Content about non-martial arts self defense.
Every time I start to talk about hand to hand self defense, there’s always someone that blows it off with some variation of the following mentality: “I’ll just shoot’em.” But there is a hidden danger in only having a gun for self defense.
The danger is that when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. When all you have is a gun, everything looks like a shooting problem.
Here’s an example of how this way of thinking can go wrong.
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…
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 based on Phil Legare’s Personal Protective Measures Level 2: Advanced Edged Weapons course.
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 I get injured? Will this bring up bad memories and feelings of past trauma?
Maybe you feel that self defense training doesn’t really apply to you…