Is It True That “People Who Carry Tactical Pens Can’t Fight?”

People Who Carry Tactical Pens "Can't Fight"?

One of the things about reading self-defense information on the Internet is that anybody can say anything.

Recently I stumbled across a YouTube video that was all about how people who carry “kubotans” can’t fight.

This caught my attention, because a kubotan, a tactical pen, and a flashlight are all the same thing.

(They’re all small, rigid objects that people use as force multipliers in a fight.)

That means the guy in the video was telling a whole lot of people they’re not capable of protecting themselves.

So, I gotta ask…

Is It True That People Who Carry Tactical Pens “Can’t Fight”?

People Who Carry Tactical Pens "Can't Fight"?
People Who Carry Tactical Pens “Can’t Fight”?

There’s a short answer to that question, of course.

I mean, people ask inflammatory questions like that because they’re trying to drive “clickbait” “hate-views,” you know?

Tell somebody they’re stupid, or they can’t fight, and they’ll fall over themselves to tell you that you’re wrong.

But in this case, the answer to that question – is it TRUE that you can’t fight if you carry one of these tools – is obviously NO.

But you might be surprised by WHY it’s “no.”

People who carry tactical pens, kubotans (sometimes called “yawara”) and small flashlights as striking tools all have different amounts of training.

But anybody carrying one of these tools understands one super-important thing:

These tools all work because PHYSICS says so.

See, when you hold a rigid object like a tactical pen or a kubotan in your hand, the smaller tip of the object AMPLIFIES the force of your blow.

The kubotan or pen hits HARDER than your fist alone, because the force is concentrated.

And because the pen or kubotan can’t feel pain and is a lot harder than your knuckles, what you’ve got is one HELL of a weapon that makes ANYBODY more prepared for a fight.

But people who carry these tools do make 1 important mistake.

They usually limit themselves to just one tool.

  • If you carry a kubotan, all you have is a dowel – which can hit hard, but can’t be used for utility.
  • If you carry a tactical pen, you have a kubotan that also writes, which is great – but it isn’t a flashlight.
  • If you carry a flashlight, you can light your way in an emergency… but you don’t have a pen to write with.

But what if you could carry ALL these things in the same, compact striking weapon and utility tool?

It’s called the STRIKEPEN, and you can see more about it here.

The STRIKEPEN is a milled alloy pen with a scientifically tested texture for a great grip.

It writes well, but it ALSO incorporates a bright LED emitter (as you can see in the picture) and a tungsten striker.

(It even includes interchangeable tools, one of which is a blade, the other of which is a wrench and bottle opener.)

This is the “Swiss Army Knife” of tactical pens – a combination pen, kubotan, and flashlight that can still fly “under the radar” while it’s protecting you.

It’s easily the best tactical pen I’ve seen yet… but don’t wait to get yours.

The website where I buy them has limited inventory, and once these are gone, they’re gone.

Get yours – and get protected – today.

And, hey, the fact that you’re more than equipped to fight to protect yourself will be our little secret…

…no matter what random guys on the Internet have to say about it.

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The #1 Street Fighting Mistake People Make

This isn’t something I’m happy talking about, but it’s a horrible reality of the world we now live in.

The elections are coming up, and everybody’s talking about politics.

But one thing we’ve ALL got to be aware of right now is that the moment you step outside… pick up a sign… attend a rally or a protest… or EVEN IF YOU AREN’T POLITICAL AT ALL…

…you’ve might get into a FIGHT.

Violence has overtaken our streets.

And all you have to do is look at news footage online to see that it’s gotten worse.

But I noticed something while reviewing a lot of that footage… something that points to the BIG mistake countless people are making.

It’s a mistake that WILL get you hurt or even killed if you don’t deal with it!

The #1 Street Fighting Mistake People Make

Before we talk about that mistake, I want to be clear:

I am not taking a political position, and I don’t care who you vote for.

Right, left, center, or something else entirely… no matter what your opinion, there’s some whacko out there who won’t like it.

We’re seeing more and more assaults on people, even innocent people, just caught up in all the craziness going on out there.

That means that no matter who you are, no matter what you are doing, and even if you’re in your own home, you may have to fight to protect yourself.

There is no shortage of footage of people doing just that in today’s violent climate.

But do you know what mistake almost ALL of them are making?

They have no idea what they’re doing!

