The Defender: A Covert Defensive Tool The Defender: A Covert Defensive Tool Do It Yourself Guns & Weapons Practical Prepper Prepper Supplies Reviews Self Defense Self Sufficiency Survival Gear Survival Gear Reviews SHARE John Landry , / 912 Don’t let the small size fool you; this little tool can help you out of a jam! I recently had the opportunity to learn how to effectively use this device at a training conference I was teaching at and now I am in the process of becoming a certified instructor in the use of it. I plan on teaching my police officers and martial arts students how to use this strange looking object to defend themselves, and in the case of my fellow police officers, to control the bad guy so that he can go to jail! What is it? That is what people will probably ask you when they first see the Defender. That is actually an appropriate question because at first glance it looks like a cross between a bottle opener and a windshield scraper (for those who know what that is Hint: you have to live where it snows). Check out the video below to see it in action Master Peter Brusso has quite an interesting background. He is a Viet Nam Era veteran. He is an engineer. He is a private pilot, but the most important thing is he is a true warrior. With black belts in many martial arts, real life combat experience, and years and years of martial arts teaching experience. Furthermore, his work in the military actually inspired a book which then inspired the movie “The Men Who Stared at Goats.” With all of that said, and given Master Brusso’s experience fighting in the Cambodian jungles and his other real world combat experience, in addition to having an engineering degree, he is the perfect man to invent a rather innocent looking covert defensive device. The Defender is a piece of plastic type material flat but with a unique shape. The edges and sides of the Defender all have specific purposes. You can control a person with one side, apply pressure to vital targets with another side, and strike with many of the sides. The Defender is designed as a less-lethal device; however, if your life was in jeopardy you could use it in a more damaging manner than how it would normally be used. Unlike other more ominous and sinister looking self-defense weapons that would be banned from certain locations, this device, or tool as Master Brusso refers to it, is quite innocent looking and will fit into your back pocket or purse. It might not replace having a firearm when someone is shooting at you, but in close quarters combat scenarios this device could be exactly what you need to defend yourself and live. I was familiar with Master Brusso and some of his training products because I had purchased the combat Machete video a while ago. I was very impressed with that video and learned quite a bit from it. Moreover, it was one of the only, if not the only, video available explaining how to use and defend against the machete. Machetes are carried all over the world and they are certainly a common tool found where I work as a police officer, South Florida. Look for future articles about other Master Brusso videos and training courses; he has produced many quality products which I am in the process of reviewing. So for now, Happy New Year! Stay Safe and Always Remember, “If Not Me, Then Who?” Click here to read the original article If this seems like something you would be interested in or you would like more information go to the website below. http://www.pdws.biz/ (the website is not the easiest to navigate but there is a ton of information on it) Comments 10 Comments h says: at 0 The Defender looks interesting. BUT….if a kubotan is illegal to carry in NJ, how would the defender not be perceived as illegal too? Thanks. Log in to Reply John M. Landry says: at 0 It looks like an ice scraper; in the winter at least you should be fine. Log in to Reply Gerald Noethen says: at 0 I probably missed it, but did you say were to buy this at? I googled it, but couldn’t find it. How do I get one? Log in to Reply Gerald Noethen says: at 0 I got the link to work. Found it on that website. Sorry. Like I said earlier. “I probably missed it” Thanks for the article. Log in to Reply Lester Mason says: at 0 where can I get these Log in to Reply Methane says: at 0 I still find it hard to prepare to protect myself by using something that allows an attacker to get so close to me or mine. I will give up my gun when I’m out of bullets and then switch to a knife most likely. Digging the bag of assorted Defenders out and then choosing the one I need for the situation presented, may not be the fastest. Log in to Reply GoneWithTheWind says: at 0 Buy two 8 oz cannonball sinkers. They have a wire loop imbedded in the lead. Tie 20-24″ of para-cord to the sinkers one on each end. This will leave about 16-18″ of distance between these two sinkers. Hold one of the sinkers firmly in one hand with the cord projecting between your ring and middle finger. The second sinker can then easily be swung against a target (hand, shoulder, elbow, head, dog other animal, etc.). The lead tends not to bounce back on the person swinging. Log in to Reply wizzardous says: at 0 These will work really well on an adversary who is impaired enough to stand still while you use the tool. Log in to Reply John M. Landry says: at 0 You can use this on a moving attacker. You hold it in your hand and perform blocks and strikes with it to amplify your power and the damage to the attacker. Log in to Reply Jack S. says: at 0 Just like with any defensive tool you need to train with them and know what they are capable of. These tool are for pressure points and nerve motor point strikes. Study the strike points of the human anatomy and you will see just how effective defensive tools like these can be. Log in to Reply Leave A Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.