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WL 412 – Tactics Of The Family Bodyguard

Are you essentially your family’s bodyguard? Well, something happened to me at a concert recently that got me to thinking… and there are some things you’ll want to do (and NOT to do) if this happens to you!

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WL 399: Should You Get Involved?

WL 399 – Should You Get Involved?

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain 5 things you should consider before you choose to get involved when you see an emergency, an attack, or some other incident.

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WL 422 – Pressure Point Fighting Secrets For Self-Defense

Discover the body’s secret “destruction points” for taking a grown man to his knees with the least effort ever!

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WL 414 – 3 Uvalde TX Shooting Lessons You Missed

There are some hard lessons we have to learn from the Uvalde shooting… and you’re not going to like some of them.

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WL 413 – How To Hit Like A Sledgehammer

A lot of people say that “size doesn’t matter” in a fight. But it does… so how do you take down even the BIGGEST bad guy by hitting like a human sledgehammer?

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WL 412 – Tactics Of The Family Bodyguard

Are you essentially your family’s bodyguard? Well, something happened to me at a concert recently that got me to thinking… and there are some things you’ll want to do (and NOT to do) if this happens to you!

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WL 410 – Actions On Contact: Extreme Active Shooter Response

Active shootings aren’t things that just happen to “someone else.” They could happen to YOU and YOUR family no matter where you are. Here are 10 tips that could help you save your loved one’s lives, and your own life, in a shooting.

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Are ‘lethal’ self-defense moves legal in a fight?

Is it ever okay to completely and totally “take someone out” in a moment of desperate need?

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WL 404 – Kill-Or-Be-Killed Combatives

Sometimes you’ve got to be prepared to use DEADLY force in self-defense. Damian Ross tells us how and why in this week’s podcast.

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Powerful Groin Strike Secret Makes It Even MORE Effective

Everybody knows how to throw a kick to the groin, right? Well, no, it turns out they don’t…

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WL 402 – Martial Arts “Weaknesses” (That Are Really Strengths)

There are lot of people who say that martial arts “simply don’t work.” They’re right… which is why you SHOULD train in martial arts. Wait, what? We explain in this week’s podcast.

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Crazy Knife-Fighting Lessons From A Russian Spec-Ops Soldier

Yes, combat knife throwing is a thing. Here’s how to do it the way the Russian special forces do.

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WL 399 – Should You Get Involved?

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain 5 things you should consider before you choose to get involved when you see an emergency, an attack, or some other incident.

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WL 398 – Avoid A Mugging By “Managing Unknown Contacts” (A True Story)

In our podcast this week, Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to tell the story of how he almost got mugged Saturday night… and the simple steps he took to avoid becoming a victim (that you can use, easily and quickly, if you end up in a similar situation).

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WL 390 – The Dirtiest Ground-Fighting Move (EVER!)

I’ve got to warn you, this fight move is BRUTAL… and I’m even going to show you how to test it on YOURSELF!

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If You Carry A Folding Knife, Make Sure It Has THIS Feature. . .

Do you carry a folding knife, either as a backup or as your primary weapon? Then you better make sure it has THIS…

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Classic “Lady’s Weapon” Makes A 2022 Comeback (As A “Pothead Accessory”)

If everything old is new again, and there’s nothing new under the sun, you can write your own cliché while reading about how this “lady’s weapon” for decades ago is making a modern-day tactical comeback.

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3 Reasons You DON’T Want A “Home Defense Bat”

I have a funny storey about civil rest in the United Kingdom… and a certain sporting item that isn’t the best home-defense weapon.

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WL 381 – 5 “Knife Fighting” Myths (That Need To DIE)

Warrior Life’s Buck Greene explains 5 “knife fighting” myths that go all the way back to the mail-order catalog, knife-fighting-book days.

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How To Be A [email protected] (in 1 Sitting)

What if I told you that you could become a [email protected] in just 1 sitting? Well, it’s a leeeetle more complicated than that, amigo… but not much. Read on to learn more.

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WL 374 – Combat Knife Throwing (Yeah, It’s A Thing!)

Why would you EVER throwing your knife in a fight? I don’t just have one good reason… I have TEN!

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WL 373 – Old School “Tacti-Cool” Advice Fails That Need To DIE

We’ve all said them before (even me), but there are some pieces of old school tactical (or tacti-cool) wisdom that simply FAIL when put to the real-life test.

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WL 372 – Self-Defense For Older Warriors

We get this question all the time: How can an older person defend themselves? Here are five techniques as described by our fill-in podcast host, Buck Greene.

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Stranger Caught With A Blade: What Would YOU Do?

You know this guy is armed. He knows he’s armed… but he doesn’t know YOU know he’s armed. What do you do?

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“Trick” Your Way Out Of Bloody Violence (Throwback Video)

I’ve been reading a BRUTAL book recently that got me to thinking about one of our most viral videos.

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Why I HATE these “multiple attacker” myths (& you should too)

I hate when myth and misinformation are passed on as self-defense advice… so ELEVEN YEARS AGO, I made this video! Join us in the Wayback Machine for a “throwback Thursday.”

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WL 366 – How To Join A “Knife Cult”

More people than you realize have “joined a cult” — but it’s not what you think!

