69 Killed By Madman-Victims Frozen to Death By Fear-Learn to Survive Violence

Norway has a low murder rate. Much lower than in the United States. Therefore, it’s a bit shocking that in 2011 a 33 year old Norwegian gunned down 69 people, most of them teenagers. Anders Behring Breivik described the massacre he committed very calmly during the initial stages of his … Continue Reading Continue reading

Reality Never Lies—Get Up Off Of That Thing and Get Real

When I was a teenager I was a big fan of the singer and entertainer known as “The Godfather of Soul”, James Brown. He told it and sang it like it was. He wasn’t a pushover and sang about what he believed in and entertained with gusto and pride. He … Continue Reading Continue reading

The Fundamental Truth about Training—The Way You Practice Means Everything—Including Your Life

Years ago, there was a deadly nighttime shootout where two policeman were killed. When the smoke cleared and investigators arrived to assess the scene, they found something very unusual. They found empty casings in both deceased police officers’ pockets. The shootout occurred in the days when police carried revolvers. The … Continue Reading Continue reading

Knife Attacks Worse Than Gun Attacks? No, But Yes…Graphic Content

The best personal self-defense weapon is a firearm. For general walking around self-defense a handgun is best and within the home, perhaps a shotgun but the latter may be debatable. However, close up, I fear a knife more so than a handgun if I have to defend against it. I’m … Continue Reading Continue reading

Avoidance and Self-Defense

One important aspect related to self-defense training is something that’s not taught very much and is actually looked down on by some teachers. It’s avoidance. Avoidance is what it sounds like. Simply avoiding areas or things that a prudent man or woman would. Sylvester Stallone I know a man who … Continue Reading Continue reading

Alarms—The Good, Bad and Human Cockroaches

In my past life as a cop, I’ve been on literally thousands of alarm drops. They’re usually called drops which simply means alarm activations. How it worked was that either an alarm company called the police with a residential or business alarm activation or sometimes police dispatchers notified us directly … Continue Reading Continue reading

Everyone Loves a Who-Done-it and Kick that Can Down the Road

On April 9th 2016 former New Orleans Saints defensive end and 2010 Super Bowl champion Will Smith, was killed in the middle of a street in New Orleans. There was a vehicle crash, police said, followed by a heated exchange and a deadly shooting. It looks like the homicide was … Continue Reading Continue reading

Abusers, Killers, Shock and You

I was almost killed by a criminal as a kid. So, you’d probably be surprised that I sometimes still get surprised about man’s cruelty towards man. But I do. Yesterday I watched an NBC Dateline show that showcased a high-school boy who murdered a fellow student simply because he thought … Continue Reading Continue reading

Reality Never Lies—Get Up Off Of That Thing and Get Real

When I was a teenager I was a big fan of the singer and entertainer known as “The Godfather of Soul”, James Brown. He told it and sang it like it was. He wasn’t a pushover and sang about what he believed in and entertained with gusto and pride. He … Continue Reading Continue reading

Human Cockroaches, Rape, Robbery, But . . . 10 Simple Hotel Security Tips

One balmy southern night a 45 year-old mom and her 18 year-old daughter were fast asleep in their South Carolina hotel. They were on a mother daughter vacation. Just two ladies ready to bond and have some fun. So, they locked their hotel room door and settled into their separate … Continue Reading Continue reading

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