New Martial Arts and Self Defense Classes Forming Greater Portland Maine

Tweet Announcing Defence Lab Southern Maine. Maine Martial Arts founder and lead instructor John Moore will be bringing the Defence Lab DNA system to Maine for the first time. Made famous through movies like Jack Reacher, and Batman, The Dark Knight – Defence Lab is a reality based martial art which is unique in its […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Needs to Learn Self Defense?

Tweet Everybody needs to train in self defense and the sooner the better. Living in a relatively low-crime area like Southern Maine, it may seem strange to recommend that every single person here get self defense training. However, it’s not really such a strange idea, and it’s an idea that may save lives. Damian Ross […]

Think Evil

Tweet “Think Evil” is at the heart of the Security Mindset… ~Patrick Heim, CISO of Kaiser Permanente from the preface to Hacking Exposed 6: Network Security Secrets & Solutions In my experience people are generally good. Most of us don’t want to believe we’re evil or that we do bad things. When we do “bad” […]

Killing Is Easy

Tweet The purposefully provocative title of this post is meant to point out a “truth” about martial arts and self defense. In Ketsugo Jujutsu we say that the three possible ways to finish a defense are to kill, cripple, or control. We say that killing is for soldiers, crippling for bodyguards, and control is for […]

What’s Wrong with Women’s Self Defense?

Tweet First – there is nothing wrong with women, or anyone, wanting to learn to defend themselves. Protecting yourself and your loved ones from physical harm is a natural instinct. Second, I personally have taught “women’s self defense” classes throughout Boston – particularly during heavy activity by two serial rapists in the area. I do […]