Category: Self Defence

What does doing self defense really mean?

What exactly does “doing” self defense mean? I think for most folk it means learning a martial art and then using some fancy kicks and strikes against the bad guys when they come a-knocking! I think we have hollywood to

Defensive training and tactical gear

Defensive training and Tactical Gear What role does top quality tactical gear play in self defense or even law enforcement? This is a question that I asked myself recently having spent a fair amount of time observing various practitioners (both

Self defense, an increase in crime and the economic downturn.

Self defense, an increase in crime and the economic downturn. I recently watched a report carried on the British news channel SkyNews regarding the anticipated increase in UK crime as a result of the current economic crisis. In essence the

Women’s and ladies self defense

Women’s and ladies self defense This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I think there is a fundamental difference in the way boys and girls are brought up. Boys are often taught (especially by their macho Dad’s)

Self Defense and real energy.

Self Defense and real energy. On a recent visit to the African Bush, in Big Five Country, I was confronted by the ebb and flow of raw, unmasked energy as well as it’s various manifestations and it reminded me how

Self defense techniques and physical fitness.

Self defense techniques and physical fitness. There seems to be an inverse relationship between mastering self defense techniques and the physical strength or effort exerted by martial artists and self defense practitioners. The older, wiser and more experienced the practitioner,

Self defense techniques and training.

There is a huge demand for so-called reality based self defense. I find this a rather amusing thought; surely nobody would want to partake in self defense training in which the techniques were not real? However here lies the problem.

Self defense lessons from the Beijing Olympics

My last blog about safety highlighted lessons from long ago – The fall of Constantinople. Today I would like to talk self defence lessons from a much more recent event – the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. No doubt you

The fall of Constantinople – safety lessons from the past.

The middle of the 15th century was a time of great invention and flux. Several seemingly innocent happenings combined to bring about the fall of a 1000 year empire! Berthold Schwarz, a Germanic Monk is widely accredited with the mixing

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Self protection in “Fortress Suburbia”

Posted to the web on: 15 January 2008 Looking after themselves in fortress suburbia Jonny Steinberg THERE is something black South Africans became skilled at generations ago that whites are just beginning to learn now. It is the art of

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