MVP106: Mary Stevens – Soft Skills in Violence Prevention & Management

Happy holidays!
I am joined once again by Mary Stevens, an accomplished martial arts instructor and also lead instructor at Violence Prevention & Management UK. Mary is a lifelong learner and incredible teacher, so I took the opportunity to pick her …

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MVP104: Dr Mary Beth Janke – From Secret Service to Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Mary Beth Janke has over 30 years of psychology, security, and investigative experience and is one of the most respected females in the Executive Protection industry. Her career has been extremely impressive moving through time with the Secret Servic…

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MVP99: The Martial Art of Communication

In this interview I have a chance to share my take on modern conflict communication, verbal de-escalation, the importance of empathy, and why you should be training speaking as much (or more than) fighting.
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MVP92: Dr Tammy Yard-McCracken – #500Rising for Women’s Self Protection

Dr Tammy Yard-McCracken has  25+ years as a therapist working with survivors of violence, anxiety and PTSD. Wanting to do more to prevent trauma and build opportunity for resilience, Tammy became an instructor in Krav Maga and started a journey into self…

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MVP91: The Ethics of Martial Arts Marketing with Ron Amram

In this episode I’m joined by good friend, martial artist, business consultant and academy owner, Ron Amram. We chat about the common pitfalls of marketing and reaching students, how easy it can be to compromise our ethics, and how the strategies that a…

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MVP90: Dr James S. Cawood

Dr. Cawood is President of Factor One which is a California based corporation specializing in threat assessment and management, violence risk assessment, behavioral analysis, security consulting, and investigations. Dr. Cawood has worked in the field for…

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MVP89: Drone Warfare with Lt. Col. Wayne Phelps

On this episode we chat drone warfare and the psychological cost of killing remotely with retired Lt. Col. Wayne Phelps.

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MVP77: Trauma, Recovery, Revenge? Interview with Psychotherapist Ellis Amdur

Ellis Amdur has worked in the field of crisis intervention since 1989. He has developed a range of training and consultation services, as well as a unique style of assessment and psychotherapy. These are based on a combination of phenomenological psychol…

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Self Defence Begins with “Self”

The first time someone gets involved in a confrontation that spirals out of their control, their first thought is often “I need to learn how to defend myself.” With that, they will Google, they will read, and then will often end up at the local martial arts club, boxing gym or MMA academy. Convinced that…

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Don’t Mess with the Lioness

Women are helpless. They are not capable of violence. If attacked, their best bet is to give up and hope that they won’t be killed. After all, men are always going to have an advantage. It’s genetic. Right? Are you kidding me? This is absolutely ridiculous, and yet it’s the kind of rhetoric that has…

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