Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jackson County seeks young woman who disappeared in 2002

This is just sad but illustrates that we need to give our children a fighting chance. A self defense weapon might have stopped what ever happened for this poor girl. I have always been a strong advocate of self defense, plus women's self defense, and this is a case in point! Unless she went away or ran away, something isn't right about this article.

Jackson County seeks young woman who disappeared in 2002: From Glenn E. Rice: Jackson County authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a girl who disappeared nearly nine years ago. Kathryn Sholly Seefeldt lived in the 19000 block of 18th Street North in unincorporated Jackson County, outside Independence....

Master Peter Brusso

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sister of man murdered in Love Field area of Dallas says brother was devoted father, son

It makes you stop and think about training for self defense and multiple attackers. I have always started people out one on one, then add attackers and show the dynamics of the fight and how not to stay in the middle, where you will be defeated. Always move to the outside and keep attackers in between each other so you only have to fight 1.5 people at a time. I hate to see a story like this as this poor man should have been able to defend himself, but at last, more then one attackers is a special situation that we face more often then not. A self defense weapon also would assist in doing damage even to a knife holding attacker.... Good food for thought in this story... Also knowledge of simple weapons disarms might have helped too... its good to have many things to draw on for your best self defense.

Sister of man murdered in Love Field area of Dallas says brother was devoted father, son:
The sister of a 46-year-old man found stabbed to death Friday morning outside a Love Field area apartment complex said their family is in shock over the violent loss of the devoted father.

"Martin did not have any enemies," said his sister, Rosemary Segura. "It is still like this is a nightmare. We need to wake up."

Coronado was stabbed multiple times in the chest about 5:40 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 1800 block of West Mockingbird Lane near Harry Hines Boulevard. Coronado was at the complex to pick up his 17-year-old daughter and take her to school.

He had just gotten off of work at Con-way freight, where he was a trucker for the past 18 years, Segura said. As of Friday, police had not ruled out robbery as a possible motive.

Coronado was a big man and his sister said she believes it would have taken more than one person to take her brother down so violently.

"Martin would have fought," she said. "I know he would have. We think it was probably more than one [killer]."

Coronado is married to a niece of Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano, who is also the chair of the Dallas City Council Public Safety Committee. But Segura said her brother has been separated from the mayor pro tem's niece for six years and they want him remembered for more than his connection to the politically powerful family.

Coronado was a lifelong Dallas resident who loved riding his Harley motorcycle and was dedicated to his daughter and 21-year-old son, Segura said.

In addition to his sister and and children, Coronado is also survived by his mother and five brothers. Funeral arrangements are pending.
--Scott Goldstein / Reporter

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dallas County constable won't release names of those he fired

Crime.... even at the level of the police! Good that you can count on your self defense weapon! enjoy the read and close your mouth, like I had to when I read this...

Dallas County constable won't release names of those he fired:
Evans19.JPG Dallas County Constable Derick Evans refuses to release the names of 11 deputies he fired for allegedly falsifying official documents.
Evans fired the deputies after launching his own investigation into deputies in his Precinct 1 office who serve civil court papers.
In June, I requested the names under Texas' open records law.
I recently got a response from the district attorney's office civil division, which handles open records requests for county elected officials.
"Please be advised that the constable has no responsive documents to your request," Michele Tapia, of the DA's Office, wrote in her letter.
A total of 16 deputies were fired after the auditor expanded the investigation to all five constable offices.
Evans is being accused of retaliating against deputies who came forward to report allegations of wrongdoing against him that led to his indictment in December on a number of felony charges.

Precinct 3 Constable Ben Adamcik did supply information about the deputy he fired.

Precinct 2 Constable Michael Gothard provided details about the three deputies he fired.

Precinct 4 Constable Roy Williams said he did not have anything that was responsive to my request.

The county initially tried to withhold the names of those fired, but the Texas Attorney General ruled that it was public information that should be released.

