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Comprehensive Self-Defense, Part Four:  Do The Work Comprehensive Self-Defense, Part Four: Do The Work
By: Rob Pincus

Seeking formal training for self-defense and establishing a practice regimen are the only ways to follow through on a commitment to being responsible for your own safety and that of those you care about. In this last of a four-part series of articles on Comprehensive Self-Defense, I’ll share with you the best ways to get the most out of your limited resources when it comes to both training and practice. It is also important to understand that they are very different things and both are vital. If you haven’t already read the beginning of this series, be sure to check out the earlier parts so you will have the best idea specifically what you need to be training and practicing. READ MORE

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How To Use Expandable Batons for Self-Defense

A lightweight expandable baton may be a great intermediate force level defensive tool for you to have in a public environment, if it’s legal, or to have staged in your workplace or around your home for a personal-defense situation. WATCH NOW

How To Use Expandable Batons for Self-Defense
Close Quarters Defense & Entanglement

In this extended video, Craig Douglas of Shivworks presents four close quarter defense tactics for surviving an assault that begins with physical blows by an attacker. This often leads to an entanglement of limbs of the defender and attacker, during which the attacker may produce a knife or gun. Here are some strategies for getting out alive. WATCH NOW

Close Quarters Defense & Entanglement
It Could Happen to You
Couple Fights Off Armed Robbers

An Aiken County, S.C. couple who thought they were meeting with individuals whom they had arranged to purchase a car from on were instead met by a pair of armed robbers. While one of the robbers pointed a gun at the male victim, the female victim drew a gun and fired at the criminals, striking and killing one and causing the other to flee. (WBTV, Charlotte, N.C. 11/26/15, WRDW, Augusta, Ga. 11/26/15)

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Washington Post Skewers Obama on Shootings, Vindicates Rubio and Gun Rights Position

Just as the New York Times is doing its best to shrug off whatever remaining journalistic integrity the paper might have had, the country’s other major establishment newspaper, the Washington Post, has managed to check some facts without their usual bias. The Post’s Fact Checker column concluded that Barack Obama deserved a rebuke for some of his recent comments on gun control, while giving a statement by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) their highest award for credibility.

Specifically, the Post took issue with Obama’s repeated claims that high-profile shootings do not happen with the same frequency in other countries. For Instance, at a June 19 speech before the wildly anti-gun U.S. Conference of Mayors, Obama claimed, “[w]e are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.”

The Post wisely turned to research examining the rate of deaths resulting from mass shootings in 11 countries, conducted by State University of New York-Oswego professor Jaclyn and Texas State University’s H. Jaymi Elsass. The Post points out, “the United States had a lower rate of mass shooting fatalities per 100,000 people than Norway, Finland and Switzerland.”

Moreover, the Post cites economist John R. Lott, who told the reporters, “If you are going to compare the U.S. to someplace else, if you are going to compare it to small countries, you have to adjust for population. Alternatively, compare the U.S. to Europe as a whole.” The piece went on to explain that Lott contends that when this more appropriate measure is taken “from 2009 to 2015 shows the rate of mass shootings in the United States and Europe are about the same.” READ MORE

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