There was a study done about what criminals fear the most during the commission of a crime. I don’t recall the entire study, but do remember that the overwhelming majority were afraid of an armed citizen, not being caught by police or going to jail. The police can’t hurt them, if they do, that’s a free ticket out of jail and money (at least they think so). Doing time just gives them more street credibility and more knowledge (most time in behind bars is spent learning how to commit crimes from other inmates). The only person that gives them something to lose is a citizen. This trend should be continued. Criminals should fear the good people of this world. No one should be easy prey to these bullies. If everyone learned to defend themselves, there wouldn’t be anyone for the bullies to pick on. The good people of the world should take back our streets, everywhere. We should make the criminals run and hide from us, as a society. Edmund Burke said "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." DO SOMETHING! GO GET SOME TRAINING! Click on Guest Book above and fill it out. We will get back to you! If you don’t get training here, get it somewhere! Make the criminals run from the good people of this world. Stay Safe,
Lack of sleep is something that gets to us all. Even the most conditioned professional suffers from it. When you are tired you have to think about things further ahead. Have that plan ready in your mind and listen to your instincts. Recognize when you are tired and not thinking as fast as you could, then plan accordingly. Drive less when possible, stay out of questionable places, and ensure you have your tools with you. You can prepare ahead of time for being tired. The more in shape physically, the less it will effect you, and the more plans you have practiced, the less being tired will effect you if the worst happens. Stay Safe,
OODA Loop is an acronym for the way people think and act. It was created by USAF Colonel John Boyd for fighter pilots. It was quickly adapted by the rest of US Forces and is used today at all levels.
Observe, Orientate, Decide, Act is how people think when they are doing anything. The process may only take a second or less, but the idea is that it is always done. If the environment changes, then someone starts the process again. The application is if you keep someone restarting the OODA Loop, they can never get to the Act part.
What’s the best way to win a violent encounter? Never let it begin!
Moving through a dark parking structure late at night is something that should make you nervous. I was recently reminded of this at the hospital around 2 am. When moving around walk with your head up, shoulders back, and with a purpose. The idea is to look like you know what you are doing and that this is a normal occurrence for you. Criminals are always looking for an easy mark. When getting in the elevator or stairs (both have advantages and disadvantages) look for people watching you. Don’t walk strait at either. Walk like you are going to pass it and then turn at the last second and go. If someone tries to get on the elevator at the last second with you, get off! Wait for the next one, or better yet, take the stairs. If you can’t get off, hit the button for the next floor and get off. This will mess with the guy’s OODA Loop. Also, talk to him. Keep them thinking of something else besides their plan to attack you. If he is not a criminal, you could make a new friend. When coming out, look around, and make sure there isn’t some waiting for you (you can always get back in and go back down). When going to your car don’t walk directly it, walk past it to make sure there is no one following or hiding and then turn, open your car, get in, close the door, and lock it! Turn the car on and drive away. You don’t have to run through this, but the faster you move the less likely someone could get to you. Have a simple plan and you can win without a fight. Stay Safe
When you take advice from someone, make sure you know the source. Talk to that person and get an idea what their background is in the subject. Are they an expert or just have a GFI (Good Freakin Idea)? I was reminded of this at a shooting match. All the participants stand around and talk continuously. It’s a great way to meet good people. There was an older gentleman that was shooting decently and giving others advice. We started talking about how there is a small shortage of ammunition and it is driving up prices. He was afraid it was never going to stop. I reminded him of what happened when Bill Clinton got elected, and in 1999 during the Y2K scare. He said he didn’t know anything about that because he has only been shooting for about 4 years. By his looks and attitude I thought it would have been most of his life. So just remember when you get advice from your friend or coworker that has no real training or background in fighting, the information is probably worth what you paid for it. Thank them, and then go get training from a professional.