self-defense

The LaBCaF System of Self-Protection

By Cranford Blackmon (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) “How do I protect myself?”  “How do I protect my children?”   These are very common and very important questions that every woman either has asked or should ask. Well, I have asked the same questions about the women and girls in my life.  If you have looked around the LaBCaF website, you know the reason I created this company.  If…

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Safety and Lasagna – A Recipe for Success

Hi everybody.  I’m not sure which order is most accurate: I get hungry so I write about food metaphors or I write about food and then get hungry!  Well, whatever the order is, I’m writing about food (sort of) and I’m hungry, again! I find that the best way to teach, so that my students can remember the information, is to apply what I’m talking about to something that is already familiar.  Today I’m talking about how to REALLY live…

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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 Homewood Star interviews LaBCaF about their Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs Self-Protection Course for women.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Erica Techo from The Homewood Star.  Read more as she goes into detail about the Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs Self-Protection Course created by Cranford Blackmon. (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) http://thehomewoodstar.com/peopleplaces/pursuing-personal-protection623/

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ABC 33/40 Talk of Alabama Interview

Hey everyone, we just wanted to share the LaBCaF interview we did this morning on Talk of Alabama, ABC 33/40 with Nicole Allshouse.  They were so kind to invite us onto the show and we’re really thankful for the opportunity to share what we do with their audience. It was great for everyone to see the many common items that can be used for self-protection / self-defense, no matter where they find themselves. Cranford & Penny Blackmon (Update: some of…

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WYDE’s Lindenberg Show interviews LaBCaF, LLC listen in here

We had the privilege of speaking with Andrea and Jessica on WYDE 101.1 The Lindenberg Show.  Listen in to see why we do what we do, and why we are so passionate about transforming fear into strength and confidence. (Update: some of the programs mentioned have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date on our growth.)

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The Shelby County Reporter writes an article on LaBCaF, LLC

We were very excited to be interviewed by Jessa Pease with the Shelby County Reporter. Learn a little more about us by reading here. (Update: some of the programs mentioned have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2016/03/28/local-self-protection-class-empowers-women/

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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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It’s Self PROTECTION, not Self Defense!

Which would you prefer: Fighting your way out of a situation using self-defense techniques/tools/weapons OR Avoiding that situation altogether? We believe in avoiding the situation altogether.  That is why we have dedicated so much of our information and programs to avoiding and escaping bad situations! When I think of all the tools Cranford has taught me, tools with which I can confidently protect myself by avoiding and escaping Bad Guys and bad situations, I am incredibly grateful for the Legs…

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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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