“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” Sun Tzu

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Sparring Toward Enlightenment

Aggravated Assault. Ordinarily, that's what you'd call it: an armed person attacking another person. In the case of stick fighting, they're both armed. And wearing protective gear. And when sparring is over, it's…
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75 Year-old Veteran saves 16 Kids from Knife Wielding Maniac POS — The Tactical Hermit

I am a firm believer that regardless of your age, once that SPARTAN WARRIOR ETHOS or MINDSET is implanted into a person’s spirit, it never fades nor shrinks with age…
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Why I dislike gimmick weapons — Pahlawan Personal Security

Originally posted on the street standards: Tactical pens, cleverly disguised saps, modified brass knuckles, and so on. There’s a whole industry out there selling hidden/disguised weapons to the self-defense crowd.…
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Escaping Restraints and Priority of Effort

Escaping restraints is an entertaining party trick. It is also a useful survival skill. That said it isn't top priority. Years ago, my old employer sent me to a course teaching…
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Target Selection and Approach

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/08/dean-weingarten/arizona-open-carrier-shoots-and-kills-armed-felon-defensive-gun-use-of-the-day/     This unfortunate event illustrates a couple of points: Selection. Prior to the event and unbeknownst to the young woman in the video, her attacker was making a…
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Self-Defense for Pacifists

Can pacifists use self-defense? They'd better. We are all aware that there are criminals who will readily use violence to achieve their aims. Some enjoy violence for its' own sake.…
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