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GCH

U.S.
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I can answer questions pertaining to personal safety, armed and unarmed self-defense, strategic and tactical planning and considerations having to do with real-world situations. I can also answer questions pertaining to children's safety and self-defense, and women's safety and self-defense. I DO NOT answer questions regarding aspects of oriental martial arts.

Peyton Quinn

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions on actual self-defense for today’s world and contrast the very critical difference between ‘martial arts training’ and actual comprehensive self-defense training. In particular, I have 24 years of experience training people to deal effectively and employ productively the adrenal stress reaction, which is the only thing one can really count on in a true self-defense emergency. I also worked as ‘bouncer” and “cooler” in the seventies and my knowledge is not theoretical but experiential. While my primary experience is in “hand to hand” fighting and training people in this skill, In addition I was employed by a major industry player to conduct terminal ballistic tests on all handgun calibers of all manufacturers and their bullet designs to determine their effectiveness in ‘stopping power”. I have no axes to grind in this field and I just call it as I see it from actual experience and over eight hundred shooting cases I researched in conjunction with my contract to evaluate terminal ballistics (stopping power of handgun loads and calibers)

Jeffrey Hauck

U.S.
Available
I would welcome the opportunity to answer questions regarding mixed martial arts (MMA) styles and traditional aspects of Karate, Tae Kwon-Do, and Self-Defense.

Dwight Woods

Available
I can answer questions relating to training in Bruce Lee`s martial art philosophy, Jeet Kune Do, and its associated disciplines.

Victor Swindell

U.S.
Available
I can answer General and specific questions about Home Security Measures, Business Security Measure, Personal Self-Defense techniques and devices.

Eugene Ming

Philippines
Available
I can answer questions about the practical aspect of the martial arts, like comparing which martial art systems can work for which people in which situations and how their philosophies can apply even in non combat-situations (like sports for example). Even if you think your question is too weird or too farout I'm the person to ask. I can answer questions about Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Tang Soo Do, MMA and Filipino Martial Arts. Martial Arts it`s a way of life for me I'd like it to be a part of yours too.

Bryan Buckne

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions about the use, benefits, and effects of pepper spray. I can explain the process of determining the effectiveness of OC (scoville heat unit rating and out of nozzle rating) and provide documented studies that expose the potency of different pepper spray brands. I can answer questions regarding the "myths" about the effectiveness of pepper and a products percentage of OC...etc

Master Guy

Panama
Available
I have been training for over 30 plus years. But more importantly I am a considerd to be an expert on protection techniques. Ask me anything on these subjects kumite Kata kubodo history and Waza

Eric Jue

U.S.
Available
Can answer questions regarding Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Filipino Martial Arts, Wing Chun Gung Fu, self defense, differences between martial art styles, and instructor referrals in Southern California

Johnny St. Tai

Available
With over 20 years in the Martial Art and combat circle, I can tell you how to train, what to do or not to do in a self defense situation. My trainings included unarmed and weapons, so I can also answer weapon-related questions. I will and can not answer/give legal advice since the law differs from place to place. If you are seeking answers regarding legality issues, best find a lawyer.

Doug Little

U.S.
Available
I can answer questions dealing with armed self defense, crime prevention issues, crime victim avoidance strategies both of a general nature and specifically for women, students and seniors. I can also answer questions regarding when the use of force in self defense might be justified. I can also answer questions regarding the use of non-lethal force options in self defense. I cannot answer questions regarding any martial arts techniques or bare hand fighting techniques.

Nik Farooqui

U.S.
Available
Although I can offer expertise in several areas of "self defense," the following are some frequent questions I often answer. These are just a few examples, and my experience takes me much further than these questions. 1) What exactly is Jeet Kune Do and how does it apply to today's self defense? 2) What is women's role in martial arts/self defense and why should they learn? 3) What kind of things can I do to AVOID combative situations? 4) Is there a particular art or style that I should know? 5) What kind of weapons are involved in self defense tactics? 6) What precautionary measures can I take at home to prevent intrusion? 7) How do I know what techniques I should be using? 8) How will learning self defense change my life beyond just physical gain? 9) How has Jeet Kune Do evolved and why? 10) I've never been in a fight, so why should I train now?

Marc MacYoung

U.S.
Available
Street self-defense, crime avoidance and personal safety

Lyn Bates

Available
Are you being stalked? I can help evaluate the amount of danger you are in, and can provide very specific suggestions for increasing your safety, and for managing your situation.

Martial33

U.S.
Available
I will try to answer questions about physically, technical, physiological aspects of hand-to-hand combat, weapons defense and offence, improvised weapons, tactical or situational defense and offence.

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2016-09-19 Is revenge for an offense always wrong (especially killings to avenge an unforgivable sin such as rape)?:

Go read "The Righteous Mind" by Jonathan Haidt.  It will help you understand a lot of the elements you're asking about. He mentions the differences between indivdiualistic, socio-centric and divine cultures

2016-09-17 Multiple Opponents Question:

First off I don't watch video of other people's system or demonstrations and answer questions about what they're doing.    Second, multiple attackers is a desperate situation.  It's not something that

2016-09-17 What is fluidity in the martial arts?:

> I see people all the time use the word interchangeably with speed, agility, precision, and technique. Is it the same as those attributes?    Uhhh no.     Speed, agility, precision and a boatload of other

2016-09-10 Structural body arches in martial arts:

Ummmm yes, no, maybe, sometimes, it depends?    I've never quite heard it phrased that way. He flirts with a lot of known concepts but he doesn't really settle down with one system. Yet he's talking in

2016-08-24 What melee weapons would you recommend over a knife?:

The best melee weapons are your feet. As in use them to get the HELL out of there!    If you're participating in a melee, it ISN'T self-defense. Melees are overwhelmingly two sides getting together to

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