• 5:00

    Stopping an Armed Threat Using Unarmed Tactics

    A PDN member recently sent Rob Pincus a link to a video to review and give his thoughts on. Did the actions of the good guy as he attempted to stop an armed robbery of a convenience store actually put himself and others in more danger? Rob’s first point is that as soon as a…

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  • 35:23

    On Duty CBD: An Interview with Gregory Keeley

    PDN has always presented health and fitness information because these topics relate to our defensive lifestyle. Training and on-the-job injuries affect how we can best defend ourselves and those we care about. In this extended interview, PDN talks with U.S. Navy veteran Gregory Keeley about his On Duty CBD and how it can help people…

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  • 12:59

    Weapons-Based Ground Fighting

    This detailed video lesson by Todd Fossey of Integrative Defense Strategies is geared toward people who have no training in armed or unarmed ground fighting, up to an intermediate skill level. If that describes you, or if you’d like a new perspective, this video is for you. Weapons-based grappling on the ground has a lot…

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  • 13:40

    Draw Prevent

    In this extended video, Todd Fossey of Integrative Defense Strategies (IDS) teaches what he calls Draw Prevent — preventing an attacker from drawing a firearm from the holster. The lesson integrates hands-free skills with firearms skills. In this video, the attacker is drawing from the right-hand side at about the 3 o’clock position, though the…

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  • 10:14

    Sensory Recognition Development

    Through frequent and realistic training, we can use the power of recognition to respond to a threat more efficiently. In this in-depth video, Michael Dasargo of 10X Defense explains that by recognition, he means we’re familiar with what’s happening, and contact is a key method to develop skills and have those skills transfer to the…

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  • Learn Extremity Anatomy for Self-Defense

    Part 6: Learn Extremity Anatomy for Self-Defense

    The hands and wrists are made up of very small bones and joints that are mobile and can be moved in many different ways. Peak-Performance Coach Mike Gillette advises that the first thing to understand is the range of motion the joints have, so you can maintain stability no matter how they move in a…

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  • Importance of Extremity Strength Development

    Part 7: Importance of Extremity Strength Development

    Peak Performance Coach Mike Gillette talks about how important extremity strength development is to improve all personal defense skills. While core strength development is often promoted, having strong fingers, hands, wrists and forearms is vital to us defensively in numerous ways, including being able to punch more effectively, hold weapons and tools more efficiently and…

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  • Crazy Monkey Defense: Striking

    Crazy Monkey Defense: Striking

    Crazy Monkey Instructor Cecil Burch explains the concept behind the CM approach to unarmed fighting and shares the fundamental defensive technique that he teaches. In an actual fight, ensuring that you are not knocked out or otherwise seriously injured by a strike is incredibly important.

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  • Active Shooter Training

    Active Shooter Drills in the Workplace

    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…

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