How did you become an expert in violence?
At what point do you know violence is the answer? Do you wait until attacked?
Why are you banned from the UK? Self defence is taught here
What is the most violent thing you ever did to someone and how do you think about your act of violence?
How many students have come back to you after suffering an attack equipped with your training? Alternatively, how many tell you that they were able to avoid a confrontation using your training?
How does your training differ from more traditional marital arts like Karate, Krav Maga, Wing Tsun etc?
I just listened to your recent interviews on the School of Greatness and Art of Manliness podcasts - great content and thanks for sharing. At what age do you think it is good to start enrolling children in self-defence classes? Which style of self-defence would be a good start - karate, boxing, judo, etc? I'm not a believer in violence, nor do I want my children to be either - but I do want them prepared when violence can not be avoided.
I realize that a combination of mma is preferable, but which style is most effective for hand-to-hand combat (without weapons) in your opinion?
When people ask you for a "go to" violent move, I've read where you've compared that to getting the answer of two random numbers multiplied together. Is that correct and, if so, why do you think that?
My wife and our friends used to make fun of me when we would go out. I might take the long walk to avoid what I saw as possibly a bad situation. Or slip in a business because of who was behind us. My antenna goes up in town especially around a loud or suspicious group. Then we got attacked on the street at night and they don't make fun anymore. I saw them and was able to retrieve my knife and fortunately I talked (actually joked) my way out of that bad situation. Now my wife watches and follows along when I do what I do.
We were leaving a concert a few months ago with two friends and a group of young males were behind us. I said to me friends "hey look at this" and we stepped to the other side of the street. When I didn't have anything to show them my wife told them "he's just trying to get behind that group." I was so proud of her. She knew exactly what I was doing and fell in line.
Do you think a lot of the problem people have is they just don't pay attention and walk right into the fire? There's no way of really knowing but I'm sure I've stayed out of harms way many times by just keeping a close eye on my surroundings.