A purpose-built, "tactical" flashlight is one of the most important tools you can carry for self-defense. A flashlight can be used to safely illuminate dark areas from a distance, as an impact weapon, and to identify targets before using force. When acquiring a flashlight, it's important to understand how it will be used, as the use dictates the requirements.
Interacting with panhandlers is not recommended and can be extremely dangerous. Panhandlers' situations are rarely what they portray. Often times panhandlers have ulterior motives that are violent in nature.
Self-defense can be overwhelming. There are many aspects, lots of information (good and bad), and often times confusion around what works and what doesn't. This alone makes it hard to know where to begin in regard to training and making self-defense habitual. Here are three things you can do right now to improve your safety.
Holidays are the perfect time to invest in the safety of your loved ones. Something as simple as a canister of pepper spray, basic knowledge of self-defense principles, or a readily available flashlight can make a difference when faced with uncertainty. Below are our top picks when it comes to highly effective, easy-to-use self-defense tools.
The ability to determine if someone is carrying a weapon is crucial to your self-defense. Often times there are telltale signs that someone is carrying a weapon before it is overtly displayed. Here are some things you need to know in order to determine if someone is armed.
There is an endless supply of self-defense products on the market claiming to stop attackers in their tracks. Companies and individuals promoting these products are pretty good at spreading misinformation and inflating the effectiveness of these devices. Below are the most common self-defense weapons and some of the pros and cons of each.
There's no question, most people are eager to learn self-defense. They will read self-defense blogs, watch a few YouTube videos, and perhaps take some training. However, all too often the planning stops there. What you need to do is adapt your self-defense skill set to your personal life and circumstances. As long as there is a disconnect between your training and your circumstances, you will not get the maximum benefit from your training.
Calling for help can be a challenge. There are no shortage of "panic button' type devices that you can buy, most of which require a monthly subscription. With the press of a button, these devices can call 911 and text a message and your location to a list of contacts. If you already own [...]
Almost without exception, when I get an inquiry about self-defense training it is from people wanting to learn physical techniques that will allow them to escape from someone who is bigger, stronger, faster and determined to harm them. The reality of the matter is this. The overwhelming majority of problems can be avoided through good decision making, situational awareness and by making self-defense a lifestyle. If you make yourself an easy target and do not foresee and avoid trouble before it becomes a physical altercation, your chances of prevailing unharmed greatly diminish.
It’s easy to become complacent when it comes to self-defense. But we must not forget, trouble can present itself anytime, anywhere. Here a few things to keep help you keep your guard up at all times.