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August 2nd, 2017

Violence and Self-Defense / Prophetic Perils

August 16th, 2016 (Coast to Coast Interview)
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Violence and Self-Defense/ Prophetic Perils
In the first half, President and CEO of the International Combat Martial Arts Federation (ICMAF), Bradley Steiner, talked about self-defense, law enforcement issues, and the psychology of violence. Behind the increased reports of police-related violence, he cited the decay of our culture, and "by and large, an overwhelming number of people who no longer have a clear sense of morality...and they resent the fact that there are authority figures who'll curtail them...with necessary force when they behave badly." He also believes that there's a concerted effort to undercut local law enforcement so that federal authorities can take over what they're doing.

Steiner offered practical tips for people to avoid danger when walking around a city, such as being mindful of where you're going, and crossing the street if you see unsavory people coming your way. Instead of packing something like pepper spray, he recommended carrying a handful of aquarium gravel in your outer pocket, to throw in an assailant's face if necessary. He also suggested techniques that could incapacitate an attacker, such as kicking them in the knee. One of the basic rules of self-defense is to never allow a suspicious person to remove you from the initial scene, he added.


Bradley J. Steiner, American Combato, Rex Applegate, Self Defense, Martial Arts,

June 20th, 2015

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Trajectory of Science

Date: 05-07-15
Host: George Noory
Guests: Brad Steiner
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Violence & Self-Defense

First hour guest, President and CEO of the International Combat Martial Arts Federation (ICMAF), Bradley Steiner, talked about outbreaks of violence, riots, and law enforcement issues. He cited an increase in people rejecting or ignoring the duly constituted authority of the police as being part of the problem, while acknowledging that there are a small percentage of "rogue" officers who misuse their power. He also shared what self-defense strategies work best for the average person, such as "attacking the attacker" when placed in a violent crime scenario.



Caravan to Midnight Interview with Brad Steiner on

April 17th, 2015

Women's Self Defense Class Interview by Sandy Griffths from the YCCA - Hamertime Show

January 17, 2015


Fighting violent crime: Class teaches ladies personal security

Arlene Hittle
The Daily Courier
Friday, January 09, 2015
In a city the size of Prescott, many people may not give much thought to violent crime. That's a mistake, say local people in the self­defense business.
"We don't think about it because we're in a small town," said Roxanne Hull, a Damsel in Defense consultant from Chino Valley. Damsel in Defense is company that offers nonlethal personal safety devices such as stun guns, door alarms, pepper spray and noisemakers.
Prescott is a relatively safe place, seventh­degree blackbelt Mark Bryans said, adding that violent crime happens anywhere."It could happen at any time," he said.
Bryans, who runs Real World Self Defense (, has been teaching self defense ­ both with and without weapons ­ for more than 25 years. His studio regularly offers co­ed classes and occasional ladies­only classes. (to read the full article - click here).


Preserving Personal Safety

Date: 09-02-14
Host: George Noory
Guests: Brad Steiner
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Prof. Steiner was excellent on coast to coast AM.

In the first half of the show, President and CEO of the International Combat Martial Arts Federation (ICMAF), Bradley Steiner, talked about the increase of violence and personal assaults in the U.S. and what the average person needs to know about technical and tactical readiness for trying socioeconomic times. Regarding the rise of "Knockout Game" attacks, in which unsuspecting people are knocked out by sucker punches, "I think this goes with the overall decline in our culture," with psychopathic behavior on the increase, and victims being treated like objects for the amusement of the perpetrators, he remarked.
The best way to protect yourself from violent assults is to maintain a high level of alertness, and environmental awareness, so that you're cognizant of what is going on around you, he advised. By knowing who is near you, you can avoid someone approaching you without your awareness, and thus be more prepared. That awareness alone often discourages an attempt for someone to prey upon you, as they are typically looking for helpless or oblivious victims, he continued.
Steiner highlighted the differences between practical self defense and close combat. Sports like judo and traditional martial arts are not necessarily practical or realistic to use when one is being attacked. "You want simple skills that inflict very serious injury quickly," and should use those rather than trying to break free when someone has you in a hold, he recommended. He also addressed the problem of school bullying, and suggested that victims need to learn to fight back to preserve their dignity as well as their safety.

Defending Yourself at Any Age
[ 44:45 ] 2014-10-08

Terry talks to self defense instructor Mark Bryans about learning to protect yourself. 

March 20, 2014 at 2:00pm
Voice America Show - Host Rick Barnabo Interviewing Professor Brad Steiner
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The show will focus on Safety. Safety for ourselves, our loved ones, our home and property and our community. We’ll discuss important things such as mental discipline, self-defense tactics, self-reliance, how to safeguard your home, recognizing possible threats and being prepared for the unthinkable which in today’s day and age has unfortunately become the thinkable. Our guest Professor Bradley J. Steiner a world renowned authority in personal security will share with us practical information, ideas, education and tactics that we can all use to make ourselves, loved ones and property safer.

Brad Steiner

Brad Steiner is an internationally respected professor of unarmed and armed close combat and self-defense. In 1975 he founded the comprehensive American Combato System of martial arts. Steiner is the preeminent authority on the world war two methods of close combat, and has combined all of the key systems of that era with the most practical aspects of ju-jutsu, Chinese boxing, kenpo karate and Indian varmannie, as well as modern weaponry. He holds black belts in several systems, and has studied a number of miscellaneous courses in unarmed defense and weaponry. Steiner was a personal associate, student, and colleague of the late Rex Applegate and Charles Nelson. He has been teaching for half a century, and is President of the International Combat Martial Arts Federation. Brad Steiner has written two dozen books and 1,000 magazine articles on self-defense, close combat, physical training, security and protective services ( bodyguarding ). He trains city, state and federal law enforcement, and has instructed members of the Army’s special forces. He has a background in intelligence and protective services, and continues to teach classes and private lessons in Seattle Washington. The originator of the phrase “ When you are attacked, attack the attacker!” Steiner’s methods are extremely practical, aggressive, reliable and war-proven. American Combato has been referred to as one of the deadliest and most effective close combat and personal defense systems in the world.


February 25th, 2014 - Rotary Club Presentation
7th degree black belt Professor Mark Bryans will address the Rotary Club and the topic will be "The Enemy in Self Defense, the Psychopath". Much is misunderstood about what constitutes real-world self defense and what does not. The enemy you confront in the street will not be a sportsman but will be an extra legal violent predator, the psychopath. It is imperative that students of self-defense understand this in order to be properly equipped to deal with this deadly predator.
Professor Bryans will reveal the true nature of this animal and how to deal with the psychopath if necessary.
Professor Bryans offers an introductory course which can give anyone the basic skills of  SELF-DEFENSE against a real world attack.

February 6th, 2014
Voice America Show - Host Rick Barnabo Interviewing Mark Bryans
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Interview with Rick Barnabo

Violence is in today’s society. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear, read or see something in the media about violent acts being committed. This program will focus on the importance of knowing self defense tactics in order to protect ourselves and loved ones against violent criminals. Our guest will be Professor Mark Bryans. Professor Bryans holds a 7th Degree Black Belt in the American Combato martial arts discipline – the highest ranked instructor in the world and is a Ranked Master Defensive Tactics Instructor under the United States Marksmanship Academy. Professor Bryans will give us insight, information and advice on what we need to know. Please join us for this very important show for men and women

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