So, you’ve been watching the crime-filled news. You’ve probably heard stories from neighbors or friends about home break-ins. Maybe you’ve even been the victim of a home invasion. And you’ve finally decided to purchase a firearm. Great!
The world seems to be boiling this year, and an unexpected confrontation in a market or even in a parking lot can have a dire outcome. If you have to face an assailant armed with an edged weapon, the danger level of such a confrontation can turn into a life or death situation.
Your neighbor next door just told you his brand new Ford Mustang was stolen last night. He had it locked up, had the alarm system on, but whoever stole it was a pro; it was gone and was going to stay that way. What did he do wrong?
In any realistic effort to be prepared to the fullest extent to provide for the well-being of oneself and loved ones, you have to consider the carrying of concealed weapons. In contemplating going armed, the responsible individual is confronted by a concern about encountering the police and the potential consequences.
You are a family man. You work at least 40 hours per week. You have children to take care of, a yard or small garden to tend, and in your spare time, you read articles such as this one in hopes of finding valuable information for you and your loved ones.
Sexual assault is a common occurrence in our modern society, and it seems that this subject is not given the proper attention it deserves. Even worse, few women acknowledge the fact that they may one day be subjected to such a scenario.
For the aging preppers, self-defense becomes a carefully planned activity since they won’t always be able to use a firearm. While the martial arts and hand to hand combat are ideal tools for self-defense, the age of the practitioner plays an important role in how to train.
“The control of a large force is the same in principle as the control of a few men; it is merely a question of dividing up their numbers. Fighting with a large army under your command is nowise different from fighting with a small one. It is merely a question of instituting signs and signals.”—So wrote the Chinese General Sun Tzu in his treatise The Art of War some 500 years before the birth of Christ. Today we are going to cover the small unit tactics that every survival group should know.
This theoretical article will explore the different elements of hand to hand combat, also introducing several practical tactics that can aid in a valid conclusion to a fight. Although we discuss supplementary weapons, the term “hand to hand” as applicable here relates to conflicts where the only defense is the hand.
One of the best ways to prepare yourself for any fight is to take up martial arts training. There are many types of martial arts that you can take up, and it all depends on what your goal is and how long you have to train for them. The earlier you start, the more prepared you are going to be if you need to use it. We have recently published an article about Asian Martial Arts, and we highly recommend you read that before you decide which you take up.
What does the recent social upheaval happening all over the world mean to you and your ability to defend yourself and your home? Many people’s home defense plans are predicated on a collapse of civil order…. today’s city dweller often lives in conditions that make it look like that collapse has already happened.
For the modern preppers and survivalists interested in self-defense training, attempting to separate mythical images and actual attributes of Asian martial arts fighting systems can become an exercise in frustration.
Ambushes are of special concern to preppers and survivalists because, in a crisis, there may be looting bands who prey on others in order to sustain themselves. If worst comes to worst, and a total break-down of law and order occurs, criminal elements will have an almost free hand to victimize others. Surviving an ambush will certainly not be an easy task, but these strategies should give you an idea on how to prepare and what to expect.
I first came in contact with a steel baton during my years in the law enforcement, and its practicality as a self-defense weapon stayed with me long after I left the force. I have a steel baton in my car, and it’s my weapon of choice to convince an assailant to change his mind.