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

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DEBILITATING INJURY: HOW TO TAKE A PUNCH

The use of pain from debilitating injury in life-or-death situations is completely unreliable because everyone’s pain tolerance is different and completely unpredictable. Some people will quit, some will overcome, and others will shrug it off as if nothing happened. In the absence of debilitating injury, pain is really just asking the other person to capitulate. […] Read More

SELF PROTECTION LESSON: MOVE WITH THE INJURED MAN

If we are accurate and correct—if we hit a square-inch of important anatomy with enough force to break it—we inflict a debilitating injury. One major self protection lesson is that when it comes to blunt force trauma, injured people move in response to their injury. Neurologically, organisms move away from negative stimuli—broken ribs and a […] 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

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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

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WHEN YOUR LIFE IS ON THE LINE, HERE’S HOW YOU PLAY BY THE RULES

In the self-protection training environment, anything works as long as we all agree it does. On the street, the only things that work are the laws of physics. If you don’t get an injury, nothing changes in your favor. Nobody’s going to “respect your technique” just because they’re supposed to. People will keep going as […] Read More