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Self Defense Tip #1

Self Defense is all about time and distance.

Distance and Safety and Self Defense amount to the same thing
Advice to the wise!

Distance & Time. The more you have of both, the more options you have.  Leadership Martial Arts & Krav Maga teaches you these concepts.Putting something between yourself and an attacker can give you more time. It can be as simple as closing and locking a door or utilizing an object like a car or furniture. You can now decide how to use this time most effectively. Because face it, more time allows you to make better decisions. Much will now depend on your EDC or Every Day Carry. You could use this time to run away or to call 911.

You should always have a charged cell phone.  If you freqently forget and/or decide to unplug and leave your cell phone at home, your literal life line is no longer there and you are much more likely to become a victim and statistic. This seeminly small detail could mean the difference between facing an attack alone or having the calvary arrive!



If you have a concealed weapon the time gained could allow you time to draw it. This weapon could be a tactical pen, a handgun or pepper spray. Your weapon could even be your car keys. Our Krav Maga classes teach improvisation in making nearly everything a useful weapon for self defense.

If you have to rely only on hand to hand skills, this time helps prepare you to be most effective. Michael Brown knows that the safest people are ones that train for the worst of days.  Using the prinicples and tactics of footwork used in Leadership Krav Maga or other realistic self defense programs could now give you the edge you need. Mobility gained in your footwork again gains you time. The articles Self Sufficiency & Your Role and Attack Proof could give you some good insight into this concept.


Michael Brown is a eighth degree black belt and a Chief Master Instructor of Taekwondo.  He has also been a certified instructor in Krav Maga for over 20 years. Brown is a two time world champion in sparring and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a fire arms safety expert who trains individuals in concealed and carry tactics.  Michael Brown has been working with families and training people in personal defense in North Carolina for over 35 years. He and his wife,  Kimberly Brown love working with military personnel, law enforcement and civilians to become combat ready and helping them develop skills that will enable them to be the ‘First Responders’ for their families.