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6 Ways Prison-Hardened Predators “Think” About Fighting (And How To Steal Their Secrets To Destroy Any Man!)

Think you “know your enemy”? The secret to defeating a criminal who is larger, stronger, more experienced at fighting to you has less to do with technique… than how you “think” about fighting.

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Survival Weapons Showdown: Combat Machete Vs. Multiple Attackers!

Ok, this is going to sound VERY graphic, but it’s best that you face these facts now. As you already know, besides my

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Multiple Attacker Street Fight Attack: 57 Y.O. NASCAR Driver vs. 3 “Parking Lot Thugs”

Mike Wallace was no match for the three men … While he as relatively fit as a professional NASCAR driver, the three drunken

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After 2 Failed Attempts To Fight Back, Unarmed Father Sends 3 Armed Home-Invaders Running For Their Lives With The Only Real Weapon He Could Find…

What’s the best home defense weapon to defeat violent home invaders? The one you can get to the fastest – and this one did the trick!

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These 10 Pictures Show Just What It Takes To Win A Fight Against 3 Or More Attackers

Our readers had some tough stories about multiple attackers (and some tips and funny pics as well!)

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How An Accidental “Strongman” Discovery Uncovered The Secret To Developing Bone-Crushing Grip-Strength For Self-Defense And Firearms Training

Could this simple tweak to an ancient training tool really be the secret to a vice-like grip for firearms and combatives training?

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Here’s A Street Fight Secret Scientifically Proven To Crush A 265lb Badass Biker… Even If He’s Twice Your Size!

This one single strike will bring ANY man to the ground – no matter how big and strong he is! Here’s the video proof…

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“Strike Signals”: How To De-Code An Aggressor’s Silent Warning Signs Of An Attack

Discover Sean Grogan’s insider secrets for how to “read minds” and spot an aggressive individual’s subconscious warning signs that he’s about to attack!

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Real Ground-Fighting Street Fight Tactics: How To Pound A Grounded Attacker!

You’ve heard that “x percent of fights go to the ground.” Well, here are realistic fighting tips from an EXPERT on close-quarter combatives.

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Self-Defense LIES (And A Better Way To Train For The Street!)

Does YOUR combatives training pass this “3-step test” for being street-ready?

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Defeating Opponents Who DON’T Feel Pain In A Real-Life Street Fight (Podcast 461)

The “secret” strikes to help you defeat an opponent no matter how high his pain threshold is in a real-life street fight!

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“Trigger Control” B.S.! Here’s The Scientific TRUTH About How To Be Deadly Accurate With Your Handgun…

A stronger grip will make for more accuracy, particularly in a real-life gunfight where you WILL be gripping at 100%.

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A Gun Trainer’s Gripping Showdown With A “Jacked” Road Rager (Podcast 458)

Florida gun instructor Ryan Thomas tells the gripping story of his encounter with a “jacked” road rager while walking with his young son.

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Why Even A UFC Superstar Will Get His Ass Kicked In A Real-Life Street Fight

All those fancy moves are a good way to catch a beating outside of “the octagon” in a real-life street fight!

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Why The FBI’s “Active Shooter” Data Is A Big Fat Lie – And The TRUTH About The “Good Guy With A Gun”

What the TRUTH about armed citizens stopping active shooters dead in their tracks means for your training.

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Make Sure You Have At Least ONE Of These Weapons In Your Vehicle (At ALL Times!)

3 “equalizers” that everyone should have in their car or truck for personal defense… none of which are a gun or a knife!

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Podcast 454: 7 “Less Lethal” Personal Defense Weapons

Carrying a gun is NOT enough. Maybe you can’t carry some places or maybe you just can’t get to your gun. You need a “less lethal” backup!

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Staying Alive When Shooting From “Awkward” Positions In A Real Gunfight

Why you need to start training to shoot from “awkward” positions… and how you can start today!

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10 “NO B.S.” Reasons Why You “Need” An AR-15

10 solid answers to the question “what do you need an AR-15 for anyway?”

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The Combat-Tested “Street Fighting Matrix” (That Can Save Your Life!)

When MMA-based techniques came up short in real-life street fights, expert combatives instructor, Matt Numrich helped federal agencies figure out why… and what to do instead.

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“Girly” Fight Moves That Will SAVE YOUR LIFE

Hey guys! Turns out women may have known better all along… and it’s time for a little “reprogramming”!

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How To Punch Fear In The Face When Confronted By An Aggressive Bully Or Attacker

Never fear another man again… EVER! This 3-part strategy is all you need to turn “fear” into your best friend in a hostile confrontation!

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7 “No B.S.” Reasons Why You Should NOT Punch Your Attacker In A Real Street Fight!

Punching in a real fight is NOT a winning tactic! These 7 reasons should convince EVERYONE to change the way you fight and train!

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10 SHTF Urban Survival Weapons Hacks – DIY Projects From Your Garage [#428]

Armed for the apocalypse? These 10 urban survival weapons tips will help get you there!

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8 Scary Ways To “REMF” Your Tactical Training! [WL 427]

Add these cheap, realistic training tools to your training for more fun… and more effective skill-development!

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This One “Dirty Trick” Completely Changed How I Think About Targeting The Human Body In A Real Attack…

Dirty, nasty, rotten ways to use a pen to defeat a violent attacker – even in non-permissive environments!

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Dirty, Nasty Tactical Pen Tricks For Self-Defense! [WL 425]

Dirty, nasty, rotten ways to use a pen to defeat a violent attacker – even in non-permissive environments!

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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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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 Bad@ss (in 1 Sitting)

What if I told you that you could become a bad@ss 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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