Practical Defense

Practical Defense podcast

A practical approach to staying safe in our increasingly dangerous urban environments. Learn simple strategies and everyday habits from Alex Haddox that will help protect you and your loved ones from harm. Hear interviews with experts on the criminal mind and listen to stories directly from real victims. When you understand what a criminal looks for in a target, you can avoid taking on those characteristics and thus escape selection.

Over 2.78-million downloads!

NOTE: Practical Defense is now on a once monthly schedule.

Sun, 24 Aug 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 28
Duration: 00:41:35
Direct Download: (23.9MB)

Tournaments as Training Devices - with guest host, Paul Wilson. This week Paul and I discuss the merits of martial arts tournaments in terms of the lessons they teach and experience they provide for self-defense. Tournament sparring is far from the reality of the street, but occasional participation can provide valuable insight and training opportunities.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 11
Duration: 00:02:24
Direct Download: (1.5MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Screens are not barriers.

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Sun, 10 Aug 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 27
Duration: 00:16:03
Direct Download: (9.3MB)

Child Safety - Tips and lessons for your children to help keep them safer. Topics include controversy over "Don't talk to Strangers" and "Stranger Danger," being selective with whom you invite into your home, inappropriate touching, common dangers inside the home, setting physical boundaries, what to memorize and weapons in the home with children.

The focus of this episode is on children between the ages of 3 and 5.

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Tue, 5 Aug 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 10
Duration: 00:03:27
Direct Download: (2.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Walk Facing Traffic.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 26
Duration: 00:09:44
Direct Download: (5.6MB)

Home Invaders - A look at the social engineering techniques used by criminals to get invited into people's homes.

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Sun, 20 Jul 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 09
Duration: 00:03:20
Direct Download: (2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Half a Car.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 25
Duration: 00:33:35
Direct Download: (19.3MB)

Interview with Jerry Snook - Our guest this week is Jerry Snook, a radio journalist and fellow podcaster. Jerry shares his experiences as a victim of armed robbery at both knife point and gun point while working as a convenience store clerk.

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Sun, 6 Jul 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 08
Duration: 00:03:36
Direct Download: (2.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Avoid Choke Points.

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Mon, 14 Jan 2008 15:00
Practical Defense - Episode 24
Duration: 00:14:42
Direct Download: (8.5MB)

Crime Survival - Tips and clues to identify and avoid store robberies and some ideas on how to survive an armed robbery of a retail location.

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Sun, 22 Jun 2008
ractical Defense - Quick Tip 07
Duration: 00:02:47
Direct Download: (1.7MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Look at the Clerks.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 23
Duration: 00:59:03
Direct Download: (33.9MB)

Interview with David Baker - Our guest this week is David Baker, Vietnam Veteran and former Los Angeles County Deputy. Dave shares his some of his experiences in law enforcement from daily duties to being in the middle of the East Los Angeles Riot in 1969.

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Sun, 8 Jun 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 06
Duration: 00:03:03
Direct Download: (1.8MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - No Digital Players.

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Sun, 1 Jun 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 22
Duration: 00:14:02
Direct Download: (8.1MB)

Choosing A Martial Art - We read an email from Aria and discuss how to choose a martial art that compliments your needs and goals.

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Sun, 25 May 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 05
Duration: 00:02:37
Direct Download: (1.6MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Back to the wall.

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Sun, 18 May 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 21
Duration: 00:15:57
Direct Download: (9.2MB)

Vehicle Safety, Part 2 - A look at vehicle security. We review techniques to make your vehicle a less-likely target for beak-ins and ways to keep your personal information more secure.

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Sun, 11 May 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 04
Duration: 00:03:17
Direct Download: (2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Step out when approached in tight spaces.

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Sun, 4 May 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 20
Duration: 00:22:14
Direct Download: (12.8MB)

Vehicle Safety, Part 1 - A look at vehicle security. We cover the full gamut from what to keep in your glove compartment to emergency kits to handling accidents.

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Sun, 27 Apr 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 03
Duration: 00:04:35
Direct Download: (2.7MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Road-Rage.

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Sun, 20 Apr 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 19
Duration: 00:28:24
Direct Download: (16.3MB)

Road-Rage with Dr. X. - Dr. X returns with a discussion on the psychology behind road-rage.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 02
Duration: 00:05:19
Direct Download: (3.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Interacting with Transients.

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