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When Can You Legally Defend Yourself?

In order to legally defend yourself, using physical force against a hostile person who you believe intends to do you harm, three elements must...

Ask Yourself “Who is the Enemy?”

If you are devoting yourself to the martial arts in order to defend yourself or others you must ask yourself a simple question, "Who...

A to Z Training Concept

Unlike traditional-based or sport-based martial arts, one of the most important components of the reality-based martial arts is the concept of "A to Z...

Filipino Kali is Alive and Well in Today’s Police and Military...

Thumb through any martial arts magazine and you’ll see advertisements and the mention of the Filipino martial arts (kali, escrima, and arnis). In today’s...

Reality-Based Training One Minute at a Time

It doesn't take years to learn self-defense, it takes days.” That’s a statement I've used to promote my Reality-Based Personal Protection system for many...

How to Survive Bomb Attacks

You may be learning a martial arts system in order to protect yourself against a common criminal, but does your training also include how...

Airguns and Self Defense Training

Reality Based Training With Airguns Most violent crimes today are committed by armed criminals, be it with knives or guns, and yet most martial artists...

Knife Violence: 14 People Stabbed Today at Community College

Jim Wagner discusses knife violence in this Reality-Based article explaining that a close range a knife is just as lethal as a firearm. A student...

Project Prayer Flag

When I arrived in California from teaching my Reality-Based Personal Protection courses in Germany last week I had a letter waiting for me at...

Blood Flowing in a Fight is a Real Possibility

Blood running down into the eyes can blind you during a fight. Blood running down over the lips feels disgusting and many fighters dislike...

Is Someone Watching You? Men Committing Lewd Acts

This was not the first call I had to deal with where men watched women from a distance, committing lewd acts. Most of the...

Movie Theater Shooting Survival: Small-Arms Attack Defense Training

At midnight on July 20, 212 in Aurora, Colorado James Holmes, 24, slipped into a movie theater, stood in front of the movie screen...

The Claymore Sword and the Cross

For my 50th birthday I received a Scottish Claymore sword. This sword represents my life: a life of conflict and my Christian faith. In July...

Just Go For Center Mass

If you stick to the center mass principle you’ll be a lot more effective because it simplifies target acquisition in your mind, and this...

Use A Camera Phone To Look Into The Hot Zone

Want to look around a corner into a Hot Zone where an attacker could be laying in wait for an ambush, use a camera...

The Hunger Games: Violence Without Responsibility

I went to the newly released movie HUNGER GAMES over the weekend. The blockbuster in its second week earned $364,933,000 million dollars worldwide. A...