• 10:53

    The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Who?

    “Who?” refers not only to the bad guy in a potential confrontation but also to you — who are you and what level of investment have you made into a defensive persona? Types of bad guys/violent criminal actors are also discussed. Complete Series: The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Introduction The 5 W’s of…

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  • 4:48

    The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Overview

    For defensive purposes, we think of violent criminal actors in terms of their potential interaction with us, the law-abiding citizen, or armed professional. That interaction has five “W” components: Who, What, When, Where, and Why. Complete Series: The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Introduction The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Overview The 5…

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  • 4:08

    The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Introduction

    The late William Aprill gave nationwide presentations to private citizens and armed professionals on the nature of violent criminal actors. In this series of videos, he shares much of that important information. Complete Series: The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Introduction The 5 W’s of Personal Defense – Overview The 5 W’s of Personal…

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  • 2:31

    Violent Criminal Actors – Wrap Up

    Some key takeaways from the insightful information in this series, including how and why you should develop a more robust response to the threats posed by violent criminal actors. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Training…

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  • 8:53

    Violent Criminal Actors – Changing Your Mindset

    If you’ve watched the previous videos in this series, you may now feel overwhelmed knowing what you’re up against in a worst-case scenario with a violent criminal actor. Here are some strategies for prioritizing your preparations. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers…

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  • 13:27

    Violent Criminal Actors – Training for Defensive Violence

    William Aprill and Rob Pincus discuss how you should train to commit defensive violence. Topics include mindset; self-assessment of your knowledge, skills and attributes; and commitment to training your weak spots. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal Actors…

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  • 8:57

    Violent Criminal Actors – Training to deal with Violent Criminal Actors

    How flawed is the standard response model of avoidance — deterrence — de-escalation when under threat from a bad guy? Can we affect their behavior or do we need to ramp up our response to match their irrational violent threat? Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent…

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  • 12:56

    Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence

    Understanding how violent criminal actors are made may not keep you safer or help you avoid violence, but it will help you understand why defensive action on your part may be necessary. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal…

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  • 7:06

    Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence

    William Aprill defines antisocial personality disorder, sociopath and psychopath, and discusses the characteristics and motivations of each. Complete Series: Violent Criminal Actors – Introduction Violent Criminal Actors – History of Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Triggers to Violence Violent Criminal Actors – Training to deal with Violent Criminal Actors Violent Criminal Actors – Training for…

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