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8 Phases to Effective Self-defense By Derek Smith

In my special agent combative system, I attempted to include what I felt was the greatest thing missing from most martial arts and self-defense programs. That is a structured and systemized outline designed to help you easily learn a tried, true, and simple to learn, system of self-defense. Special agent combatives are not to be confused with the step-by-step self-defense moves taught in most self-defense courses, the preset techniques or curriculum that spells out what skills and techniques you will learn at what level. Instead I teach a few techniques and then concepts on using those techniques. Read More

American Indians, scouts, and indigenous trackers the world over have been observed to survey terrain/territory in the following manner. A scan of the sky overhead, then towards the horizon, and then finally moving slowly towards the ground. The reason being that outdoors, what is overhead – the clouds, flying birds, monkeys in trees, the perched Read More

First and foremost, it is a damn shame that any human being has to take the time to seriously write an article with the above title, but the world not conforming to decency and honor at all times—here it is. The very nature of the chosen environments for the majority of suicide bombings (crowded venues) Read More

In the video below we demonstrate how to make a last resort tent out of nothing more than a heavy duty trash bag and some string. Every survival kit should include some kind of string/rope commonly referred to as cordage by survivalists. I also strongly recommend carrying a heavy duty trash bag because it is Read More

As an agent or law enforcement officer, and even as a military combatant, it is not always feasible to just pull a weapon and shoot someone, nor is it morally correct. To ensure some lone ranger does not just go around using their gun for any reason they deem fit, most law enforcement agencies have Read More

When it comes to a good survival kit simplicity and versatility are crucial. Few items are as simple and versatile as a large heavy duty trash bag. They are light, compact, multi-purpose, inexpensive, reusable, and readily available.