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CPR Training and Treating for Shock

Shock requires IMMEDIATE medical treatment and can get worse very rapidly. So, what are the three steps in treating for shock? Every martial artist...

The Jim Wagner Metric Arm Striking and Blocking System

Walk into any traditional-based martial arts school and ask the instructor, “I want to learn how to defend myself. How long will it take?”...

Jim Wagner Remembering 9/11

Today Americans are remembering 9/11 and the horrific terrorist attacks that not only changed world history, but directly impacted all our lives, including Jim...

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...

Avoid Being Shot By Police

Many martial artists tend to get involved in situations that most citizens would avoid; especially situations involving violence. The confidence building nature of self-defense...

Rapid Dominance is Always Moving Forward!

The next time you are sparring with the protection on or doing some realistic scenarios you must overwhelm your training partner and use the...

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...

Making Soldiers Better Warriors

We are not making soldiers better warriors with inadequate "reality-based self-defense systems" that hold onto outdated techniques and training methods. Perhaps the reason why our...

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...

The Conflict Cycle

Any human conflict that you engage in will have a predictable cycle. Whether the conflict involves a heated argument with a hostile subject or...

Your Phone Is Your Best Weapon

After I had run each person through a scenario as a witness I explained to my students huddled in a semi-circle around me, "Your...

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...

Child Stranger Abduction

There are many types of criminals who do a wide variety of crimes and there are different types of abductors involved in child stranger...

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...

Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act – The O.O.D.A. Process

When confronted by an aggressive person, whether it's training in a self-defense school or an actual conflict situation, your mind always follows a predictable...

This Guy is Full of Crap! Training Counterterrorist Teams

EXCREMENT, SHIT, SOMETHING OF NO VALUE. That's the meaning of the word "crap" according to slangdictionary.com "This guy is full of crap!!!" That's exactly...

Use the Environment as a Weapon

When I was a corrections officer working in the Costa Mesa Police Men's Jail in 1990 a prisoner attacked me and ran me into...

Seven Signs of Terrorism

A terrorist car bomb and a suicide bomber right in the middle of Stockholm with the sole purpose of killing Christmas shoppers. Many thought...

Can A Lie Protect You: Cover Story

Have a COVER STORY for strangers who strike up conversation with you and you don't want them to know anything about you. When I was...

The Danger of Repetition in Martial Arts Training

When it comes to reality-based self-defense, repetition, as practiced by most martial arts schools, could cost you your life. You've heard it said, "Practice makes...