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The Problem with Women and Martial Arts

By Cranford Blackmon (WARNING: This is a long post, but it is VERY important. Grab a drink and start reading!) If you have taken our courses or read much of our website and blog, you know that our courses ARE NOT martial arts. Not that I have anything against martial arts. On the contrary, I think they are wonderful. But they’re not the most effective path for women learning to protect themselves against an attacker. Knowing this, it is always…

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The Hammer in Your Holster

Sometimes you hear things that just kind of make you turn your head like a dog that hears something that just doesn’t compute. You know the look I’m talking about.  Here’s a WAY too common example in my life: Woman: So what do you? Me: I teach an extensive course showing women how to use anything in their environment to escape a dangerous situation or to fight off an attacker. Woman: Oh I don’t need anything like that. I’m always…

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The Benefits of Boldnessity

OK, before we get going here, I just want all of you to know that I made that word up. You know . . . “boldnessity.” The title could have just as easily been “The Benefits of Being Bold” or even “The Benefits of Boldness.” But using those “common” words just felt…lame. Even more so since this is an article about being BOLD! About “BOLDNESSITY!” Making up my own words and just accepting that you will accept them? Yep, that’s…

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Dangerous Meals!

“OK,” I can hear some of you saying already, “What in the world is Cran talking about now?” Well, I’m not talking about places you shouldn’t eat, like on the treadmill at your gym. And I’m not talking about calories and cholesterol, (says the guy who ate half a large pizza the other day!). I’m not even talking about a meal being dangerous to, or for YOU. I AM talking about why it is dangerous for a bad guy to…

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Your Friends in the Darkness!

Remember way back when you were afraid of the dark? OK, maybe it wasn’t so long ago after all! Maybe, you’re STILL afraid of the dark. “What, me?” I can hear you shouting at me already! Don’t try to deny it… Those fears can hang on for a loooong time! Of course Hollywood will make sure that we are scared of the dark for the rest of our lives! Whether its vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, Jason, Dexter, Freddie, or spiders,…

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What’s so HOT about pepper spray?

Hey there everybody! I want to tell you a little about Pepper Spray. Some of you might be thinking about carrying it while others of you already have it. Or maybe you don’t really know anything about it and haven’t even given it any thought whatsoever. Regardless of which of those three groups you fall into, you’re about to be a little more informed than you were a few minutes ago! Check out this article I found about pepper spray…

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