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Category: Self Defense

Being Smart or Being Tough – Which Will Save Your Life? By Derek Smith

Being Smart or Being Tough – Which Will Save Your Life? By Derek Smith

When contemplating how to prepare for real life survival and combat there is often a debate on whether you need to be smart to survive an encounter or if you should be the toughest mother around. Well I plan to explore this for you in this article and give you my opinion on this matter. Read More

Balance & Power Training Throughout History by Mark Hatmaker

Balance & Power Training Throughout History by Mark Hatmaker

Footwork is a mainstay of combat sports and martial reality. The feet are the deuce-and-a-halfs that get your munitions to the field of battle. The feet are your mode of retreat to get out of harm’s way. Your feet are the two pegs you use to cut angles to better deflect, diminish, evade an attacker’s Read More

The Art & Craft of Intention-Signalling by Mark Hatmaker

The Art & Craft of Intention-Signalling by Mark Hatmaker

We’re going to take a walk from bird-watching, through to animal ethology, to suppressed “escape” behavior in humans in the face of boring conversations or bad dates, and wind up with spotting suspicious behavior in potential human predators. We’ll also discuss how paying closer attention to bad conversations might one day save your life. First, Read More

Great Is Drill by Mark Hatmaker

Great Is Drill by Mark Hatmaker

“Great is drill.” – Henry VIII A common request among combat rookies and even intermediate players (and if we are honest some long-timers still think this way, too) is “What’s next?” or “What’s the next super-secret neato technique to master?” And I get this attitude, I mean who doesn’t want some new bit of information Read More

One Strike Knockout…For Real! – Derek Smith

One Strike Knockout…For Real! – Derek Smith

While an agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) I went through a defensive tactics instructor course that taught me a devastating blow that totally changed my perspective on one punch knockouts. The strike I am speaking of is called a “Brachial stun.” The brachial stun is, without a doubt, the most Read More

How To Be A Good Kidnap Victim By Mark Hatmaker

How To Be A Good Kidnap Victim By Mark Hatmaker

George “Machine Gun” Kelly, was a Depression-era gangster with one of the most colorful names going. Let’s face it, it beats the hell out of Baby Face or Pretty Boy, or Creepy. Despite the formidable name Kelly was a little less deadly than the moniker belies, associates in Alcatraz where he spent 21-years of his Read More