Articles written by: eemerson

Legal Advice on Deadly Force From The Witness Stand

I’m not a lawyer so take it for what it’s worth. So what do you do if you are caught up in a deadly force scenario?  Let me state again.  I am not a lawyer.  […]

Weapons Dependency: All Fighting is Fighting

Weapons Dependency: All Fighting is Fighting

“Anyone pulls a knife on me I’ll just shoot him!” -Dead Man Stabbed 17 times….Gun still in Holster You have no idea how many times I’ve heard that statement. I’ve seen, handled, or shot just […]

Ferocious Resolve and the Loss of Self: Winning the Battle of the Minds

Have you ever seen two boxers staring each other down in the center of the ring before the fight?  Why do you think they do this?  Simply, they are trying to psychologically intimidate each other.  […]

The Realities of Edged Weapons Combat: Separating Myth from Reality

Edged weapons, be it spears, knives or swords have always been the primary weapon used in close quarters combat between individuals. Of course this is a given, in the times before the invention of explosive […]

The Coach

There are few people who get a chance to be a positive influence on a young person’s life.  There are few people who get a chance to shape a young person’s character and make them […]

10 Things That Make a Tactical Knife

What is a Tactical Knife?  Every Company seems to make them.  Everyone seems to carry them.  Or do they? Well, first let me say this:  I’ve heard some people (Knifemakers/Knife Companies) say the following, that […]

Attacking The Attacker: The Immutable Laws and Strategies of Hand-to-Hand Combat

Attacking The Attacker: The Immutable Laws and Strategies of Hand-to-Hand Combat

As human beings we are governed by certain sets of rules and principles that are the same for all other human beings.  By becoming aware of and knowing these principles we can predict them, learn […]

Hardening The Target Part II: Becoming The Force To Be Reckoned With

Hardening The Target Part II: Becoming The Force To Be Reckoned With

I was working at one time with the Federal Air Marshals and was asked to give a training evaluation and proposal to them.  The cadre that I was working with had recently completed a training […]

Preparing For the Attack Part 1: Hardening the Target, You

Preparing For the Attack Part 1: Hardening the Target, You

In one of the previous articles I talked about the OODA loop and also the Fight or Flight survival trigger and its various components.  I also talked about how it is necessary to go through […]

Pre-Emptive Self Defense Part 2: Going to Condition Orange, While Becoming Grey

Deny Have you ever heard of the Grey Man?  It is one of the cornerstones of spook tradecraft and is a vital, invaluable tool, to anyone wanting to stay under the radar.  It is easy […]