The harsh truth about achieving safety (and just about everything else in life)

This post is about one of the hardest things you can do in life. It's about overcoming momentum.   Here’s the thing about situational awareness, or paying attention to your surroundings. You can post about how you’re always in “condition yellow” at your favourite forum all you want. You can read up on all the… Continue reading The harsh truth about achieving safety (and just about everything else in life)

What to do if you get in over your head – Border Militia and Neighbourhood Watch edition

What do you do if you get in over your head? There are 2 choices. And both of them involve NOT playing their game. Self-selected protectors range from the guy who's just looking after his family, to a group of guys watching over all their families in a neighbourhood watch or a border-patrol militia. All… Continue reading What to do if you get in over your head – Border Militia and Neighbourhood Watch edition

3 ways to spot a liar – Oroville edition

  Today you're going to learn 3 ways to spot liars.And you're going to learn 3 principles to live by.   I want you to be able to spot the lies you’re being told. And I want you to walk away from this post with a renewed drive for self-responsibility. Not because of some positive… Continue reading 3 ways to spot a liar – Oroville edition

Knives and blood – how to clean them

Blood-borne pathogens are a bitch. Nobody wants to catch one of those. You have to know how to make sure you destroy any and all traces of blood-borne pathogens. The good news is, there are several ways. So let's say you use your knife to butcher a cow and cut yourself that succulent fillet you've… Continue reading Knives and blood – how to clean them

4 lessons about hijacking

  There's a “nice” video compilation of hijackings in South Africa. There are some important lessons we can learn from this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFHB-fP0xhg In terms of the 5 stages of crime, most of these videos only start from when the Bad Guys are already Positioning themselves for the crime. We don't get much information about the… Continue reading 4 lessons about hijacking

The 3 ways your martial arts training will get you killed

I'm about to be mean, insulting, and sound bitter. Despite all this I do think there's benefit to martial arts training - if you can work around the bad stuff. This article's to help you work around the bad training, and get in some good training.   1 - Sparring   The number 1 problem… Continue reading The 3 ways your martial arts training will get you killed

This is how you defend yourself from stress

Would you like to know how to get rid of stress? Want to know what causes it? Even better, want to know how to control and end it? This is one of the things I’ve learnt over the past year or so to realise that I am the only person who controls my happiness and… Continue reading This is how you defend yourself from stress

My biggest self defense mistake?

I spent a good number of years of my life trying to “learn self defense”. The problem is I took this to mean that I needed to know badass techniques and that I needed to be serious and always thinking about danger. Not a good recipe.   I basically spent a long time programming myself… Continue reading My biggest self defense mistake?

How to get attacked at the gas station – 4 lessons learned from 2 morons on Youtube

“Learn from other people’s mistakes – you won’t live long enough to make them all yourself” – A meme-friendly quote to live by.   So I came across this video on YouTube the other day, and I while watching everybody follow the Black eyed Peas advice of “get stupid”, I started wondering what lessons I… Continue reading How to get attacked at the gas station – 4 lessons learned from 2 morons on Youtube