Kinds of Violence – Marc MacYoung

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. “                –  Moshe Dayan Although it is not popular idea (especially among ‘urban warriors,’ people obsessed with winning and anyone who wants to believe they can say and do anything without repercussions), the raw truth is: Sometimes you just gotta take your … [Read more…]

The Monkey Brain – Marc MacYoung

“You don’t control the monkey dance, it controls you.”  – Rory Miller  In his excellent book Meditations on Violence, Rory Miller coined a term  describing behavioral patterns that lead to violence. He called it “The Monkey Dance.” We cannot say enough about Rory’s book anyway, but that is nothing in comparison to how important the monkey dance … [Read more…]


  Some martial artists, male and female, get very confused or even upset when Women’s Self Defense is singled out as separate from other forms of Self Defense. At CRGI, we mostly agree that there are enough fundamental differences to single out Women’s Self Defense as its own subject with its own unique issues. The … [Read more…]

Article Library

     Asymmetrical Violence Three Women Beat Up Man at Bar for Refusing to Buy Them a Drink – Gawker Top Chicago cop calls rapist ‘monster’ in girl’s assault near school’s Safe Passage Body Language & Communication What your walk really says about you What Your Walk Really Says About You 5 Body Language Poses That … [Read more…]

Published Books & e-Books

  KATHY JACKSON The Cornered Cat: A Woman’s Guide to Concealed Carry (2010)   MARC MACYOUNG “Secrets” of Effective Offense: Survival Strategies for Self-Defense, Martial Arts, and Law Enforcement (2005) Becoming a Complete Martial Artist: Error Detection in Self-Defense and the Martial Arts (2005) Barroom Brawling: The Art of Staying Alive in Beer Joints (2000) Taking It to the … [Read more…]

About CRGI

You’re good. We’ll make you better though experienced and insightful education and training. Conflict Research Group International is the result of an alliance of individuals with very different viewpoints and experiences but a common commitment to expanding awareness, insight and options related to all aspects of interpersonal conflict and violence. Our goal is to make … [Read more…]