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Reactionary Gaps: How Mental Speed & Improved Reaction Time Can Keep You Safe

    Reactionary Gaps: How Mental Speed & Improved Reaction Time Can Keep You Safe In every combative encounter, there’s a minimum distance needed for the defender to process what is happening, analyze the best response, and take appropriate action. In some circles, we refer to that mental process as the OODA Loop. OODA stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. First, you must observe the environment to determine the present situation.… Read More »Reactionary Gaps: How Mental Speed & Improved Reaction Time Can Keep You Safe

    The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword: How to Use a Pen in Combat and Self Defense

      The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword: How to Use a Pen in Combat and Self Defense One thing is for sure; in the world of close encounters, a pen is often far more useful than many other self-defense tools. For starters, you can take it absolutely anywhere (even through a TSA screening on an airplane!). Nobody thinks twice if they see one clipped to your pocket or in your… Read More »The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword: How to Use a Pen in Combat and Self Defense

      Let There be Light: All About Tactical Flashlights

        Let There be Light: All About Tactical Flashlights In addition to a quality pen and an acute sense of situational awareness, another great self-defense tool is a tactical flashlight. While they have great non-defensive use as well, a high-quality tactical flashlight is a wonderful “carry anywhere” tool. The images below are of a Surefire E2D Defender Ultra. While it is certainly not the only game in town, I have carried… Read More »Let There be Light: All About Tactical Flashlights

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        Sound the Alarm: The Best Personal Audible Alarms

          Sound the Alarm: The Best Personal Audible Alarms Perhaps one of THE BEST personal safety and security devices out there (at least in my humble opinion) is a small, cheap, and simple device known as the personal audible alarm. These come in several shapes, sizes, styles, colors, etc. While there are slight variations in design, almost all of them function the same. When activated, they emit an alarm that can… Read More »Sound the Alarm: The Best Personal Audible Alarms

          The SHOCKING truth about Tasers and Stun Guns

            The SHOCKING truth about Tasers and Stun Guns Let’s talk about shock tools for a few minutes. These tools are designed to cause intense pain, muscle spasms, and potential temporary paralysis. They work by essentially short-circuiting the electrical impulses that are constantly happening inside the human body as part of how our central nervous system naturally works. The shock produced by these tools causes our body’s natural electrical impulses to… Read More »The SHOCKING truth about Tasers and Stun Guns

            Getting Handsy: How to Use Your Hands in Combat and for Self Defense

              Getting Handsy: How to Use Your Hands in Combat and for Self Defense Let’s talk about hands for a moment. (No, sorry, I don’t mean jazz hands.) I mean fighting hands! Here’s the cool thing about your hands. They can be PERCEIVED by others as defensive (an important phrase if witnesses are questioned by police) while at the same time being completely prepared for violence if needed. Here are a… Read More »Getting Handsy: How to Use Your Hands in Combat and for Self Defense

              Split 2nd Tips: How to Escape from a Car Trunk

                Split 2nd Tips: How to Escape from a Car Trunk Did you know that in 2000, the National Highway Safety Administration passed a federal law requiring all new passenger cars with trunks to be equipped with a release latch inside the trunk compartment beginning September 1, 2001? That was more than 20 years ago now! In the event you ever find yourself inside a trunk (unless it’s a REALLY old… Read More »Split 2nd Tips: How to Escape from a Car Trunk

                Why Women Should Consider Women-Only Firearm Classes

                  Why Women Should Consider Women-Only Firearm Classes Women-only firearm classes have become one of the most popular ways for women to get comfortable using a gun. At Split 2nd Training, we believe women should not only understand the basics of firearms, but try to disconnect the negative stigmas and associations around women only needing guns for protection. This association that women should only handleguns in life-or-death situations can lead to… Read More »Why Women Should Consider Women-Only Firearm Classes

                  How to Treat a Firearm with Respect

                    How to Treat a Firearm with Respect If you’ve ever gone to a firearm class or looked into gun safety, you’ve probably heard the phrase “treat your firearm with respect.” But what does that mean? How do you treat an inanimate object like a living thing? At Split 2nd Training, we teach people of all backgrounds how to treat their firearms with respect. Here are the practical, tangible ways you… Read More »How to Treat a Firearm with Respect

                    4 Reasons Civilians Should Take a Tactical Training Class

                      4 Reasons Civilians Should Take a Tactical Training Class When most people hear the words “tactical training,” they probably picture rolling on the ground with a gun or military-style room clearance. While Tom Cruise might do that in a Mission: Impossible film, that’s not exactly what a tactical training class would involve. Here are some reasons civilians should take tactical training classes like the ones offered by Split2nd training: 1… Read More »4 Reasons Civilians Should Take a Tactical Training Class