self-protection

Helping Families of Good Enemies

Ok, you read the title and now you’re sitting there with your eyebrow raised or your head cocked to the side like a confused puppy.  I can almost hear you asking me “Cran, what the heck are you talking about?” Well, as many of you already know, we teach women to be safe, to be aware, to escape, and to fight like a crazed badger.  The point of all that is not only to be safe wherever you are, but…

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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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Cranford Blackmon

Cranford has been fighting to save those in need since he was old enough to hold a G.I.Joe and a box full of plastic green army men.  Back then he was saving the world from monsters and cartoon villains.  A lot of things in the world have changed through the years, but Cranford’s desire to fight for others hasn’t, and there are still monsters and villains to deal with. In high school he volunteered on a rural fire department and…

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WXPH – Ion Media’s “The Alabama Way” interviews Penny Blackmon

Watch Penny Blackmon as she is interviewed by Ion Media’s, Debra Perry, on “The Alabama Way.” She shares her personal story, and how taking the Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs class has given her back her personal power. (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.)

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WXPH – Ion Media’s “The Alabama Way” interviews class creator, Cranford Blackmon

WXPH – Ion Media’s “The Alabama Way” interviews class creator, Cranford Blackmon Watch Cranford Blackmon as he is interviewed by Ion Media’s Debra Perry’s show, “The Alabama Way.” Cranford explains what inspired him to create the Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs Self-Protection Course for women.  He also explains why we are different from the typical self-defense classes out there.  And finally, he shares what the biggest mistake that women make when it comes to protecting themselves. WXPH – Ion…

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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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Testimonial – For the first time ever, I truly believe that if someone were to break in my house, I could escape and fight to protect myself

It was 8:00pm on a Saturday night, and I was already curled up in bed reading a book. My husband is in the army and was at an out-of-state, month-long training, and, while I enjoyed relaxing nights by myself, I also hated being alone in our house. Halfway through my novel, I heard a crunching outside my window, like someone stepping on leaves. I automatically froze up and panicked. What if someone was about to break in? Where would I…

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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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Mindset, because you’re worth it.

Mindset. What exactly does it have to do with personal safety? In our classes we focus on empowerment rather than fear. One of the ways we teach empowerment is by talking about mindset. Mindset is not about “wishing,” “hoping,” or “wondering if you will be okay.” It is about setting your mind to win! We teach a variety of ways help you avoid being targeted by a criminal and offer creative solutions to help you win if you are attacked.…

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