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Defense from Multiple Attackers

Defense from Multiple Attackers

As I have said before, the people who commit violent crimes are not looking for a sporting fight, they are looking for victims and they will not abide by any rules or decency.  One common, and difficult to defend against strategy employed by violent criminals is to outnumber their victims.  This can, and has for many, turned into a deadly situation.  But even in a situation where you are facing multiple attackers there are still steps you can take to increase your odds of survival.   Positioning The best thing that you can do if you are being confronted by […]

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Defensive Wrist Locks (Video)

Defensive Wrist Locks (Video)

In most street fights and assaults, at some point, your opponent will try to dominate you by grabbing a hold of you or your clothing.  If they succeed in establishing a solid grip on your collar, hair, or your wrist, they will be able to dictate your movement and force you into a compromised position that you will have a hard time defending against blows from.  If you have a working knowledge of defensive wrist lock techniques you will be able to break their control, dominate their position, and possibly even finish the fight in a brutal fashion by breaking […]

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What to Do After a Defensive Shooting   

What to Do After a Defensive Shooting  

Whether you are forced to use your firearm to defend yourself in your home or on the street, the sad reality is that you might not be out of danger.  The internet is full of news stories in which defensive shooters face murder charges.  It sounds ridiculous, and it is, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen and couldn’t happen to you.  If you have a firearm in your home, and especially if you carry a firearm with you in public for protection, you need to know how to handle the legal aftermath of a defensive shooting.  Here are […]

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Proper Techniques for Using Pepper Spray

Proper Techniques for Using Pepper Spray

Pepper spray may seem like a fool-proof self-defense method that anyone could properly use in any situation, but like any piece of equipment there is a wrong way and a right way to use it.  If you are unfamiliar with your pepper spray you are reducing your odds of being able to properly deploy it in a high-stress situation.  If it is used improperly you may not be able to properly disable your attacker, and you may even end up on the receiving end of your own weapon.  Here are some tips for how to properly defend yourself with pepper […]

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3 Dirty Fighting Techniques that Work

3 Dirty Fighting Techniques that Work

Rules exist in combat sports like MMA and boxing for a reason, mainly to protect the fighters from serious injury or death.  But there are no rules on the street, and if you are being attacked you aren’t going to have the luxury of being able to tap, or having the ref stop the fight because you can’t defend yourself.  Your life may depend upon the outcome of such encounter.  It would be foolish not to take advantage of every technique.   Headbutt The front of your skull, where the hairline meets the forehead, is the hardest part of your […]

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How to Make a Shepherd’s Sling from Paracord (Video)

Without a weapon, your survival menu will be extremely limited.  In this video we see how to manufacture and use a survival weapon, the shepherd’s sling, using only paracord.  Having this skill added to your arsenal will make it possible for you easily carry all the necessary material to help you put food in your stomach in a wilderness survival scenario. If you liked this, you might also enjoy… What is ‘The Final Bubble’, and Are You Ready for It? Understanding the End Times Natural Healing Secrets Doctors Don’t Want You to Know Please follow and like us:

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Defense Against a Sucker Punch

  Most fighting styles train under the pretense of mutual combat.  This has both competitors in a fighting stance ready to engage.  But street fights often don’t reflect this level of sportsmanship, the sucker punch is all too common.  The effectiveness of the sucker punch relies on the intended victim being unprepared, don’t let that be you.  These are 3 techniques you can use to defend against the sucker punch.   Hands Up As with any potentially dangerous situation the best way to protect yourself is to avoid the danger in the first place, so while you want to have […]

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Getting Your Weapon in the Fight

Getting Your Weapon in the Fight

If you are a CCW holder that has been forced to defend yourself, or if like me you just have an addiction to CCTV footage, you know that carrying a weapon isn’t enough to keep you safe.  You need to be able to get your weapon in the fight, and you need to do so safely and effectively.  This generally means that you have to do so quickly and without your attacker being aware of it.  These are a few strategies you can use to help you get your weapon in the fight.   Keep Your Strong Hand Free This […]

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Self-Defense for Women

Self-Defense for Women

Self-defense is something that everyone needs to think about, but women are particularly vulnerable and often specifically targeted.  Women can be targeted for muggings because they have less strength, have a thinner skull (making them easier to knock unconscious), or as targets for abduction and sexual assault.  Because of hormonal, physical, and social differences, women tend to not think about fighting or violent confrontations as much as men, but if you want to avoid an assault or survive one, then you must think ahead.  Here are some basic principles to keep in mind.   Arm Yourself Realize that you, as […]

