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Sparring Is Not Fighting

Amateur and professional sports events such as Mixed Martial Arts, boxing and professional wrestling, as well as Taekwon-Do, Jiu-Jitsu,...

Worth Fighting For?

Know yourself and what you’re willing to fight for. This can’t be a game-time decision…it must involve some soul-searching and personal...

6 Reasons Parking Garages Can Be Scary

More people have asked me about parking garage safety than any other topic. For several reasons, these structures especially strike fear...

Listen to Yourself

“Would you just listen to yourself?” Although this sounds like something your best friend might say when you’re being unreasonable, or...

Don't Go In...This Isn't a Movie

Self defense begins with making safe choices for yourself and those for whom you are responsible. Sometimes habit or emotion gets in the...

Can a Book Save Your Life?

“This book can save your life.” Although that’s what the cover of my favorite book asserts, I disagree. Neither this book nor any other...

Don't Give Away Information

It is impossible not to give away information about yourself. The way you talk, the clothes you wear, the vehicle you drive, and even...

Target or Victim? There's a Big Difference

Although you may be the target of an attacker, a stalker, a mugger or a rapist, you do not have to be a victim! In many cases of self...

Stop Checking In!

I like social media as much as the next person, and I use it both personally and professionally. However, when I see someone “checking...

Pepper Spray: A Very Hot Topic

During my self defense seminars, someone invariably asks for my recommendations regarding Mace/pepper spray. My unequivocal...

Safe and Secure

You install a home security system to keep your home secure. If you leave your door unlocked, your garage door open, leave a key under...

Keep Showing Up!

Most people never take a single martial arts or self-defense class.  They never take piano lessons, try ballroom dancing, write a blog,...

Staying Safe During This Uncertain Time

People are concerned about COVID-19, its effect on our society, and the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones. Here are a few

What are you willing to die for?

I ask every student, whether in a private lesson, a Taekwon-Do class or a large self defense seminar:  “Make a list of all of the things...

Three Tools for Self Defense

If you are aware of your surroundings and make a conscious effort to avoid potentially dangerous situations, you can greatly increase...

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