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Category: Street Fighting

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

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

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

Realistic Training Equates to Realistic Fighting

Realistic Training Equates to Realistic Fighting

One of the things I was taught as a special agent in the military and as a civilian agent was to “Train Like You Fight, Fight Like You Train”. I incorporated this mentality into all my martial art classes and courses I have ever taught. You see, if you train like most martial art classes Read More

Derek Smith: Multiple Opponents

Derek Smith: Multiple Opponents

I’m not going to lie and say I’ve fought multiple attackers many times, but there have been a few. In this article, I’m going to share how I dealt with a couple of those attacks and how you can save your life should you run up against multiple attackers.