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(My thanks to colleague David Morris for allowing us use this drawstroke training drill)... If you’re ever in a position where you’re forced to take action on a threat, your drawstroke could be the difference between success and failure. Get it wrong… and the bad guy gets the upper hand. That’s why you need to […] Read More

Woman and Mother Beaten

Yesterday, I shared a video of a brutal attack on a mother while her daughter watched. I asked everyone watching what they thought about the video and what they thought went wrong for this mother during the attack. Watch my video response to all the comments and leave your own. Get Our Special Mother's Day Offer […] Read More

Don't get jacked in your car

We’re shooting new video training series in a couple weeks. Around these longer filming sessions I’d like to include several shorter videos that demonstrate the “application” of TFT principles & methodologies versus teaching new strikes or coordination sets. Some of these could be very short – 5 to 10 minutes. Others will be more comprehensive […] Read More

Mother brutally beaten

Some time ago, I wrote a blog post that briefly talked about a disturbing home invasion where a male intruder mercilessly assaulted a mother in front of her young 3 year old daughter. It was caught on video, but I never gave it the review it deserved. With Mother's Day coming this Sunday and many […] Read More

Get $100 Off Justified Lethal Force Now! Enter your questions and comments below. DISCLAIMER: I am not an attorney and neither is anyone commenting below. Do not take anything I or any commenter says as legal advice. We've addressed the issue of liability many times in emails and on the blog. Here are just a […] Read More


After reading about yet another senseless murder where the victor was decided not by the will to live or athletic ability but by simply knowing where to focus effort (eight stab wounds to the neck, throat and back), I am compelled to write on this topic again.  So let's build a monster, a monstrous scenario, […] Read More

New Live Training 2016

Congrats, you're on the list! Remember, mark your calendar and set your alarm for this coming Monday, Feb 1st, 2016, at 6pm Pacific/8pm Central/9pm Eastern. Check your inbox for a confirmation email I just sent. In the meantime, feel free to leave a comment below on why you want to attend a live, in-person training […] Read More

Don't make these 5 mistakes during a crisis

Wednesday, Nov 4th, we're hosting another live online training broadcast. My special guest is a 10-year combat veteran and an actual urban survival expert. Jeff Anderson has been there and done that... to say the least. He's been in the thick of looting, rioting, economic collapse, and most recently... natural disasters. It was near his […] Read More

After sending my latest emails on the 25-year survival food product, I received this email from Susan, who wrote: "Hello Tim, It has always been stuck in the back of my mind that I need to be more prepared for any situation. This is the main reason I joined TFT. I live out here in Las […] Read More


A number of people have asked how we discovered Food4Patriots 25-year survival food. It was a bit unusual, to say the least... --------- "She is better prepared than me!” That was Ralph’s reaction (he’s my business partner here at TFT) as we stared into this huge drawer packed with freeze-dried dog food. But I’m getting […] Read More