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PRACTICING SELF DEFENSE: CAN BIGGER-STRONGER-FASTER MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

The answer depends on who’s doing the injuring and who’s getting injured while practicing self defense… Bigger, faster, and stronger are great attributes to have, if you know what to do with them: If you have more mass, you can hit harder. If you have more strength, you can hang on nice and tight for […] Read More

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VIOLENCE STARTS AND ENDS WITH YOU

What you allow is what will continue. Over the years, we’ve tried many different ways to talk about “the attitude” you have to have to enter into violence and violent conflict. Most recently, we’ve talked about “intent” and “cause-state.” In the former. you have to want to do it, and in the latter, we give [...]
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FORGET FIGHTING. DELIVER AN INJURY.

To be invincible in hand-to-hand combat and be able to deliver an injury, you need to have at least a passable fluency in all the various forms it can take: Boxing. Kick boxing. Ground fighting. Stick fighting. Knife defense. Gun disarms. I have no doubt I’m missing some here. Once you get all those covered, […] 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

THE OL’ ONE-TWO

Give ‘Em the Ol’ One-Two The first piece of actual (as opposed to pretend) violence instruction I ever recieved came from an elder stevedore named Don. Don was built like a couple of barrels of beef jerky lashed together with steel packing straps. Solid, gnarled, experienced. He was one of the black belts at the […] Read More