Self-Defense Tips

Tips on how to defend against common attacks, how to use everyday objects in self-defense, how to tell realistic defenses from phony defenses, how to develop mental toughness for self-defense, how to select a self-defense system, a self-defense instructor, or a martial arts school.

Self-Defense Tip #103 — Defense Against Knife Attack: Unbreakable® Umbrella

Now and then, on some forum, someone writes a post about using the Unbreakable® Umbrella for self-defense, for example, against ...
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Self-Defense Tip #102 — Improvised Weapons: Keys

Google “improvised weapons” and you will find instructions on how to use ordinary keys in self-defense, so this is why ...
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Self-Defense Tip #101 — Defense Against Knife Attack: Empty Hands

What would you do against a blade-wielding attacker in a sterile environment, no equalizers around you, and you can't run ...
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Self-Defense Tip #100 — Empty-Hand Defenses and Deniability

Self-defense techniques must be reliably effective, but they should also be deniable. Deniability is important in self-defense, whether you are ...
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Self-Defense Tip #99 — Good Advice on Deniability

Deniability in self-defense: How to talk safely Deniability on an example of a book and an umbrella Modern states, that ...
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Self-Defense Tip #98 — Defense Against Knife Attack: Table

Always be ready to use all available weapons. . . This video is a comment on one of many clips ...
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Self-Defense Tip #97 — Using Staff Weapons: Cane, Umbrella, Walking Stick

Speak softly, keep your distance, and carry a big stick--but make sure it is a solid one. View this video: ...
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Self-Defense Tip #96 — Cane or umbrella vs. knife and baseball bat: What is right and what is wrong?

Look at demos of defenses against a knife threat and a baseball attack, and comment on what is right and ...
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Self-Defense Tip #95 — Don’t Speak the Language

When spoken to by a suspicious stranger, reply in a language the stranger doesn’t understand and keep on moving. Replying ...
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Self-Defense Tip #94 — Six Myths of Police Training vs. Rational Training Know-How

I thought you might find interesting my recent article on skill training, because it quotes extensively from Hock Hochheim’s post ...
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Self-Defense Tip #93 — Terror and Chutzpah

“You risked your lives to defend an idea, an idea of liberty, of freedom,” French president François Hollande told four ...
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Self-Defense Tip #92 — Terrorism and Altruism

Six people recently fought a well-armed terrorist, and with plenty of guts and a little luck, they won. Then, on ...
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