KI CHUAN DO NEWS & TRAINING TIPS #22:
COMMENTS ON LAST ISSUE...
"Master Perkins: After reading your advice on the baton vs. the knife, I
realized I was reading advice from a New York/New Jersey native. My advice
to anyone who finds them selves facing an attacker with a deadly
weapon--knife or gun--is to draw your weapon and neutralize the threat.
Alaska has recently amended their concealed-carry law to piggy-back on
Vermont's law which allows concealed carry for anyone 21 or older who can
otherwise legally possess a handgun. My 20 year old son and I have agreed
he will get a Glock for his 21st birthday. He will carry it for self
defense because he understands his security is 100% his responsibility.
Click on the website below if you have not already seen it."
Major R. L. S. (Ret), Alaska Air National Guard
HORROR STORIES FROM THE STREET:
From the Force Science Research Center
(Thanks to Ari for the article)
I was working patrol in a high crime area when a call came in about a man
screaming outside his home. Responding officers (including a DT instructor)
confronted a nude man in front of the house, punching out porch windows. He
was drenched in blood from cutting his arms and hands but kept up his
tirade. Another DT instructor and I were called for backup.
When we arrived the subject was at a standoff with the officers, holding a
hooked piece of glass in his right hand and threatening to stab any officer
who came close. We Maced him with no effect. He just laughed as he cut his
left forearm down to the bone in a circle all the way around his arm,
nearly amputating it. Bleeding profusely, he then ran into his house and
slammed the door.
In my mind that was fine. If he was by himself we could have waited for him
to bleed out. But one of the gung ho officers followed him through the
door. In a split second, I could see the subject swing his arm with the
glass from behind the door. The officer triangulated out to a corner and
drew his gun, but he was blinded by blood that covered his face. I didn't
know if he'd been slashed or if it was blood from the subject.
I pushed the door hard and pinned the subject behind it. I had my gun in my
right hand and my flashlight in my left. As a last ditch effort before
shooting through the door I swung my flashlight and luckily connected with
the top of the subject's forehead. He dropped the glass.
The four of us (mind you, 3 DT instructors) used every technique we could
think of...baton strikes all over his body, joint manipulations, knee
strikes to the face, head and body--all with no effect. The subject was
like a superhuman Gumby.
At one point we got one handcuff around the arm that was cut all around and
when an officer pulled the cuff behind the subject's back the muscle peeled
away from the bone like a well-cooked spare rib. That had no effect on the
subject, but the officer let go and started to puke.
Finally I got a lateral vascular neck restraint on the subject and rendered
him unconscious. We were exhausted and breathing as hard as if we'd just
run a marathon. I told the other officers, "If this guy gets back up, shoot
To our disbelief the subject came to and stood up with all of us hanging
on. Mind you, most of us were in the 5 ft. 10 in. to 6 ft., 200 lb. range,
while the subject was about 5 ft. 7 in. and 140 lbs. None of us could
believe it! I knew if this guy got away from us someone was going to die.
Once again a plethora of impact techniques the like of which usually
results in death were being delivered. In the melee we inadvertently moved
back onto shattered glass and the subject was frantically trying to reach a
Somehow I was able to apply a reverse lateral vascular restraint as we were
both facedown on the glass and again rendered him unconscious. Three of us
were then able to handcuff both arms as the other officer continued puking
in the doorway.
To get the subject away from all of the glass we dragged him outside and
threw him into a snowbank. When our boss arrived there was so much blood at
the scene and on us that he called in an officer-involved shooting,
assuming that the person lying in the red snowbank was dead.
To my amazement the subject survived. He was high on angel dust at the time.
A year later I saw a one-armed man riding a bike in my sector. He flagged
me down. When I went over to him, I recognized that it was the guy who'd
brought me the worst brawl of my life. He thanked me and apologized.
He had been in rehab for the year and said he didn't remember the incident,
but his neighbor told him the police had shown ultimate restraint that day.
The neighbor said if he'd been the police he would have shot him. We saved
that man's life in more ways than one that day.
I shook his hand and drove away. I never thought I would condone the
shooting of an unarmed man, but that incident changed my mind for sure. Ten
years later, now retired from the force, I still occasionally have
nightmares about it.
