ATM Safety: Why Most “Self-Defense Experts” FAIL At It!

The “heartless” thug waited at an ATM next to the one Mary, an elderly Canadian woman, was using.

He was just waiting for her to get her money so that he could attack her.

As soon as her cash hit the slot, he was on top of her, committing a brutal assault.

But this was one tough woman, and she wasn’t having it!

What happened next makes my blood boil, because the whole thing is just proof for the fact that…

Most ATM Machine Safety Advice Is wrong, Wrong, WRONG!

ATM Safety Fails: Tips For Real Street Fights
ATM Safety Fails: Tips For Real Street Fights

The Canadian press identified the lady as just “Mary,” wanting to protect her identity.

The whole assault was captured on camera at the bank in Aurora, Ontario, where she has an account.

In the video, you can see Mary at her machine, withdrawing her money… while the thug waits and watches her, choosing the moment to make a grab for her cash.

When the money is there, the scumbag just reaches in, shoving Mary and clawing the bills out of the machine.

But he didn’t count on Mary’s reaction.

She fought the guy, doing (as the news reported) what “many women have been taught to do – go for the privates.”

The thug blocked her punch and her knee for his groin, but Mary’s goal wasn’t to fight him off…

…it was to get him in front of the ATM camera.

“You’re going to get my money, I’m going to get a mug of you,” she told the news. “You’re not getting my money for nothing. …I thought of the cameras and I wanted to try and get a picture of his face.”


The thug threw Mary to the ground, leaving her with cracked ribs and terrible bruising all over her body.

(You can’t see that on the video; she just disappears off the screen.)

She survived – but only because she got lucky.

(And yes, the authorities DID get a close-up face picture of the thug in the ATM camera, so good job, Mary!)

This story makes me so angry, though.

It reminded me of just how much advice for “ATM safety” is dumb, pointless, or incomplete.

Here are 3 pieces of ATM advice that should come with an “asterisk” next to them!

1. “Check All Around For Suspicious Characters”

Some “experts” tell you to watch for people looking to rob you when you use the ATM.

You could argue that Mary didn’t do this – didn’t check the area for people who might want to rob her – but that’s not really true.

She was at an ATM while somebody else was using the one next to her.

Nothing about the scumbag’s appearance was a “warning flag” (except for how he watched her when she wasn’t looking).

He looked like any other ATM customer.

(The fact is, if ANYBODY is nearby, no matter how innocent they look, they could be a potential criminal.)

Mary would be better off going inside the bank during bank hours, rather than using an outdoor ATM at all.

2. “Bring Somebody To Watch Your Back”

Another piece of advice somebody might give Mary – and I’ve seen this plenty of places online – is that she’d have been safe if she’d just brought a friend.

Well, that’s not bad advice… until you figure that most of Mary’s friends are probably her age.

(A scumbag willing to throw one old lady on the ground won’t hesitate to do it twice.)

Unless your “security buddy” is better able to fight than you are, you’re just multiplying the thug’s potential victims… especially if HE has backup, too.

3. “Ask Other People To Wait Outside The Booth”

This is the piece of advice that really bugs me, honestly.

Let’s say Mary’s bank had one of those little vestibules that you use your card to enter, for security.

(“ATM etiquette” and security advice says that other people are supposed to wait outside while you use the machine.)

Well, if an elderly woman asked the ATM scumbag to wait outside, what would she do if he said no?

And what’s to stop him from pushing her down and taking her money when she walks out of the “security area?”

Asking other people to wait doesn’t help you at all if those “other people” are violent criminals.

The Only Piece Of ATM Security Advice That Matters…

The ONLY thing that would have helped Mary would have been practical self-defense advice.

Ok yes, I get it… she’s an “old lady”, right?

But that doesn’t mean she can’t defend herself!
I mean, she already showed that she had the heart to fight back.

That’s a good thing.

But you and I both know that you also need the SKILLS to back it up, right?

Watching the video, this woman actually DID go after a vital target that could have helped her – the groin.

Unfortunately, she didn’t strike it the right way.

In my “Defeat Larger Attackers” DVD, I demonstrate the absolute EASIEST and MOST DESTRUCTIVE way to attack the groin – so easy that yes, even this little ‘ol granny could have left this guy whimpering at her feet.

It works because it uses a completely natural movement that adds momentum and force without having to learn some “technique” – super powerful.

(BTW, if you want to see the move, I can send you the DVD for free. Just tell me the address to send it to with this form…)

In the end, it was only sheer luck that saved this woman from being seriously hurt.

No matter how young or old you are, and no matter strong you are, there will always be some criminal scumbag who’s searching for his next victim – and will strike when you least expect it.

Use these tips to show them that you’re NOT an “easy target”!

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[MMA Streetfighting] “Bagel Boss” Viral Video Fight Footage Teaches 3 Deadly Lessons

MMA Street Fights: Bagel Boss Short Man Viral Video Teaches Deadly Lessons

They call him the “Bagel Boss.”

He’s the 4-foot, 11-inch guy who got in a HUGE fight at a bagel shop recently…

…and then became FAMOUS when the video went viral.

A lot of people think the video is pretty funny.

It isn’t funny at all.

