Women’s Self Defense Class – Westbrook Maine

Tweet On November 5th and 12th, I will be teaching my first public seminar in Maine. A Women’s Self Defense class. I did dozens when I lived in Boston,  and I keep them fun, empowering, and educational. The course is two consecutive Mondays from 6-8pm, attendees will learn valuable self defense skills that will help […]

Hacksaw Vs. Scalpel – Gross Body Movements and Neurological Training

Tweet My buddy Ray, who is studying Systema, gave me a link to a great article here on neurological training. Another thing that self defense “experts” (the one who pay thousands to advertise in Black Belt Magazine) have been touting like mad over the past few years goes something like this: Under stress only gross […]

What to Carry for Self Defense

Tweet Frequently, when I teach self defense classes, I get questions about weapons.  It’s usually something along the lines of, “what about guns?” or, “what do you think about pepper spray?” My stock answer is that all weapons are good and useful, when carried, when you have time to get to them, when you have […]

Relying on Calling 911 in Maine – Is This Your Best First Line of Defense?

Tweet During several of my self defense seminars I’ve had students tell me that their first planned line of defense against violent crime was to summon the police by calling 911. One woman said that she would dial 911 on her cell phone and hold her finger over the send button while walking alone at […]