Why having your windows up in a mob surrounding your vehicle is not the best strategy.Why riots and contact lenses don’t mix
What four things do bad guys do right before they attack you?
Why RUN, HIDE & FIGHT during an active killer/shooter event is wrong and what is better.
Why soft skills constitute 75% of self-protection and what exactly they are.
A less than ten dollar security kit that will keep you safe in sketchy hotels.
Scams to avoid and tricks the pickpockets use so you don’t lose your money to them.
ATM, Vehicles, Hotels, On Foot, In Planes and Airports…it’s all covered.
Home security tips
Which martial arts work and which ones don’t and how to pick a good instructor.
Resources used by the pros.
Self Defense tips for men and women from a lifetime of protecting clients in hostile environments. Includes avoidance and awareness skills of the professional protection agent as well as dynamic, pressure tested techniques.
The problem with the majority of self-defense books is they begin with the victim being attacked. “The bad guy is coming at you with a knife.” “You’re being strangled.” In reality, 75% of self defense starts way before the punches begin to fly.
Violent attacks always begin with SELECTION. Whether it’s which house to break into, which car to steal, or which victim to rape someone, or something has to be chosen. What if there was a way to learn how bad guys choose their victims, and what if you could learn tricks of the bodyguard to lessen your risk of ever being chosen in the first place? How much would a skill like that be worth to you?
Next comes ISOLATION. Crimes usually happen on the periphery of public events or in parking lots or homes, away from the prying eyes of witnesses and cameras. If you could learn situational awareness skills and how to conduct counter-surveillance and heighten your awareness then you’d know in advance you were being set up.
After you’ve been selected and isolated there will be a distraction phase usually consisting of some VERBAL patter, designed to distract you while the criminal gets close enough to launch his attack. This is why it really doesn’t matter if you have a weapon on you that you’re relying on. At that distance – less than seven feet – the empty hand will always beat the attempt to produce the weapon.
Finally, the fourth phase is the attack. If you could master the first 3 phases i.e. how to recognize them and deal with them, then you needn’t get into the hard skills portion in the first place. How smart is that.
As if that’s not enough the book is going to teach you all sorts of useful information with regards to self-protection. What about the four pre-fight indicators almost every criminal uses before he hauls off and hits you? What exactly is Adrenalin and how is it going to help or hinder you in a fight? What should you do in a hotel to stay safe? What about an aircraft or a riot? What are the rules pertaining to defending yourself so you don’t end up in prison for doing so?
All of this and more is covered in the book the author’s peers are saying is perhaps the best book of all time on the subject.
Unlike most self defense books which begin with someone choking you or coming at you with a knife, “How To Be Your Own Bodyguard” takes a page from the bodyguard’s playbook by avoiding trouble in the first place.
Written by a former French Foreign Legionnaire and former bodyguard to the rich and famous the book is full of hundreds of techniques to recognize trouble as it’s brewing and leave before it does, adhering to the bodyguard’s role of “cover and evacuate.”
The section on hard skills i.e. what to do when all attempts to avoid trouble have failed, covers techniques that have been pressure tested by the author during his career as a bouncer, bodyguard and military police officer.