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Let's Get Personal About Defense

What would you do if you were attacked now — right now? Maybe you think that’s impossible because you’re reading this in the safety of your home. That’s fine, until you consider that home invasion is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S. and that roughly a third of the 3.7 million burglaries that occur every year are committed when the residents are in their home.

Maybe you’re reading this during a break at work or school. Do you still feel safe? You shouldn’t, considering the fact that statistically more aggravated assaults and sexual offenses are committed on-campus than off-campus, and more than 2 million people are victimized by some form of workplace violence every year.

According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report for 2012, violent crime is up and the problem is very real. So what would you do if you were attacked right now? The honest answer to that question is that you would do the best you can based on the training and resources you currently have. As the saying goes, you will not “rise to the occasion; you will sink to your level of training.” And if that training is inadequate, it’s quite possible you will be victimized.

Fortunately, if you are reading this, you are already a step ahead of the average person. You have taken the initiative to learn what it takes to keep yourself and your family safe. And we are here to support that goal.

Personal & Home Defense is a unique resource that addresses the realities of personal defense. Within these pages, you’ll find hard-hitting insights into the skills and tactics necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones. More importantly, you’ll find a balanced cross section of topics that reflects the totality of the skills you need to stay safe in today’s world. Let’s face it: The tactics that would really work for a young, fit adult male may not be practical for a petite female or a senior citizen with limited physical ability. Similarly, the options available to someone who lives in a gun-friendly state that supports concealed carry are vastly different than those of a person who lives in an area where weapon ownership and carry are highly restricted.

The key word in the term “personal defense” is “personal.” There is no magical, one-size-fits-all solution to effective self-defense. The secret to keeping yourself safe is developing skills and tactics that are appropriate to your individual needs and your environment. And the key to doing that is sound, logical information from acknowledged experts. That’s what you’ll find herein.

“It” can happen to you. So let’s get personal about your personal defense. Read and analyze the information in this publication, adapt it to your individual situation, and use it to fuel your personalized training and tactics. Learn well, train hard and stay safe.

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