A stories from the trenches

May 9, 2018

A couple stories from a man's life... A man who survived WWII and years in law enforcement. These are stories of Kelly McCann's Grandfather, a Marine.


Kelly McCann, Bruce Lee, and me

May 6, 2018

Kelly McCann wrote a great book on Street Level self defense. In his book he shares some quotes of Bruce Lee. I think there is much to learn from both men. This episode is some of that material and some of what I've learned and realized and share with you, as a result of my experience and what these men have shared.


Flying through the air and a mini-rant - Product & Book Review

April 30, 2018

Brain Pad and Jeff Cooper. This episode starts with a short product review of Brainpad and why I am a fanatic about it. Thats actually a natural outcome of flying through the air. 

Following that is my book review of Jeff Cooper's book, Principles of Personal Defense. Included in there is a mini-rant, but I eventually remember and get back on target.


a career of life, death, assault, rape, and what to do about it

April 15, 2018

Interview of Rod Banks about the career choice of him and his mom. A choice that nearly resulted in his mom being murdered. We talk of life, death, assault, and rape. We talk about training and techniques and tools that cn get you the time that you need to get to safety when you are attacked.


Physical Requirements

March 28, 2018

How fit do you need to be to train in Self-Protection?


Self-Protection and being a dad

March 21, 2018

Thoughts of a protective dad


A Bit of a Rant

March 14, 2018

A rant about the 2nd Amendment. Maybe I need to watch fewer YouTube videos. I've got some things here that may surprise you and some that may tic you off at me. I do care and I chose to post this anyway... Why?



March 9, 2018

Bullying. A plain and simple title to tell you exactly what this episode is about. This will eventually end up as episode 1 of this topic. Let me know if you want more.


Question: Church Carry? (Yes\No)

February 21, 2018

Are you in favor or opposed to having a firearm at church?

Let me know:  Podcast@SelfProtectionEssentials.com or 813.444.8258


Do You Fight Like a Girl?

February 19, 2018

Fight Like a Girl is book that is in my Must Have, Must Read collection. It has excellent advise. While it doesn't have pictures, it does have stories. I love stories, don't you?