Self-Defense

Every day, people in the United States are attacked, sometimes by means of firearms, they’re beaten unconscious, raped and even killed by other people. You won’t hear about many of these in mainstream media, but the odds of them happening to you are there, especially if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Take personal protection and self-defense very seriously and prep accordingly, by having the means and wisdom to prevent and fight one or multiple attackers should they come after you.

How to Take a Punch to Minimize Damage

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I recently wrote an article about the best places on an assailant’s body to target with punches if you want to dish out pain and even serious damage. Knowing when and how to strike counts for much in self-defense; wild haymakers make for dramatic Hollywood fisticuffs, but they aren’t often …

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5 Areas to Hit with Your Tactical Pen

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You might laugh at the idea of a pen being anything more than a weapon of utter desperation, but if you were on the receiving end of several inches of hardened metal being driven into your sternum you’d probably change your tune. Tactical pens have been popular products for years …

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How to Throw Basic Punches

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Real self-defense is often a crapshoot. Even with excellent awareness, refined skills and sharpened reflexes, the bad guy will always get to choose the time, location and duration of the attack. Just because you are armed, ready and willing does not mean you’ll always get to employ weapons and gadgets …

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The 8 Most Effective Places to Punch Someone

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***DISCLAIMER: This article is not to be treated as legal advice. The author is not an attorney. Neither SurvivalSullivan.com, its principals, owners, operators, contractors or employees, or the author of this article, claim any criminal or civil liability resulting from injury, death or legal action resulting from the use or …

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Knives for Self-Defense

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If a person with a gun attacks you from a distance, then the only defensive weapon that makes sense would be a gun (or other projectile weapon).  However, if the attacker is physically close to you, you have more options, and one option to consider is a knife. Compared to …

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The Sambo Martial Art for Preppers

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Sambo, an eclectic system of hand-to-hand fighting skills created by the Russian military in the early twentieth century for the sole purpose of destroying one’s enemies on the battlefield. It was the brainchild of two men, Viktor Spiridonov an accomplished freestyle wrestler, and Vasili Oschepov a judoka trained at the …

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Krav Maga for Preppers

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It is an interesting observation that people in modern times live longer than their ancestors, move faster than them, have a larger world, access to more information, yet cannot take the time to sit and fully absorb anything. This is just a fact of life. Short term memories must be …

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