I know some others here watch "Personal Defense TV" and I have a brief rant about one of their regular "experts", Massad Ayoob. Let me first say that I am a fan of the show for the most part, and a few of their "experts", like the guy from Valhalla especially give great advice. But this idiot Massad Ayoob has no business trying to teach people self defense as his techniques are not based on reality... only theory. I watched him last night demonstrating defense techniques with a flashlight. He showed how to deflect a punch with the flashlight used like a baton or tonfa..... ok, I'm with him so far, it's valid...... but then he did what most other "martial arts experts" that have no clue do. He showed how to apply a control technique to the attackers arm While the attacker stands still as if caught frozen in time halfway through his punch! Ridiculous! The technique basically would have handed the weapon to the attacker by giving him superior leverage over it. I get fed up with these "theoretical experts" teaching people how to get their butts handed to them. They've never been in a fight, it's all just what they think will work. It's like someone trying to learn to play basketball without ever actually playing in a game, it doesn't work. You could learn to dribble, pass and shoot, but the first time you step into a game you will get your butt kicked by someone with actual experience. end rant.