Training – Safe Place? Stay! – Blog 21-21

In some self-defense cases there been instances armed defenders leave a place of safety to engage a potential threat. Ted Wafer (The Shooting of Renisha McBride) left the safety of his living room to encounter a stranger on his front porch. Amber Guyger (Dallas Police Officer Enters Wrong Apartment Shoots Neighbor) left the relative safety… Continue reading Training – Safe Place? Stay! – Blog 21-21

Training – Can You See What I See? – Blog 21-20

In previous blogs, I have written about how you can affect your emotional response through mental rehearsal and scenario training. In recent research published on the Force Science Research website; the findings of a study once again confirms your ability to control your cognitive, perceptual, and performance psychology which may provide insights into how you… Continue reading Training – Can You See What I See? – Blog 21-20

Training – Would Others Have Reacted the Same Way? – Blog 21-19

Our society has evolved to the point of living vicariously in other people’s lives. We watch videos and news stories of incidents and then listen to the pundits on how this person should have done this or that. If you have ever been involved in a critical incident, you will replay the circumstances over and… Continue reading Training – Would Others Have Reacted the Same Way? – Blog 21-19

Training – Runaway! Avoidance – Blog 21-18

If faced with a self-defense incident, should you runaway if you can do so safely? The emphatic answer is “YES!” The fourth element in the lawful use of force in a self-defense incident is avoidance. Attorney Andrew Branca in his book “The Law of Self Defense” eloquently observes that the best fight is the one… Continue reading Training – Runaway! Avoidance – Blog 21-18

Training – Is It Too Much? -Blog 21-17

You have been involved in an incident in which you have used force to stop an attack. Did you use too much? We take a look at the third element required in a lawful use of force in a self-defense incident; proportionality. The incident was either deadly or non-deadly; and this will dictate what force… Continue reading Training – Is It Too Much? -Blog 21-17

Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 2 – Blog 21-15

In the previous post, the element of innocence was discussed. We continue with the discussion on how your innocence in the fight could be lost, resulting in losing a key element in a self-defense claim. Remember, if you are viewed at the attacker or aggressor in the incident, your actions are NOT in self-defense. An… Continue reading Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 2 – Blog 21-15

Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 1 – Blog 21-14

If you ever have to defend yourself in an attack, what would look the best for you. Being the attacker or the defender? During the emotions, dynamics of a self-defense incident, the role you are can quickly change to place you in jeopardy of being labelled the attacker. In Andrew Branca’s excellent book, “The Law… Continue reading Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 1 – Blog 21-14

Training – Was It Legal? The Law of Self-Defense. – Blog 21-13

Reluctantly, you have had to defend yourself from an attack. You are safe, and the police have been notified by you. Now the real fight maybe beginning. Was the defense of yourself legal and within the boundaries of the criminal statutes? Because what will happen next is a criminal investigation of the incident. The conclusion… Continue reading Training – Was It Legal? The Law of Self-Defense. – Blog 21-13

Training – Video Review Training – Blog 21-11

A difficulty with defensive training is the inability to gain experience for every conceivable scenario. Man is unpredictable and continues to show ingenuity in the methods of preying on the innocent. During my time in law enforcement, I constantly reviewed videos of colleagues around the country who had faced an attack and had either successfully… Continue reading Training – Video Review Training – Blog 21-11