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.

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

Practical Defense 259 - Forethought and Plans

Monday, 3 June 2013
Duration: 00:05:56
Direct Download: (3.5MB)

Forethought and Plans - We discuss a recent attempted robbery and stabbing of a professional American football player.

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keywords: robbery, plan, scenario, forethought, premeditation, script, think, thought, execute

 

 

Practical Defense 258 - Hearing Protection

Monday, 27 May 2013
Duration: 00:07:38
Direct Download: (3.5MB)

Hearing Protection - We discuss firearms training, hearing protection and the sound of gunfire during a crisis event.

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keywords: hearing, sound, gunfire, rapport, shot, decibel, crisis, concealed carry, lawful carry

 

 

Practical Defense 257 - Screens Are Not Barriers

Monday, 13 May 2013
Duration: 00:05:55
Direct Download: (3.5MB)

Screens Are Not Barriers - Screens will not prevent criminals from entering your home. Shut and lock your windows at night. If it is warm, run your air-conditioning.

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keywords: summer, safety, home, invasion, robbery, burglar, window, screen

 

 

Practical Defense 256 - Blocking Cell Signals Revisited

Monday, 6 May 2013
Duration: 00:08:20
Direct Download: (4.9MB)

Blocking Cell Signals Revisited - We share listener feedback and ideas regarding episode 255, Blocking Cell Signals.

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keywords: flash mob, cell, service, mobile, phone, cancel, cut, block, stop, attack, robbery, terrorist

 

 

Practical Defense 255 - Blocking Cell Signals

Sunday, 21 April 2013
Duration: 00:07:37
Direct Download: (4.5MB)

Blocking Cell Signals - We examine the repercussions of when government and local authorities cut cell service during crisis events such as riots, flash mobs and terrorist attacks.

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keywords: flash mob, cell, service, mobile, phone, cancel, cut, block, stop, attack, robbery, terrorist

 

 

Practical Defense 254 - Deterrents Work

Sunday, 14 April 2013
Duration: 00:06:32
Direct Download: (3.86MB)

Deterrents Work - We share an example of deterrents and target hardening in action.

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keywords: personal, protection, security, home, house, deterrent, prevent, avoid, evade

 

 

Practical Defense 253 - Mailbag

Sunday, 07 April 2013
Duration: 00:09:20
Direct Download: (5.7MB)

Mailbag - We share three (3) listener voicemails on the subjects of garage door openers, restrictive facility and campus policies and computer air dusters.

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keywords: huffing, air, duster, inhaling, drug, abuse, death, heart, attack, hunter, facility, firearm, gun, campus, garage, door, policy

 

 

Practical Defense 252 - Politics and Martial Arts

Sunday, 31 March 2013
Duration: 00:54:22
Direct Download: (31.2MB)

Politics and Martial Arts - This week we have a panel discussion with Alex Haddox, Paul Wilson (Karate Cafe) and Matthew Matson. We discuss how politics can interfere with teaching and hurt relationships within an organization.

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keywords: karate cafe, martial arts, politics, hurt, harm, interfere, teach, train

Links:

Karate Cafe podcast
Where martial arts conversations begin... Karate Cafe was created in May 2005.

 

 

Practical Defense 251 - Huffing Air Dusters

Sunday, 24 March 2013
Duration: 00:07:50
Direct Download: (31.17MB)

Huffing Air Dusters - We discuss drug abuse and huffing. A recent, and deadly, trend is to huff computer air duster cans.

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keywords: huffing, air, duster, inhaling, drug, abuse, death, heart, attack

Links:

White Tiger
The world's largest martial arts school in Cary, North Carolina with Master Rondy.

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition
Inhalant Abuse Information.

 

 

Practical Defense 250 - Western Martial Arts with Bill Herndon

Monday, 18 March 2013
Duration: 00:54:18
Direct Download: (31.17MB)

Western Martial Arts with Bill Herndon - We chat with Bill Herndon of PirahnaGear.com about training in Western Martial Arts.

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keywords: Bill Herndon, western, martial, arts, HEMA, sword, fighting, WMA, historical, European, Piranha Gear

Links:

http://www.swordfightingschool.com/

http://www.wmacoalition.com/

http://www.hroarr.com/

http://www.thearma.org/

http://hemaalliance.com/

Piranha Gear
Put bite in your fight! Martial arts, MMA and HEMA gear, clothing and uniforms.

 

 

Practical Defense 249 - Stopping a Violent Crime

Sunday, 10 March 2013
Duration: 00:08:58
Direct Download: (5.26MB)

Stopping a Violent Crime - We discuss a "what if" scenario based upon a staged strangling video posted to YouTube.

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Links:

 

 

Practical Defense 248 - Shotgun Revisited

Monday, 4 March 2013
Duration: 00:09:14
Direct Download: (5.41MB)

Shotgun Revisited - We clarify a few points from episode 247 and share some listener feedback.

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Links:

Home Defense Center-HDC11E by SentrySafe

Fort Knox Shotgun Safe

ShotLock Solo Vault

 

 

Practical Defense 247 - Shotgun for Home Defense

Sunday, 24 February 2013
Duration: 00:15:49
Direct Download: (9.18MB)

Shotgun for Home Defense - We discuss recommendations made by Vice President Joe Biden and explain why they are a bad idea. We further analyze the shotgun as a home defense tool and dispel some myths.

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Practical Defense 246 - Emotional Control

Monday, 18 February 2013
Duration: 00:07:12
Direct Download: (4.25MB)

Emotional Control - We explore the need to control one's emotions during a conflict to help avoid escalation to crisis.

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Practical Defense 245 - Trouble with Lists

Sunday, 10 February 2013
Duration: 00:08:24
Direct Download: (4.9MB)

Trouble with Lists - We review the potential risks of adding yourself to vendor vacation lists.

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Practical Defense 244 - Car As A Billboard

Monday, 04 February 2013
Duration: 00:07:20
Direct Download: (4.33MB)

Car As A Billboard - Listener Ross B. shares his view of family composition stickers on the backs of cars. We agree they are a bad idea.

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Practical Defense 243 - Call 911

Sunday, 20 January 2013
Duration: 00:07:32
Direct Download: (4.4MB)

Call 911 - We share a road rage incident where the aggressor called 911 before the legally armed citizen.

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Practical Defense 242 – Hard Target

Monday, 7 January 2013
Duration: 00:06:34
Direct Download: (3.9MB)

Hard Target - We discuss the relevance and importance of maintaining your right to defensive firearms.

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Practical Defense 241 – Serial Numbers

Monday, 31 December 2012
Duration: 00:09:46
Direct Download: (5.7MB)

Serial Numbers - We hear from Glen, a Law Enforcement Officer in Nevada, on the subject of serial numbers and stolen property recovery.

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Practical Defense 240 – Holiday Safety Tips, Part 4

Sunday, 23 December 2012
Duration: 00:07:24
Direct Download: (4.36MB)

Holiday Safety Tips, Part 4 - Our final review of ways to stay safe during the holiday season.

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