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Self-Defense Tip #46 — Aegis Journal — valuable and free

In this tip I would like to share with you a free, yet valuable resource.

Remember Bernie Madoff? His Ponzi scheme (a Ponzi scheme works very much like U.S. Social Security) collapsed in December 2008 and many investors lost a lot of money. Since then several other Ponzi schemes collapsed, frauds running them were caught, but that’s a small consolation to people who were defrauded. More such schemes are still run, more will be run, and more people will lose their investments–all because they don’t recognize the signs of a financial fraud. This is the price they will pay for not reading the Aegis Journal. Had they read the January 2008 issue of Aegis Journal they would know the tell-tale signs of a financial fraud. And no, recognizing those signs doesn’t require digging into financial statements, being a skilled accountant, and so on… Get that issue of the free Aegis Journal and you will know what I mean.

Two recent issues of Aegis Journal feature:


1. Asset Location and Due Diligence—Seek and ye shall find

2. OPSEC, Economic Espionage, and Competitive Intelligence—Purple Dragon

3. Executive Protection—The .22 caliber revolver for home defense

4. Technical issues—Air pistol as a training tool

5. Real Stories from the Field—Bad hospital security

6. Book and Products Reviews—Good hospital security: Exercises in Report Writing and Acquiring Control Using Minimal Perceived Force


1. Asset Location and Due Diligence—AML outside examinations

2. OPSEC, Economic Espionage, and Competitive Intelligence—Ghostnet

3. Executive Protection—Gun safeties

4. Technical issues—Certifications in the Security Profession

5. Real Stories from the Field—The two-second rule

6. Book and Products Reviews—A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

You can download Aegis Journal in PDF format free at

Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

The Unbreakable Umbrella -- better than a cane, keeps the rain off, whacks like a steel pipe.

Self-Defense Moves

Basic Instincts of Self-Defense - Defenses Against Unarmed Attacks DVD

For your defense moves to work under stress they must be based on your natural, instinctive reactions, require little strength and limited range of motion, and be proven in fighting experience.

To learn how your natural reactions can instantly defeat any unarmed attack, see the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense.

Defend Against Weapons

Self-Defense: Tools of Attack DVD

To defend against weapons you have to know how they are used. Also—every stick has two ends … the weapon of attack may become a weapon of defense in your hand …

To learn how the typical street weapons (club, knife, razor) are used by an experienced streetfighter and how to practice with them, see the video Self-Defense: Tools of attack—Club, Hatchet, Blackjack, Knife, Straight Razor.

Mental Toughness

Gold Medal Mental Workout - One CD, PDF Book, & mp3/iPod Recordings

Staying cool under pressure is more important for self-defense than being physically fit and technically skilled. If you can’t control your mind what can you control?

To learn mental techniques that let you calmly face any threat and act rationally in the heat of a fight, click here.

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