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Marc MacYoung

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Expertise

Street self-defense, crime avoidance and personal safety

Experience in the area

I grew up in the streets of Los Angeles in 'situational poverty.' I have dealt with criminals and violent people all my life -- both personally and professionally. I have written 15 books and 6 videos on surviving street violence. I was originally published under the name Marc Animal MacYoung. (Animal was my street name). I've taught police and military both internationally and within the US. I've lectured at universities, academies and done countless TV, radio, newspaper and magazine interviews. I'm a professional speaker on crime avoidance and personal safety. And I am an expert witness recognized by the US court system. My bio is at www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/marcmacyoung.html My abridged CV (Curriculum Vitae) is at http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/seminarEW.htm

Organizations

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Publications

Too numerous to list here. My CV (for my expert witness work in court) is at http://www.nononsenseselfdefense.com/seminarEW.htm

Education/Credentials

Read "In the Name of Self-Defense" the streets don't give a Ph.D in scuffle.

Awards and Honors

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Past/Present Clients

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What do you like about this subject?

I like helping people not get hurt by crime and violence.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Never to have to use it again.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Most crime and violence is easily avoidable...IF 1)you know what to look for AND 2)if you can keep your emotions from running away from you. When you have those two things going for you, you can see trouble developing a mile away and easily prevent it from happening.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

When I say about violence, "It's better to avoid going there," it's because I've spit blood and buried friends. I am an ex-LA street thug who knows, first-hand, the horrors and complexities of violence. I don't promote fighting or encourage macho fantasies about it. There is no 'safe way' to engage in violence or 'guaranteed' fighting system. Anyone who says differently is selling something.


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Dane09/20/16101010Thanks Marc!
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Matthew08/25/16101010Excellent answer, thank you.

Recent Answers from Marc MacYoung

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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