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Category: Self Defense

How to Choose the Right Survival Knife for YOU!

How to Choose the Right Survival Knife for YOU!

I carry a knife with me almost everywhere I go, and I have a variety of knives that I like. In the military and as an agent I always had a knife with me, sometimes more than one. The Air Force actually issued me the knife shown below.

Developing a Fight Winning Attitude

Developing a Fight Winning Attitude

In my years of training and fighting, I have discovered that most fights are lost for one very simple reason: hesitation. The person being attacked either does not react fast enough or is less willing to use violent force than the attacker. A bad guy who attacks you has no problem hurting you… but are Read More

Attacking The “Buckler” From Heenan To Louis

Attacking The “Buckler” From Heenan To Louis

First, what’s a buckler? A buckler is a small round-shield wielded by swordsmen or spearmen, it is worn on the defensive forearm or held in the defensive hand. While the weapon-hand went to work the buckler was used to deflect blows and at times used as a weapon itself. OK, so what does a buckler Read More

Strike Like You Mean It: The Fluid Shock-Wave Principle

Strike Like You Mean It: The Fluid Shock-Wave Principle

I would like to introduce you to a fighting principle called the Fluid Shock Wave Principle. I was taught this principle when I became an instructor in a police defensive tactics system called PPCT which stood for Pressure Point Control Tactics. Even though this was the primary focus of the system, I won’t be talking Read More

Hellenic Navy SEALs & Combat Breath-Holding Tactics by Mark Hatmaker

Hellenic Navy SEALs & Combat Breath-Holding Tactics by Mark Hatmaker

The Importance of Knowing How To Swim A recent series of water-related tragedies reminds us of, at the very least, the vital importance of the ability to swim, and for the ready-warriors of the world an ability that goes a bit beyond that.

Impact Weapons: Escrima Stick or Expandable Baton

Impact Weapons: Escrima Stick or Expandable Baton

Martial Arts & Weapons When it comes to self-defense, I like to train in systems that are practical, especially when it comes to martial arts that train in weapons use. You probably don’t carry around samurai swords, spears, or nunchucks with you, but you might carry a pocket knife or stick. For years I have Read More