Just last week, three women in Santa Monica, California prevented a date rape. They were fortunate enough to see the accused would-be rapist slip something into his date’s drink and notified both the woman and the restaurant’s management. Long story short, the man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges. As luck would have […]Read More Date Rape Drugs
Goodbye, 2015. And hello, 2016! We hope that your year ended well and that the year to come is a healthy and prosperous one. While we would usually not look back, I find it fitting that this New Year’s Eve video is currently making the rounds. Many of my formative years working Security were spent in the doorway […]Read More Happy New Year!
As our goal here at the Tao is to inform, we find it necessary to revisit certain subjects with some regularity. One of those subjects is Use of Force. While some might see this as proof that Nightclub Security are fixated on being violent, the opposite is true: our goal is to minimize the Use […]Read More Wrist Locks and Submissions and Joint Manipulations…Oh my!
In my various travels through the world of Security work, I’ve found that there is an inevitable discussion that takes place at some point: How to handle ejections or removals of belligerent patrons/crowd members/clients? And while I find these chats constructive and informational, I usually walk away thinking, “Why are we never discussing how to […]Read More Minimizing Nightclub Ejections
There are two basic realities when doing business in the Club world: Not everyone can get into your establishment and not everyone should be allowed into your establishment. There will always be times when someone is denied entrance to your club, for any number of reasons. The fact is that there are basic rules and regulations […]Read More Denying Nightclub Entry
Every month I like to do a little Googling of the word “Bouncer” and see what comes up. The results are usually some type of fight video or altercation between a Bouncer and a Patron. And in about 50% of the cases, the Security Staff are too hands on. If you read my last post, […]Read More Bouncer Fails
Those people who know me are well aware of the fact that I use sarcasm with some regularity. And, if you pay close attention, you may even find glimpses of said sarcasm well-hidden within many of my posts. O.k., well, perhaps not so well-hidden. However, when I am working, especially in a Nightclub or Bar […]Read More Attitude and Approach