When To Use Eye Gouging In Groundfighting

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Dirty tactics such as eye gouging often come up in self defense instruction as a legitimate method of escaping an attacker. Specifically when on the ground. But as a stand alone tactic, they are very unreliable.

A Hidden Danger In Only Having A Gun For 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]