Defensive Safety Training Success Story

By John Farnam

Shadow Government
Defensive Safety Training Success Story
Defense Training International, Inc
Defense Training International, Inc

Ft Collins, CO –-( Another success story!

“I am writing to thank you for your training. I found myself putting it to use far sooner than I ever imagined!

Last week, my family and I were visiting in-laws, and we were out on the town, walking to several local attractions.

As we walked down a pier, past a row of boats, I noticed a disheveled man get up and start heading in our direction, so as to intercept us. Recognizing this as a danger sign, I positioned myself between him and our group, as to become his initial point of contact, if he intended to engage.

Sure enough, when he got close enough he made eye contact with me and said he needed money. We never stopped moving, and I unhesitatingly, loudly replied, “I’m sorry sir. We can’t help you”

He came unglued!

He began hurling insults and obscenities at me particularly, but we were unresponsive and kept walking. Within a few seconds he exhausted himself, and his tirade deteriorated into a few last gasping sputters.

I believe his anger sprung from the fact that my ‘disengagement tape-loop’ left him no additional avenues to continue the conversation.

Still gasping, he took a few tentative steps in an effort to follow us, but abruptly abandoned his attempt and slowly slumped back to his park bench.

We continued on our way, none the worse for wear.

Of course, I had OC, was armed, and thus fully prepared for any species of escalation, but none materialized. Potentially toxic interaction was stopped before it ever really got started!



The vast majority of potentially harmful contacts can be adequately dealt with via posturing and verbalization, as we see. But, the entire routine needs to be learned and practiced, and you always need to be prepared for the time when, despite your best efforts to peacefully disengage, the contact goes south!

“In this world, you have to be oh-so smart, or oh-so pleasant. For years, I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” ~ Elwood P Dowd (played by Jimmy Stewart) in the 1950 feature film, “Harvey


About John Farnam & Defense Training International, Inc
As a defensive weapons and tactics instructor John Farnam will urge you, based on your own beliefs, to make up your mind in advance as to what you would do when faced with an imminent and unlawful lethal threat. You should, of course, also decide what preparations you should make in advance, if any. Defense Training International wants to make sure that their students fully understand the physical, legal, psychological, and societal consequences of their actions or inactions.

It is our duty to make you aware of certain unpleasant physical realities intrinsic to the Planet Earth. Mr Farnam is happy to be your counselor and advisor. Visit:

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M Reyna

I agree Gil is creature of another sort.
I also agree always be polite and well mannered until it’s time to not be. It is always better to end a confrontation peacefully. Unfortunately that will not always be the case.


Gil is of course a small minded and obsessed little troll. “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his actions with his life.” Robert Anson Heinlein from “Beyond This Horizon 1942
I’m always polite, until it’s time not to be polite.


The author “there’ll be no shooting today.”

“Awwwww!” replied the crowd.


Actually, it should be, “there will be no shooting GIL today.”

Then the crowd goes, “Awwwwwww.”

Wild Bill

@JDL, That is funny!


Thanks for the laugh JDL and Wild Bill.
GIL always displays his trollish idiocy.
Question; Will it now come back as XX to spew more of the brainlessness?