--Kevin Krause/Reporter

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Bank robber apparently not a big Kenny Rogers fan

Off topic but when I'm doing research for the blog, I run across news that is just too good to let go. Here, not connected to a self defense weapon in any sort is a one of the most stupid robbers that I have heard of.... enjoy

Bank robber apparently not a big Kenny Rogers fan:
Yesterday afternoon, a man -- unmasked, apparently -- robbed a downtown Beaumont bank. It was less than a mile from the police department, so police weren't long in getting there. And if they had left their CSI kit at the station, it probably wouldn't have mattered much. According to the Beaumont Enterprise:

Officers who were dispatched to the scene found a man counting money on a sidewalk a few blocks away with "bulging" pockets.

A gambler, indeed.
--Jason Trahan/Reporter

Sunday, September 04, 2011

App on Craigslist seller's stolen iPad helps authorities track robbers to Dallas

You have to love this! Again, off topic a bit as it isn't about a self defense weapon but this is a nice story of where technology wins out over the bad guys! It does fall into the category of "best self defense"!One other thing it points out is having strangers come to your house from online sales sites. You must always be prepared for these type of home invasion, as it is one.... a home robbery and thus you need to take safe guards against this type of attack.... Make sure and visit our sister site of for more tips on counter home invasion... here is the article.

Master Peter Brusso

An Ellis County man used an app on his stolen iPad to help police track down a group of armed robbers.

WFAA-TV (Channel 8) talked to the man, who asked that his name not be used, about a sale on Craigslist that didn't go as planned.

The robbers showed up at the man's Ovilla house, presumably to buy his MacBook, which he'd listed for sale on the auction website.

It soon became clear that they had no intention of paying for the computer, and they also demanded his iPad, at gunpoint.

Fortunately for the victim, he'd downloaded a "find my iPhone" application that allowed police to track the robbers.

They were arrested on the Dallas North Tollway 45 minutes after the robbery.

Watch Channel 8's full report below:

--Matt Peterson/Editor

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The defenders continue to amaze people

The defenders continue to amaze people with their ease of use but more importantly how effective they are in stopping someone trying to hurt you.

Recently, about every day this last week, I have been demonstrating the tools for police, military and civilians. The most amazing thing was the hand gun disarm from a sheriff. I give him an air-soft gun and told to shoot me as soon as I move. I stood with my hands up then made my move, the gun dam near flew out his hands and into mine. He experienced such great pain that his mind just opened his hand! I'm not saying this to act like a big man or bragging but the techniques just plainly work and work very well.

What did I do? I simply controlled the muzzle of the weapon with a cupped hand, and moved the edge of the defender onto his thumb and pressed against the thumb bone and the handle. The handle is a "non compressible surface" and so is the edge of the defender. The thumb bone, on the other hand isn't. So, the pain felt in the thumb is massive and you just want to let go and get away from the pain. He can't turn the weapon back on you as you control where its pointing, all they can do is let go! It happens so fast your mind doesn't have time to get around what is happening. Kind of like when you are getting burned you just instinctively react, well, this is the same thing. Your mind goes into a survival mode and you drop the gun, which I then rotate out of the hand and presto.

Now, I'm not suggesting you run around and weapons disarms for fun but if you have to do one, it's good to know what to do. A self defense weapon is an excellent tool to perform such and save your life or the life of your loved ones. The self defense weapon is also a very good tool to counter home invasion attempts. Also, of course, a self defense weapon is one one personal defence item you have in your mix of self defense tools.

Lastly you should get some capability to do and understand the physical mechanics of weapons disarms. It is better to know how to disarm someone if you really need it rather then becoming a victim or a statistic. Home invasion doesn't usually end to well and you need any chance to fight your way back to safety.

Master Peter Brusso

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Self Defense Weapon Site second press release

Our second press release...

Peter Brusso
73851 E. Palm Ave
North Shore, Ca. 92254
August 4, 2011
North Shore California

Self defence is not a challenging factor

Most people invest years understanding self defence and I believe the public thinks that this is necessary to become proficient enough to defend yourself. It is the furthest factor from the truth.

Is your self defense simple or extremely difficult to accomplish with out a life time of practice?

Master Peter Brusso says "yes its very easy". Master Peter Brusso has studied martial arts for over 50 years. With the downward spiral of the economy there are more violent attacks, home invasion, and robberies than ever before. And with this huge threat against innocent civilians is it impossible that your self-defense could be created straightforward? The following are the straightforward things you can do to improve your level of self-defense.

