Books and publications by David Oakley

street safe

The Essential street survival guide for frontline staff, community workers, back packers, parents and teenagers

About the author

I have been studying martial arts since the age of thirteen. Karate was the first martial art I learned, I then went on to train in Wing Chun, Judo, Jujitsu and Boxing. I also competed in Kickboxing in my early years. I have always been fascinated by the far Eastern culture and their fighting arts. Never being one to just accept what I was being told by my peers, I wanted to find out how effective the arts were in real situations. So, I went and worked on the doors as a bouncer for 15 years. Over my time working on the doors, I realised much of what I had learned worked in a limited way and to be effective had to be applied in a far more practical way, plus when it came to real violence mindset and mental strength were far more important than any type of physical and technical skills.

My conflict management and people skills were honed in casinos, working for Caesars Entertainment as a security surveillance officer for many years.

I also have been out on patrols in New York’s subways in the Bronx with the legendary Guardian Angels the original vigilante crime busters who help fight crime in the no go areas of the city.

I am a registered physical intervention trainer and fully qualified conflict management trainer. I have worked in the security industry for over fifteen years. I have also trained hundreds of people in conflict management for real life situations drawing directly from my experience working in mental health, door security and surveillance officer for one of the UK’s largest casinos.

Level 3 Trainer in conflict management
Level 3 Trainer in Physical Intervention
Level 3 Trainer in First Aid
CPD Training in Personal Safety Awareness
CPD Training in Situational Awareness
CPD Training in Knives and Edged Weapon Awareness

Hard Target

The Art of  Psychological Self Protection

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Absolutely the most valuable course my daughter and I have ever done. David was a complete professional and offered loads of practical stay safe advice as well as physical self protection. The self defence tuition is very hands on, and we were both exhausted afterwards but we both felt it was exactly what was needed. To defend yourself effectively you need to understand what it would be like to be restrained and to be able to free yourself from such holds. Fantastic value for money, very reasonably priced for such a valuable service. Both myself and my daughter (aged 19, who is going off backpacking alone for most of 2019) feel so much more empowered after David’s lesson. I wish we had done it years ago. A must for woman and young girls, especially those going travelling. We’ll definitely be back for another refresher lesson in the summer Thank you!

Jenna Caplin

The Art of Psychological self-protection. This publication is not about how to fight, its about avoiding having to fight in the first place.
Situational Awareness
Drink spiking and how to avoid it
Techniques for improving your situational awareness
The Cooper colour code
Boyd’s OODA loop and half beat
Orientation and your environment
Trusting your gut instinct
Conflict Management
Victim selection process
Different types of interview
Techniques for talking down a potential attacker
Safety for students
The art of fighting without fighting-de-escalation
What will happen to your mind and body when attacked and why people freeze when being attacked
Control the ego
Do not push your enemy into a corner
Girlfriends can be your worst enemy
On the street there are no rounds rules or referees
Self-protection or self-defence?
Do not get separated from the herd
Does size matter?
Learn to spot the little things
Positions of attack and ambush
Places to avoid
Looking through the eyes of a rapist
Safety when traveling in the car
Safety when traveling on public transport
Shopping malls and retail parks
Jogging and outdoor exercise
Dog walking
ATM Cash tills
Traveling abroad & backpacking
Where is the safest place to sit in a restaurant/café?
Knives and edged weapons
Knowing the signs when someone is about to hit you
The Law, and two words you need to understand
Can you hit someone first pre-emptive strike?
Working the doors
Protests and rioting
Protecting your teenage children
What to do if your teenage children are being bullied
Which fighting systems are the best?
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