Reading body language is important for spotting pre attack indicators.

Reading Body Language for Pre Attack Indicators

I often talk with my students about awareness being the first line of self defense. But awareness isn’t just about knowing who’s around you or where your escape routes are. It’s also about reading the intent of people and spotting pre-attack indicators. If you understand a little about reading body language, those cues are easier …

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What is the best self defense weapon?

The Truth About Finding the Best Self Defense Weapon

We shouldn’t have been laughing. But we were. She stood there staring in amusement at the unused pepper spray. One second I was coming at her- closing the gap between us and bracing for the spray. The next second I was grabbing her. It actually confused me for a moment. Not exactly the stall tactic I was expecting. …

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Don’t Break This Cardinal Rule of Public Safety

There is a not-so-secret secret to your own public safety. The secret is to follow the cardinal rule. Be careful what you reveal to strangers. I’d like to believe I would never fail to abide by the secret, but I’m sure I have. In fact, there is so much information shared these days that nobody …

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slow is smooth, smooth is fast

Attention: This Cliché Will Actually Boost Your Speed

Walk onto any military base, and about any law enforcement center as well. You’ll hear it thrown around endlessly. Slow is smooth; smooth is fast. But as annoying as clichés can be, this one can actually make your training better and improve your skills. Oh, and the speed and accuracy of your techniques. I’m speaking from experience. …

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The Best Self Defense System- No Class Required

What system should you study for the best self defense? It’s a question I’m asked on a regular basis. Just browse the internet and you’ll find countless courses claiming to be the best kept secret. The instructors list background qualifications a mile long. The price usually ranks right up there with it. Maybe you’ve watched videos online. Perhaps you’ve …

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Self Defense Training

What if I told you there are five self defense training mistakes that will be your downfall on the street? Sure, mistakes happen in training. It’s part of the learning process. Whether you’re in a one day seminar, or three years into weekly classes, you’re going to make them. The important thing is not what went wrong, but what …

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Women’s Self Defense Seminar

You just need to decompress after another long day at work. After digging the remote out of the couch cushion, you flip on the TV to the evening news. More drudgery… this election is already getting old. Suddenly, you snap to attention at the words “a woman abducted near Wolf Creek was found dead…” You …

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