Books & DVDs

Instructional and Communication Skills

ConCom: Conflict Communication A New Paradigm in Conscious Communication, Rory Miller

How to Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie

Leading the Way, Tim Bown

Principles-Based Instruction for Self-Defense (And Maybe Life), Rory Miller

Sensei Mentor Teacher Coach: Powerful Leadership for Leaderless Times, Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder

That’s Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships, Deborah Tannen

The Art Of Instruction: Your Complete Guide To Instructional Excellence, Mike Seeklander

What Every BODY is Saying, Joe Navarro


Teaching Physical Skills

Motor Control & Learning, Richard A. Schmidt, Timothy D. Lee

Motor Learning and Performance, Richard A. Schmidt, Craig Wrisberg

Training at the Speed of Life, Ken Murray


Defensive Mindset

Defensive Living, Ed Lovette, Dave Spaulding

Left of Bang, Patrick Van Horne

Principles of Personal Defense, Jeff Cooper


Criminal Mindset

How to Lie with Statistics, Darrell Huff

Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People, Joe Navarro, Toni Sciarra Poynter

Emotional Vampires, Albert Bernstein

Logic of Violence, Rory Miller (DVD)

Games Criminals Play, Bud Allen, Diana Bosta

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, Robert Hare

Violent Criminal Actors, William Aprill (DVD)



In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection, Massad Ayoob

The Cornered Cat: A Woman’s Guide to Concealed Carry, Kathy Jackson

Teaching Women to Shoot: A Law Enforcement Instructor’s Guide, Vicki Farnam and Diane Nicholl


Legal Considerations

The Law of Self Defense, Andrew Branca

Legal Defense Considerations, Marty Hayes (DVD)

Legal Considerations of Non-Lethal Personal Defense, Marty Hayes, Rob Pincus, Kerry Tanner (DVD)


Preparing for Aftermath

A Woman’s Toolkit for Recovery from Violence and Trauma, Anna Valdiserri

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Physio-Psychological Aspects of Violent Encounters, Massad Ayoob (DVD)

Post Shooting Trauma, Massad Ayoob (DVD)


Currently Unsorted But Really Important

Deadly Force Encounters, Alexis Artwohl, Loren Christensen

Facing Violence: Preparing for the Unexpected, Rory Miller

Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real World Violence, Rory Miller

Scaling Force: Dynamic Decision Making Under Threat of Violence, Rory Miller

The Little Black Book of Violence, Lawrence Kane

The Liar The Cheat and The Thief: Deception and the Art of Sword Play, Maija Soderholm

Street E & E: Evading, Escaping, And Other Ways To Save Your Ass When Things Get Ugly, Marc MacYoung

Lessons from Armed America, Mark Walters, Kathy Jackson

Into the Kill Zone: A Cop’s Eye View of Deadly Force, David Klinger

Judicious Use of Deadly Force, Massad Ayoob (DVD)