Even law enforcement officers, forced to go hand-to-hand with protesters and rioters – people who are supposed to be trained – are making it up as they go.

You watch the footage of people fighting with the cops, fighting with civilians, fighting with each other

…and you can see they’re flailing around wildly, unsure of how to handle multiple opponents (very common, in this day of flash mobs and riots), totally unprepared for dealing with the “melee weapons” street fighters are bringing out to play.

(These include shields, frozen bottles, “locks in socks,” KNIVES, and a bunch of other makeshift and purpose-built weapons.)

Now, I know a lot of people are arming themselves to deal with these threats… but you can’t always have a gun with you.

A lot of people carrying knives and other weapons aren’t sure how to use them, either.

And even if you ARE armed, you’ll need to know how to fight people who are ALSO carrying weapons, from guns, to knives, to sticks and clubs.

When that happens, you’ve got to know exactly what to do if you’re going to defeat vicious, street-fighting attackers… and even multiple attackers.

If you’re just “making it up as you go,” you’re going to FAIL… and failure means getting maimed or even killed!

That’s when you need an expert who can give you the simple, step-by-step instructions for what to do in just about EVERY situation you might face…

…using techniques that ANYONE can learn to do, even if they’re not in great shape.

You want Matt Numrich’s Street Fighting Matrix.

Matt’s been all about street fighting and effective combat for years.

His comprehensive guide to street fighting includes information like…

  • Matt’s secret formula for taking out a thug with a knife or a bat
  • How to use a knife offensively
  • The psychology of facing – or using – a gun
  • How to “ditch and bait” opponents
  • The secret to pulling off the perfect choke in a fight
  • Matt’s 3-step “multiple attacker” tactic
  • What to do if multiple guys with different weapons attack you at the same time
  • How knowing the first step to take when attacked by multiple people can SAVE YOUR LIFE
  • And much, much more!

This is one of the most thorough, easy-to-understand programs on every aspect of street fighting that you’ll ever find.

If you want to keep yourself and your family safe from the violence out there on the streets, you absolutely cannot afford not to to have this information.

Don’t get caught not knowing what to do when an armed mob is breathing down your neck.

Check out Matt’s Street Fighting Matrix at this special link…

…And you’ll ALWAYS know exactly how to handle these threats.

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Real Street Fights: Self-Defense Training Is A WASTE Of Time!

Real Street Fights Self-Defense Training FAIL

I’ve taken more than a dozen martial arts over my lifetime.

From Kung Fu to Karate to Mixed Martial Arts, to Krav Maga and WW2 close quarters combat… I have to say, I’m a pretty decent “fighter.”

I’ve had my own experiences in bar fights and in scraps… even in dealing with gangs, believe it or not.

I have some “street cred”, in other words.

But… honestly?

I think most self-defense training is actually a waste of time.

So hear me out, because I’m going to explain…

Why (Almost ALL) “Self-Defense” Training Is A Life-Threatening WASTE Of Time!

Real Street Fights Self-Defense Training FAIL
Real Street Fights: Self-Defense Training FAIL

Ok, before all you Bruce Lees out there get your tighty-whiteys in a wad, notice I said “almost all”.

Yes, I’ve trained in many martial arts and self-defense systems that had GREAT moves that really work.

And ANY time you can get physical with another human being, it’s better than counting on your 27th viewing of a Jackie Chan movie as all you’ll need.

But the real questions I need to ask when it comes to preparing for a violent street attack are…

Are you even training AT ALL?

And if so, HOW do you train?

For the “not at all” crowd… are you hoping that you just won’t ever be caught without your gun or your knife?

Well, I have to tell you, my friend…

…when it comes to a REAL street fight, “hope” is not a solution!

When some attacker gets in your face, puts his finger in your chest, and tells you he’s going to beat the ever-loving sh*t out of you, you’re going to wish you knew a few simple moves to respond!

(No worries. I have a simple fix for you here in just a minute. But first, on to dealing with my 2nd question…)

Unfortunately, based on the people I’ve talked to, if you ARE training to fight, you’re most likely training in the relaxed atmosphere of a local martial arts school.

You’re working with people you think of as “friends”… and you’re NOT really getting your head bashed in, or stomped on, by your training partner’s buddies with their size 11 steel-toed sh*t kickers!

