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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...

21 Most Effective Self Defense Techniques Everyone Should Know

Jo Miller, an editor for the website Jen Reviews, asked us to share a wonderful article about the 21 most effective self defense techniques...

Self Defense From The Inside Out

So you finally decide it’s time to learn self defense. Perhaps recent events stirred some What if scenarios. As you take your evening stroll...

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...

Women and Their Warrior Spirit

The warrior spirit lies deep within us all. It’s a vital, rousing force that can turn the meek into the fearsome. To be effective in...

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...

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...

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...

Handguns as Defensive Weapons

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

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...

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...

Defensive Weapons, Kubotans

The last defensive weapon I'll talk about in this series is Kubotans. First and foremost, always obey local laws. Country, State, County and even City...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Pepper Spray Strength Nothing To Sneeze At!

They’re red hot, and they’ll make you swoon. No, it’s not a new rock band. I’m talking about pepper spray – popular non-lethal devices...

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...