Click Here To Listen Online Or Download On this episode Jim shares several tips on how to get an amazing night of sleep. Including aromatherapy, nutritional supplements for sleep, using a 'sleep machine', and more. When making important decisions be careful not to set yourself up with confirmation bias. How Jim is losing weight with the Slow Carb diet, how to deal with dysfunctional family situations, how the martial arts can clear your mind and provide a mental 'reboot.' Read more →


Since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, many of America’s cities have remained in the grip of violent protestors angry at the electorate’s choice. Much of the survival community saw this coming. While a large number of them were hoping to see a President Trump, it was also difficult to imagine the reaction of the progressive left to his election would be anything approaching acquiescent. Sure enough, trouble has reigned since November 8. The city of Portland, Ore. has been a particularly acute flashpoint for anti-Trump rioting and violence. Two men there were... Read more →


On this episode, Jim welcomes fellow martial artist Kevin Hurrican Hudson to discuss his new book, You Can Hit The Mark - Discover How Persistence Overcomes Natural Talent. Hudson shares his history inside and outside of the ring, his life in business, and success owning and operating three martial arts school. He also shares his Christian faith and how he applies the discipline of the martial arts to everyday life. Read more →


On this episode - former TV host and black belt, Lori Hartman Gervasi, joins Jim to discuss women's self defense strategies, including - deciding to be your own bodyguard, trusting your instincts, taking extreme measures to defend yourself, how to use everyday items as self defense weapons, your ultimate goal in a self defense situation, the law of self defense, how not to fall into the trap of believing it can't happen to you, and why you need to develop your self defense strategy NOW. Read more →


The vast middle ground between being entirely unarmed and carrying a firearm…is finding itself increasingly occupied by people who are interested in having immediate access to some type of non-lethal, including improvised, weapon that affords them a measure of protection greater than that which can be realized by using only their fists and feet. For example, a self-defense program called Cane Fu is becoming very popular as so many older folks seek ways to put more of the odds on their side should they find themselves the victims of a street assault. The idea behind Cane Fu is that a... Read more →


I’ve written before about the increased dangers of flying, in no small way a product of the equation that multiplies lower-priced fares with a passenger group that is better suited for taking the bus. The fact is that as the portion of the citizen demographic that seems to have less in the way of basic regard for its fellow man continues to grow, circumstances like sitting in an enclosed space with those folks while hurtling through the sky in a thin, metal tube…can now be ever more challenging. The latest, high-profile incident of which to take note involved a United... Read more →


So, once again, we are reminded that people going about their business, in the most (ostensibly) peaceful of surroundings, can find themselves under direct assault by terrorists bent on doing harm to all those living in the Western world. Add to the threats from terrorism…all those that come at the hands of “regular” criminal predators, and you have a citizenry that is genuinely under assault. I have written previously about the growing number of law enforcement officials who are declaring that regular citizens must learn to protect themselves, because the number and nature of threats today are just too overwhelming... Read more →


For those who believe in the utility of an armed citizenry, the rapid increase of the concealed carry population is a welcome sight. All across the country, states are seeing a marked surge in the number of residents who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear, as well as their inalienable right to self-preservation. As more representatives of law enforcement agencies across the country publicly admit that the threat level from both “garden variety” criminals and politico-religious terrorists is such that the best chance for citizens to stay safe is at their own hands, Americans everywhere... Read more →


Pastor Tim Remington delivered a well-received invocation at a rally for GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Saturday, but, just 24 hours later, the local religious leader found himself the victim of a vicious attack, gunned down in the parking lot of his church following his Sunday service. The shooting was caught on video surveillance footage, and a suspect has been identified: 30-year-old Kyle Odom, a local resident. At this writing, a manhunt is presently underway for Odom. Although having been shot in the skull and back, Remington is expected to survive. While questions have understandably... Read more →


As more products become connectable to the Internet, the universe of the so-called “Internet of things” continues to grow almost exponentially. The “Internet of things” refers to products and devices of all kinds that are connected to the Internet. Although computing devices like tablets and laptops are technically included as components of the Internet of things (or IoT), the term really refers to those goods that do not have Internet connectivity as a principal function of their overriding purpose, but which nevertheless have both the hardware and software installed that enables them to be connected for collateral purposes. For example,... Read more →


There continues to be a frightening ignorance about the general topic of self-defense in our society among the average person. Even as more and more leaders within the law enforcement community come out and say that it is basically “every man for himself,” and that citizens simply cannot rely on cops to remain safe when threats unfold in real time, still far too many remain very naïve about how dangerous things really are out there, and what it takes to protect oneself. For instance, note this recent, informal survey of University of New Mexico students in the wake of the... Read more →


An increasing amount of attention is being paid to mindset when it comes to self-defense confrontations, particularly those involving the citizens’ use of firearms. As conditions around us become increasingly dangerous, and the prospect of having to draw one’s weapon in a real-life combat situation grows ever-likelier, professional firearms instructors are coming out and saying that basic downrange gun training is insufficient. Of course, it is always a good idea to stay sharp with your weapon through regular range training. However, according to the professionals, that is just not enough for most people, should an actual self-defense situation flare up.... Read more →


New Jersey’s gun laws are getting pretty good at making criminals out of law-abiding citizens. You may remember the case of Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia mother of two who faced jail time in New Jersey for merely possessing the firearm she was authorized by Pennsylvania to have. Allen had previously been robbed twice while leaving work, and so purchased a gun, and also obtained a license to carry. When she told a NJ state trooper during a traffic stop that she had both the gun and PA-issued concealed carry permit on her person, she was arrested for violating New Jersey’s... Read more →