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Surviving The Street

One of Moni Aizik’s Level 2 Commando Krav Maga instructors in Holland was attacked and forced to use his training skills and shares this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...