Self-Protection Class

6 Female Views on Women’s Safety Programs

6 Female Views on Women’s Safety Programs “Why would I take a women’s self-defense course?” The RIGHT to be safe Here at LaBCaF we believe EVERY woman has the right to be safe.  We also believe that the VAST majority of women in the world don’t know how to be safe.  What might be worse is the number of women who actually believe “safety” isn’t an issue for them.  Yes, there are really women out there like that.  How do…

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A Gift for Me is a Gift for Thee (OR What to Buy for my Dad)

By Cranford Blackmon (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) At the time of this writing, I am the step-dad of 7 and the granddad of 6.  So you might guess that my wife Penny gets the occasional text or call that goes something like this: “Mom, I have no idea what to get Cran! Any ideas?” I’m pretty sure that same message goes out to millions of moms every…

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The LaBCaF System of Self-Protection

By Cranford Blackmon (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) “How do I protect myself?”  “How do I protect my children?”   These are very common and very important questions that every woman either has asked or should ask. Well, I have asked the same questions about the women and girls in my life.  If you have looked around the LaBCaF website, you know the reason I created this company.  If…

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Introspect to Self-Protect

By Cranford Blackmon If you have been to any of our classes or kept up with these illuminating articles that I write, you know that “situational awareness” is the most basic skill that must be learned before any other can effectively be used for your own safety. Great gun skills, awesome martial arts skills, and so on are great to have.  However, if you are so unaware of what’s going on around you that you allow Baddie McBadguy to get…

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Baselines in the Game of SAFETY

By Cranford Blackmon I would guess that the majority of you who read this have some familiarity with at least one sport.  Either you played or you watched.  Maybe you watch your favorite professional team or you watch your favorite 6-year-old play or something in between.  The point is this, you probably have at least some small understanding of how a particular sport or game is played.  Now you don’t have to be a sports fanatic to understand what I’m…

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Being Strong Enough to Win

by Penny Blackmon (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) It is common for women to feel that if they were attacked, they wouldn’t be strong enough to fight off their attacker.  They can feel that it would be easy to be over powered by a man, that they are weaker and more vulnerable.  We have had students tell us that after taking  Modules 3 & 4 (Legs and Brains…

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5 Easy Tips to Invite Burglars Into YOUR Home!

So, you have worked hard and saved your money to have some nice things for yourself and for your family.  But now you’re wishing you could make some of those things available to the lowlife criminal scum of your local area.  Hmmm, what’s the best way you could get those bad guys to come into your home and take that television, the computer, your grandmother’s jewelry, that antique vase you so love having, and so on?  It might also be…

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Christmas Decorating Tips for Home Security

‘Tis the season for festive decorations as we each celebrate the wonderful season of Christmas! Whether you do minimalist decorations or go all out no matter what the power bill might be, they create a special feeling.  It just seems brings back childhood memories of hope and excitement. I love seeing all the beautiful decorations on homes as we drive around just to enjoy the festive lights.  From simple to supremo, they’re just fun to see.  Lights in the yard. …

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Can Colleges Be Safe from Violence?

(Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) On November 28, 2016, Ohio State University joined the list of schools who have experienced violence on a large scale. This time, the attacker used a vehicle and then a knife. In the 2013 attacks at Lone Star College in Cypress Texas, the attacker used a razor type knife. In the 2007 Virginia Tech attack in Blacksburg Virginia, the attacker used firearms. Colleges…

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5 Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping

By Cranford Blackmon It’s the holiday season, And doop-de-doo, And dickery-dock, Don’t forget to Do the things that’ll keep you safe! Well, it looks like my holiday wish to be a successful songwriter isn’t coming true!  But I have another wish: it’s for every one of you to have a wonderful holiday season AND a safe one as well.  So as a little something for you from LaBCaF, LLC, here are 5 EASY ways to keep yourself safe through the…

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Helping Families of Good Enemies

Ok, you read the title and now you’re sitting there with your eyebrow raised or your head cocked to the side like a confused puppy.  I can almost hear you asking me “Cran, what the heck are you talking about?” Well, as many of you already know, we teach women to be safe, to be aware, to escape, and to fight like a crazed badger.  The point of all that is not only to be safe wherever you are, but…

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Safety and Lasagna – A Recipe for Success

Hi everybody.  I’m not sure which order is most accurate: I get hungry so I write about food metaphors or I write about food and then get hungry!  Well, whatever the order is, I’m writing about food (sort of) and I’m hungry, again! I find that the best way to teach, so that my students can remember the information, is to apply what I’m talking about to something that is already familiar.  Today I’m talking about how to REALLY live…

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