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Intent, Ability, and Opportunity: The Dipesh Patel Assaults in Toronto

Dec. 30, 2019 by

On November 1, Toronto police arrested Dipesh Patel for a series of sexual assaults dating back to 2015. The testimonies of the brave women he assaulted lead to his arrest. To assault someone a predator must have intent, ability, and

Shedding Inhibitions to Protect Yourself

Dec. 16, 2019 by

During our self-defense sessions, people often express the concern that they won’t be able to protect against someone larger and stronger. This is very legitimate as mass and strength can give an attacker significant advantage. We cannot deny this but

Stress Training and Level Tests

Dec. 9, 2019 by

Any time our performance is being evaluated-exams, dance or music recitals, driver’s test etc…- stress is along for the ride. To me, this is a good thing. Performing self-defense techniques under the stress of a testing environment is another way

Common Objects for Self Defense: The London Bridge Stabbings

Dec. 4, 2019 by

In a previous article, Using Common Objects to Protect Yourself, we offered an overview of how we can use common objects in our everyday life to protect ourselves. More resonating are the times when people do so in real life.

"Freezing" and Violent Assaults

Dec. 1, 2019 by

On November 20th, a group of armed thieves robbed the Tyndall Market Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unfortunately, it was not an isolated incident. One employee Randi Chase reported how one robber punched her in the head giving her a

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