About David DiBella

Founder of Mindful Defense™, an effective system of self-defense for all skill levels regardless of age, gender or physical ability. David is a full-time martial arts and self-defense instructor at his studio, TMAFitness, in Overland Park, KS.

Crime Triangle’s Relationship to Self-Defense

Understanding the crime triangle is fundamental in developing an effective strategy for self-defense. Three things must be present for a crime to occur: desire, ability and opportunity. If any one of these is removed from the triangle a crime cannot take place. Obviously we cannot control criminals. There will always be those with the desire and ability to carry out crimes. What we can control is the opportunity. With a little knowledge, we can make ourselves hardened targets and take the opportunity away from criminals.

By | 2016-11-17T13:56:15+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Self-Defense|1 Comment

Securing Your Vehicle

Securing your vehicle should be an integral part of your self-defense. Often times we don’t think about vehicle security until we experience the inconvenience and expense of having a vehicle broken into. Not only do vehicle break-ins cost time and money but they can also compromise the safety of you and your loved ones. Something as simple as leaving your ID and a garage door opener in your car while going for a jog at the park can give a stranger complete access to your home and family.

By | 2016-12-27T14:58:39+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Self-Defense, Vehicle Safety|0 Comments

5 Ways to Improve Your Self-Defense

It is easy to become complacent, especially when it comes to self-defense. Remaining vigilant at all times is an acquired skill. Often times we fall into a routine. We lose site of the fact that our environments are dynamic and danger can present itself anytime, anywhere. With a little practice and a few small changes in our habits, we can greatly increase our self-defense capabilities. Here’s 5 simple things you can do today to improve your self-defense.

By | 2016-11-14T11:17:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Self-Defense|0 Comments

Self-Defense Flashlights

Very few people think of a flashlight as a self-defense tool. In reality a quality, high-output flashlight is a powerful personal protection tool.Taking away an assailant’s reaction time allows you an avenue of escape. Self-defense flashlights allow you to temporarily blind and disorient an attacker and gain control of the situation. The blinding light allows you to discreetly draw weapons, orient your body and keep your hands out of the sight of an attacker. Flashlight are powerful impact weapons and can be used to deliver devastating strikes.

By | 2016-12-27T15:07:14+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Non-Lethal Weapons, Self-Defense|0 Comments

Real Estate Agents: Self-Defense for Realtors

Self-defense for realtors is a growing concern as the number of attacks on agents has been increasing yearly. Real estate agents face dangerous situations on a routine basis. Agents are often inside vacant properties with strangers. Realtors do not have to “accept” the risks as part of the job. Realtors can learn to defend themselves with easy-to-implement practices. Self-defense for realtors doesn’t have to be complex or hard to implement. Often times the most effective self-defense for realtors is simple changes in day-to-day habits. Here’s some things to consider as you develop your own personal protection plan.

By | 2016-11-14T11:16:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|Self-Defense|0 Comments