Want to get a feel for blitzkrieg muggings? Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ztLtpuwkM I don’t know who in the world filmed this video, but it looks like some guy just sat at his window for the whole Brazil Olympics and videotaped the street outside. These are almost all snatch-and-go, blitzkrieg style robberies. The BG’s… Continue reading 27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime
I like spotting Bad Guys before any trouble starts (in case you hadn't noticed). Life is much easier if you know in advance what trouble is heading your way. One of the ways to spot a Bad Guy is to watch for someone carrying a concealed weapon. There are only 2 conclusions to draw… Continue reading Hot to Spot Bad Guys – concealed weapon giveaways
If you are female, then you need to read Marc MacYoung's article on Rape Avoidance. This is not a complete how-to guide, but it is the single best article in existence when it comes to avoiding rape. You may like what he has to say, you may not. But feelings don't keep you safe… Continue reading The best article on avoiding rape?
Sometimes something is effective, but unpopular. Like giving kids cough medicine. Or giving up chocolate to help lose fat. This one will be unpopular with Social Justice Cupcakes because they will be offended by it. But if they were offended by gravity it still wouldn’t stop the gravity. Basic principles: You can’t fight something… Continue reading Ending the abuse of women at the hands of men is a “straightforward” affair. There are 2 steps.
Today you’re going to learn the easiest self defense rule in the book. This one rule will keep 95% of shit out of your life. There are plenty of self defense shortcuts. They’re easy to understand. They’re simple to apply in your life. But they're not always easy to apply – because sometimes you won’t… Continue reading What’s the best shortcut to staying safe?
This freaks me out. This kind of stuff will keep me awake at night if I let it. If you train, then watch this just before you train - you'll lift heavier, you'll sprint faster, you'll train harder than you thought you could or safely should. I do not want that to be me and… Continue reading Home invasion – The 4 D’s of home defense
Here’s the thing – Shit doesn’t come out of nowhere. Someone has to eat food, digest it, and crap out what the body doesn’t want. There’s a process, and shit is the end result of that long process. In a similar vein, crimes do not “just happen” – there’s a process. And understanding that process… Continue reading This is how crime actually happens…
De-escalation can take many forms, from using conversation to put yourself “on the same side” as the other guy (with mirroring or some other humanizing technique – i.e. the opposite of Othering) to Shadow Dancing, to pre-emptive violence that prevents more horrific violence later. Sometimes de-escalation works, sometimes it doesn’t. No matter what de-escalation… Continue reading Why de-escalation works
Stranger Danger, everyone from your mom to Barney the dinosaur warns kids around the globe, watch out for strangers! One of the things everybody tends to forget it that the idea you want to convey isn’t always the message the other person hears. Stranger Danger tells kids that the world is a big, bad,… Continue reading Stranger Danger is bullshit and dangerous for your kids – want to know why? Self-defense and parenting Part 1
The problem is, how does a woman know that she's about to be raped? Stupid question, I know. I'm sorry for asking it. But, then again, how does she know? A while ago I read Gabe Suarez's "rape prevention tips". It is a wonderful article. It sums up exactly how a woman can prevent… Continue reading The 11 rape prevention tips you haven’t heard before