As a student of self-defense, I have taken literally hundreds of hours of self-defense training courses spanning the broad spectrum of self-defense learning. Unarmed courses, armed courses, different types of weapon courses, decision-making courses, driving courses, instructor-level courses, and many more have been part of my quest, if I can borrow a phrase from my
From time to time, I get a student who openly admits they would have a problem shooting someone.
This article covers the reasons you shouldn’t look at your gun while working on it, period. This includes loading, unloading, and clearing malfunctions.
As a community, we tend to obsess over the latest and greatest gun, bullet, holster, or other item that we believe may give us some advantage.
In the spring of 2008, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. with a couple members of the F.B.I. Cyber Division.
You are a responsible, law-abiding citizen. You have decided to take on the responsibility of becoming your family’s first responder.
A family friend recently asked if I could help him with a shooting issue he was having.
Now we are going to discuss some psychological concepts and principles that can help students diminish their innate reluctance to use violence.
In the first part of this article, we explored some of the factors that help form our attitude toward knife use and knife defense and how they may negatively influence our ability to protect ourselves.
When I teach my defensive knife courses, at least one student always says, “I’d rather defend against a handgun than a knife. Knives scare me more than guns!”