STREET DEFENSE

Engineered Ignorance in the Self-Defense Industry

I first heard the term ‘Engineered Ignorance’ in a documentary entitled: Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism | VPRO Documentary (you can watch it here). Shoshana, an American author and scholar, describes how giant tech companies mine our data for nefarious uses, while keeping us in the dark about what is really going on behind the …

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The Mystery of ‘Pressure Testing’ in Self-Defense Training

I was forwarded an article, where the author who is a founder of his own system writes about how so many self-defense instructors don’t pressure test what they teach. This leaves them open, as he suggests to putting forward ludicrous claims and advice on the topic of self-protection. I agree, except, and ironically I know …

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Embedded With Thai Special Forces & What We Taught Them

A month ago I had the privilege and honour of being invited to The Royal Thai Army Special Warfare Command. Along with two of my trainers Aaron Le Boutillier and Adam Kayoom, we set about introducing over thirty special force operators to the Weaponize-Your-Body (WYB) for Military Operators Program. As with all of our WYB …

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