Travel Security – Pre-Planning

***Note: this is the first in a series on personal travel security.*** Proper Previous Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance! If you plan well, you have better chances of travelling well. It’s that simple. Every time I […]

Training Review – Ed’s Manifesto – Mixed Skills Module in Washington, DC

Over the weekend of 9-12 February, 2018, I travelled to Washington, DC & Alexandria, VA to train at District Combatives’ hosting of Ed Calderon (of Ed’s Manifesto), who was conducting a Mixed Skills module of […]

Tactikey Review

I recently discovered a new self-defence product – Tactikey. Tactikey is an upgrade on an old-school, low-tech means of self-defence.  The old “punch them with your keys” technique, except with some modern upgrades. The product […]

Delta 2 Alpha – The Accent Series

The Accent Series. By Delta 2 Alpha Design A little while ago I received a mail call containing a sample of the Accent Series from Delta2Alpha Design.  To read my review of the previous generation […]

After Action Report: Covert Entry Concepts – Toronto

On the weekend of 28-29-30 July, 2017, True North Tradecraft hosted the first-ever offering of The CORE Group’s Covert Entry Concepts course in Toronto.  We had 9 students, an excellent venue, great food and of […]

Kennedy Tactical Concepts – Masterclass Pt. 1

  I want to talk about a new option for Canadians in the Greater Toronto Area (and sometimes abroad). Kennedy Tactical Concepts is a newly opened self-defence school operated in Toronto by TJ Kennedy.  TJ has […]

Review: RAIDOPS Defense Gear – Fighting Frog & Delta

RAIDOPS is a South Korean company which designs and distributes a variety of personal defence gear, knives and accessories made to very high quality specifications.  A high percentage of their products are made from titanium, […]