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Columbine – 23 years later

I remember that dark day in 1999 when two teenagers in Littleton, CO carried out what would become the seminal event in school shooting history. I was in my fifth year of teaching middle school language arts. The Columbine shooting came on the heels of the Jonesboro, AR and Paducah, KY events, thus cementing it … Continue reading Columbine – 23 years later

Untangling the Ahmaud Arbery Self-defense Trial

Ahmaud Arbery was a 25-year old man who was shot and killed in broad daylight allegedly by three men, Travis and Gregory McMichael and Roddie Bryan, who claimed he was responsible for burglaries that had occurred in their neighborhood. Though the shooting happened in February 2020, the men allegedly responsible for Arbery’s death were not … Continue reading Untangling the Ahmaud Arbery Self-defense Trial

Using Keys for Self-Defense

I see a lot of bad advice online regarding how to hold your keys for self-defense. The worst, of course, is to put keys between your fingers and punch your attacker with all of those points: Bad idea. Lots of pain to the defender will result. Don’t do it. Instead, give this approach a try: … Continue reading Using Keys for Self-Defense

Safe Dating in the Age of Tinder

**Author’s note: the information provided below is in no way intended to victim-blame. Men need to understand boundaries, know that ‘No’ means “NO!” and recognize that they are ultimately responsible for their personal behavior towards the women in their social circles. We all bear personal responsibility for our safety, but no woman asks to be … Continue reading Safe Dating in the Age of Tinder

Schools and School Districts – What DefCon Can Do for You

As educators, our most important responsibility is providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students. In a world that seems more and more prone to targeting innocent students in their classrooms, it is more imperative than ever that we provide the best available practices and solutions to our staffs. That’s where DefCon Security … Continue reading Schools and School Districts – What DefCon Can Do for You

Active Shooter Drills

I spend a lot of time reading articles and reports relating to the topic of active shooters. Every morning, my email inbox is stacked with no fewer than 30 messages that document everything from active shooter drills and training to ongoing active shooter events. If the frequency of such stories is any indication, one of … Continue reading Active Shooter Drills

Unmasking Self-Defense

The internet chock full of all sorts of information that is billed as THE unequivocal method for saving yourself from people with bad intentions. Take a minute to do a search on YouTube for self-defense techniques. Watch a few of them. With a few exceptions, most of those ‘self-defense’ instructional videos would be more accurately … Continue reading Unmasking Self-Defense

National School Walkout

I sit here on the eve of yet another school walkout event to petition government leaders to do something – anything – to end the scourge of violence that seems to all-too-frequently plague our gun-wary society. The brains behind this week’s walkout is Lane Murdock, a lucid and erudite 16-year-old from Connecticut who, in her … Continue reading National School Walkout

An Open Letter to President Trump on Why Arming Teachers is a Bad Idea

President Trump, Allow me to start by saying congratulations on your monumental win over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Your candidacy was a particularly riveting one to watch. I only wish I could have been a fly on the wall in Hillary’s green room when she learned of her resounding defeat. Now, on to more pressing … Continue reading An Open Letter to President Trump on Why Arming Teachers is a Bad Idea

Violence Dynamics

I teach self protection. That term – self-protection – encompasses a broad spectrum of ideas. The initial principle of self-protection starts with keeping yourself out of situations that might ultimately lead to getting your ass handed to you on a platter. That means you pay attention to what is going on around you, you avoid … Continue reading Violence Dynamics

Thoughts on Las Vegas

Unless you’ve been living in a cave over the last few days, you’ve heard about the horrific events at a concert on the Vegas Strip. In short, a lunatic with an arsenal of automatic weapons opened fire on revelers at a Jason Aldean concert. The end result (as of the time of this article) is … Continue reading Thoughts on Las Vegas

Breaking the Rules

I was having dinner with my family this past week at a local burger joint. Since we are a larger-than-average family, there are only a few tables that will accommodate our number, so we were unfortunately (from a tactical/defensive standpoint) seated in the rear of the restaurant near the restrooms and kitchen area. The public … Continue reading Breaking the Rules

What Gets Trained Gets Done

I got into a bit of a polite discussion with a very popular tactical training group on Facebook this past weekend. I will refrain from actually mentioning the name of that group for a couple of reasons. First, the discussion ended amicably, and I have no desire to create hostilities where none currently exist. Second, … Continue reading What Gets Trained Gets Done

When Does Self-Defense Begin?

Let’s discuss another indomitable truth in self defense:  Reaction is always slower than action. In the case of the unexpected attack, it logically assumes that the defender is going to find him/herself on the reactionary side of the equation. It is, after all, a defining feature of a surprise attack – that you never see … Continue reading When Does Self-Defense Begin?

Our Top 4 Human Weapons

To keep from over-complicating the process of personal defense, it’s better to remember that less is more. Reflecting back to my post on Hick’s Law, teaching too many responses to any given situation decreases the overall response time of the defender. Thus, it becomes important to teach as few techniques as are necessary to offer … Continue reading Our Top 4 Human Weapons

Let’s Skip the Formalities, Shall We?

We are DefCon Security Consultants.  Our mission is to provide the most comprehensive personal protection training to the public that we possibly can deliver.  From this platform, we will address numerous issues that arise in the realm of personal protection, including: individual personal protection understanding violence current events and news debunking the bad information that … Continue reading Let’s Skip the Formalities, Shall We?


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