self defense

BREAKING BOARDS AND TAKING NAMES

Packing Pretty is a self-defense blog. While I primarily focus on my area of expertise (firearms and shooting), I want to make sure that several types of defense are introduced and covered here at Packing Pretty.

Just last weekend I had the pleasure of watching  an awesome demonstration at USWC Taekwondo by Amanda. The first thing I noticed about Amanda was that she exerted an aura of confidence, strength and determination that was seen and felt by all who watched her. … Read the rest

THE SELF-DEFENSE SEMINAR TRAP

 
This is a guest article by Nick from www.IndestructibleTraining.com . Nick has been studying martial arts since childhood, he now teachs both Kyokushin and Rifle Marksmanship. His blog focuses on integrating training across a variety of systems and platforms for the purposes of self-defense.
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Self-defense seminars are a great way to get the self-defense subject in front of people, especially those people that wouldn’t normally dedicate significant amounts of their time to training.… Read the rest

ZAP!(TM) STUN GUN/FLASHLIGHT REVIEW

You can read my reivew and watch my video of the ZAP! Stun Gun/Flashlight over at Armed In Heels by clicking here.

ZAP! Stun Gun/Flashlight $59.99 at Armed In Heels.

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15 YEAR OLD GIRL DEFENDS HERSELF WITH …

One spike

…the spike on a track shoe.

This is the story of a 15-year-old girl who has a very clear understanding of  the “everything is a weapon” concept I preach about so much. She used the spikes on her track shoes to fend off a man who was attempting to kidnap her.

Read the entire story here.

As long as we are talking about spikes and shoes, I would like to point out these spiked loafers.

The universal language for “Leave me the freak alone!” is a good kick to the crotch. … Read the rest

WHICH GUN FOR HOME DEFENSE?

One question I get asked very frequently is “What kind of handgun should I get for home defense”. My answer is always the same: “I wouldn’t get a handgun for home defense.” There are a handful of reasons why a pistol just isn’t the brightest idea for protecting against a home invasion.

The best option for home defense is a tactical 12 gauge shotgun.

Why use a handgun when you can use a long gun?         

Any experienced shooter will tell you that they would rather bring a rifle to a gun fight then a handgun.… Read the rest

CONCEALED CARRY FOR FEMALES – TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS

This is a guest post I did for Armed In Heels about the ins and outs, ups and downs of concealed carry for a women. This post also features some pretty nice gear available at Armed In Heels.

CONCEALD CARRY FOR FEMALES – TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS| Armed in Heels Blog

Concealed carry for a woman can be a difficult task. Every woman who is an avid gun carrier has felt the frustrations of trying to figure out just where to hide that thing.

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EVERYTHING IS A WEAPON

One of my favorite concepts to bring up when I’m instructing women in self-defense is that just about EVERYTHING CAN BE USED AS A WEAPON. I don’t like to confine women’s minds into believing that a handgun is the only route to self-defense. Some women don’t want a gun, and other times, women who do have guns can’t always access them easily. That is why I teach my students to view everything as a potential tool to aid in their defense.… Read the rest

PACKING PRETTY’S POINTERS ON STAYING SAFE

 

This is a guest post I did for my friend Vanessa over at Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts. It’s about the importance of personal protection for women. I think it covers some very important points and is well worth a read!

PACKING PRETTY’S POINTERS ON STAYING SAFE | Mixed Martial Arts and Crafts

EVERY 2 MINUTES SOMEONE IN THE U.S. IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

Knowing how and being capable of defending yourself are two separate things. Just because one has read up on and watched defense techniques does not make one proficient in them.

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PACKING MORE THAN JUST POO-BAGS

As a mom to three dogs ( 2 beagles and a corgi) walks, runs and playdates at the  dog park  are a normal part of my day-to-day life. As I was gearing up to take the dogs out the other day, it occurred to me that, once again, I had almost forgotten to bring those little plastic poo-bags. I shared a quiet chuckle with myself as I contemplated just how wrong it is that I never forget to put my gun on when I leave the house; however, I always forget to bring the other imperative items that every other girl in the world wouldn’t leave behind (like my cell phone, chapstick , and in this case, poo-bags).… Read the rest

PACKING PRETTY & ARMED IN HEELS

I have great news! Packing Pretty and Armed In Heels have teamed up to bring you, the reader, and women everywhere a large selection of self defense products. Ladies, Armed In Heels is brining Sexy to shooting sports and personal protection. Check out their selection of pink guns and tasers. They also have some pretty nice knives, discreet carry methods and flashlights that you don’t want to miss out on.

To see what Armed in Heels has to say about all this, click here: Armed In Heels Blog

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