That’s because the video — which shows Chris Morgan of Long Island getting tackled by a fellow bagel shop customer — is actually a warning.

It shows just how WRONG a street fight can go.

And, honestly, if Chris Morgan’s attacker wasn’t such a nice guy. . .

… this little dude could EASILY be dead!

Worse, the next time you get into a confrontation with someone, YOU could end up dead too if you make the same mistake!

(And no, I’m NOT talking about how Morgan lost his mind when he thought people were making fun of him!)

That’s why we need to talk about. . .

The Street Fighting Lessons We Can Learn From The “Bagel Boss” Viral Video

MMA Street Fights: Bagel Boss Short Man Viral Video Teaches Deadly Lessons
MMA Street Fights: Bagel Boss Short Man Viral Video Teaches Deadly Lessons

Chris Morgan was in a bagel shop trying to buy a “caw-fee” when he decided the girls behind the counter were making fun of him.

He went nuts, ranting and raving about how girls on dating sites won’t swipe-in-whatever-direction because he’s so short.

People make fun of him all the time because he’s small, he says.

But he didn’t stop there.

He got crazier and crazier, to the point that other customers started telling him to calm down.

That’s when he got aggressive.

He “chested up” to one of the other customers — a dude so much bigger that Morgan is barely taller than the guy’s belly button:

MMA Streetfight Viral Video: Bagel Boss Chests Up With Attacker
MMA Streetfight Viral Video: Bagel Boss Chests Up With Attacker

Then he started demanding that the bigger guy “meet him outside.”

“Go ahead and attack me!” he shouted. Go ahead and attack–”

(He was immediately attacked.)

You can even see the look of, “I’ve made a horrible mistake” on his face a split-second before he eats floor.

MMA Streetfight Viral Video: Bagel Boss Realizes He's Made A Terrible Mistake
MMA Streetfight Viral Video: Bagel Boss Realizes He’s Made A Terrible Mistake

In interviews after the assault, you can tell Morgan is bothered by the fact that the bigger guy was on top of his back and, in Morgan’s own words, wouldn’t let him up.

He was very aware of how helpless he was down there. . . and that’s when I realized there was nothing funny about this viral video at all.

MMA Streetfight Viral Video: Bagel Boss Attacker Shoots For Takedown
MMA Streetfight Viral Video: Bagel Boss Attacker Shoots For Takedown

The incident teaches us three things, in fact, and they apply to you and to me. . .

. . .just as much as they do to a five-foot-nothing angry guy who’s cruising for trouble (while writing checks with his mouth that his @ss can’t cash).

These lessons apply to EVERY street fight, but they go DOUBLE when you’re dealing with somebody who’s bigger than you.

(And, let’s face it: for the little Bagel Boss, that’s almost every person he meets.)

1. NEVER “Chest Up” To Anyone

As many times as I see this happen, it always makes me shake my head.

There’s something about guys that makes them want to puff out their chests and get up close to other people.

They stare down the other guy while DARING them to “make a move.”

Well, when you’re chest to chest with somebody (the same way Bagel Boss went chest-to-belly-button with his attacker), you’re making it HARDER to defend yourself.

He can throw almost anything at you — a wild hook, a haymaker, a sneaky uppercut from below your eye line — and you won’t see it coming.

You’ve GOT to get your hands out in front of you and prevent him from going chest to chest. . .

. . . and you definitely don’t want to initiate a “chest-up” yourself.

2. Mind Your Balance

You can see it on his face when “Bagel Boss” gets attacked:

He’s completely lost his balance.

His attacker rushes forward, disrupting Morgan’s balance and pushing him off his feet effortlessly.

The thing is, little guys can be very hard to knock down because their centers of gravity are lower.

The smart ones will attack a bigger man’s knees and ankles, because a bigger guy can be thrown off balance pretty easily himself.

In a street fight, you’ve got to mind your own balance while looking for opportunities to take HIS.

That’s because, if you get pushed off-balance, he’s going to take you down. . .

. . . and then, when he mounts you, you’re very nearly DEAD.

3. If You’re Mounted, You Have Only One Chance

You could hear it in Chris Morgan’s eyes when he complained about the attack in interviews after the video was taken.

His attacker was lying on top of him and Morgan was utterly helpless.

If this had been a vicious street fight or a gang attack, and not simply a “nice guy” taking down a bully in a bagel shop, Morgan could easily have gotten killed.

When a guy has you down and is lying on top of you like that, he could suffocate you, stab you, or invite his buddies to kick you to death.

You’ve got ONE CHANCE to fight your way out of that situation after you make that mistake. . .

. . . and if you screw it up, you may never get up again.

Remember that the next time you’re visualizing what you would do when you find yourself in a street fight — especially if the guy coming at you is a lot bigger than you.

Just because he’s bigger doesn’t mean you can’t beat him… but there are right ways and many more wrong ways to do it.

Here’s another, very graphic video of a face-to-face confrontation.

Sadly, the victim didn’t realize he was in a fight until it was too late.

If you watch the video, though, you’ll see the danger signs… and the results were disastrous.

The lessons you can learn from that video, just like what we can take away from the “Bagel Boss” and his mistakes, could save your life in a REAL fight.

I should know — because I’ve used it myself more than once, and it worked every time.

Stay safe out there.

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