Sunday, December 20, 2009


Hi everyone I would just like to wish everyone Happy Holidays I will taking the rest of 09 off so I won't be in touch with any of you till 2010. I have also just finished talking with my book publisher and my book Secrets of Street Fighting will be out either in the 2nd or 3rd week of January. Once I get word I will place a link up on this forum so you can purchase your copy from Amazon.

Have a happy and safe holiday.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Hi everyone hope everybody had a great week. Today's post I would like to discuss how you can separate fact from fiction when it comes to information on self defense techniques. There are a lot of claims that if you perform a certain techniques you will get a response from your attacker.

An example of this is the technique of breaking someones neck by twisting and jarring a persons head quickly which will cause your attacker to be killed instantly.

In reality this is completely false first for the fact that the human body is very strong it would take an exceptionally strong individual to be able to perform this tactic. The actual amount of force needed to break someones neck is tremendous.

The next thing about this tactic is that a person will not die instantly if this tactic is performed on them not like how you see in the movies. As well there are many people out there that claim that they have been in the special forces and have learned or performed this tactic and that it is correct.

The reality is that just because someone says they are from an elite military team doesn't necessarily mean it's true. Even if someone is from the lets say a special forces unit there are many different units within the special forces some that don't have anything to do with hand to hand combat.

So how do you go about finding out if a self defense tactic will actually do what it says it will do? Simple just ask your doctor (don't look over info on the internet a lot of misinformation here) he will be able to tell you true real world knowledge of what the human body can withstand.

Till the next time remember there is no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm "The Cannibal" Bettencourt


Bookmark and Share

Blog Archive

About Me

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