Harry Hammer is a former Marine, a longtime peace officer (34 years), an award-winning Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) Instructor Trainer (IT), and the author of two books. Bars, Bouncers, Bad Guys and Beyond is available on Amazon in paperback as well as for Kindle, and is a unique and dynamic handbook for venue owners / managers, bouncers, security police as well as first responders, on how to safely and effectively manage the increasingly violent and dangerous world of today’s bar culture.
Hammer brings over 41 years of what he calls Street Scars and Calluses, not to mention decades as a first-class instructor and trainer for criminal justice, law enforcement, police, corrections, military and security personnel, into the creation and writing of both Bars, Bouncers, Bad Guys and Beyond as well as the creation and writing of his second book, Super Secret Police Shit (SSPS) That Can Save Your Life!
Harry is extremely proud of SSPS, which represents a compilation of training and operational “secrets” he has taught to over 1000 officers and lay citizens over a span of more than four decades. Even more, SSPS includes scores of key Winology Tricks of the Trade (or Copology) that some of the most respected instructors and self-defense experts have shared with him. In short, SSPS is a unique and eye-opening eBook that offers what Hammer believes can form the core of the “everyday citizen’s self-defense and survival handbook to staying safe in a violent world.
Why should you believe in The Hammer’s self defense and threat management tactics? First of all, each and every principle has been proven over time to work. One need only look at the fact that Harry is a former Peace Officer for over 15 years, has dealt first-hand, as a Pa. State Parole Agent, with violent criminals of all degrees. The Hammer has also been a PPCT Instructor Trainer in Defensive Tactics (DT); Tactical Handcuffing; the Impact Weapon System; Pressure Point Control Systems; Weapon Retention & Disarming; Escape and Evasion; Spontaneous Knife Defense (SKD); Ground Avoidance and Ground Escapes (GAGE); Dynamic Simulations; Violent Patient Management (VPM); Disruptive Student Management (DSM); and Sexual Harassment Assault & Rape Prevention (SHARP). Hammer is also a former Firearms and OC Instructor, and is one of only a handful of instructors throughout the United States to be certified as an Advanced Verbal Judo Instructor.
Finally, The Hammer is the author of two successful self-defense blog sites, including www.actionagainstviolence.com and www.keepschoolssafe,org. Harry will be the first to tell you that his research, studies, and hands-on self-defense trainings for children, teenagers, women and seniors represents the work that he is most proud of. Besides being a highly-regarded IT for law enforcement, educational and health care professionals, he has created and conducted numerous successful seminars designed to prevent children from being abducted by sexual predators, has operated counter-bullying programs and Self-Defense for Women programs. He is a certified Kid Escape and Date Escape Instructor, the principles of which are central to several of the self-defense programs he designed, including Survival Tactics and Intervention Concepts for Kids & Parents (STICK) and Counter-Abduction Techniques for Children/Parents (CAT). He has also conducted classes in Bully-Be-Gone and Advanced Fighting Arts for Women and Girls!
Harry is a the father of three daughters, a grandfather to 11, and a Great Grandfather to two adorable girls.
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Bars, Bouncers, Bad Guys & Beyond
Super Secret Police S**t
The Most Unnatural Act Of All