Author: Billie Welch

A family member was mugged the other day…

A family member was mugged the other day and lost a considerable wad of cash. He was in a new city, sharing an apartment with a stranger and had his first pay check. He decided to go out but didn’t want to leave his money in his unsecured room, (some of his roomie’s friends were […]

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Cane Fighting Practise

This little effort demos some of the Raising Canes exercises that you can do to warm-up before practising your cane fighting self defense. It contains:         • Wim Demeer’s stick exercises for the   shoulders, back and arms        • some simple cane fighting footwork drills called zoning        • some cane fighting shadow boxing, then it ends with […]

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More Misconceptions about Canadian Law and Self Defence

Recently I came across an article by Gary Mauser of SFU, called Armed Self Defense: The Canadian Case. I perused the article and browsed his web site  exposing the fallacies of (Canadian) gun control rhetoric and supposed success. I even got 8 out of 10 correct on his Gun Quiz – missing a date and a total number. But […]

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Awareness and Avoidance

This is a guest article by my good buddy Alain Burrese. You will find a link to his site over to the right but this link will go to his blog, which is informative and interesting.  Awareness and Avoidance In my book Hard-Won Wisdom, I wrote about a time in Bangkok, Thailand, where I got off a […]

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Canadians, Firearms and Self Defence

Why are we being treated as irresponsible children who can’t be trusted not to burn the house down if the parents leave for a minute? I just found the CanadaCarry Forum. Quote:CanadaCarry was born out of the strong desire of many law-abiding Canadians to have the option legally to carry a firearm for the defence of […]

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Six-and-a-half minutes:

“I know how they were feeling,” he said. “It’s like you wish you could have done more.” Six Minutes of horror as Turlock father beats, kills his son; by Julia Prodis Sulek and Ken McLaughlin Mercury News Article Launched: 06/16/2008 07:43:19 PM PDT Six-and-a-half minutes: http://www.mercurynews.com/valley/ci_9606469?nclick_check=1 Six-and-a-half minutes for two men to try to stop a […]

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Fit, Not Frail: Exercise as a Tonic for Aging

A friend, Dianna Gordon of No Nonsense Self Defense, culled this article from the New York Times. I don’t know how long the link will be active but hey, so far so good. New York Timeshttp://tinyurl.com/449qnq Personal Health Fit, Not Frail: Exercise as a Tonic for Agingby Jane E. Brody, published: June 24, 2008 Fact: Every hour […]

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