There’s a fine line between defending yourself and taking revenge. Let’s try find where that line is, and figure out how to not cross it. The 1st difference Self defense is (among others things), anything you do to improve your safety, and improve your odds of going home safely that night. Most people associate… Continue reading But isn’t self defense just getting revenge
Short answer? Maybe for some people. Are you one of them? Collapsable batons are flashy (in that matte black way). They’re sexy-lite and there are all kinds of cool looking things you can do with them. But there’s a but … Simple how to guide If you already know that collapsible batons are… Continue reading Are collapsible batons worth it?
Compassion plays a huge role in self defense. And it's the missing ingredient for a lot of women. If you don't love yourself, you won't defend yourself. Bad Guys will search out victims with low self-esteem for this very reason - these people make great victims because they have no compassion for themselves. Paraphrasing… Continue reading Why don’t more women defend themselves?
Everybody’s had that “bad feeling” now and then. Many a victim of rape, of robbery, of torture had a "sense" that something bad was about to happen to them. All the martial artists and self defence instructors in the world say “Trust your gut”. Well yahoo for them, if everybody’s “gut” is so fantastic why… Continue reading “Listen to your gut” is bullshit – what causes that Bad Feeling before shit happens
MMA, UFC, EFC. These are all sports where people beat the crap out of each other. But they’re still sports, and so anything that might cause real damage is considered a foul. Self defence isn’t a sport – so here’s a list of things too nasty for the UFC to allow. UFC and MMA… Continue reading Moves too effective for the UFC? Perfect for self defence! Here’s the list
After today’s post you’re going to know where you’re in danger, and why that place, so that you can know when to be ready, and when you can relax. You don’t have to be alert all the time as some people say. You’re not going to get hijacked while sleeping in bed. Or while driving… Continue reading Do you know where you’re at risk?
If you have trouble with the thought of killing, even if it's just a chicken for your supper, then you probably shouldn't read this one. Then again maybe you need to read it most of all. I did a thought experiment the other day. The effect and contrast was fairly stark, so I wanted… Continue reading Flipping the switch
Every guy who carries has run that scenario through their heads. The one where they’re at a pub, having drinks with their girl, and a group of drunk morons keeps hassling them. Making comments about your girl’s ass. Calling her “sweetheart”. Asking her to come over to them. And when you decide screw this,… Continue reading This is why threatening with weapons does not work
Are criminals just like everyday folk? The same worries and concerns, just with a not-legal source of income unlike the rest of us. Or are they different somehow. Dave Spaulding wrote a nice article about criminals over at his blog. His point was that criminals don’t think like you do. You go through your… Continue reading How differently do criminals think? Let’s find out…
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