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IS LETHAL FORCE SELF-DEFENSE USEFUL IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?

I would hope lethal force self-defense isn’t useful in your everyday life… As we say at our courses, we sincerely hope you never have to use what we’re teaching. But like a fire extinguisher or handgun, when you need it, nothing else will do. You don’t buy one looking forward to the opportunity to use …

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ACCESS THE MEAT: CHOOSING THE LEVEL OF INTERACTION IN VIOLENT CONFLICT

One of the key features of the sociopath is that he sees everyone as essentially the same–a piece of meat to be butchered. Sociopaths look at everyone this way, regardless of personality, skill, or ability. A big strong guy with a black belt looks the same to him as a sleeping little girl. The sociopath …

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WINNING VIOLENCE: WOULD IT MATTER TO A SERIAL KILLER?

The title of this article about winning violence refers to the way I like to answer questions that have nothing to do with the needs of violence—questions about legality, appropriateness, blocking, defending against this or that attack, “but what if he,” etc. The worst among us are the best at winning violence. They are feared …

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Access the Meat: Choosing the Level of Interaction in Violent Conflict

One of the key features of the sociopath is that he sees everyone as essentially the same–a piece of meat to be butchered. Sociopaths look at everyone this way, regardless of personality, skill, or ability. A big strong guy with a black belt looks the same to him as a sleeping little girl. The sociopath …

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UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE: FOUR LEVELS OF HUMAN INTERACTION

When it comes to understanding violence and normal human behavior, there are four general ways in which human beings interact with one another: As a person – social This is trying to change behavior, mood, or motivation. This is where most people would like to keep the situation. As a skill-set — anti-social This is …

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