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Post  Nick Hughes on Thu May 31, 2012 1:23 pm

I'm working on the follow up to "How to be Your Own Bodyguard" which will be on hard skills etc. So, I think I've got most of the bases covered but would love to get your feedback on what you'd like to see in the book that maybe missing in others you've read.

Over to you

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Re: Question for everybody

Post  mickeybluejeans on Thu May 31, 2012 1:46 pm

makeshift 'weapons' that can be found around the home,

eg; some cleaning products found in an average home will blind a mugger or burglar, a dry powder fire exstigushers can really stop an attacker before they get within attacking range

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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Ade on Thu May 31, 2012 1:53 pm

Manipulating/moving your assailant,standing grappling.How to gain the better position,etc


(and what Mickey said Smile )
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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Socrates on Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:13 am

What techniques can you teach quicly and efficiently to a teenage girl who thinks her dad is a paranoid old git?
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Re: Question for everybody

Post  bassmcqueen on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:23 am

mickeybluejeans wrote:makeshift 'weapons' that can be found around the home,

eg; some cleaning products found in an average home will blind a mugger or burglar, a dry powder fire exstigushers can really stop an attacker before they get within attacking range

Definitely this!

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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Mr Nobody on Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:16 pm

I agree with the others by talking about weapons of opportunity around the house, what they are good for, strengths/weaknesses and where on the body they can cause damage or turn a bad situation advantageous for you.

Also, action beats reaction, survival mindset, and maybe some form of physical conditioning?
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Post  GOVINDA on Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:42 am

I would add mindset, as in don't be thinking about ramifications and consequences of your actions, regarding pro-active defense of yourself and family in the house invader situation, in the UK it seems the laws differ when it comes to this, If the invader stands on a drawing pin whilst in your house in the UK your fcuked, am I right in assuming in the US if an invader enters your house then he is fair game ?
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Post  theycallme-Sam on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:39 am

Mr Nobody wrote:I agree with the others by talking about weapons of opportunity around the house, what they are good for, strengths/weaknesses and where on the body they can cause damage or turn a bad situation advantageous for you.

Also, action beats reaction, survival mindset, and maybe some form of physical conditioning?

To take this down a slightly different avenue, weapons of opportunity could also be used by an invader too if they feel threatened, so a section on not leaving items lying about just anywhere in the home(soft skill?).

example:- burglar is in the kitchen and hears you coming down stairs, there's a carving knife been left on the side. chances are they are going to pick it up if they are not already tooled up.
However i doubt they would risk going in a drawer for said item and risk making more noise.

Thoughts?

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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Peter on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:48 am

Nick, it may be well worth a note in the book about keeping going after you have landed a blow as opposed to standing around to see what happened which does seem to be the natural reaction of a lot of people who are unfamiliar with violence.
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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Mr Nobody on Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:32 pm

Very true Peter. That tends to be a sparring mentality in that you take a shot and see what happens rather than continuing your relentless assault until it's obvious that you've "won".
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Re: Question for everybody

Post  RichardZ on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:50 am

GOVINDA wrote:I right in assuming in the US if an invader enters your house then he is fair game ?

They are 'fair game", but the use of force has to reflect the intruding action.

For example, if someone is breaking into your home, and they are halfway inside, for example; trying to crawl through a window, sometimes the liberal/PC Jury assigned would frown upon if you had shot that person in the face-brains, while they were "making a attempt"

Even then you may get off with that, that intruding person's family can take you for a sue, as a "wrongful death", and could possibly win.

Many LEOs tell my family, if you shoot, shoot to kill, either drag the body in, or arm the body with a knife-weapon

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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Nick Hughes on Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys...very helpful. I'll be sure and give a nod to the forumites once it's in print mode. Working on the rough draft right now

Nick

PS: If you think of anything else, let me know.

PPS: Would it help if I put the outline up to see if it inspires any other ideas?
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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Peter on Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:28 am

Nick Hughes wrote:
PPS: Would it help if I put the outline up to see if it inspires any other ideas?

It certainly won't do any harm Nick. I don't see a downside so outline away.
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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Ade on Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:57 am

Does the outline look like this?

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Re: Question for everybody

Post  Mr Nobody on Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:36 pm

Laughing
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