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I'm Eric Scott, and I'm the self-defense instructor writing most of the articles and courses on this site. I'm the founder of Self-Defense Global. I've been training and teaching self-defense for most of my life. My goal is to provide you with useful information that helps you live a safer, happier life.


The EDC Krav Maga Self Defense Keychain – Get an Edge

Every day carry considerations - a self defense keychain?

It’s not practical and sometimes not even legal to carry a weapon. What is a weapon? A weapon is a specialized tool for projecting force. It serves no other practical purpose than extending force from one body to another. The handgun is a perfect example. Handguns are designed to do one thing - extend force outward, to another human. Yes, a human. Guns and knives are considered deadly weapons. (Note - the EDC Krav Maga Self Defense Keychain is an improvised weapon - more on that later)

What is Krav Maga? Principles in Action

The Problem with Self Defense Techniques

When asking what is Krav Maga, people are really wanting to know what is different about the system than everything else. The problem with self-defense techniques is that they are often the starting point in problem solving, rather than the result of correctly applying principles. Krav Maga is advertised as being a principle and drill-driven system, but some instructors and groups do a better job of keeping training in line with advertising than others.


Self Defense Techniques Reality Check

The Self Defense techniques Disconnect:

There is a big problem with the subject of violence in self-defense training and self defense techniques. Many instructors start first with self-defense technique, rather than starting with what violence really looks like. The problem is that most people are using the same words - Violence, and Fighting - but are describing different things.

The Big, Dumb Active Shooter Media Mess

Scaring Kids, The Media Teaching Mass Suicide

There was a recent segment on Fox News that caused outrage - a highly regarded Krav Maga instructor had teenage students demonstrate active shooter gun disarms to a national audience. Here’s a roll-up of the story being picked up within the past week:


Review of 7 Self-Defense Gadgets for Women

Gadgets - Fast Answers to Tough Questions

What is the fastest way for a woman to increase her personal safety? Research the best self defence martial art? Learn self defence online? These are good options, but they are not as fast as buying a self-defense gadget. Self-defense gadgets are not usually dedicated weapons, they are improvised weapons.


Women’s Self-Defense – 3 Things You Need to Know

Part 1 - In Women's Self-Defense, Real Information is Power

Data vs. Sensational Stories

Seek the truth about your personal safety through data. Stories are exciting, interesting, scary - but stories are different from data - and data is essential for your women's self-defense plan. Stories can include data, but stories are the micro-view. We need the macro-view.