Category Archives: Fighting Crime

The Importance of an Uncooperative Opponent

The practice gym is a great place to meet friends, but it should be, first and foremost, a place where you train and learn how to defend yourself. That’s why you need to be relentless and very tough when fighting your opponent, even if that opponent is a great friend of yours. Fighting him (or her) as hard as you can is what you have to do- this is the only chance the both of you will have a real chance on the street. Ideally, an uncooperative […]

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The Dangers and Solutions to Small Crime Part 3 Assaults and Pickpocketing

We’ve covered burglaries and identity theft, now it’s time to move on to my personal favorites: simple assaults and pickpocketing. Why my favorites? Because although the official estimates put the number at roughly 4 million incidences per year, these are actually the crimes you can most easily protect from. The number are fairly meaningless anyway, because FBI doesn’t track them and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, by their own admission, only venture into an educated guess. A lot of these crimes go unreported. I mean how many […]

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The Dangers and Solutions to Small Crime Part 2 Fraud and Identity Theft

If the number of burglaries has sent shivers down your spine (see article on how to protect yourself from burglaries here), the fraud and identity theft figures should give you nightmares. Roughly 12 million Americans fall victim each year and the number is on the rise. Trouble is that modern identity theft, especially credit card theft is extremely difficult to prevent (you’ll soon understand why), but you can take steps to minimize the chances and the impact in case you fall victim. So what can you do? […]

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eBay Hacked What You Need to Do Right NOW

Typically this blog covers self defense topics, but my real concern is security and the hacking of eBay certainly falls within this category. If you have an eBay account, there are 3 things you must do right now. Don’t hesitate, don’t procrastinate. You’re in more danger than you realize. Change the Password/s If you haven’t already, go to eBay and follow the mandatory password change process. That’s just the first step though. Chances are that you use the same password for multiple websites. It’s not the best […]

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