Many people ask me, “What is the best kind of self-defense training?” Really, there is a lot of good stuff out there, and it’s sad how much of the self-defense industry just hates on each other. I mean, shouldn’t we all be suporting each other? Aren’t we all working towards the same goal to end violence and teach people to fight back? Anyways, the training I most enjoy is the real-world, studied, proven and tested methods of how a real fight or attack goes down. Martial arts is cool and a good work-out, but I’ve always preferred the grittier stuff like Krav Maga or IMPACT courses with the Bullet Man suits. There’s a lot of material out there which looks cool and seems to make sense for use in a violent confrontation. But add in some adrenaline, fear and all the physiological things that happen in a human body in these situations, and you have a whole other ball game. Through my mentor Bob Martin at Gavin de Becker and Associates, I was introduced to my friend Tony Blauer. In my opinion, he’s one of the best minds and fighters in the self-defense industry. He’s having a training camp in Virginia Beach, VA this August and I will be there. Any of my GFB peeps interested in joining me for a weekend o’ whoop-ass? Click here to read about the camp, and click here to read about Tony’s approach and philosophy. Holla at me if you’re interested in learning more.