Two more knife attacks in Portland, Maine

Tweet PORTLAND, Maine — Local police are reporting that two men were stabbed in unrelated incidents early Sunday evening. Portland police report that both men are expected to recover. Ar least one attack was on a security guard who was overwhelmed and then stabbed in the back multiple times. Simply watching the news, it’s difficult […]

Preventing Carjacking

Tweet Carjacking is a relatively rare occurrence in Maine. However, you can learn to be safer in your car no matter where you are. Here are the most important steps you can take:

Two Arrested in Portland, Maine Random Violent Attacks

Tweet In the U.S, a violent crime occurs every 35 seconds. We in Maine tend to enjoy a very low crime rate, however there seem to be a very recent string of random attacks in Portland. The Portland Press Herald is reporting today that two suspects have been arrested in a string of seemingly random […]

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 […]

Prevention, Detection, Response

Tweet Last night I attended a talk on information security given by a representative of a major endpoint security company. They make antivirus software for those who aren’t fluent in geek. The presenter made an interesting point that I think is relevant to personal security and self defense. He showed an image of a house […]

Look For Pre-Violence Indicators To Avoid Trouble

Tweet There are two basic self defense scenarios that I like to characterize as ambush or delayed. In an ambush attack, the assault happens immediately, the attacker leads with violence. Delayed is where there is some interaction prior to the violent act. In both cases, awareness of what’s going on should be your first tool […]