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My specialty is crime prevention, crime avoidance and surviving high-risk situations. My books are known internationally as a realistic approach to self-defense and survival in street conditions. I teach police, military and others `professional use of force.` I do have extensive martial arts training, I can answer questions about wing chun, kali and silat and general commercialized martial arts effectiveness in self-defense situations. I cannot answer specific questions about popular sport style martial arts.
In my youth, I was part of the reason the streets of LA were so dangerous. As I matured, I "changed sides" and started being the one telling criminals "no, you can't do that." I bring extensive live-fire experience to the subject.
I'm still breathing after having people -- who knew how - trying to kill me
My approach to this subject isn't about teaching people how to be tough or how to be aggressive. The approach I take is more along the lines of improving life skills to help people avoid violence.
Violence is a process. A process that can be easily derailed and/or avoided with simple non-violent steps. Although self-defense is important, life skills that keep you out of conflict are far more useful.
Although young people often feel that they must fight in order to prove something, the long term costs of violence ar never worth what you think you might gain by doing it.
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Bottomline, I don't care how good shape someone is, a bullet will penetrate his/her flesh. Now having said that, as a generalized statement, being in better physical shape increases your chances of
Go get the book, Manwatching http://www.amazon.com/Manwatching-Field-Guide-Human-Behavior/dp/0810921847 That book literally saved my life. (I had a guy try to eviscerate me with a knife. The second
Your best bet is not to be alone. Moving in groups is fundamentally the best strategy. The second thing is to avoid getting close to groups of young males -- or allowing them to approach you. Pretty
You're asking questions that do not have simplistic 'you just do this' answers. More than that, you're floating dangerously close to what a friend of mine calls 'internet intelligence.' This is people
The other night a friend showed me a teaching tool about this very thing. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a penny and a quarter. He held the penny in his palm, heads up and said. "This side
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