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Hair Pulling Ain’t for Sissies

Some people argue that it’s sissy fighting, while the more sexists condemn it as fighting like a girl. Karate traditionalists argue that it’s not...

Women’s Personal Protection is a Woman’s Responsibility

More than seventy percent of women in America encounter a violent crime within their life time. Every nine seconds a woman is battered. One...

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...

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...

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...

Psych Drugs, Not Guns, Doing the Killing

Las Vegas, Nevada: 12 years ago, I asked a very pointed question in a press release sent to the National Wire Service immediately following...

On Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs: Surviving Violence

From the book, On Combat, by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman . . . "Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It...

Knives As Defensive Weapons

This month we continue our investigation into Defensive weapons; our topic is knives. However, first and foremost when it comes to weapons, always obey local...

Defensive Weapons, Handguns

Weapons are as old as man. From rocks and sticks to the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), there are enough variations to fill a shelf...

How To Save Your Ass With Self Defense

By Cassandra Kapp ~ It's awesome if you can take a self defense course...but most of us don't have the money (or time) to commit....

Women and the Killer Instinct

To be effective in self-defense, you cannot just defend – you must attack back. For a female, this is the ultimate reversal: You become...

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...

A Gun Alone Is Not Self Defense

A gun alone is not self defense. By itself it is simply a gun, a tool and nothing more. Loading the gun and firing...