At The Martialist we believe that knowledge is power. In order to empower you, the reader, we make a great deal of information available for free. It is our hope that you will find this information of use.
Shorthand Empty Hand
In 2005 I published my first book on self-defense, Shorthand Empty Hand. The hardcopy book is now out of print, but you may download a free PDF version of the book as its “Second Edition” from my website. That’s right: It’s completely free.
Be A Martialist
This is the booklet that started it all — our prototypical discussion of the philosophy of martialism, as practiced by the martialists who participate at this site and in our discussion forum. Be a Martialist is a PDF file that you may download right to you computer. This material will eventually be expanded into a full-length book that we hope will be a comprehensive treatment of the subject.
The Homeless Threat
I’ve written extensively on the personal security threat represented by street people, con artists, beggars, and the homeless. While I’ve gotten a lot of grief for daring to point out that such people are a threat to you, the facts remain the facts. Download this booklet and become informed on this controversial topic.
A basic guide to the mechanics of the nunchaku, a thoroughly misunderstood martial arts weapon.
The following are PDF archives of various articles not available in more traditional post format, preserved here for posterity: