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

Asocial Violence

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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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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 [...]
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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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THE BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS IN USING VIOLENCE

It’s a terribly illuminating thing to shut off your social filters and listen to killers talk about killing. With our filters on, we naturally recoil, feel like prey, and try to figure out how to counter all the atrocity he’s talking about so blithely. The killer’s perspective flies in the face of principled self defense, […] Read More

SHOCKING STUDY REVEALS FITNESS NOT A FACTOR WHEN FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE

How long do you think you’d last in an all-out fight for your life? A minute? Three minutes? As long as it takes? The people at Force Science put together a study to measure law enforcement personnel’s ability to recall crucial details after a grueling obstacle course meant to simulate a fight with an assailant, [...]