Look at demos of defenses against a knife threat and a baseball attack, and comment on what is right and what is wrong with these defenses (scroll down the page to submit your comment). Defense against a knife threat 1 Defense against a knife threat 2 Defense against a baseball attack Click here for self-defense […]
A very educational video of a real knife fight: It is amazing it was not over much sooner. . . . The video shows how difficult it is to defend oneself without an “arm extender.” It also shows that although the defender was brave, he lacked the common sense to take off his backpack when […]
This self-defense tip is about defending against a knife attack by using an umbrella. I will begin with techniques and tactics suitable for the Unbreakable® Umbrella. That’s because these are easier to practice than those possible with regular umbrellas. They are more reliable too. Because the Unbreakable® Umbrella is as sturdy as it is and […]
This self-defense tip continues the subject of defending against a knife attack using everyday objects, which began with tip number 69, Everyday Objects as Improvised Weapons of Self-Defense: Rolled-up Magazine vs. Knife, Part I. In tip number 69 you can see that a strong whack with a rolled-up magazine at even the serrated edge of […]
Before I show you how to disarm a knife-wielding attacker, here are a few facts: A knife-wise attacker can make five or more knife stabs or cuts in one second, each to a different body part, and can maintain that intensity for a few seconds. (By “knife-wise” I mean an attacker who knows about attacking […]
In the previous self-defense tip, I have shown how to use a rolled-up glossy magazine to deflect a knife or even knock it from an assailant’s hand. Today’s self-defense tip is about defending against a knife attack by using a jacket or any suitably substantial piece of clothing. Pay attention: The piece of clothing must […]
It is summertime and crime is rising—lowlifes are out and about, and you need to arm yourself as best as you can. I have already written about turning such everyday objects as pencils and credit cards into improvised weapons, for defense or for attack. This self-defense tip, and a few others that will follow it, […]
This tip and the forthcoming one are about general principles of using edged weapons, whether for attack or for self-defense. Unlike blunt weapons, edged weapons require very little force to do great damage. With well-sharpened blades, a touch and press is usually all it takes to leave an unforgettable impression. I write here only about […]
Why have I decided to produce Unbreakable® Umbrellas for Never-Thought-of-It LLC rather than Kubotan-like key chains or tactical pens? Here are my reasons: 1. An umbrella is longer than a Kubotan or a pen, so you can hit your attacker from a greater distance. (In defense, distance is your friend, at least in the first […]
I have been asked a few questions on the Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella by a writer doing article research for magazines such as Front Sight and Tactical Gear Mag on self-defense tools available for everyday carry. Below are his questions and my answers. Q: Can you elaborate on the differences of your two handle designs of […]
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