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Homeowner Kills Intruder: ‘I was fighting for my life’

By Diana Rugg / NBC Charlotte ~ HICKORY, N.C. – A Hickory man is grateful to be alive after he said an intruder broke...

CONSENT For Kids

This is a wonderful video created by Blue Seat Studios that will help kids of all ages understand how to practice CONSENT. "No one else...

Melissa Soalt Discusses Fighting Back in Tight Situations

“How did you get into self defense? Did something happen to you?” It’s a question I’ve been asked countless times. I wasn’t always in touch...

Bullying and Substance Abuse: Who It Affects and Why

By Chris Elkins, MA ~ Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating...

How Tourists Avoid Attack

From the continuing theme of travel protection over the past few articles, we are aware that tourists are selected as targets for criminal attacks....

Legal Risks in Self-Defense

There is legal risks in self defense. Anytime you use your martial arts skills (use-of-force) against another person, even if you are justified in...

US Says Al-Qaida In Iraq Using Children

BAGHDAD  ~ Videotapes seized during U.S. raids on suspected al-Qaida in Iraq hide-outs show the terror group training young boys to kidnap and assassinate civilians,...

Defensive Use of Improvised Weapons

The term "improvised weapons" is pretty common among hardcore martial arts and self-defense practitioners, but is often misunderstood by the general public. Some people...

The Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another,...

How to Escape From Quicksand

Would you know how to escape from quicksand if you found yourself sinking? It happened to Indiana Jones, and it could happen to you!...

A Survival Guide To Life In South Africa

South Africa is the most dangerous country in the world, which is not at war. A Raping every 15 seconds and this does not include...

Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Turns to Jujitsu Self Defense

As one can imagine, Rancella practices her jujitsu self defense techniques with an intensity that is driven from a life experience. She tends to...

Parking Lot Safety, Part 2

Last month we initiated our discussion of Parking Lot Safety. This month we pick up where we left off and conclude our discourse. As you...

Psychiatric Medication and Crime

The availability of psychiatric medication is a major factor in holding down crime. One major "red herring" is the "conspiracy theory" that the school...

Anti-Bullying Workshop Opens Eyes

About 150 people attend an anti-bullying workshop with presentations on how to deal with bullies, and threatening behavior. Gazette.net by Alice Popovici ~ Anna Hornberger,...

By The Numbers: Radical Islam

Its time for an honest conversation . . . By the Numbers is an honest and open discussion about Muslim opinions and demographics. Narrated by...

Sudden Violence Against Civilians: Are You Prepared?

When I hear in the media about sudden violence against civilians, I often find out that the victim, more often than not, made several...

Ninja Self-Defense 01 – Know Thy Enemy

If having the skills of a Ninja does not absolutely ensure victory, how can an average person with fundamental self-defense skills hope to survive...

The Law of Self Defense

A Sad Story (And a Warning) One night Marcus went to a party with his girlfriend, Rebecca. Walking in they saw a raucous crowd surrounding...

How to Survive a Fire in a High Rise Building

After a horrific blaze consumed a 24-story apartment building in London, How can you survive a fire in a high rise building when its...