To start with, most of my self defense review materials turned out to be comedies.
Taking this month in chronological order will probably make the most sense.
To start with, I discovered a new Women's self defense, every Sunday.in Manhattan. It's Krav Maga for women -- which is actually more advanced than going for straight, plain-old Krav Maga, believe it or not. It has to be for some of the techniques to be effective.
And then, of course, there was the little incident of Barbara Sheehan, battered women: which is always a problem. In New York, you can't kill anyone and get away with it. That includes if you kill someone in self defense. Even if a jury let's you go, the New York District Attorney's office will find some way to throw you in jail, without remorse.
But, then again, the odds of that happening are more likely when you consider that Barbara Sheehan shot her husband with his own gun while he was shaving, after she just came back from her next door neighbors. Click the link to read more.
After that, things got a little weird. Yesterday, I covered the latest in Catholic Conspiracies, with Occupy Wall Street. I also did several articles about them kicking around. I not only did articles about protection from them, and how dangerous they may or may not be (answer: mostly harmless) but how they can protect themselves -- both from each other (ie: how NOT to have your $5K laptop stolen), and their own stupidity (eg: DON'T ATTACK THE POLICE!!!!!).
I also discovered that the same people who brought you last month's self defense seminar has a new one: knife and stick defenses.
And last, but not least .....
And then there's the CDC creating the Zombie Preparedness kit ... and the comic book for it.
I can't make this stuff up.
See you all next week.