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  • Writer's pictureAndy Murphy

Understanding Violence with Tim Larkin of Target Focus Training

Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Knowing the Types of Violence May Save Your Life

I used to think that violence was violence. A fight was a fight. I was never really sure why some fights ended in hurt feelings and why some ended in death. I thought it was a roll of the dice with your opponent.

Then I read When Violence is the Answer by Tim Larkin and my mindset changed. Knowing the types of violence can be the difference between life and death.

On this episode of The Secure Dad Podcast, I’m thrilled to welcome self-defense expert Tim Larkin to the show. Tim is a former military intelligence officer who has taken his experience and focused it on helping people better protect themselves.

As the founder of Target Focus Training, Tim has trained thousands of people in more than 50 countries - including elite military groups. He’s also the author of several self-defense books that are fantastic reads.

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Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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