4 levels to winning a self defense encounter

There are 2 things people often get wrong about self defense. Firstly, that you “just” stop the attacker. Secondly, that after you’ve stopped the Bad Guy, all is well again and you ride off into the sunset. Sorry, there are Read More …

The best article on avoiding rape?

If you are female, then you need to read Marc MacYoung’s article on Rape Avoidance. This is not a complete how-to guide, but it is the single best article in existence when it comes to avoiding rape.

Why de-escalation works

De-escalation can take many forms, from using conversation to put yourself “on the same side” as the other guy (with mirroring or some other humanizing technique – i.e. the opposite of Othering) to Shadow Dancing, to pre-emptive violence that prevents Read More …