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

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BUT I DON’T WANT TO KILL ANYONE!

I was recently reading an article on personal self defense in which the author was speaking of violence as though you could pick and choose the level of seriousness of the interaction. If he’s a little more serious, then so are you—and if he wants to kill you, well, that’s the only time you’re going […] 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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SELF DEFENSE MOVES: KNOW HOW TO BREAK A NECK

"Why would anyone ever need to know that?" Usually the question comes as a shocked response, a condemnation for what it is we train. Through experience, I've found that the easy answer ("Well, wouldn't you want to know how to do it if that's exactly what you needed to survive?") fails, weirdly, as the initial question [...]
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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