Combining Self-Defense and Exercise

There’s no doubt about the numerous benefits of regular exercise: healthier weight, greater strength, lower anxiety, resistance to disease. But, for most of us, finding the time to exercise is difficult. Trying to add some kind of regular self-defense training is even more of a Read More …

Solving The Mystery of “Active Killers”

Why would a young man arm himself with a gun or knife, go to an unprotected area full of defenseless strangers, and try to kill as many people as possible, usually including himself? The “Active Killer” – that most modern of criminals – is perhaps Read More …

The Police State Is Politicians & Courts, Not Cops

The last few years have been bad for cops. Accused of brutality and racism by everyone from Anonymous to former President Obama, the men and women in blue suddenly found themselves the whipping boys of a mass media hungry for viewers, and an angry public Read More …

It’s Time To Admit That Neo-Nazis Are Real

When I was 11 years old, my dad gave me the Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics for my birthday. This wonderful anthology collected many of the most historically-significant stories in comic book history, including the first appearances of Superman and Batman. Near the end Read More …

Situational Awareness, Personal Responsibility, and Victim-Blaming

Situational awareness is a simple concept that some people insist on making extremely complicated. In a nutshell, it consists primarily of following the advice your mother gave you when you were four years old: “Pay attention to what’s around you!” When children first learn to Read More …