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    The Three C’s of Coordinated Defense were in the past called the Three C’s of Tactical Operations with a Team because they come from the world of close-quarters battle and executive protection teams. Modern Definition of the Three C’s Now the Three C’s of Coordinated Defense can be applied to refer to family defense, active… Read more »

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  • 013025f_k5e92u_c-stopping-violence-efficiently
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    Doing anything efficiently means accomplishing your goal with as little time, energy and effort as possible. When it comes to stopping violence, what are the most efficient ways to stop or avoid it? Avoidance Avoidance is definitely a strategy for efficiently stopping violence. If you remove yourself from the area where violence is occurring or… Read more »

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  • Active Shooter Training
    4:47

    An active shooter is someone who comes into a public space with the intent of hurting as many people as possible. What kind of active shooter training can be done in a workplace? High-Risk Areas If you’re in a high-risk area such as a hospital, amusement park, shopping mall, or school, a place where people… Read more »

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  • active-shooter-scenarios-in-the-workplace
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    Active shooters are a growing threat, and training to respond to them in the workplace involves having a plan, practicing drills and, if your company has the resources, implementing scenario training. If you work in a large-scale facility with a lot of people — for example, a school, shopping mall, hospital, or corporate complex —… Read more »

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  • Avidity Arms PD-10
    3:29

    A purpose-built defensive gun designed by Rob Pincus, the Avidity Arms PD-10 striker-fired pistol has gone into production and will soon be available for sale. Here’s our first close look at it. Avidity Arms Avidity Arms was founded by PDN’s Rob Pincus and others, with one goal being to bring to the market handguns designed… Read more »

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  • Defensive Grooming Gestures
    2:48

    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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  • Fear of Over-Reacting
    2:55

    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
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    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
    6:48

    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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