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Category: Weapons Training

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.

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

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

The Realities of Carrying and Using Self Defense Weapons

The Realities of Carrying and Using Self Defense Weapons

Let’s Get Started If you follow Fightfast, you probably have some questions about carrying and using self-defense weapons. Are they legal? Should I carry one? Do they really work? How do I know which one is really best for me? The fact of the matter is that there really are no one-size-fits-all answers to these Read More

Your Best Self Defense Options for Real World Survival

Your Best Self Defense Options for Real World Survival

Let’s me get right to the point, you need to know not only what your self-defense options are, but also which ones work best the best for you. You will find your answer within one or more of the three groups I am about to discuss in this article, (1) Martial Arts; (2) Non-Lethal Self Read More

Self-Defense Systems by Derek Smith

Self-Defense Systems by Derek Smith

Picking The System For You As a former federal agent, retired military counterintelligence and investigations agent, and 35-year martial artist with several black belts I know a little about what really works for self-defense and what does not. With that being said, I want to share with you what I think are the best martial Read More