Mindset Strategy

Surviving a Knife Attack Part 1: Mindset and Mental Preparedness

I've been very intrigued recently on the concept of knife fighting, specifically as it pertains to unarmed empty-handed skills, strategies and techniques against an adversary armed with a knife. What I have come to realize in regards to being truly prepared against a real knife attack, is there are a lot of shortcomings in our… Continue reading Surviving a Knife Attack Part 1: Mindset and Mental Preparedness

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Mindset Strategy

The Bystander Effect

It was March 13, 1964 at approximately 3:15 in the morning in Queens, NY. Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was on her way home after working all night at a local bar where she was the manager. This particular evening, however, Ms. Genovese would not make it home alive. This evening, Ms. Genovese was viciously and deliberately… Continue reading The Bystander Effect

Techniques & Skills

Bear Hug from the Front

I've previously posted about defending yourself against a bear hug attack from the rear (link here). Today we're going to discuss the rear bear hug's counterpart, the Front Bear hug. Just as with the rear attacks, front bear hugs are broken down into two attacks, arms free and arms pinned. In this post we'll discuss… Continue reading Bear Hug from the Front

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Self-Defense Gadgets & Gizmos: Pros and Cons

"Self-Defense" has become a very widespread term over the last few decades. Everything from "Masters" of mysterious ancient secret deadly martial arts, to people who took a weekend seminar and are now certified badasses teaching self defense techniques, to companies who sell "self defense" products up to and including "rape proof underwear". I fear that… Continue reading Self-Defense Gadgets & Gizmos: Pros and Cons

Techniques & Skills

Chokes with Push (Front & Rear)

I've previously covered defenses against an extended choke from the front as well as from the rear here on this blog. Definitely check those out if you haven't already. The defenses against those mostly static attacks are fairly similar, and rely for the most part on instinctual plucking defenses as the primary method of alleviating… Continue reading Chokes with Push (Front & Rear)

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Man vs Monster: Vampires

In my previous Man vs Monster post we discussed Self-Defense strategies against Zombies (link at the end). In this post we're going to discuss some defensive strategies in the event you find yourself toe-to-toe this Halloween with sharp fanged, blood sucking, metamorphosizing demons....Vampires! Again, in keeping with the Halloween spirit, this post is just for… Continue reading Man vs Monster: Vampires