Self Defense

Self Defense Articles about keeping your family and friends safe in the toughest situations.

When and Where Do People Get Attacked the Most?

Aggravated assault is the fourth-most common crime that occurs in the United States. It’s ranked under larceny/theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. An aggravated assault occurs when an attack occurs with the intent to cause grave injury to another person. It can involve a weapon. Weapon-based and weaponless aggravated assault incidents account for about 7% …

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Throwing Stars

How to Throw Throwing Stars Correctly

Throwing stars are a unique self-defense weapon that can maximize damage while expanding your boundaries. If you’ve seen action movies from Japan, China, and other parts of Asia, it’s not unusual to see a few throwing stars flying around the screen. When they’re thrown for fun, this self-defense tool is sometimes called a “Ninja Star.” …

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Stun Gun Knife

Bringing a Stun Gun to a Knife Fight: How to Get Away Safely

You see someone suspicious on the street. As they reach into a pocket, your eye catches the glint of a knife blade. There’s a stun gun knife in your pocket. You pull it out to defend yourself, but both options require close contact to be effective. You can’t reach the attacker with the stun gun …

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Interest in Self-Defense Classes Is Rising in the United States

When crime increases, two reactions occur. Gun sales rise, and so does local interest in self-defense classes. Although most self-defense courses are designed to teach women how to protect themselves, everyone has options. If the class talks about domestic violence, the organizers typically limit it to ages 12 and up. The best self-defense courses involve …

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Words vs. Weapons: How to Recognize When Verbal De-Escalation Won’t Work

De-escalation techniques are becoming part of the standard operating procedure for law enforcement agencies across the United States. These tools have been part of the juvenile justice and educational systems for more than two decades. Programs like Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) teach participants how to recognize emotional situations, process information, and encourage talking instead of …

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