In this My Self-Defense Instructor video, Jim Wagner, of Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection, discusses Impact Weapons Defense or how to survive an impact weapon attack by understanding the long and short arc and when to move in on your attacker.

SUBJECT: How to survive an impact weapon attack
PURPOSE: Understanding the long and short arc
NUMBER: 8.01 Distance & Close In Rule
SECTION: 8 Impact Weapon Survival
COURSE: Crime Survival
LEVEL: 1 SYSTEM: Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection.
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Jim Wagner
Jim Wagner, one of the first self-defense instructor to introduce techniques, tactics, and training methods to survive terrorist attacks and modern crime (active shooters, criminal chemical attacks, drive-by shootings, etc.). His teaching is based on his tactical career as a U.S. Army combat soldier, corrections officer, police officer, S.W.A.T. officer, team leader of a Dignitary Protection Unit for America’s fifth largest Sheriff’s department, a U.S. federal agent counterterrorist during the Global War on Terrorism, Reserve Military Police soldier, military bodyguard, Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO), Security Forces sergeant, and a team leader of a military Special Reaction Team. He worked in the private security and bodyguarding sectors, most notably protecting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and working for the Walt Disney Company. Since 2003 Jim has been teaching his Reality-Based Personal Protection system around the world and in martial arts schools, where he offers self-defense instructors a way to increase their business by teaching Terrorism Survival, Crime Survival, and other courses. If you want to become certified to teach at your school, you can purchase the Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection Instructor Package at a discount through by using the code USARBPP1706.