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?

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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?


Indoor Shooting - Part 2

February 8, 2018

This is the long awaited part 2. This file was misplaced for almost 2 years... sorry for the delay. This is the conclusion of my interview of Ken, the owner (at the time), of Indoor Shooting. Indoor Shooting is a shooting range in the Tampa area. Ken in now retired, but the content of this interview is still good. Let me know what you think.


Book Review - No Second Chance

February 1, 2018

This episode is a book review of a book on my Must Own/Must Read list. No Second Chance: A Reality-Based Guide to Self-Defense by Mark Hatmaker. This is one of the books that hasshaped me and my Self-Protection Seminars.


Small Circle

January 25, 2018

This episode is a book review of what I believe should be a foundational book in every martial artistslibrary: Small Circle Jujitsu by Wally Jay.