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Podcast 169 Interview with Pretty Loaded on Self Defense Awareness

Thursday, October 20, 2016 18:46
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Today: Beth from Pretty is on today with me.  She is a wife and mother that has had a couple bad things happen to her in life and wants to make sure those same things don’t happen to others.  She is dedicated to learning and teaching the awareness part of self defense and I have her on to talk all about it.


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Podcast Outline:

Average Police response time across the country 15-20 min: you are on your own until then

Jeff Cooper’s Color Codes

Book: Left of Bang by Jason Riley and Shawn Coyne

Attracting Assault: Victim’s Nonverbal Cues by Betty Grayson and Morris I. Stein (The Grayson and Stein Study)

  • On Picking a Target
  • Slow walkers where part of the selection process: Walk Faster!

Ted Bundy was afraid of Strong Eye Contact

Body Language

  • Long Stares
  • Gavin de Becker book, The Gift of Fear
  • Universal Stop Sigh
  • What point does the attack begin
  • Can they get close enough to you

Quick Tips

  • Questions: Don’t answer them
  • Use your intuition
  • When people get scared, they are still more afraid to hurt someone’s feeling: If you are afraid of someone, now is not the time to be nice
  • Look at the contrasting Options: The good vs bad guy and what they can or might do to you

Take up hand-to-hand self defense

Why some people don’t fight back

Teach your children

MRI on violent criminals and what’s missing

Solution to crime and violence: Get everyone to learn to protect themselves

How to Practice Awareness

  • Notice Everyone
  • What they are looking at
  • Look for exits
  • What they are wearing
  • Look for things and people that don’t belong

Real World Survival Book by Wault Rauch

How to get women involved

  • 66% of women will be assaulted in the life
  • Basic Tips
    • What to do
    • What not to do
  • No one will help you or can
  • Basic skill to protect
  • Owes it to their family to keep themselves safe

Beth’s Video Training

  • Go get it, I did

Thanks for listening, don’t forget to check out the Shooter’s Club, and if you need ammo check out Lucky Gunner.

Stay Safe,


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