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Tim Larkin — When Violence is the Answer

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Is violence ever the answer? When it comes to self-defense and self-protection, sometimes violence is the only answer. Tim Larkin explains why and how violence is neither good nor bad — it’s all about how it’s used.

Tim is the author of When Violence is the Answer and the owner of Machine Gun Las Vegas. He also trains people from all walks of life in self-defense. He got into martial arts at a young age and subsequently started Navy SEALS training. After an injury affected his ability to train, he started focusing his energy on hand-to-hand combat, and later, teaching self-defense and self-protection. Tim dives into the complexities of violence, and why it’s so important that people start reclaiming their right to violence to prepare and protect themselves. Tune in to find out more.

Key Takeaways:

[:26] Ari introduces his guest for this episode — Tim Larkin.

[:42] How did Tim get to be a man of violence?

[4:05] Tim relates his experience with true injury and how that changed his perspective on violence.

[7:02] How did Tim transition into teaching hand-to-hand combat?

[11:40] Tim describes his experience watching training that prepared people for violence in the real world, and what this taught him about how reflexes could be harnessed.

[15:35] Tim shares more about the different forms of self-defense practices, and how he introduced his form of combat training to the military.

[21:00] Ari and Tim discuss the concept of “The end justifies the means” as it relates to violence.

[23:13] Violence is a life skill that everyone should have because violence is not good nor bad. It’s how it’s used.

[27:29] Tim shares more about his inspiration for the book, how he brought it together, and how it can benefit people who read it.

[30:10] Find out more about Tim and get his book at his website.

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Tim Larkin

When Violence Is The Answer: Learning How To Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake,
by Tim Larkin

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