Self-Protection Class

The Problem with Women and Martial Arts

By Cranford Blackmon (WARNING: This is a long post, but it is VERY important. Grab a drink and start reading!) If you have taken our courses or read much of our website and blog, you know that our courses ARE NOT martial arts. Not that I have anything against martial arts. On the contrary, I think they are wonderful. But they’re not the most effective path for women learning to protect themselves against an attacker. Knowing this, it is always…

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Keeping your babies safe, even when you’re not there

Well it’s that time of year again. The time of year when parents get excited about seeing their beautiful, amazingly well mannered, and extremely tidy children head back to school! For all the rest of the parents, it’s time to jump for joy that you can now get some quiet time in your life and maybe even knock off some of the things on that ever increasing “to do” list. Of course you don’t do that “jump for joy” thing…

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Cover & Concealment: It’s not just for the military anymore!

It’s a sad commentary on the state of the world that so many terms and issues that originally belonged to the military (like “cover & concealment”) have not only become common in the world of law enforcement, they have now become common in everyday civilians’ lives. I was just going over the FBI’s 2014 report on Active Shooter Study (covering 2000-2013). Surely enough, there is a continuous rise in the number and frequency of these shootings. If you’d like to…

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Cranford Blackmon

Cranford has been fighting to save those in need since he was old enough to hold a G.I.Joe and a box full of plastic green army men.  Back then he was saving the world from monsters and cartoon villains.  A lot of things in the world have changed through the years, but Cranford’s desire to fight for others hasn’t, and there are still monsters and villains to deal with. In high school he volunteered on a rural fire department and…

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Hopewell Baptist Church: Caring for the Community’s Safety

Here at LaBCaF, we believe in taking care of others by teaching them how to take care of themselves.  That is the entire focus of our company.  So we are always excited when we find an organization that shares that same desire.  We’re even more excited when we are able to help that organization. My wife Penny met the Senior Pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church in Clanton Alabama a few months ago.  When Senior Pastor Larry Sailes, who is also…

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The Homewood Star interviews LaBCaF about their Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs Self-Protection Course for women.

We had the pleasure of meeting with Erica Techo from The Homewood Star.  Read more as she goes into detail about the Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs Self-Protection Course created by Cranford Blackmon. (Update: Some of our programs have changed. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date.) http://thehomewoodstar.com/peopleplaces/pursuing-personal-protection623/

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WXPH – Ion Media’s “The Alabama Way” interviews class creator, Cranford Blackmon

WXPH – Ion Media’s “The Alabama Way” interviews class creator, Cranford Blackmon Watch Cranford Blackmon as he is interviewed by Ion Media’s Debra Perry’s show, “The Alabama Way.” Cranford explains what inspired him to create the Legs and Brains, Claws and Fangs Self-Protection Course for women.  He also explains why we are different from the typical self-defense classes out there.  And finally, he shares what the biggest mistake that women make when it comes to protecting themselves. WXPH – Ion…

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The Violence Conundrum

My life purpose seems to be a conundrum. I believe in non-violence.  I believe in peace.  I don’t like to hear about people hurting other people or animals.  And yet I was drawn to “fighting” from a very young age.  All my childhood games and playing revolved around being a soldier, a special agent, a police officer.  Surprisingly, I have now been all of those things and more.  I have been trained how to do very violent things in order…

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