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WHATS MISSING IN ALL SELF PROTECTION TRAINING & WHY THE MEDIA LIKES IT THAT WAY

I did a great interview with Brett McKay from the Art of Manliness this week. I share it with you in this article. Wanted you to really focus on what’s most important when it comes to your self-protection, and the interview I did with Brett really highlights the one key that everybody is forgetting, and …

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SELF DEFENSE TRAINING: KILLING WITH RULES

During self defense training, you learn that there are stark differences between competition and killing. And yet, when it comes to making the distinction, I’ve found that some people have a hard time differentiating one from the other. A common comment I hear from competitors (whether in boxing, karate or mixed martial arts) is that …

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SELF PROTECTION LESSON: MOVE WITH THE INJURED MAN

If we are accurate and correct—if we hit a square-inch of important anatomy with enough force to break it—we inflict a debilitating injury. One major self protection lesson is that when it comes to blunt force trauma, injured people move in response to their injury. Neurologically, organisms move away from negative stimuli—broken ribs and a …

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SELF-DEFENSE Q&A: WHERE DOES TFT FIT INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT?

Greg M. writes: “I recently started receiving your training e-mails and they are full of great self-defense information. I am going to pass them on to my training staff for their input. Now the question: I clearly see the use for your methods when that ‘oh shit’ moment comes. Most regular citizens can come to …

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THE ULTIMATE SELF-DEFENSE FIGHTING TECHNIQUE

The ultimate, undefeatable secret self-defense fighting technique doesn’t exist. Sorry. After eons of tearing into each other, it’s all been done, cataloged and trained. Ad nauseam. There is, literally, nothing new under the sun. What we do have from all that awful R&D is a vast spew of systems, styles, traditions, paths and ways. And …

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PROTECT YOURSELF: BUILD A BETTER MONSTER

Invariably, when we’re giving instructions on how to protect yourself, we get questions along the lines of: “Okay, I get all that violence stuff — but what if he’s bigger/faster/stronger and has a knife/stick/gun/three guns?” That’s a great question. Or it would be if that were what they really meant. More often than not, people …

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