Where: 171 Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91502 5 Hours: 1pm – 6pm Only $50 – PreRegister Now for this Price!
Where: 171 Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91502
5 Hours: 1pm – 6pm
Only $50 – PreRegister Now for this Price!
I’ll be teaching a 5 hour long “Surviving a Knife Attack” seminar Sunday August 12 in Burbank.
It starts at 1pm (that’s the earliest we could get the Aikido dojo) and goes until 6.
****Even if you’re not in L.A. throw a rock at someone you know who is and let them know****Read More
The Boston Herald this morning said, “George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fired the shot that claimed the life of Trayvon Martin on a rainy night in Sanford, Fla., last month, has been painted as a racist, a vigilante and a murderer.”
As Guardian Angels, we are very proactive, with a hands-on crime deterrence action. How are we different from Zimmerman on Neighborhood Watch in Florida?
It’s important to know that our words, actions, gestures … anything we do is probably recorded somewhere these days. Traffic cameras, home surveillance systems, recorded phone calls (especially to emergency services like 911 in the United States) – every detail matters. And, everything really does get brought into question:Read More
Citizens’ Arrests are certainly still rare, even among proactive groups like the Guardian Angels. Whenever something becomes particularly rare, it’s even more important to make sure we know how to do it properly if and when we need that skill.
Take a random skill category:
- We’re all pretty good at tying our shoes, since we do it all the time.
- However, I think most people would draw a blank pretty quickly if asked to show ten different knots.
- handcuffing basics
- contact & cover
- legal aspects of self defense
- legal aspects of a “citizen’s arrest”
- team take-downs
- subject safety
- and a whole lot of little details
Their Safety = Our Legal Safety
On the surface, it seems like having a “gang” of Guardian Angels would make it easier to put a heavy beat-down to the bad guys. Ok, that actually might be true: having more people does make it easier to hurt fewer people … but that’s NOT what we’re advocating. We’re trying to STOP violence, right?!
The less obvious truth: with MORE PEOPLE, we can be LESS VIOLENT.Read More
So, what IS an arrest? Here are some specific sections of Penal Code that should help. There’s no need to commit them to memory (though it certainly wouldn’t hurt), but familiarizing yourself with these ideas will most definitely be helpfulRead More