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, 7 Jun 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 79
Duration: 00:20:32
Direct Download: (11.8MB)

Shooting Survival Tips (Active Shooter) - This week we cover some tips on surviving a shooting at your school, office or other building. We cover the goals of an Active Shooter, the police response and tips that will hopefully help you survive an attack.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 31 May 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 78 (QT)
Duration: 00:03:01
Direct Download: (1.8MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Travel Lightly
When you head out for a night on the town, bring only the minimum of what you will need for the evening.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Mon, 25 May 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 77
Duration: 00:17:40
Direct Download: (10.2MB)

Terrorism Survival Tips - We reconfigured the episode numbering to accurately reflect the volume of episodes published. Last week was episode #57 (QT), so you haven't missed any!

This week we cover some tips on surviving a terrorist attack. We review the importance of getting to the ground, how to position yourself during a grenade or other explosives attack, how to run while exposing yourself the least, playing dead, controlling children and touch upon the mentality of the terrorist.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 17 May 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 57 (QT)
Duration: 00:03:56
Direct Download: (2.3MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Old Cell Phones
Per FCC regulations, you can still call 911 from a cell phone that does not have an active service plan. You just need a battery with a charge and a signal. This makes old cell phones a great emergency tool.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

http://www.nrahq.org/nrabonus/
Free 1-year trial membership to the NRA.

Sun, 10 May 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 56
Duration: 00:24:58
Direct Download: (14.4MB)

Mailbag - This week we read emails from listeners and answer some tough questions.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 3 May 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 55 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:53
Direct Download: (2.9MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Train Against Weapons
Most violent criminal attacks include weapons. Therefore, most of your training should revolve around defense against weapons. Focus your personal defense training on what you expect to see on the street, not what you hope to see.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 26 Apr 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 54
Duration: 00:07:53
Direct Download: (4.6MB)

Talking to the Police - Some suggestions on the Do's and Don'ts of speaking with the police after you have been forced to physically defend yourself.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

In Praise of the Fifth Amendment: Why No Criminal Suspect Should Ever Talk to the Police
Professor James Duane (Regent University School of Law) and Officer George Bruch (Virginia Beach Police Department) lecture on why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police.

U.S. Concealed Carry Association
A resource for the armed citizen.

Sun, 19 Apr 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 53 (QT)
Duration: 00:05:05
Direct Download: (3MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Cover v Concealment
If you are looking for someplace to protect yourself or your loved ones from projectiles, know and understand the difference between cover and concealment. It could save your life.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Mon, 13 Apr 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 52
Duration: 00:15:02
Direct Download: (8.7MB)

Tactical Flashlights - A good flashlight (torch) should be a part of your defensive kit. If you can illuminate your surroundings, you can better insulate yourself from risk. Think of purchasing a good tactical flashlight in the same way you would any other defensive weapon.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

SureFire
Compact high-intensity flashlights for outdoors, self-defense, military, law enforcement, and general applications.

Sun, 5 Apr 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 51 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:34
Direct Download: (2.7MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Stop v Break
This week we cover the use of the word "stop" in training. Using the word "stop" as a command signal is a bad habit to get into when training.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 29 Mar 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 50
Duration: 00:18:33
Direct Download: (10.7MB)

Mailbag - We read an email from Simone. We discuss her confrontation and narrow escape from a gang of young men.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Jim Wagner: Behind the Scenes at Video Shoot for New DVD Series
Black Belt Magazine Videos

Sun, 22 Mar 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 49 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:11
Direct Download: (2.5MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Patterns Kill
Incorporate a bit of randomness into your lifestyle. It will help keep you safer. It will make you a harder target.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 15 Mar 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 48
Duration: 00:16:17
Direct Download: (9.4MB)

Occupy Their Space - In the face of a physical attack you need to turn your defense into an offense. You need to attack your attacker and occupy their space. A pure defense will not end the attack. You need to make your attacker stop and that requires retaliation.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 8 Mar 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 47 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:21
Direct Download: (2.6MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Unattended Items
Never leave items unattended in public or private settings. Be it a public library or a private company lounge, keep your personal items close at hand or they might end up walking away.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Tue, 3 Mar 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 46
Duration: 00:19:54
Direct Download: (11.5MB)

Pepper (OC) Spray - We take a close look at Pepper Spray, also called OC Spray, as a defensive weapon. We go over the chemical components, effects, types, different nozzle options and deployment considerations.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Practical Defense - Episode 45 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:42
Direct Download: (2.8MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Do Not Enter
If you arrive home to discover your house has been broken into and burglarized, DO NOT ENTER.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 15 Feb 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 44
Duration: 00:20:34
Direct Download: (11.8MB)

Selecting a Martial Art School for Your Child - In this episode we cover tips and questions you should consider when selecting a martial arts school for your child. Martial arts programs for children are entirely different than programs for adults. The style of martial art means almost nothing for children. To them, it is all punching, kicking, rolling around on the ground and having fun.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 8 Feb 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 43 (QT)
Duration: 00:05:12
Direct Download: (3.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Be the first to call 911
After any violent confrontation be the first person to call 911 and report the incident. This helps establish you as the victim and helps protect you from retaliation by your attackers.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Sun, 1 Feb 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 42
Duration: 00:38:25
Direct Download: (22.1MB)

Interview with Jon -
Jon was stabbed by a cocaine-addicted transient while waiting for a tram in Amsterdam. He shares his entire experience from the interactions with the transient leading up to the attack to the follow-up with the police months later.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Raising Awareness
A monthly column by Alex Haddox on TaeKwonDoTimes.com.

Practical Defense on Facebook
Practical Defense Facebook Fan Page. Get the latest updates on the show and other projects.

Alex Haddox Personal Protection Training
Official Alex Haddox web site

Mon, 26 Jan 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 41 (QT)
Duration: 00:05:03
Direct Download: (3MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - USB Thumb Drives
Do not use USB thumb drives you find in parking lots or around campus.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

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