Punching the air… kicking some foam pads… “pulling” your punches when sparring so no one gets hurt… learning that if the “bad guy” attacks *this* way, you respond *that* way… and so on.

Well, have you ever heard the phrase…

As you train, so shall you fight?!

Bottom line… if you’re used to “fighting” your buddies while scoring points…

…If they let you take breaks when you’re tired… and call “time out” when you might actually be hurt…

…Then I hate to say it, but that’s just not gonna save your arse when you’re facing someone who uses “fighting” as his career skill the way you and I may use a hammer, computer, or whatever.

Oh no my friend… real thugs out there are “training” a whole lot different than the “martial arts schmoes” they’re targeting…

In prison, these scumbags aren’t practicing katas.

They’re fighting for their lives.

They’re learning the right time to strike — when you least expect it.

They’re learning how to hide a weapon — and how to use it.

In other words, criminals are “training” by getting their knuckles (and their boots) bloody in actual street combat!

On the street, they’re getting real-world experience in how to make people like you and me — honest, law-abiding folks — victims!

All those fancy martial arts moves will only get you KILLED in a real street fight.

You’ll fight as you’ve trained — and that means they aren’t worried about you hurting them at all.

They know you can’t stop them… and now YOU know it.

But the good news is that you DON’T have to train day in and day out just to defeat these thugs.

You also don’t have to go out and get into real fights to have a chance to take on real criminals.  (“PHEW!”, right? hahaha)

Here’s what I’ve discovered in studying… training for… and getting into real fights…

It all comes down to knowing how to throw “the switch” in your mind in a fight!

You see, your best weapon in any attack ISN’T your fists, feet, elbows, etc.

It’s your BRAIN!

What I’ve come to understand over the years is that most people – even trained martial artists – focus too much on “defense”.

“Defense” kills!

The only way you can hope to survive a brutal attack – especially from someone who is bigger, stronger, and more experienced than you – is to…

First know WHEN you’re actually in a “fight”…

…and THEN be able to take that FIRST SHOT!

Yes, I said it.

YOU take the first shot!

NOT doing so will likely make you a crumpled, bloody mess – unconscious on the floor – while everyone around you just watches, afraid.

But if you can learn to spot the “hidden signs” of a fight…

…If you can identify WHEN that thug is going to strike, (I even use a little trick that MAKES him give himself away!)…

…then you can “flip the switch” and take him down with some VERY simple, easy movies.

If you want to test yourself on this, go ahead and watch this video of a “real attack” caught on camera…

(Warning: The video is violent. No blood or gore… but hard to watch for some.)

As you watch it, see if you can tell the point when the victim should have realized that he was NOT going to get out of fighting this hulking mass of brutality.

If you watch closely, you’ll see when he “should” have struck his aggressor to avoid what comes next.

Now of course, when you DO decide to strike, you have to know HOW to hit with enough power to knock even someone THIS huge down to the ground, right?

I get it.

That’s where “self-defense training” comes in, eh?

Nope.

A “KI-AI!” karate punch into his thick torso is only gonna piss him off – right before he mops up the floor with you.

(Spare me the hate mail all you board-breakers out there.  Yes, I’m sure that YOUR secret kung-fu monkey-punch is an instant man-killer! Ugh!)

If you want, that page also has an offer for a free DVD where I show you how just a few simple moves (that I’ve used in real fights against much larger attackers) is all you really need.

These moves have worked for me — and they’ve worked EVERY TIME I’ve had to use them.

You don’t need to practice these more than a few times, and you don’t need a padded training partner either.

You can do it right at home.

If you’re curious, you could check out what I teach people using this special link…

Either way, please take my warning seriously and think more about the “mental” side of fighting.

It will absolutely save your life!

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Real Street Fights: 3 Things To Remember When Fighting A Larger Attacker!

Jeff Anderson

When it comes to mixed martial arts and other combat sports, there are weight classes.

This is what separates sports from reality.

In real life, when you’re facing somebody, you won’t have the luxury of dividing up into weight classes so you have a “fighting chance”!

You may be facing someone who is bigger or stronger.

In fact, you PROBABLY will, because “bad guys” pick victims they think they can beat.

Facing someone who is bigger and stronger than you is one of the biggest fears most people have.

For that reason, I talked to my friend Mike Gillette to get his advice.

Here’s a summary of the three tips he gave me for facing a larger attacker.

