Coordinated teamwork clearly made a difference last night. Most of the night had been quiet, and we were actually wondering if the night would end without a single incidence of violence … but then, that’s almost always how things work, isn’t it? As soon as you think it’s over, it gets interesting.
We were posted up at the north-east corner of Hollywood and Ivar, and one of us spotted a two-man fight starting across Hollywood, spilling onto the street. We had to pause long enough for our flashlights to get the attention of the drivers on the road so we could get across safely, but managed to get to the fighters pretty quickly. They were still tangling with each other and exchanging the big swinging punches typical of adrenaline filled, drunken fighters.Read More
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
Source: Keloland Television Author: Ben Dunsmore
Peter’s Note: Train Smarter than you do now. There is NO excuse for training that will condemn you. Now we know better. If you belong to social media groups with “tough-guy” labels and proudly walk around with more “tough-guy” t-shirts, and post internet photos and videos of your “tough-guy” skills … then defending yourself in court is going to be whole lot more difficult than defending yourself against violence.
WATERTOWN, SD – An early morning bar fight in Watertown two weeks ago has resulted in a murder investigation.
A mixed martial arts instructor is accused of beating 26-year-old Justin Jaton outside a Watertown bar. Jaton, who was hospitalized in Sioux Falls, died Thursday morning.
28-year-old Jerrin Stulken is now facing murder and manslaughter charges.Read More
No reflection on your sex life1 but, every night you go to bed with a human, a monkey and a lizard.
This is a model that reflects the different parts of your brain. A rough breakdown goes like this: Your Human is your thinking, rational neocortex. Your Monkey is your socio-emotional limbic system. (It’s what allows humans to function in groups.) Your Lizard is your survival-oriented hind brain and cerebellum.
This model isn’t technically accurate, but that’s OK. It’s hard to remember scientific explanations when someone is in your face, barking, howling, drooling, insulting or threatening you.
On the other hand, when someone’s acting like a pissed off monkey it’s pretty easy to remember this model. Also it’s important to know because someone making references to your testicles on your mother’s chin is trying to light up your Monkey and get you to act the same way.Read More
[Peter's Note: This post has been contributed by one of the most recognized active self-defense training organizations in South Africa. I've had the chance to sit and chat with our Guardian Angels leader in South Africa, and I literally sit in awe when I hear his stories about the level of constant violence his group encounters. Through him, I met Mr Riaan Coetzee, of Fortis ProActive Defence Solutions.
Riaan has SO much to teach and share about personal protection, that I had to ask him to contribute something here. In two parts, these "General Safety Tips" (which number 30 in all) will get you thinking, and hopefully, will get you taking action. Take a look at these tips, and realize how important awareness and attention to detail can be in your plans for personal and family safety.]Read More