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Should I Purchase a Gun for Self Defense?

Hello Mr. Ross,   My name is Steve and I am a 60 year old resident of Northern California.   A Residential General Contractor, Carpenter by trade, and although I…

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Why Don’t You Teach Men Self Defense?

This was a response to an email about Instructor Bry Galanski teaching in Frankenmuth, MI. “Another woman that appears to be chiefly, if not entirely, concerned with helping women. From what…

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Webinar – Self Defense BEFORE Self Defense

Self Defense Company Founder Damian Ross and Head of Instructor Development George Hutchings give you what you need to do before self defense…the self defense before the “self defense”. This…

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Self Defense Training System Review – Boxer Weighs in

Meet Serge Moussa – boxer from Lebanon. He loves his craft, and continues to train and teach – but when it comes to self defense, he chose The Self Defense…

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Self Defense Seminar

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Ground and Pound Drill

Self Defense Company Instructor shows a SDTS Combatives Ground and Pound Drill with a little twist…  

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Gun Disarm

Self Defense Company Instructor Mario Karam demonstrates a gun disarm (using a “live” weapon). Note the weapon is not loaded, but using a real firearm adds another level of stress…

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Family Combatives

Self defense is always the weaker against the the stronger…no matter how strong you are.  Size, fitness, athleticism and strength will give you the advantage and allow for a greater…

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Carl Says “Are Combat Sports Effective?”

Carl Cestari Post on Self Defense Forums circa 2005 in response to people commenting that combat sports like wrestling, boxing, judo, MMA and BJJ were not effective AT ALL in…

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Carl Says “Hard Training”

Context: This is a post from Carl Cestari on a self defense forum around 2006. It was in respond to some threads – but underneath it all, is the link…

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Fronting – The First Step in Self Defense

“Fronting” is the dodge to get in close to you. The frontal assault, as opposed to the ambush. Fronting can be either a direct confrontation (intimidation) or it can make…

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Catholic Self Defense

Got anyone’s interest? Catholic in definition as universal or “broad minded”. I could pull out STACKS of manuals, syllabuses, films, and related research material that cover an ENTIRE range of…

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Self Defense Training System Lebanon

In this video clip you’re going to see Instructor Mario Karam in Lebanon putting his students through a few drills from the Self Defense Training System: Close Combat Knife Training…

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The Problem with Women Only Self Defense Classes

The problem with women only self-defense classes is that there aren’t any men. I obviously understand why these classes exist – no men, creates an empowering, comfortable learning environment. But…

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Self Defense Classes in Santa Clarita, CA.

Instructor Irv Burton of the Self Defense Company in Santa Clarita, Ca recently held a women’s self defense seminar featuring the 60 Minute Self Defense Program. Participants discovered how to:…

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Defense against knife to the throat

This video comes from Instructor Mario Karam in Lebanon. We’ve seen this way too many times in the movies – bad guy, knife to the throat – hostage type of…

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5 Tactical Tips just in time for the Holidays

Damian Ross on the LISA SHOW reveals 5 tactical tips for the holidays. During the holiday season there is a typical rise in crime. More people are out with intent…

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Cop NOT CLEARED of shooting knife wielding subject

Watch what you do with your discretionary time. Often officers have only split seconds to make decisions in armed confrontations. But a federal appellate court has sent an important reminder:…

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Virginia to Outlaw All forms of Self Defense

Virginia to Outlaw Kickboxing, Tai Chi, Firearms Instruction and Self-defense Training The State of Virginia is proposing a new 2020 law known as SB64 (see link here) which will be…

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Self Defense Company Instructor Competes on Knife or Death

Lifelong martial artist, police officer and Self Defense Company Instructor, John Martin Landry who competed on Knife or Death Season 2, Episode 4. Knife or Death is a contest where…

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