Why reality based self-defense and not just self-defense?

Many self-defense courses rely on perfect conditions and apply series of really cool martial arts techniques to dispatch of an attacker who is remaining stationary. Reality based self-defense on the other hand applies knowledge of real combative and street fighting situations to train in easy to do, gross motor movement concepts to help you survive an actual attack. Very few self-defense programs understand the psychology and physiology of an aggressive conflict and therefore gloss over this very important part of a defensive plan. Reality based self-defense programs on the other hand treat this as an important part of understanding how your defensive plan is really going to work for you while under duress.

Along with the mental and emotional aspects of an aggressive conflict, reality based self-defense programs will also focus on situational awareness and the importance of avoiding negative situations altogether. The key to a good self-defense program shouldn’t be to make you a bad ass, it should be to give you the fortitude and tools to survive when the chips are down.

The key to winning every fight is, don’t get in every fight.

Keep it real and stay safe.



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Situational Awareness 101: Entering Your Vehicle

Picture for a minute; you get into your car, fill out your checkbook, check your texts really quick, look at the flyer you just picked up and then get on the road. You’re just about to turn the corner when you suddenly see a face in the rearview mirror and he has a weapon trained on you while shouting instructions at you. Not a great scenario and one I hope to never find myself in.

When I go to the store, work or any other place for that matter, if possible I park my car a little distance from the building (but not too far) with the passenger side facing the buildings exit. This gives me a full view of the rear, passenger side, front, top and underneath of my vehicle. Once I round the driver’s side and check it for any potential threat, I will have had a perfect 360 degree view of my vehicle; top, bottom, front, back and both sides. As I arrive at my driver’s side door I do a quick check of my back seat, including the floor, enter my vehicle, lock the doors, start the car and leave. I don’t fiddle with paperwork, check Facebook, finish my texting, etc. I want to get in and go. The key is, always check your entire car, get in and get out of there, don’t dawdle. The key to winning every fight is, don’t get in every fight.

Keep it real and stay safe.



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New blog

After some discussion we decided to put a blog up where we can capture some of our thoughts and training tips just for you. Make sure to come back often to see the latest piece of news or information.



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