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Self Defense Tips for Travelers

Self Defense Tips for Travelers

Whether you are traveling by air, driving, or anything else, the laws that govern carrying and transporting weapons are not going to make it easy for you to defend yourself.  Unfortunately, the criminals where you are headed are not as likely to be concerned about the laws as you are, and you will be more vulnerable when you are in an environment that you are not used to.  These are a few tips to keep in mind when you are traveling to help you defend yourself.   Check a Bag If you are going to be traveling by air, you […]

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How to See an Attack Coming

How to See an Attack Coming

As a defender and not an attacker you will always be at a disadvantage since the attack will always come from an ambush and not with a gentleman’s “on guard” warning.  But just because a potential attacker doesn’t want you to know that they are planning an attack doesn’t mean that you can’t see it coming.  We’ll talk about a few “pre-attack indicators” that attackers often do prior to the attack, recognizing these cues will allow you to plan your defense or even a counter ambush.   Scanning Scanning is one of the most common pre-attack indicators, it is when […]

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Prepping for a Gun Ban?

Prepping for a Gun Ban?

One of the very first questions in last week’s monumental presidential debate was in regards to future supreme court nominees and what that would mean for decisions regarding the Second Amendment. Regardless of what your views on gun control might be, it is a realistic concern that our rights might be so far restricted that certain guns, if not guns all together, might be banned sometime in the next few decades, if current trends continue. Here are some weapons you might want to consider familiarizing yourself and possibly purchasing before they are banned. AR-15 First on the list of banned weapons will […]

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Popular Handgun Concealment Positions: Strengths and Weaknesses   

Popular Handgun Concealment Positions: Strengths and Weaknesses  

  With the threats of Islamic terrorism and rising violent crime rates first-time gun ownership is also understandably on the rise.  Thousands of Americans that never thought they would even own a gun are now considering carry a handgun with them everywhere they go for personal protection.  This can be an intimidating concept for those that have never carried a firearm before.  To help, here a few of the popular carry positions and their strengths and weaknesses. 12 o’clock The 12 o’clock carry is when the firearm is carried on the front of your body, inside the waistband, on the […]

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Practical Self-Defense

Practical Self-Defense

It is estimated that the average American will see 200,000 images of violence in the media by the age of 18.  Putting aside the moral implications of this, because that’s a whole other topic, there is another result these images will have on the viewer.  Namely, they will have a completely unrealistic concept of fighting and self-defense.  The vast majority of fights do not include spinning jump kicks, multiple opponents that wait their turn, or anything seen in any Jet Li movie ever.  As entertaining as these fight scenes are, they don’t resemble reality and they can taint one’s approach […]

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Basic Pistol Marksmanship

Basic Pistol Marksmanship

With violent crime back on the rise, terrorism, and an increasing trend of lawlessness, it’s no wonder that first-time gun ownership is on the rise in America.  Many people who had previously never considered owning a firearm are now looking to be caring a handgun for personal protection.  But carrying it is not going to be enough if you are put in the position where your life is threatened.  You need to know how to use your weapon, and use it safely and effectively.  This is a list of basic pistol marksmanship concepts and techniques, but it is not a […]

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Understanding Distance in a Lethal Encounter

Understanding Distance in a Lethal Encounter

One of the less glamorous aspects of survival is being prepared for either short-term survival during some kind of attack, or the need to be prepared for lethal encounters after disaster strikes. When supplies are low and tension is high, violence is bound to be at least someone’s mode of survival, so you need to be prepared. Understanding how distance affects one’s ability to attack and defend will allow you to properly respond to an attack in a lethal encounter.  Whether the attacker is unarmed, holding a knife, swinging a club, or has a gun, distance is a factor.  Responding […]

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Situational Awareness in Transitional Spaces

Situational Awareness in Transitional Spaces

Most attacks occur in what is called transitional spaces.  These are places where you are transitioning from one environment to another and where the attacker can easily come and go.  Examples would be parking lots, convenient stores, gas stations, elevators, and bus or train stations.  When you are in these spaces, as many of us regularly are, you need to be aware of potential threats in order to respond properly and reduce your risk.  These are a few things to keep in mind when you are in a transitional space. Transportation station Having your face in your phone, especially with […]

