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Using Common Sense in a Sexual Situation

Not so long ago a radio station aired a piece on how a female can escape an unwanted sexual situation by using an app...

EDC Women’s Self Defense Knives

Photo Above: Spyderco Endura (old model) Spyderco Endura (new model with the steel clip and Emerson wave feature) Cold Steel Black Talon II Spyderco Resilience In this article Bill...

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...

Protecting Your Child Against Sexual Abuse in a Martial Arts Environment

Today, more than ever before, we are hearing about cases of sexual harassment and sexual abuse committed in just about every profession, by notable...

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...

What is Self Defense?

As a teacher, I’m occasionally asked to review textbooks for possible use in new or ongoing classes. Recently I was asked to review an...

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Advice

There is a huge difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault, and both are wrong. In the fall and winter of 2017, the media broke...

Awareness: The Most Important Self-Defense Technique

Top Priority: Be Informed I start many of my self-defense courses by asking people what they think is the most important “tool” or “technique” or...

Big Pharma not Guns

The Link Between School Shootings and Vet Suicides is Big Pharma not Guns and we need to pay attention or continue to suffer the...

Be Prepared for an Active Shooter

The shootings at Trolley Square, Virginia Tech and the Omaha Mall remind us that violence can strike at any time and in any place....

The Jim Wagner Use-of-Force Ladder for Civilian Self Defense

Every adversary you come across is going to have the same level of fighting skills and the same reasons for fighting you, right? Wrong....

Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

The infographic below highlights key findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey and presents facts everyone should know about Intimate Partner...

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...