Fighting the Merchants of Fear – Erik Kondo

  The above video demonstrates how self-serving  messages promoted by the self-defense training industry, the personal safety product industry, the anti-rape advocacy industry, and the news media industry create a sense of fear and helplessness in many women. Women are constantly being portrayed as only the defenseless victims of ever present Bad Guys. All of … [Read more…]

The Fear Profiteers: How They Manipulate and Harm You and Society – Erik Kondo

As much as many people may dislike bankers, financial systems have enabled civilizations to develop and prosper. The availability and flow of capital has facilitated the creation of modern societies. There is another commodity that also central to civilization and individual prosperity, it is the “supply” or “amount” of Trust in society. Trust is defined … [Read more…]

Guided-Learning Module #3: Fear and Threat Assessments – Erik Kondo

  After Earth – Fear is a Choice. Self-defense methodologies are effectively program solving systems. Determining the “threat” corresponds to identifying the problem. There is a “cost” or trade-off associated with personal safety and risk reduction.  The trade-off of risk reduction usually involves less opportunity to engage in certain “risky” (fun) activities. Taking extra-safety precautions … [Read more…]

Women’s Self-Defense – Beginning to Study

Welcome to the beginning to learn page for women’s self-defense.  The goal of this page is to provide you with a foundation for your understanding of self-defense and conflict management in an easy to learn fashion. Recommended Book: The Gift of Fear Recommended Book: What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People … [Read more…]