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Self-Defense From A Vehicle

Self-Defense From A Vehicle

People have a tendency to feel safe in their vehicles in a similar way to feeling safe in your home.  And while being in a vehicle has its safety advantages in a defensive scenario, it is no fortress on wheels.  When facing an attack in your vehicle, knowing its strengths and vulnerabilities will greatly impact our ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones. Speed is not always dangerous When in your vehicle you are always at a greater risk of being attacked when your vehicle is stopped.  If you are coming to a stop light, allow yourself enough room between […]

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Firearm Maintenance Basics

Firearm Maintenance Basics

While a gun that is in poor maintenance is unlikely to pose an active threat to your life, it could very well be putting you in danger.  Whether you will need your gun to function effectively in a self-defense scenario or to hunt, a malfunction could cost you your life.  In a self-defense scenario fractions of a second can mean the difference between life and death, and a malfunction can, and has, cost the lives of those who did not properly maintain their firearms.  If you are relying on your hunt to provide you with food, you are unlikely to […]

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Firearm Skills You Need for Survival

Firearm Skills You Need for Survival

There’s no doubt that a firearm is one of the most important survival tools you can own. For home defense, self-defense, self-reliance and disaster preparedness, having a firearm has countless advantages to any prepper. But it’s not as simple as owning a gun, or even knowing how to load, unload, discharge and aim. There are important skills beyond the simple operation of your firearm that are really going to contribute to survival and self-reliance that you need to be mastering and working on now. Guns are not magic wands that ward off bad guys and bring in big game, they […]

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Makeshift Weapons That Are Allowed (Almost) Anywhere

Makeshift Weapons That Are Allowed (Almost) Anywhere

Most violent attacks do not occur at the pistol range or NRA meetings.  Whether it be muggers, jihadists, or simply crazy people, most attackers chose “soft targets”, or people when they are most vulnerable.  But even in this age of “gun free zones” there are ways to protect yourself that have not been legally limited (yet). Acetone Acetone, such as nail polish remover is a corrosive solvent that will do damage to your eyes.  So you should do what you can to avoid getting in your eyes.  That being said, filling an empty Visine eye drop bottle with acetone could […]

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Concealed Carry Basics for Women

Concealed Carry Basics for Women

These days, more and more women are getting their concealed carry permits. Firearms are often referred to as “the great equalizer” because they can give women, especially smaller women with no specific training in self-defense, an advantage over would-be attackers. All politics aside, if you’ve ever been stalked, mugged or sexually assaulted, your views on guns might change once you realize the advantage a firearm can give you over a would-be attacker. While handguns are also not the ideal survival weapon, getting familiar with handgun basics now can definitely still be an advantage after SHTF. Especially right when disaster strikes, […]

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Self-Defense Without a Firearm

Self-Defense Without a Firearm

The most effective tool for self defense is a firearm.  But what if you are one of the people living in an area where your right to defend yourself is being limited?  Or if you can’t afford a firearm yet, can’t carry one where you live, or simply do not want to buy one? Then you are going to have to stay smart to say safe, and improvise.   If you are being robbed, for example, especially by an armed attacker, you should always appear to comply and be submissive, even while planning your counter attack.  There’s always the chance […]

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Basics of Home Defense

Basics of Home Defense

Every year, on average, one million Americans are victims of violent home invasions.  Self-defense starts at home.  What can you do to increase your chances of survival? Get a dog It doesn’t have to be a Pitbull to increase your safety, and a large dog has its drawbacks in some situations.  For one, if you are thinking about long-term survival after a disaster, a large dog requires more food than a small dog.  But even a Chihuahua can wake you up when someone is trying to break in, giving you the chance to arm yourself that could save your life. […]

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3 Situational Awareness Tips That Could Save Your Life

3 Situational Awareness Tips That Could Save Your Life

Good situational awareness can save your life in a number of ways. It could mean being aware of where you place your feet as you walk through the woods, avoiding stepping on or near a venomous snake. It could also mean recognizing the signs that someone intends to do you harm and reacting before they get the chance. Take a little bit of time every day to improve your situational awareness, and your chances of survival in any situation will increase dramatically. Be Aware of Your Surroundings Instead of getting caught up in a fireworks show or wandering aimlessly through […]

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