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About Defend Yourself

The Reviews page contains reviews of books and videos, on various pertinent topics, that I have read. If you found anything here that is useful to you, you can click right through to Amazon from here.

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Spread the loveThis site is in three parts: On the Home page are the articles that I write about self defence topics in general.  Also on the Home page are short teaching videos about the how-to’s of simple and effective self defence. The Reviews page contains reviews of books and videos, on various pertinent topics, […]

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Spread the loveReviews: Books & Videos In this area I will post reviews of the best print and video media that I have found on the topics of self defence for seniors and self defence in general. Periodically I will include reviews by qualified friends of mine and other trusted people, and I will include […]

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Spread the loveWho we are Our website address is: http://defendyourself101.ca. What personal data we collect and why we collect it Comments When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string […]

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Criminal use of the Social Graces and the defence

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Spread the loveCon men use social skills to get close to and manipulate their victims.  They are better at doing this than most people are at seeing through them. Gavin de Becker wrote an amazing book called: “The Gift Of Fear.” In it he identifies 6 strategies that criminals use which can be identified and […]

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The Gift of Fear: a précis

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Spread the loveThe Gift of Fear: summing up the strategies used by criminals and con men… Con men use social skills to get close to and manipulate their victims.  They are better at doing this than most people are at seeing through them.Gavin de Becker wrote an amazing book called: “The Gift Of Fear.” In it […]

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Total Awareness

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Spread the loveFor those who have not yet used a link to go to his site, Darren is an LEO with extensive combat training and teaching. He is also an extraordinary researcher, unwilling to accept statistics on their face value or “new” research without deeper personal investigation. Total Awareness: A Woman’s Safety Book is almost a […]

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