Staying Safe Abroad

Author: Manny OG No matter where you are in the world, there’s always danger looming around the corner, if you’re local it’s easy to get around but if you’re a traveler and a tourist, things are not easy. However, gaining understanding about the nature of risk in general, specific threats …

5 Social Engineering Tricks You Should Know

Author: Manny OG Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often …

5 Steps to Risk Assessment

Author: Manny OG Having worked as a Health Care and Safety Professional, dealing with hazardous staff, patients and working environments I find it necessary to share something that might save you a lot of money if you run your own business.  As part of managing the health and safety of …

4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Martial Arts Skill

Author: Manny OG Here’s an uncomfortable truth: the most rewarding experiences in life almost always require some level of skill. Skills take time and effort to master— time we don’t have, and effort we’re reluctant to contribute. “I’ll get around to it someday, when I find the time.” It’s easier …

3 Ways to Respond to Active Shooter Situations

Author: Manny OG An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims (Department of Homeland Security). Active shooter situations …

3 Steps to Becoming a Bodyguard

Author: Manny OG Becoming a bodyguard or Close Protection Officer (CPO) may seem like an odd career choice, but due to the current global climate, it’s actually a great business to start. For one, you don’t necessarily need any additional employees when you’re starting out, and you can begin with …

7 Everyday Carry Items That Can Save Your Life

Author: Manny OG Everyday carry (EDC) or every day carry refers to items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing with normal everyday needs, including possible emergency situations. (Wikipedia). Your EDC can assist in getting you out of some messed up situations and even save your …

The 4 Areas of Child Safety in Public

Author: Manny OG In the world today, it is getting progressively important to be observant and vigilant about everything that has to do with family, especially children. The world has changed dramatically over the years so much that everyone is scared for their safety, even in the safest of places. …

7 Stages of Realistic Self-Defence Training

Author: Manny OG Almost everybody you meet today has one or two martial arts training, some train for self-defence reasons others for sports.  But how does your training prepare you for the streets where there’s no rules and nobody to scream “yameru”? A genuine complete self-defence system must encompass everything from …