On The Right to Self-Protection Blog
Think – Because Survival Isn't a Sport

Posts Tagged ‘self-protection

Understanding Self-Protection Part 2: Balancing the Equation between Size, Strength and Training

01/11/2011

The very first thing to know regarding the participation in an asocially violent encounter is that the amount of training that you do is of absolutely no concern IF you are not training asocially. This means that all the MMA/Reality-Based/Martial Arts training that you do has no impact on the outcome of a truly asocial […]

When Fear Gets Us Hurt

07/28/2010

One of the things I have noticed in the many years I worked personal protection and taught self-protection was the unflagging conviction that the vast majority of people had about criminal attacks and how it would affect them. Almost without fail they believe that they travelled in circles that would not experience real criminal violence because they went to “good” parts of town, or the lived in “good” neighborhoods, or the shopped in “upscale” places that didn’t let “those kinds” of people in.

Getting People Hurt

07/15/2010

Teach the horrible reality of what asocial violence is so your clients never want to posture, or needlessly challenge another, or fight out of ego. On the flip side they will not have to fear criminals, because they know what is required to survive. Putting trauma with the intent to harm the person attacking is simple, direct and devastating but the mindset to choose to do that needs the truth of the issue to present itself so the decision becomes firmly rooted and instinctively accepted.

The Dangerous Reliance on Firearms and Sport Training for Self-Protection

02/18/2010

The current situation we find ourselves in is the “gun culture” or more aptly the “gun dependency culture”. It is a culture that emphasizes reliance upon the use of a tool such as a gun or knife to defend oneself. Now in many instances this is a sound choice. When confronted by an armed thug […]