The world has taken notice of Pat Malone and of his extraordinary knowledge and insights. Mr. Malone has been the subject of interviews by many well-known publications including Oprah Magazine, Teen, Ms. Fitness, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and by a long list of newspapers and news organizations. Most recently, Pat Malone was featured in a violence prevention short documentary that highlights how to deal with real life situations and survivors who learned how to take control.
These were "life-saving little cards" printed in Oprah Magazine. The only drawback to a short list of tips is the vast potential for advice to be taken out of context. In this article, not only are some of Pat's tips unclear; but the editor also added incorrect advice from an outside source. To clarify, Pat disagrees with the statement, "If someone attacks you from behind, use your elbow. It is one of the most powerful points on your body." While the elbow is a very powerful striking force, the chance of you escaping an attack from behind solely with the use of an elbow is NOT realistic. Pat will NEVER explain techniques verbally without physically demonstrating, too much is lost in the process.
Pat's interview was highlighted in a six-page article that does a good job explaining safety as it relates to home healthcare workers. Email us for a copy.
Think you're safe? Reverse That: Do you know when you're in danger? If you're a female and under 18, you're more at risk to be the victim of a violent crime than anyone else in America. Read this four-page article that features an interview with Pat and several of his tips.
If you're faced with an armed criminal, Malone suggests taking these steps: 1) React immediately even though your tendency will be to freeze; 2) If you think you're dealing with a robber, drop all of your jewelry, your purse and your car keys at his feet; 3) Run; 4) If he stops you, do anything you can to prevent him from moving you to another location. "If he takes you off the beaten path, chances are you're not coming home," warns Malone. "Fight for your life and don't give up. It's not over until it's over."
"Working with celebrities is just a minor portion of what I do," says Malone. A licensed police self-defense instructor Malone often conducts seminars across the country on law enforcement survival. "I teach law enforcement survival from A to Z... It's important to keep as low key as possible", he says. Malone says it's essential to mentally know how to react in all situations before they occur.
This country is ripe for terrorism. Terrorism is a definite threat to this country. Mr. Malone advocates a huge increase in anti-terrorism training. "Because we are the United States people think it will never happen here," he warns."... "Worldwide terrorism is a result of lack of security," he says. "They're too lax. That's all there is to it." Mr. Malone says that there should be sky marshals to prevent high-jacking. The chances of a terrorist attack on an airplane is fairly minimal, but when it happens someone loses his life, and look at all the people that are hurt by that."
Malone, when he is not protecting an important figure, spends his time teaching a basic self-defense (Wan Jun) course for all levels and a full-contact street fighting course which is only one of three of its kind in the country and employs all forms of self-defense techniques. "That's what makes me special, if you want to use that word, as a teacher, because of my background," Malone said, "in every type of self-defense situation, no matter what it is, and that makes me a better teacher because I've been there."
What Malone teaches might come as a surprise to some, but it's a serious business with many dedicated individuals. His program is not taught as a sport, but instead is street-oriented. Malone teaches his class how to defend against any situation that might occur on the street - muggings, rape, attacks - and how to deal with it... Malone tries to instill in his members a feeling of security and relaxation while in a fight. He teaches them to fight inside out, using the entire body as a weapon.
Kick, punch, elbow, or wrestle, anything goes in Malone's sports invention. He calls it "Wan Jun Kyo Yook" in honor of his adopted Korean daughter. It means "the complete teaching for self-defense." Crazy, you say? "That's not a sport, that's suicide?" On the contrary, just talk to some of Malone's pupils..."I want my pupils to be able to defend themselves against any kind of attack. You won't have time to say 'wait a minute' on the street," says Malone.