Other PDN Training Videos

  • Defensive Grooming Gestures

    Defensive grooming gestures are great defensive techniques for when you aren’t sure what’s going on or for when you are sure but don’t want to escalate a situation by making more overt moves. Rob Pincus demonstrates these defensive grooming gestures. Possible Scenarios Imagine you’re walking down the street and see a couple of kids coming… Read more »

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  • blackhawk-inside-vehicle-medical-kit

    The new Quick-Access Medical Bag was designed by Blackhawk Products Group specifically to be used inside a vehicle. It’s a great way to carry the emergency gear you may need in a worst-case scenario. If you carry a firearm for personal defense or are just interested in personal security and safety in general, you should… Read more »

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  • Benchmade Griptilian

    If you’re looking for an everyday utility knife that can also be pressed into service for personal defense, the Benchmade Griptilian is a great choice. The Benchmade Griptilian is a very easy to open, easy to use knife that has the Benchmade Access Lock. It’s rugged, it’s durable and it’s a useful everyday tool. Blade… Read more »

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  • Concealed Carry Firearm

    When we talk about staging a defensive firearm, we’re normally talking about a firearm that’s off your body, a firearm that’s loaded, or unloaded but with a magazine next to it, or in a quick-access safe, or in a bag you carry with you. Staging a Concealed Carry Firearm But you stage a concealed carry… Read more »

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  • Fear of Over-Reacting

    When PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus talks to people who are new to self-defense training concepts, they often tell him they have a fear of over-reacting. In this video, Rob explains that as you develop your defensive lifestyle, you actually become less likely to over-react. Here’s how it works. Situational Awareness Once you start thinking… Read more »

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  • PDN 011561f_k5e22u_c Training Discipline

    As you approach a best self defense training plan, the concept of training discipline is incredibly important. Training discipline means making sure what you spend time, effort and energy on learning how to do is applicable to your intended situation or intended context of need or use. All the research and decision-making you do prior… Read more »

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  • Prioritizing Needs & Skills

    Self-defense is a huge topic with a lot of different specialty areas. You may have a lot of different concerns when developing your self-defense training plan. The first thing you want to do is prioritize your needs and then prioritize the skills that will help you meet those needs. Needs These are things like home… Read more »

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  • Handguns for Women

    Handguns for women — is there such a thing? PDN Director Rob Pincus doesn’t believe in making gender-specific recommendations because everyone is an individual. Some women have upper-body strength and some do not, just as some men have less upper-body strength than others. Same with hand sizes. Some women have large hands and some men… Read more »

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