Significantly of the murder, violent attacks, rapes, and residence invasions come from the fact that you're not conscious of your surroundings. By becoming aware of exactly where you travel, and observing the individuals around you, you can go a lengthy way to not getting a victim. You want to notice whether any improvised weapons or tools you might be able to use. In addition you need to notice the individuals who are watching you and generating positive you are conscious of their presence. This will go a long way into creating certain you will not be a target.

So when Master Brusso is asked "okay what you do if you are in the wrong place at the correct time?"

He responded with what we already know, and that is take a look at your surroundings and grow to be conscious of your escape options, the folks looking at you, and make certain that they understand you're conscious of who they are. Awareness of your surroundings once again is something you don't get the martial arts school but rather an awareness on the street. If you appear like a person who is really conscious of what is going on probabilities are the bad guys will pick some a lot more unaware person to attack. Awareness can save your life.

So I ask about "well what takes place if they do attack you"?

Master Brusso responded with "well if you determine your options you should run for it now. Nevertheless, if you can't than the attack will take 4 stages just before the criminals are "successful". He continued to explain that the bad guys must close the distance and get close to you and then you are at stage one. If you can frustrate that in any fashion, for example going into a store, that stops the attack right there.

Stage II will then occur which is when they pick a dialogue with you. You can control the dialogue by saying "I'm an off-duty policeman how might aid you". Master Brusso explains that Japan's greatest swordsman (Musashi) once said "paint the picture you want your opponent to see". It was true then, and it is accurate now.

I continued to query Master Brusso about the attack sequence. Once they decide to grab you there are some really simple issues you can do, the martial artist can teach you to escape from the grab or cause some great damage, which will enable you to get away. They're also excellent DVDs exactly where you can discover this sort of training in the comfort of your own house. There will be links at the bottom of this press release to show you the sorts of points that a person can discover, swiftly, easily, and affordably.

There are a quantity of private self-defense weapons that you can obtain from the Web and get proficient enough to make use of in a violent attack. These tools are straightforward and very inexpensely effective. These private defense weapons, or self-defense weapons can also be employed in a residence invasion or residence robbery.

So in summary, in hard times like this, with the economy going down and down, and violent crime going up and up, your self-defense can be easier than you believe. By following easy steps, procedures, and a small bit of training you can have the confidence to defend yourself and your loved ones. So you can comprehend that your personal self protection is actually a mixture of your mind, your confidence, your ability to dialogue with the bad guys, and a little bit of training. 

Master Peter Brusso's website is
home of the self defense weapon

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The things or points to contemplate when it comes to your house self defence.

I wanted to share this article with the defender group. I posted a similar article over on the home self defence blog. But thought all of you might find this a good read too..

First, you have to determine the aggression level you are willing to dish out. What I'm tell you here is that you have to live with yourself when it comes down to how much damage to another human being you are willing to live with. Now realize that in a home assault or home robbery, the morons are not there to fix you supper and or tuck you into bed at night with a cup of hot coco. They typically mean to rob you at the minimum and they have no issue harming you in the in the process of this robbery. So you have to decide what level you are willing to live with in your own families self protection. Once you have that clear, then you can start to realize your “layered” options for your own residence self protection. If you are not willing to take a life then a shotgun is out of the question. Also, if you are not willing to risk the death of your unwanted guests, then tasers might be also be off the plan.

Second, with your “rules of engagement” defined, you next have to look at your house self protection as a layered methodology. What I'm pointing out here is that you must choose implements of self defense that span across the range of attack. Specifically, you should have some long distance kit, medium range implements of self defense, and up close range tools in your mix of tools.

The third thing you should do is form a plan of attack, so to speak. Run by means of numerous scenarios of your response to the criminals. By working with these scenarios you are able to location your kit where you can access them. This will give you a fighting opportunity.

