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Self-Defense Items being Sold on this Site

I updated the homepage of this website to include links to and information about the following self-defense and violence prevention products that you can buy now:


The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker “teaches how to identify the warning signals of a potential attacker and recommends strategies for dealing with the problem before it becomes life threatening. The case studies are gripping and suspenseful, and include tactics for dealing with similar situations. People don’t just ‘snap’ and become violent, says de Becker, whose clients include federal government agencies, celebrities, police departments, and shelters for battered women. ‘There is a process as observable, and often as predictable, as water coming to a boil.’ Learning to predict violence is the cornerstone to preventing it. De Becker is a master of the psychology of violence, and his advice may save your life.” -Joan Price

Child Guard Panda: Have you ever experienced the terror of thinking your child is missing or lost? We have all had the gut-wrenching feeling of turning around in a busy street and finding that our child is no where in sight. Now this could be prevented with the new and improved Child Guard Panda. Worn by the child, the cartoon animal-shaped transmitter sends a constant signal to the receiver, which is held by the adult. The signal is adjustable – from a distance of 3 to 21 feet, so when the child goes beyond the set distance, the adult’s receiver starts to beep, letting them know that the child is starting to wander off. The Child Guard is worn on the child’s wrist.

By | July 28th, 2009 | SHOW COMMENTS (7)


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7 Responses

  1. John says

    I would advise using one of these weapons and learning martial arts at the same time. It would be a great combination 🙂

  2. Steve- Self-defense Instructor says

    Thank you for this great source of Self-defense information. Have you heard of the “Shock Knife?” I am interested in buying one and can’t seem to be able to find it.
    If so, please reply – Thanks!

  3. pat says

    Self defense is important. You do need to know how to use what you buy and understand the consequences if you don’t use the devices properly.
    Get some advice from a martial arts school owner so you have a better idea of what works and what may not be as effective.

  4. AttackBusters says

    It is important to carry tools to protect yourself like pepper spray but it is just as important to educate yourself. Learn how to properly use an item like pepper spray so that it isn’t used against you.

  5. Molly says

    I’d rather have pepper spray on me than a knife. Just in case my own weapon is taken and turned on me.

  6. Luka says

    Self defense is very important these days, there are a lot of criminals all over the world, and it’s great that you posted a link to Amazon self defence tools, thanks a lot!


  7. Jo Korne says

    I like pepper spray, it seems easy to use. Commando knife so cool but too danger to carry on


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