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  1. Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense
    A lot of folks talk about carrying weapons or improvising weapons for self defense, but an often overlooked weapon is the one you're standing on. The ground. In an urban environment it's either solid concrete or rough bitumen and when combined with the natural force of gravity, becomes a potent...
  2. Urban Survival
    I have no idea how unique or plain this thought is, but here it goes: Could it be that a robber would have a higher chance of survival if you, the victim is armed, assuming you have extensive self-defense and/or martial arts training? Armed victim: The robber makes his attempt to rob you, with...
  3. Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense
    There are so many different martial arts out there and so many different strategies. The purpose of this thread will be to discuss why you prefer either ground fighting or stand up fighting. In order to stop any arguments from forming, let's keep to the positives of what you prefer and stay away...
  4. Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense
    The purpose of this thread will be to help anybody looking to get into training a martial art, more specifically to help them choose what is right for them. Please post a martial art you train in, why it is good and why it is bad. And please, let's try our best to keep from getting into heated...
  5. Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense
    Many times I think that we forget what is appropriate use of force when defending ourselves. Thoughts? http://youtu.be/799eg_kAgHE
  6. Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense
    Greetings! My name is Jeremy Haas and I am the founder of ARCS Self Defense & Combatives. I am a life long martial artist, US military combat veteran, and state certified law enforcment officer. I have spent a considerable amount of time in Israel training members of the IDF and Israeli...
  7. New Member Introduction
    Greetings! My name is Jeremy Haas and I am the founder of ARCS Self Defense & Combatives. I am a life long martial artist, US military combat veteran, and state certified law enforcment officer. I have spent a considerable amount of time in Israel training members of the IDF and Israeli...
  8. Knives, Swords & Axes
    Where do you carry your tomahawk?(from a cqb weapon perspective not as a camp tool or etc.) i carry weak side because through training and military experience that if i need it as a weapon about 98% of the time its with my weak side hand. i do alot of training with blue guns rubber knives and...
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