It's very essential to contemplate your tools and then also the many scenarios that go along with house self defense. That is, if the home invasion morons show up at the door and activate the doorbell, what will you do? Or if they break through the back door and enter into your residence, what are you going to do? Where will you be, in the living room? So, you see it is extremely essential to think about, not only the weapons for your self protection, but also the different scenarios of a achievable home invasion or house robbery. I would commence to think about each scenario and figure out what gear you have within ones own reach. If you know about improvised weapons at all, you will rapidly notice that several household items can function, really properly, as a self defense tool. If you study pressure points then you can also use widespread residence items to exploit these pressure points and thus stopping or at least, make the home invasion morons contemplate twice about attacking you or your loved ones.

In closing, it’s each essential to contemplate your self defense weapons by stand off range and have a great layered mix of them in your residence self defense plan. Also, by exploring your different home invasion scenarios you can best determine where you may spot your tools and have a strategy to utilize them. Get a self defense weapon as a minimum... one for every room so you are always close to it!

Master Peter Brusso

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Police: Couple tries to catch some 'alone time' ... in a pool full of people

I couldn't believe this! Now, think about it.. if you had a defender or self defense weapon... in your hand when you left the car... you stand a better chance to deal with unwanted visitors, whom have access to your guns, tools or other things in your house.. they were there first...

Police: Couple tries to catch some 'alone time' ... in a pool full of people: "It's just like that famous scene from "Here To Eternity": An Indiana couple is accused of having sex in a swimming pool filled with other people. Witnesses told police that shenanigans ensued for nearly 30 minutes. Makes peeing in the..."

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hiking and personal safety… part 1

Summer and autumn hiking is most likely the best there is! However, with the overall economy, the actual way it is, far more people will probably be hiking as it is affordable to perform. With this produces much more of an element of opportunists (the bad guys), whom share the paths along with you. And there are more factors to hiking that may be really dangerous. Having said that, we still all desire to benefit from the out-of-doors so here are a few thoughts for making your hiking more safe.

First recognize you're out side the aid of law enforcement, sheriffs or park rangers. Indeed, they are able to reach you but realize it might not be for hours and hours. Hours, you say? Indeed, several hours and in that time awful things may happen to an individual or their loved ones.

Second, often times your mobile phones do not have coverage within the rural area’s exactly where trails are prevalent. So, you will possibly not even be able to call for help.

Third, recognize you need to depend on you and only you, as your 1st line of defense and your survival. This is dependent on considering some kind of self-defense weapon but what one?

Now where to start?

Understand that assaults come in stages or distances. Someone or some thing will have to close in on you to harm you. So, best to intercept assaults from a longer distance if at all possible. Handguns are ideal for this however, not all park systems permit this sort of item so you are left with several options. Bear pepper spray is one, however in rain or wind, limited if any help you'll have. Strangely enough “wasp” spray is very effective in both conditions where pepper spray doesn’t. However, it has a chance to really damage what ever is attacking you and some say hey, that’s fine with me… it’s an individual decision.

You might like to have a walking stick and learn to utilize it as part of your defense. Walking sticks, or staffs, have already been utilized successfully for years and years both in Asia and europe. Why don't you dust off that ole favorite and learn how to protect your self by using it. At the end of this article will be a link to where one can read more instruction. Now, if a staff is simply too large for you personally consider using a 36” walking stick…. Also it can provide you with superb stand off capability for most of the factors, that might come to harm you. From people to creatures, a 36” stick can be quite handy to have about.

I'll produce other articles or blog posts, which still include options for hiking. But this really is great brain food that you should think about and do some investigation on the 36” walking stick (Hanbo) or perhaps a 5-6 foot staff. Later I will also bring in the self defense weapon "the defenders" for you hiking needs.

Master Peter Brusso

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Man fires bottle rocket at police in southeast Dallas apartment complex

The stupid things people do! Again, was reading crime blogs and even though this doesn't fit our defender theme or our best self defense concepts, this does fit in "glad I wasn't this stupid"... enjoy and remember our 4th of July sale goes on all month..

Master Peter Brusso

Man fires bottle rocket at police in southeast Dallas apartment complex: "

A man shot a bottle rocket at a Dallas police squad car Monday night, hitting an officer who was trying to break up an illegal fireworks celebration at a southeast Dallas apartment complex.

Officers arrived at the Creekside Villas in the 300 block of North Jim Miller Road around 9:30 p.m. after receiving a tip from a neighboring complex that fireworks were being shot off to celebrate Independence Day.

