black belt defender logo

free shipping on orders over $49

We're having a 15% off sale on all our products. Enter your email below to be notified about future sales.

credit card logos

Self-Defense, Security, and Martial Arts Blog

Concealed Carry for Caregivers: A Guide to Protecting Your Loved Ones

In the complex web of responsibilities that caregivers, parents, grandparents, and guardians navigate daily, the safety of those in their care is paramount. The decision ...
Read More →

10,000 Steps to Safety: Walking Your Way to Self-Defense Readiness

In today’s fast-paced world, where the sedentary allure of screens often trumps the call of the wild, staying physically fit has become more crucial than ...
Read More →

The Right to Bear Arms…Against “Crack Bears”? Florida Says Yes

In a move that has stirred considerable debate across the Sunshine State, Florida’s Senate has recently passed a bill that fundamentally alters the rules of ...
Read More →

Cyclists Defend Against Cougar in Uncommon Encounter East of Seattle, Resulting in Injuries

In a startling incident east of Seattle, a group of five cyclists experienced a rare and frightening encounter with a cougar, leading to injuries for ...
Read More →

Decoding Darkness: The Fascination with Serial Killers and Lessons for Personal Safety

Unveiling the Shadows: Understanding the Lure of Serial Killers and Their Impact on Personal Security The dark narratives of serial killers have long enthralled the ...
Read More →

Prepared, Not Paranoid: The Pragmatic Reason We Carry Self-Defense Tools

In an ideal world, safety would be a given, not a concern. Threats, if they existed at all, would come with a forewarning, clearly signaling ...
Read More →

The Fighting Spirit of America: Ranking the Most Self-Defense Skilled U.S. Presidents

As the nation comes together to celebrate President’s Day, we find ourselves in a moment of reflection, not just on the monumental leadership and decisive ...
Read More →

Stallone’s SEALs: A Father’s Ultimate Plan to Protect His Daughters

Sylvester Stallone, the legendary action star and a father to five, including sons Sage and Seargeoh and daughters Sophia, Sistine, and Scarlet, has always been ...
Read More →

Multiple Coyote Incidents at Texas Park Lead to Heightened Safety Measures

In a series of unsettling events at Parkway Central Park in Arlington, Texas, three children were attacked over the course of a week by what ...
Read More →

The Art of De-Escalation: Using Pepper Spray Wisely

The Balanced Approach to Self-Defense: Mastering De-Escalation and the Judicious Use of Pepper Spray In the realm of personal safety, pepper spray stands out as ...
Read More →

The Psychology Behind Fear: Turning Anxiety into Awareness—The Ultimate Guide to Leveraging Your Fight or Flight Response for Personal Safety

Fear: it’s an ancient, primal emotion that resides in the core of our being, a universal experience that each of us has encountered in the ...
Read More →

Escape Plans: How to Safely Exit a Dangerous Situation

The Importance of a Well-Executed Exit We often invest time in preparing for emergencies like natural disasters, learning self-defense techniques, or even carrying self-defense tools. ...
Read More →

John Moses Browning and the Iconic 1911: A Legacy of Precision and Protection

On February 14, a day typically enveloped in the warmth of romantic gestures and expressions of endearment, the realm of firearms and self-defense honors a ...
Read More →

As Always, Be Safe and Be Prepared.

The Creed of Preparedness: The Pillar of Self-Defense at Black Belt Defender In the realm of personal safety and self-defense, preparedness is not just a ...
Read More →

Navigating the Waters: The Rising Tide of Shark Encounters

The serene expanse of the ocean belies a notable uptick in the incidence of shark encounters, casting ripples of concern among beachgoers and marine enthusiasts ...
Read More →

Test of Survival: Life-Threatening Encounter with a Coyote in Rhode Island

In the serene, yet unpredictable wilderness of Johnston, Rhode Island, a routine hike transformed into a harrowing tale of survival when a lone hiker faced ...
Read More →

21 Feet of Safety: The Rule Every Self-Defense Enthusiast Should Know

In the realm of self-defense, numerous concepts, techniques, and guidelines exist that aim to provide a foundation for ensuring personal safety. One of the most ...
Read More →

Hyperawareness: Paying Attention to Things Most People Don’t for Self-Defense Mastery

In a world filled with distractions, mastering the art of self-defense requires a unique perspective—a hyperawareness that extends beyond the ordinary. While self-defense often conjures ...
Read More →

Choose Your Own Adventure: Scenario Planning in Self-Defense Training

Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books that let you dictate the flow of the story by making decisions for the main character? This immersive ...
Read More →

