Archive for the ‘Survival Mind Set’ Category
A lot of people are skeptical of whether self-defense and martial arts techniques will really work against a bigger, stronger attacker.
Unfortunately, many of the traditional techniques people learn, will fail the test when facing a giant mass of muscle looking to pound you into the ground.
But real street fighting techniques like the one you’re about to discover have been proven extremely powerful and devastating no matter how big and ferocious the attacker.
For example, if you followed the “old school” days of cage fighting, you might remember a giant brute by the name of “Tank” Abbott.
If you didn’t, well… just imagine the meanest looking barroom brawler biker dude you’d ever hate to be on the wrong side of.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been elbowed by my wife many a time with the expectant, “Honey, I heard a noise! Go check it out while I wait safely snuggled in the comfy coziness of our quilted down comforter!”.
If you’re like most people, you creep out of the bedroom quietly — tip-toeing through your floorplan like a secret agent, ready to get the drop on the scum-sucker stupid enough to pick your home as his next victim. But is this the best way to respond to a potential attack?
When most people think of “survival food”, they think of MRE’s… canned goods… dried foods… etc. All of these have their place, but there’s one food you may not have thought of… and it’s like solid gold in a disaster or “collapse survival” scenario. It’s COFFEE!
You see, coffee is one of those staples that so many of us take for granted — until there’s a food crisis! Not that you and your family are going to be devastated if you don’t get your morning java… but there are many people who would kill for a cup-o-joe during a disaster recovery, when supplies are short. And what a great item to use for “survival bartering”, eh?
Imagine what other people would give (food, water, ammo, medical supplies?) for a friendly cup of coffee or some grinds during a time when there’s little food resupply (like during the recebt OK tornado disaster).
So here’s your Java Action Plan…
I’m a strong advocate that you should own a firearm to protect yourself, your family, and your home from a home invasion.
If you’re new to guns, however, you’ll quickly discover that there’s a dizzying array of choices available in firearms.
This is true even if you live in one of the states that has recently cracked down on gun ownership.
There are a lot of handguns and even shotguns and rifles (what we would call “long guns”) on the market.
When you’re choosing a firearm, one of the factors you’ll likely consider will be the power of that weapon to stop someone who is attacking you.
But what is power, exactly… and is there a difference between stopping power and killing power when choosing the best weapon for home defense?
The Protector: Citizen Support Initiative
The perfect self-contained self-defense and readiness program for anyone who wishes to be prepared to take care of themselves and others when threatened with physical violence!
Damian Ross has done it again! For those of you who are familiar with Mr. Ross’ Self Defense Training System Combatives program you know how efficient and effective that program is. Now, there is a new system based on the Police Combatives program from the Self Defense Company, but this program is for civilians who want to help their community and themselves!
Let’s face it…we aren’t nearly as trusting in society as we once were, are we?
Behaviors that were once commonplace, indicating a much greater level of comfort with what we thought was a safe and civilized society, have changed to reflect more fear, more prudent caution, and even more paranoia.
We keep a much closer eye on our kids, for fear that some pervert will snatch them.
We’re nervous in parking garages.
We lock our doors at night.
We’re suspicious of the knock at the door.
And with good reason…
The average citizen is easy pickings for the predatory class of criminals categorized as “home invaders”.
Of course you’re smart enough to avoid dangerous areas prone to a riot, right?
But the very nature of social chaos reveals that riots can occur at a moment’s notice and have been known to occur in such common scenarios as:
- Sports team championship loss
- Bad court decision like LA “Rodney King” riots
- Flash mobs like 2011’s Milwaukee State Fair attack
These very events have led to severe injury and even death where there was once a peaceful environment.
If you find yourself caught in a riot, one of the things you want to make sure of is that you don’t draw attention to yourself.
While you may be a crack shot down at the range with the bright lights and nice stationary paper target, you must understand this…
… most shootings will occur in low-light settings and while you (and/or your attacker) are moving.
This is important to know because I’ve been noticing more and more stories in the news of late night home invasions.
In low-light, you have the added challenge of identifying your target and then making a shoot — don’t shoot decision.
(You wouldn’t want to find out that bump in the night was just your teenager sneaking in through the window after losing the house key, right?)
This is where a good quality tactical flashlight comes in handy.
So what type of light do you need?
This story might be a work of Fiction but this author, and his impressive background, are Fact!
I happen to be an avid reader of martial arts and combat related books. I enjoy both technical books containing information of how to perform certain techniques but I also enjoy martial arts and related novels and books of fictional stories and characters. I especially enjoy those books that describe police or law enforcement officers who are involved in stories where martial arts play a strong role in the theme and storyline.
General George Patton once said…
“The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his.”
While this battlefield mantra has been a driving force in our military mind-set, applied to the reality of how to win a real street fight, these words ring just as true.
I’ve seen countless street fights where the person “losing” the battle just gives up…basically curling up into a ball and waiting for the kicks and punches to stop.
Sometimes they do…and sometimes they don’t.