Saturday, October 24, 2009

Remaining Teachable-Agree To Disagree

Hi everyone,

In today's post I would like discuss the issue of being able to agree to disagree. A lot of times in the self defense industry people tend to stop being teachable. They tend to think that the way they were taught on how to fight is the only TRUE method of self defense.

In reality there is no one right way to do things. I believe that we can learn from one another but to do this we must remain teachable and open minded. Even if you see a tactic that does not seem realistic there can be different elements in that tactic that can or may benefit you.

So take what you wish from my posts and others posts and leave what you dislike behind. I don't expect people to agree with everything I say. Remember to always analyze and dissect everything you read and hear from me and from all other self defense sites.

Remember there is no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm "The Cannibal" Bettencourt

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Hi Everyone,

Today's post I would like to discuss micro expressions. So what exactly is a micro expression well a simple example would be when a person is about to throw a punch you will notice that they will either squint there eyes or there cheek bones will move those are micro expressions. The majority of people have this tendency before executing a tactic which in turn telegraphs their intentions.

A way to help prevent yourself from telegraphing your intention to attack is by controlling your micro expressions by placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth before and while executing your tactics. This will help make your face expressionless hence making it harder for your enemy to know what your up to. It takes some practice but once you get into the habit of placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth it will become second nature.

Till next time take care and remember

There's no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm "The Cannibal" Bettencourt

Monday, October 12, 2009

TACT's Instructors Program Is Now Accepting Applications

Hi Everyone,

Just a heads up that TACT Self Defense Street Fighting Systems is now accepting applications for individuals who are interested in becoming TACT instructors. If you want to increase enrollment at your current school or have a passion to teach self defense & street fighting who wants to run your own school then this program is for you. Plus this is the only street fighting and training system of its kind any where. Click this link below or paste it onto your browser and you will be directed to a web page that has all the vital details about this one of a kind opportunity.

Remember there’s no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm “The Cannibal” Bettencourt

Thursday, October 01, 2009


If you haven't realized as of yet why they call me t"The Cannibal" you will now I love to bite when I fight and find it is a very powerful and extremely effective tactic. For those who fear disease transfer due to this tactic see my previous posts regarding this.

Now my 14 month old son loves to feed me food and expects me to do the favor in return and have dad place food into his mouth. Well dad seems to be getting slow in his old age and after placing a piece of food into his mouth I was a little slow removing my finger from his mouth.The next thing I feel is my son's teeth biting down hard onto my finger tip, which did not feel to good.

After the pain subsided I looked at my little guy gave him a big hug and kissed the top of his head letting him know that it was ok, since he seemed a little concerned when I yelped in pain. That whole situation reinforced how powerful biting can be. If a 14 month old toddler can stop a man who has been conditioned to with stand a crap load of pain then that says something about how powerful the "bite" tactic can be.

Remember there's no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.



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Norm Bettencourt is the Creator/President of Tactical Self Defense which specializes in personal protection tactics against modern day threats of violence. For more information visit