We were fortunate we were able to control the subject eventually. From that
point forward anytime we had to deal with someone threatening nude in
public we developed a game plan before we even stepped foot on the playing
Program Coordinator/Curriculum Developer
Rochester (NY) Public Safety Training Facility
...Excerpts from a letter from one of our readers (NOTE OUR COMMENTS):
"Here's a reminder... we can now add to the list of victims the retired 77 yr. old TCU
professor from Ft Worth whose body was found last week in Oklahoma--and
the 11 yr. old in Sarasota, FL. Because of these recent abductions in
daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency
situation...This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your
children, everyone you know.
--Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks
for your wallet and/or purse, do not hand it to him. Toss it away from
you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. Then Run like mad in the other direction!
**(KCD EDITOR'S NOTE: JOHN PERKINS ADVISES THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER PISS OFF A MUGGER. IF YOU THROW THE WALLET, WHAT'S TO STOP YOUR ASSAILANT FROM SHOOTING YOU? GIVE IT TO HIM. IF THAT'S ALL HE WANTS, FINE. IF HE WANTS TO MOVE YOU TO ANOTHER LOCATION, THAT'S WHEN YOU FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. DON'T GIVE UP YOUR LIFE UNNECESSARILY)
-- If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back
tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like
crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved
--Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating,
working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list,
etc.) DON'T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the
perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun
to your head, and tell you where to go.
AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
--A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or
A.) Be aware: look around you; look into your car, at the passenger
side floor, in the back seat and underneath the car.
B) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling
them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and
the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your
car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a
guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.
(And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are
horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
**(EDITOR'S NOTE: THEN AGAIN, ELEVATORS CAN BE STOPPED BETWEEN FLOORS--SEE PART "COURTHOUSE FRENZY" ON PAGE 33 OF OUR BOOK.
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control,
ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100
times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
8 As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get
you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking,
well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of
unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help"
into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his
9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a
crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the
police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police
told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a
window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get
run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way,
whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a
serial killer has a baby's cry recorded, and uses it to coax women
out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they
have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that
they hear baby crying outside their doors, when they're home alone at
Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby. This
e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby
theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they
profiled the serial killer in Louisiana."
COMMENTS ON OUR NEWSLETTER:
"Getting the attack proof newsletter is so encouraging. The personal insights I gain as a result are priceless. ALSO, I have been training with people I met because of your website. It's so motivating to find people as excited about KCD as I am. Even though you are in New York so far away, I am still getting so much out of your program, ie. books, videos, etc.. Thank You!!"
--Ben from Chicago
Re: Attackproof.com Newsletter #19
"Wow! This letter actually gave me chills... I live in NYC and even
though I train in KCD and always, always carry a fighting knife when I
go out, I'll be thinking twice when walking around after reading this
article. It's unbelievable that people don't try to run when
confronted by attackers/ assailants, especially groups. I have enough
training to have at least some fundamental idea of how to handle myself
or de-escalate the situation, but why not just RUN? It seems very
much like the studies about the people from 9/11 in the World Trade
Center. After the first plane hit, most people were in shock and just
asked co-workers what was going on, waiting for someone to tell them
that everything was ok. Even after the building physically tilted and
shifted, people just looked at eachother in amazement and
bewilderment. I had even read about a company that went so far as to
hold a meeting in a conference room!! Scores of people would be with
their families today if they had simply turned on their heels and ran
out of the building when something funky went down.
The group attack and the situation on 9/11 seem very similar. The
first reaction that people have when something out of the ordinary
goes down is to stand there like a deer in headlights in disbelief.
Ignorance in life is unnaceptable and only gets you hurt, especially
when it comes to violence and safety. But I guess that disgust for
the ignorance is why we train. Hopefully, more people will learn to
"I want to express my deepest respect for you guys and the system you created. This is truly the essence of self defense. For the longest time I've been looking for an art or training regimen that would focus on real life self defense and finally, when i find it, there isnt a school nearby. hahaha just my luck right...Anyway, i have been training on my own and with partners when available, and my question is: Is there a chance of you guys expanding into other areas around the country, perhaps Philadelphia or NJ? In Love and Respect."
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