What You Can Do About Active Shooter Events

Another active shooter mass murder at a school. All the same rhetoric about mental health, guns, armed teachers, etc. And of course…memes. Memes that take complex issues and turn them into fortune cookie wisdom. But nothing actionable. I’m not an atheist. I’m also not very religious (in the organized sense), but this is such a […]

The Myth of Martial Art Instructor Credentials

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I think a lot of students and teachers place too much blind faith in martial art instructor credentials. John is a cop, therefore he is a qualified shooting instructor. Jake was in the military so he knows everything about combat. Jack lives in Japan and is a Shihan with 25 years of training so he […]

Before Carrying a Knife for Self Defense, Answer these 3 Questions

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Are you thinking about carrying a knife for self defense? Maybe you already do carry. If so, there are some essential questions you need to ask yourself. This article addresses the first of four key areas of understanding you need when it comes to carrying a knife for self defense. These four key areas are […]

Women’s Protective Measures FAQ

Going into unfamiliar territory is a little challenging for most people. For women who are thinking about taking self defense training, it can be even more challenging. What if I have zero experience? What if I am not in great shape? What if I look foolish or silly? How rough will the training be? Will […]

5 Reasons Women Don’t Train In Self Defense


Women’s self defense is a topic that always comes up in Spring for a couple of reasons. One, April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Two, it’s close to the end of the school year and a lot of young women are graduating high school and leaving home to start college. As you know, […]