Safety is one of the greatest concerns you have as a Security Staffer. Working in a dimly lit, noisy environment, full of semi- to heavily intoxicated individuals of every possible background should be enough to make anyone sweat a little. Add to that the reality of your job being to limit liability in said environment […]Read More Weapons in Nightclubs
It pains me whenever I read articles like this one: http://www.kansas.com/2014/02/03/3265311/police-man-killed-in-club-shooting.html First, the loss of life over what was probably a fairly minor incident is tragic. Second, it is a reminder of the dangers of working in entertainment venues. And third, it makes me wonder, “Could something different have been done to prevent the violent […]Read More The Dangerous Side of the Equation
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!
Every once in a while, I come across some material that is so beyond the pale as to be almost unbelievable. As a matter of fact, when I first watched the video I am referencing, I thought it was a set up, a fake. And part of me still hopes that it is. But the […]Read More Bouncer Fails…at everything
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
Everyone likes to think that they do a good job, at their job. I’d say that 80% of people do a good job, at their job. For most, minor mistakes on the job are easily corrected or deleted or can be explained away. In the field of security, minor mistakes can very often take on […]Read More When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong…
I’m sure that you are all wondering, “What does MC Hammer have to do with nightclub security?” Absolutely nothing. But the words “Don’t Hurt ‘Em” are important and have a lot to do with nightclub security. In the last post, I discussed Use of Force and gave an example of poorly applied Force. Today, I’ll […]Read More Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em!