ActiveSelfProtection 23 Jul 2016

CCW Holder Escalates Argument To Deadly Force

In General

Frankly this video just makes me angry. As a self-defender and concealed carrier, this is 100% what NOT to do. Active Self Protection"‹ ceases when it escalates argument into a deadly force encounter, and even though he "won the fight" I think he lost his dignity and his moral standing with his actions. How about you?

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This "Best of ASP" narrated video first appeared on our website in August 2015.

Original video from the Tampa Bay PD available here:

1. A life of self-protection must be dedicated to avoidance, de-escalation, and escape whenever possible. You win 100% of the fights that you don't get in (doubly so for deadly force encounters), so make a commitment to de-escalate, escape, or evade any encounter you possibly can. This is always our first choice as self-defenders. This man chose instead to escalate the fight, which is not ethically allowable and will also land him in serious trouble legally.

There are THREE more lessons to be learned from this incident on our website, so go there for more:

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

(music in the intro and outro courtesy of

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