Because having tons of Massive Attack on your iPod won't do crap to help should you be massively attacked, the peeps behind the DoD-approved Self-Defense Training System have just launched a free mobile tactical fighting guide teaching you how to overpower potential assailants via a series of staged vids portraying both the right and wrong ways to handle violent, real-life scenarios, and have names like "The Great Rape Escape". Some of the situations:
"Stairway to Hell"
Target: A mugger in a stairwell.
Do This: As if the stairs aren't terrible enough, when a knife-toting perp inevitably corners you on a landing, grab his blade-bearing wrist and strike his neck repeatedly from both sides using your free forearm.
Not That: Tense up your shoulders -- it'll freeze your arms at your side, leaving your neck vulnerable to Sir Stabsalot.
Target: An angry terminated employee.
Do This: Walk away. If they come after you and hop on your back, throw elbows to the gut until they're off, then karate-chop the neck until crippled.
Not That: It's better to go on the offensive, so don't waste your energy prying hands from your neck (note: self-defense videos not approved by the United Council of Necks).
Target: An aggressive drug addict in the office lobby.
Do This: Ask them to leave, wait for them to make a move, then toss them to the ground by their clothes and stomp them into submission. Discreetly steal crack.
Not That: Ask them to leave, wait for them to make a move, and get punched in the face.