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The “Knockout Game” and How To Protect Yourself!

Hey Self Defensors!

You may have already heard by now, but in case you haven’t, there’s a terrible knockout gameassault taking place and it’s called the “Knockout Game”.  It’s a so called game where someone or a group of people pick out a particular targeted person and hits them as hard as they can, usually from behind or blindsiding them and trying to knock them out with one punch.  Then the person falls to the ground backwards or sometimes face first hitting anything that may be in the way causing further injury.  It’s a terrible assault and one  that I think can be eliminated or minimized if we take action now.  What action, you ask?  Preparedness!  Being alert to things around you at all times.  Investigating suspicious behavior.  Reporting and identifying the perpetrators!  Warning unsuspecting persons prior to being picked for the “game”.  For ourselves?  Do not wear ear buds while out in public to a level that you cannot hear anything else around you.  Do not have a hood or hat that blocks your peripheral knockoutvision so as to not see someone rushing at you.  If you hear footsteps or someone running behind you, move to the side and glance back prior to them reaching you.  Have your mace or pepper spray out and ready to use if someone rushes up to you.  If you think someone is following you call the police(911) and go into a public place until help arrives.  Stop texting in public places where we are so engrossed that we don’t pay attention to things around us.  We must look up, walk alert, be alert, be prepared, no hands on pockets and know what’s going on around us.  We will  be covering practical self defense skills and techniques as we go but for now, just being alert and being able to react would have helped some of the already victimized individuals who were brutally injured by getting struck.  Please, share this video with as many people as you think will benefit from it.  We cannot let this go on, we must all help to stop this terrorizing and traumatizing activity.  We must be ready to defend starting right now!

Why I Started A Self Defense Website

selfdefense1Hello,

If you’re reading this, you must be aware that all too many people have been harmed by perpetrators who set out to steal, harm or hurt the innocent.  I can’t hear about one more victim without doing something about it.
My name is Roy Shaw.  I’m a husband, daddy and retired U.S. Army combat medic.  I’m also a licensed Paramedic and an educator and am currently working on advanced belts in both Tae Kwon Do and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu.

The reason I started this website has a great deal to do with the fact that I have a family and I would never want them to be harmed in any way. I’ve come to realize that though we can’t always prevent bad things from happening in every situation, we can definitely prepare ourselves in order to stack the deck in our favor! To make it out alive and as well as possible, that’s a good goal to have.

I’ve read one to many articles about how someone was victimized.  If at all possible, I want to help stop that from happening.  I know that there are thousands of self defense videos on the internet, but I wanted to make sure that you had a website dedicated to great training that was organized, effective and credible.  My experience as an educator and eLearning expert drove me to believe that I could apply my online educational experience and techniques to this very important subject and possibly save you or someone you know from a preventable assault, injury or death.

I hope that this website helps prepare everyone young and old, to be able to defend themselves. The goal of this website is to help train and educate people so that they will not suffer preventable loss. I believe that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

I also realize that in a busy life style, going to a martial arts school or a one time short self defense class may not be in your time budget and probably will not work. This should not stop you from learning how to protect yourself today!  That’s why I designed this website to be available for you when you have the time to learn. I will offer custom and procured video trainings that will be high quality, practical and effective. I will offer both basic and advanced advice for all types of scenarios.

Please ask any questions you have via email, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to share this website with anyone you think will benefit from it.  The training videos and updates will be sent to you when you subscribe via email or twitter. I’ll look forward to answering any questions you may have to the best of my ability, and when I can’t answer it, I’ll do my best to find an expert who can.

I’m honored to have the opportunity to help.

Be Safe, Secure and Peaceful.