Police found a crowd of about 100 people in the complex's southern portion. When several people began shooting fireworks into the air, officers tried to disperse the group by driving toward them.

Then an unidentified man fired a bottle rocket at a squad car, hitting an officer in the arm, police said.

Police briefly chased the man on foot before losing sight of him. By that time, the crowd had broken up, so officers were unable to take additional action.

The officer didn't need medical attention, police said.

--Tom Benning / Reporter"

Friday, July 01, 2011

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the innocent pedestrian stuck in the windshield

This is not what I usually post here but this was just so unreal!!!!

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the innocent pedestrian stuck in the windshield: "There are only a few rules for what you should do after accidentally hitting a pedestrian. Top of the list: Stop your car, especially if the pedestrian is stuck in your windshield."

Master Peter Brusso
Home of the Defenders
and Predators

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

125 pound Texas Woman chases 4 beer thugs

Ok.. I had to post this one. In my research I ran across this story... so here it is over on the Defender Site... Enjoy

Master Peter Brusso
Home of the Defender
also known as "the predator weapon"

forth of July offer

Well... everyone that sells things has a "forth of July" sale, so now we do too! Head on over to the defender website, and get your forth of July sale special! I think with the up and coming vacations people will take this summer, this special fits right into the vacation plans! The defenders or as some know them, predators, are a great line of self defense.... Go take a look at our offering. Free US shipping too!

Master Peter Brusso

The defenders were known as "the predator weapon"...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Self Defense Legal Issues - Can You Be Prosecuted For Self Defense?

This is a partially interesting article. Clearly for marketing reasons but interesting non the less. I didn't go to his website but non lethal self defense tools are what I'm interested in, as the Defender. So, I follow all the articles I can find that talk about non-lethal force (which can be for your best self defense) for your protection. I especially think for women's self defense, they should look into a non-lethal self defense tool. Enjoy... Master Peter Brusso

Self Defense Legal Issues - Can You Be Prosecuted For Self Defense?: "The legal issues involving self defense may be different from state to state. The majority of Americans have misconceptions of what is legally justified and what you can be prosecuted for. This article will address those issues."

COMPSTAT Citywide Profile

I think still 3714 Aggravated assaults is huge and 271 rapes is out of line... go defenders. I often wonder if a person who carries and knows how to use a defender would become one of these stats? As you look over these stats, you just have to wonder what if they had a defender. I know from the lots of stories I get in from around the world just the sight of a defender has stopped attacks in their place. Other stories is that they use them during the attack for their self defense and that has stopped the attack too. You just have to wonder about victims and attacks, don't you? When it comes down to women's self defense or personal self defense, defenders make all the since in the world. Master Peter Brusso

COMPSTAT Citywide Profile: "

Crime Statistics June 04, 2011

VIOLENT CRIMES 2011** 2010** % Chg

Homicide 125* 139 -10.1%
Rape 271 336 -19.3%
Robbery 4181 4750 -12.0%
Agg Assaults ** 3737 4012 -6.9%
Total Violent Crimes 8314 9237 -10.0%


Burglary 6896 7278 -5.2%
BTFV 10788 12410 -13.1%
Personal/Other Theft 10816 11474 -5.7%
Auto Theft 6379 7356 -13.3%
Total Property Crimes 34,879 38,518 -9.4%
Total Part I Crimes 43,193 47,755 -9.6%

* Numbers reflects a change in reclassification for Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) guidelines and numbers are adjusted accordingly.

** Prior to 2005, Aggravated Assaults included Child/Spousal Simple Assaults


New Defender

We have a new defender out! I was always looking for a smaller defender, credit card size, and on of our fans came up with one, independently. We call it the RP defender, after the inventor or mashup artist, Robert Pearson. He send me a picture of one, and I sent it to Jon Jenkins Sensei... and he prototyped several up for examination. He, I liked it. So I moved it forward into production will all the rights and presto, we have a new pocket size defender. It's selling well too I might add. So, keep this a quick post, go take a look and let me know what you think. I do believe it will be great for womens self defense, personal self defense, personal safety, and martial arts.