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(Wayback Machine Video) 1 simple, easy fix for streetfight knockouts

You probably aren’t making this common streetfighting mistake, but if you are, it’s an easy fix!

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WL 365 – How To Spot Fake “Tactical Gurus”

There are a lot of people out there teaching who probably should not be. In this week’s podcast, we look at 5 tests that can reveal an instructor’s “red flags.”

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Taco Toolsday 2min Video Review: SPOON of DOOM

If you don’t have this spoon of doom in your self-defense arsenal for everyday carry, you really should.

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WL 364 – OODA Loop Secrets (Part 2 Of 2)

In this second of a two-part series following a fight I saw at Disney World, we look at some simple, easy tricks to use your attacker’s OODA decision loop against him.

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WL 363 – Tactical Lessons From A Fight At Disney World

When I was in the Happiest Place On Earth last week, I saw a fight in line that got me to thinking about how we look at the OODA loop. Let me tell you, the woman involved in this fight? She got what she deserved!

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What To Do If A “Fake Cop” Pulls You Over

People impersonating officers is nothing new… but it’s a bigger problem than you might realize. Here’s what to do if a suspicious “police officer” pulls you over.

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My Top 3 Dollar Store Weapons (Improvised Tools For NPEs)

We all deal with non-permissive environments, which means we might need to get creative and improvise weapons (especially when traveling). Here are 3 weapons you can find at a Dollar Store and make for just 6 bucks!

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Taco Toolsday: We Review “The Knife That BROKE Wal-Mart”

For Taco Toolsday, we review the knife that you can’t seem to find in stock at any Wal-Mart… and explain just what happened to make this blade so popular.

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Cheap “Hardware Store Fix For All Weapons & Tools

For some of you, this quick tactical tip isn’t new… but if you’ve never heard of it before, this “tacticool” solution can last nearly a lifetime.

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WL 360 – How To Deal With Your Internet Enemies

Either you’ve got Internet enemies, or eventually you’ll make some. Here’s how to avoid doing that… and what to do if you can’t help it and someone comes after you online.

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Riots still coming – the “WROL summer” isn’t over!

Civil unrest was a reality of life last summer… and, to be honest, this summer has been TOO quiet.

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WL 359 – 10 More Tips For Concealed Carry

Previously I talked about the “10 commandments of concealed carry.” These aren’t “commandments,” but they are HIGHLY recommended… and sometimes VERY controversial tips for CCW.

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Toolsday Review: Ed Calderon’s “Motel Armorer” Improvised Weapons Online Course

There’s a disturbing trend when it comes to gun rights, one unique to the “post-pandemic” world… and we need to talk about it before it’s too late.

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WL 358 – Transform Fear Into Super Human Power

Fear can be your worst enemy in a fight… but it can also be your best friend. Learn how to control that outcome in this week’s podcast!

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The “Combat Knife” I Carry (And Why)

Do you carry a knife for personal defense? There’s a specific feature you should consider if your knife doesn’t already have it…

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H2H Combat: 1 MMA Fighter’s Deadly "Road Rage" Mistake

This horrible story of one MMA fighter’s tragic mistake can teach us all a lesson about real-life self-defense.

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Use This “Amazon Review Hack” When Buying Tactical Gear

Everybody knows what it feels like to be disappointed in something you buy online. Use this “Amazon review hack” to help get BRUTALLY honest takes on everything you buy!

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WL 355 – Debunked: 5 Myths About Training In Person

Warrior Life’s Buck Greene sits in for Jeff Anderson to explain his recent experience at a martial arts seminar after taking TWO YEARS off from in-person training… and what experiences like this mean for your own fighting and combatives training.

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Real Street Fights: Three Tips For Using Impact Weapons!

Impact weapons can be an effective part of your street defense arsenal. Here are 3 important tips for using them.

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(Safe) Tueller Drill Alternative For Tactical Firearms Training At The Gun Range

The Tueller Drill is a popular tactical firearms exercise that famously established the “21-foot rule” – and most people get it all wrong!

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WL 349 – The #1 Most Critical Skill Missing From Your Gun Training

I don’t see ANYBODY practicing this skill on the firing line, but it could be a deciding factor in 85% of real-life shooting scenarios!

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WL 348 – 4 Keys To Close-Combat “Power Kicking”

Kicking is NOT complicated. In this week’s podcast episode, I show you how to master close-combat kicking for a real attack, with little to no practice.

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Mob Defense “Fast Class” Replay (This Weekend Only!)

The replay from last week’s Mob Defense “Fast Class” is up – but if you don’t watch it before midnight on the 25th of April, 2021, the video will have expired. Check it out while you can!

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[Easy Video] The “leg sweep of doom”…

Russell Stutely, master of pressure point fighting, demonstrates a technique that caused so much damage to a training group that he stopped teaching it for a while.

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(Video) What’s The Best Self-Defense Weapon: Pepper Spray Or A Stun Gun?

Watch three guys test both pepper spray and a stun gun to see which one was most effective for self-defense. Not only will you have a chuckle, but I’ll analyze each method and discuss some other weapons for self-defense (and no, I’m NOT going to say a gun!).

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