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

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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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LEARN SELF DEFENSE: THE DEFINITION OF VIOLENCE

This may sound obvious, but when it comes time to learn self defense, you’ll need to understand that there a lot of things violence is not. It is not a particularly rough cage-match; it is not a bar fight where everyone’s sharing beers ten minutes later; it’s not getting your nose bloodied. Many people who […] Read More

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SELF DEFENSE AND YOUR EXPECTATIONS

When you look at this picture, which guy needs self defense? If you found yourself in the above situation, what would you do? Your response will show your self defense expectations and where you see yourself in violence. It’s an inkblot test, or one of those optical illusions where you can see either a vase or […] 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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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 [...]

THE SELF DEFENSE PARADOX: IF YOU WANT A TRULY PEACEFUL LIFE, THEN TRAIN VIOLENCE.

As an instructor I see myself purely as a technician in possession of certain technical information that may or may not be useful—that’s for the client to decide. I prefer this perspective as it’s simple and straightforward—I just want you to step in and do what you’re afraid he’s going to do to you. To [...]

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, [...]