Giving Yourself an Edge

There are a lot of questions that come in regarding knives for self-defense. Obviously, a gun is a better tool for self-defense overall, but different circumstances, perhaps restrictive laws, may make this more difficult, or impossible for some people. The next step down is a blade. Thank God I live in Texas where, if I…

Dangerous Times

I am not an alarmist and have been one of those calling out the self-defense instructors who try to gain students by exaggerating the threat we face in our day to day life. But, there are some things going on that need to be watched, and possibly toned down to avoid running off of a…

Social Media and Social Issues

I will do my best to keep this pretty generic, but many of my readers will know what I am talking about. Every week we seem to have a new cause, issue, or topic we are told to be enraged about. People who do not fall for the hype are categorized as heartless, stupid, and…

See the Good, Prepare for the Bad

I get emails from people who see the world in a way that is different from my own nearly every day. Most of the emails are kind and I love hearing positive feedback, even from people who disagree with me. It gives me hope that much of what we see from the media is the…

Three (not so) Little Monkeys

I read a lot. Sometimes my brain makes connections between what I am reading and what I teach. This is what I have for you today. It is not a theory of everything,┬áit is not even a complete position. Think of it more as a point of departure. What follows is my brain droppings after…

The Texas Plan for School Safety

I took some time to really read the plan put forward by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and, setting aside all of the craziness that followed its release, I looked at this in the spirit of searching for the best answers to a horrendous problem. Like anyone else, I looked at this and saw a lot…