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Use Enough Force

By on June 24, 2014

Are you prepared to use enough violence?  We all think we are, but studies show we (the good people) generally hesitate.  If you read “On Killing” by David Grossman, you may understand it better, but the short explanation is that

Podcast 81 Escalation of Force

By on January 16, 2014

Download Here Today we talk about using force both legal and moral issues of using force for self defense. The things you are likely to face if you use force to protect yourself and some trips to help you get

Podcast 65 Shoot First?

By on September 8, 2013

Download Here Should you shoot first?  On TV the bad guy always shoots first and then the good guy wins. We have to get this out of our minds.  The good guy doesn’t have to wait until the bad guy

Reasonable Use of Force (Part 2)

By on April 24, 2013

Yesterday I talked about the bad things that could happen to you if you use excessive force.  Today, let’s talk about the application of force (disclaimer; in the police academy this is about 40 hours worth of material, this is

Responsible Use of Force (Part 1)

By on April 23, 2013

As someone who teaches self defense, intends to defend myself if need be, and a good person, I need to use force responsibly, reasonably (i.e. legally), and ethically.  There are many cases that show how the use of excessive force

Verbal Self Defense

By on November 6, 2012

Using your voice for self defense is a great art to learn.  It doesn’t take much and can save you a huge amount of grief.  A couple weeks ago I was able to use my voice to keep myself out