Gloves On, Weapons Ready: Mastering Self-Defense Tools in Cold Weather

When Winter Adds an Extra Layer of Challenge As the temperatures begin to drop and winter coats make their way out of the closet, a ...
Read More →

Why Improvised Weapons Should Be Your Last Resort, Not Your Go-To Plan for Self-Defense

The Improvised Weapons Dilemma We prepare for various situations in our daily lives, whether it’s packing an umbrella for possible rain or carrying a spare ...
Read More →

Fortress at Home: Lessons in Self-Defense and Security from Helm’s Deep

In the realm of fantasy, the fortress of Helm’s Deep in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” stands as a symbol of ultimate defense and ...
Read More →

Understanding the Appropriate Use of Self-Defense Weapons

In today’s world, personal safety is a paramount concern for many. With various self-defense weapons available, it’s crucial to understand when and how to use ...
Read More →

The Reality of Kidnappings: Myths, Stats, and Safety Measures – A Comprehensive Guide to Debunking Misconceptions and Elevating Your Personal Security

Setting the Scene Kidnappings make headlines and dominate news cycles, instilling fear in the collective consciousness. But what do we really know about kidnappings? Could ...
Read More →

Swiss Tourist’s Harrowing Escape from Bear Attack by Amputating His Own Arm

In a shocking incident of survival, Stefan Claudio Specogna, a Swiss tourist, was forced to amputate his own arm to escape from the jaws of ...
Read More →

Choosing the Best Pepper Spray: A Buyer’s Guide

In an unpredictable world, personal safety is a paramount concern. Pepper spray, a non-lethal self-defense tool, has become a popular choice for individuals looking to ...
Read More →

The Master Blaster Stun Gun: Your 95 Million Volt Personal Security Powerhouse

In an increasingly unpredictable world, the need for reliable self-defense tools has never been more vital. While carrying a gun might be an option for ...
Read More →

Understanding Pepper Spray: A Balanced Perspective on Its Use and Effects

In response to the claims presented in a recent article claiming pepper spray is a lethal chemical weapon, it is essential to provide a comprehensive ...
Read More →

Understanding the Psychology of a Stalker: Motivations, Behaviors, and Early Warning Signs

Stalking, a pervasive and often dangerous behavior, has profound psychological underpinnings. Understanding the psychology of a stalker is crucial not only for mental health professionals ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker E8: Ruben Jaramillo – A Descent into Obsession and Violence

In the final episode of “I Am a Stalker,” viewers are presented with the troubling case of Ruben Jaramillo, whose relationship with the older Maria ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker E7: Terry Morrison – A Story of Trust Betrayed

In episode seven of “I Am a Stalker,” the series explores the unsettling case of Terry Morrison and his relationship with 54-year-old Sadie, a tale ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker E6: Deketrice Jackson – A Path of Obsession and Harassment

In the sixth episode of “I Am a Stalker,” the series shifts focus to Deketrice Jackson, whose inability to cope with rejection led to a ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker E5: James Corpus – A Friendship Turned Nightmare

In the fifth episode of “I Am a Stalker,” viewers are introduced to the unsettling case of James Corpus, whose close friendship with Ashley took ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker S1E4: Jaclyn Feagin – A Twisted Tale of Jealousy and Harassment

The fourth episode of “I Am a Stalker” presents the unusual case of Jaclyn Feagin, a woman who orchestrated a sinister campaign of harassment against ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker S1E3: David McGee – Unmasking the Charming Facade

The third episode of “I Am a Stalker” unveils the disturbing story of David McGee, whose seemingly charming demeanor concealed a dark and violent nature, ...
Read More →

John Moses Browning: Celebrating the Legacy of a Firearms Genius

The Life and Times of John Moses Browning Early Years and Formative Influences John Moses Browning, born into a world on the cusp of the ...
Read More →

I Am A Stalker S1E2: John Anderson – A Relationship Turned Nightmare

The second episode of “I Am a Stalker” delves into the tumultuous and tragic relationship between Rachel and John Anderson. What began as an intense ...
Read More →

I Am a Stalker S1E1: Daniel Thompson – A Tale of Escalating Obsession and Violence

In the first episode of “I Am a Stalker,” viewers are introduced to the harrowing story of Daniel Thompson, whose fixation on his high school ...
Read More →

In the Shadow of Obsession: Lessons from ‘I Am a Stalker’ and Strategies for Personal Safety

Netflix’s gripping true crime docuseries “I Am a Stalker” has captivated and alarmed audiences with its deep dive into the dark world of stalking. Spanning ...
Read More →