3 Things To Remember When Fighting A Larger Attacker!

Fighting Larger Attackers: 3 Things To Remember
Mike Gillette

You know that when you match against someone, size is a factor.

Another factor, though, is how much knowledge you have.

You can’t be bigger than every person you meet.

You can’t always be stronger no matter how strong you get.

So you’ve got to fight smarter.

This is where training and preparation come in.

It also brings us to our first tip for facing someone who’s larger and stronger.

#1: You Won’t Be Fighting A Professional

In the cage, on the mat, or in the ring, it’s very rare that a fighter does something the other fighter has never seen before.

You’d have to go all the way back to the early days of the UFC, when it was just a free-for-all, to see a competition where fighters were doing things their opponents had never seen.

Those days are long gone.

Everybody knows everything if they’re a competitive fighter.

Gaps in knowledge still exist, however, out in the real world, in street fighting.

The more you know, the better off you will be if you get attacked by someone larger than you.

He won’t be a professional fighter, chances are, so if you know things he doesn’t, you’ll be able to take him by surprise and use his ignorance against him.

#2: He’s Going To Pick You Because He Thinks He Can Win

It’s rare that a much smaller guy attacks a much larger guy.

Criminals will target someone smaller because they think that they can win easily.

This means you’ve got to keep in mind, in every altercation, that you’re going to be at a disadvantage right from the start.

You’re not going to be able to just rely on size and strength to win because the attacker will already have chosen someone smaller.

You’ve got to communicate clearly and immediately with the opponent in that situation, which means inflicting pain.

But pain alone won’t be enough if he’s bigger and stronger.

That, in turn brings us to…

#3: Take His Balance And You Own Him

If you can introduce instability, you can inflict pain in a way that you can’t by trying to overwhelm somebody when they’re larger.

When we take away someone’s balance, even for a brief moment, it creates a sense of panic.

The biggest priority to anyone who is off balance is suddenly to regain that balance.

Nobody tries to fight when they’re falling.

The first thing they try to do is regain their footing, get their head over their hips, and figure themselves out.

It can all happen very quickly, but if you can take the attacker’s balance, you get a brief window of opportunity during which they’re focused on something that isn’t you.

This can give you the chance to take a devastating shot and take them down.

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Fight Like A Pirate (And Other Reality-Based Self-Defense Tricks)

Reality Based Self-Defense Tricks To Fight Like A Pirate.

Even in “reality based self defense” training curriculums, no one likes to think that they’ll get hurt in a fight.

But let’s face it… anything can happen, right?

So why don’t most martial arts programs train for the reality of potential injury during an attack… and how to fight through it to survive?

Here’s how you can add some realism to your self defense training and prepare for the worst…

Reality Based Self Defense Training –
Fighting Through Injury

Any number of injuries can happen in a real street fight so it’s important that you begin to train with a variety of simulated “wounds” so that you’re at least familiar with how to fight through the pain and restrictions.

For example…

  • The “Pebble In The Shoe” Trick – Pick a small, jagged pebble off the ground and put it in your shoe.  The pain will make you favor your other leg and prepare you for fighting in a scenario where you may have twisted an ankle or been shot or stabbed.
  • The “Pirate” Trick – Ever have a grain of sand stuck in your eye? Hurts like hell, right? In a real street fight, you can get grit in your eye, punched, or scratched and you’re unable to keep it open to fight.  Fighting with one-eye destroys your depth perception and peripheral vision. Put an eye patch over one eye and train vs. a bag or sparring partner to see the difference.
  • The “School Yard Double Dare” Trick – Every young boy has at one point boldly yelled at another, “I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back!”.  Time to prove it…You never know when your arm could be broken in a fight or hit by a bullet, so use a rope or a belt to restrain your arm to the side of your body.
  • The “Dazed & Confused” Trick – A smack to the head can at least temporarily cause you to become light-headed, confused, and disoriented. Grab a baseball bat and place one end on the ground (vertically) and then, hunching over, place your forehead on the tip of the handle.  Now, keeping the bat stationary, quickly spin your body around the bat 10 times while keeping your forehead on the bat.  Stand up and  immediately attack a heavy bag or your padded training partner while dizzy.

These are just a few examples of how to simulate injuries in your reality-based self-defense training program.

When added to your training, it will help you prepare both mentally and physically for a real street attack – and greatly increase your chances of survival!

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