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Category: Self Defense

8 Phases to Effective Self-defense By Derek Smith

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 Read More

A Warrior Awareness Drill: The Top Down Inventory – By Mark Hatmaker

A Warrior Awareness Drill: The Top Down Inventory – By Mark Hatmaker

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

The Use of Force Continuum for Civilians By Derek Smith

The Use of Force Continuum for Civilians By Derek Smith

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

Special Agent Technique: How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

Special Agent Technique: How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

As an agent you are lied to on a daily basis. Additionally, as an undercover agent I often had to lie. Because of this I had to learn how to determine if someone was lying to me and also how to mask my lie while undercover. I remember once I had this military member who Read More

Personal Security Theater – Mark Hatmaker

Personal Security Theater – Mark Hatmaker

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), designated cops in schools (aka School Resource Officers or SROs), gun-free zones, random bag checks on subways, and other like-minded safety initiatives have been called security theater by more than a few wise minds.

Why Most Martial Arts Training FAILS! (Here’s What To Do.) – Derek Smith

Why Most Martial Arts Training FAILS! (Here’s What To Do.) – Derek Smith

I hate to tell you this, but most of the self-defense programs out there are crap. Yep, I said it… they are crap. They will steer you in the wrong direction if you’re a person who is serious about learning how to really protect yourself, or your loved ones, against bigger, badder, stronger attackers who Read More