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Honoring the Brave: A Salute to Our Vets This Veterans Day

As we approach Veterans Day, I hope we all took the time to pause, reflect, and honor the extraordinary men and women who have donned the uniform of our armed forces. Each year, on November 11th, we come together as a nation to acknowledge the sacrifices and valor of our veterans—the guardians of liberty and […]

From 9/11 to Everyday Safety: The Unseen Importance of Personal Defense

September 11, 2001, is a date that has been indelibly etched into the collective psyche of America and the world. The terrorist attacks that day left thousands dead and thousands more injured and had a lasting impact that rippled through our national policies, economy, and even our culture. We went to war, expending immense human […]

Will Self-Defense Training Become Mandatory for Flight Attendants?

It is rather unfortunate to note that the global health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has not only led to an overall increase in tension and anxiety but has also contributed to the rising levels of violence and aggression on airplane flights. This concerning trend has been observed and corroborated by several airlines and […]

How Effective Are Non-Lethal Self-Defense Weapons in Real-Life Situations?

Non-lethal self-defense items are increasingly used by law enforcement and civilians to protect themselves and others without resorting to deadly force. However, the effectiveness of non-lethal methods in real-life scenarios is often debated. There is some evidence to suggest that non-lethal methods can be effective in deterring and stopping attackers. For example, a National Institute […]

Self-Defense Basics Everyone Should Know

Not everyone can have personal security guards protecting them 24/7. Self-defense is a crucial aspect of personal safety that cannot be overlooked. It involves safeguarding oneself from potential harm that can occur in various forms-physical, emotional, or psychological. Everyone must possess some basic self-defense techniques to enhance their resilience, regardless of age, gender, or physical […]

Mindset for Successful Self-Defense

Self-defense is more than simply knowing how to fight. It is also about having the right mindset. A strong self-defense mindset will help you stay calm and collected in a dangerous situation, make better decisions, and increase your chances of success. The basic mindset for successful self-defense is one of awareness, preparation, and confidence. It […]

Self-Defense Sabotage: Pride, Arrogance, Ego, and Taking Things Personally

How Pride, Arrogance, Ego, and Taking Things Personally Make You Not Able to Handle Conflict Pride, arrogance, ego, and taking things personally can all be major roadblocks to handling conflict effectively. When we’re feeling these emotions, we’re more likely to become defensive, aggressive, or even shut down altogether. This can make it difficult to communicate […]

300 Reasons to Learn to Defend Yourself

If you haven’t seen the movie 300 yet, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s almost 20 years old by now, but it’s an entertaining, action-packed, epic movie experience, even though it’s not quite historically accurate. The movie is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Frank Miller, so it’s not meant […]

Are You Facing a Trained Fighter, Street Scrapper, or Novice?

There are a few key differences between a trained fighter, a street scrapper, and a novice. Trained fighters have typically received formal training in a martial art or combat sport. They have learned the fundamentals of fighting, such as striking, grappling, and takedowns. They have also learned how to use their skills in a controlled and […]

When Is Your Training Resume Enough?

I saw a great meme the other day on Instagram. “If you were looking to hire someone to provide security to your family, and you were presented with your own resume, would it be enough?” – unknown I think the quick answer is “Maybe, but that’s why we continue to train.” Taking on the role […]