The Worst Self-Defense Advice Ever

As I get to teach self-defense seminars and run courses around the country, I often spend time talking to students about self-defense advice and/or tips. I get a lot of “I was told to do X, what do you think about that?” Sometimes people are given good advice, and sometimes people are given poor advice.

Lock Your Doors!

Ok, I know. This is basic stuff right?  Well, you’d be surprised how often I need to say it. So I’ll say it now:  Lock Your Doors!! In Your Home: In recent months I’ve talked about the importance of having a strong door to your home, and the tactics of criminals to distract a homeowner

Criminal Tactics in a Home Invasion.

Last month I described how to make your front door significantly stronger. This month I wanted to describe two common criminal tactics as they relate to your home and its doors. A proper front door can be a very strong point of defense for you and your family.  And many criminals know this.  But it

The Achilles heel of your door.

When it comes to home security. Your front door is an obvious point of importance that needs some attention. A weak door may be too easily kicked in, allowing someone entry into your home quickly. Most families reading this probably have a relatively strong door, but it may not be a secure door. The reason

Going Out of Town? Call the Cops!

Did you know most of the small police departments in our area will check on your house while you are out of town?  Many of the smaller departments like Perrysburg City, Perrysburg Township, Lake Township, Maumee, and Rossford all offer “House Checks” for their residents. Simply call the non-emergency number for your police department (easily

Build a Comforting Fire Safely

Self-Defense and Safety is sometimes just doing things in a sensible, cautious manner. I often tell people, if they truly knew how boring 90% of executive protection work is, it wouldn’t seem nearly as “sexy”. Being as we have a serious cold front coming (and a bunch of snow) I thought this might be a

Protect Older Relatives from Theft and Fraud

I view self-defense and personal protection as including many facets and categories. Maybe it’s the police officer in me, or that I simply like people. But I also look to see how I can protect others as I have developed the skills and ability to protect myself. Working in law enforcement, one of the things

Survival Tips If Your Car Gets Stuck in a Blizzard

Once again, self-defense and more importantly personal protection isn’t always about fighting, grappling, and violent conflict. Sometimes it’s just a matter of being prepared. Getting trapped in your car during a blizzard can be a terrifying experience. But it doesn’t have to be fatal, if you stay calm and follow these survival tips: Stay in

Stay Safe and Awake at the Wheel

Self-Defense and Personal Safety often involve the not-so-sexy and oh-so-important issues of good decisions and preemptive actions. Let’s talk about keeping you and your family safe on the road. A nap can be pleasant and relaxing—unless you’re at the wheel of a car when it happens. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that sleep-related driving