Hi and welcome to Best Defense the blog of Defense Tech. My name is Rob Larson and I’m the President of Defense Tech. You might be wondering what qualifies me to talk about self defense and how to handle yourself in crisis situations. Well I’ve been a devotee of the martial arts lifestyle since I was a teenager. When I encountered karate for the first time, something just clicked. I’ve since studied Akido, Ninpo, Taijitsu as well as weapons training and crisis training. I worked for several years in a mental health facility in which you always had to be aware of your surroundings and what was going on around you. I’m happy to say that I’ve only been hit twice by patients. Once was within a couple of months of starting, it was a rookie mistake. The second one was a little girl and I let my guard down because I thought I knew what I was doing. Those situations taught me to never underestimate anyone. It also spurred me to teach myself how to defuse situations before they become violent. I plan on talking about what I learned and how to apply it when dealing with potentially violent situations in your own life. Stay tuned.