Written by Greg Ellifritz You are standing in line at the grocery store one night when you realize that two men are robbing one of the clerks at gunpoint. Before you can even begin to think through your response options, the robbers have grabbed the money and are running out the door. What […]
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Written by Greg Ellifritz One of the hardest things I do as a firearms and self defense trainer is convincing people that their lives are worth defending. Many students come to my classes with an attitude that displays an extreme lack of self worth. It’s hard for me to comprehend, but many people do […]
Written by: Greg Ellifritz The news story I read wasn’t all that remarkable. It described something that happens every day with unfortunate regularity. An armed robber shot one of his victims. This particular story, however, yielded a worthwhile learning point. The robber walked into a store and fired a couple of shots from […]
Written by Greg Ellifritz In order for a criminal to get close enough to commit his crime, he has to appear non-threatening. If he appears dangerous, his “prey” are likely to spot him earlier and either run away or call for help. Hence, the criminal will close the distance, often using the pretense of […]
Written by Greg Ellifritz I often get questions about basic survival strategies in my self defense classes. One such strategy I often hear mentioned is “playing dead.” This strategy appeals to people who have a peaceful, non-confrontational demeanor. People who really don’t want to develop the skills necessary to fight effectively will be drawn […]