Category Archives: Self-Defense

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Traditional Martial Arts and Self defense

Before I get started into my blog post, take a moment to read this post from Tony Blauer. I study traditional martial arts, holding rank in Taekwon-Do and Okinawan Kenpo Karate, plus various other arts here and there. In all … Continue reading

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Laws of Self Defense

A very important topic that too often gets overlooked by self-defense instructors is what are the laws? The best thing to do is talk to a lawyer in the area you live to gain an understanding of the laws in … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Bodyguard

One of the things you learn from Tony Blauer is to “Be Your Own Bodyguard“. I won’t go into the entire concept of the program but I do want to harp on the importance of being responsible for your own … Continue reading

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Defending Against A Knife-Defensive Knife Use

Marc MacYoung will be in the Seattle area on March 30-31, 2013 to provide instruction on defending against a knife and using a knife for self-defense. The course is taking place at the Firearm Academy of Seattle. Should be a … Continue reading

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How Would You Attack You?

Something to think about is “how would you attack you?” If you were the predator in what ways would you attack yourself? Where are you vulnerable, distracted, zoned out of the real world, etc.? Stop and think about things and … Continue reading

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The Environment

I’ll here people ask questions such as “what if I get attacked in a dark garage?” or “what if I get attacked in a bathroom stall?” Good questions, but they (in my opinion) looking at the wrong reason in asking … Continue reading

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What are you doing in your training?

A mistake many martial artists make in regards to their art is thinking it is “the solution” for self-defense. My personal opinion is I haven’t seen a martial art that really covers all the skills well. What do I mean … Continue reading

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Finding a PDR Coach

Some of you might have stumbled across this website via a web search and would like to find someone in your area to learn more about the program.  The first place to look is the Personal Defense Readiness website. You … Continue reading

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Pressure Points

The other night in karate class we were going over pressure points and how they can be used in self-defense. In one situation we talked about using two different pressure points if you are on the ground and the attacker … Continue reading

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Online Dating Safety

Online dating has become more popular the last several years. People are busy, hate the bar scenes, whatever the case may be, they turn to online dating services to try to find that someone special. Below I’m offering a few … Continue reading

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