Over the past few years, I have written more than a few posts on Bar fights, Ejections, over-intoxicated Patrons, and how to How to Minizmize Nightclub Ejections. I wanted to take some time in this post to breakdown ejections a bit more and give you and your crew some more material to ponder. It is […]Read More Patron Ejections and Escorts
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!
While we do post about the ridiculous on occassion, for the most part we try to keep things (semi) serious on this blog. Humor is necessary, but the reality is that working Security in any type of setting is dangerous. Add alcohol to the mix (no pun intended) and the potential for violence and danger […]Read More Pre-Attack Indicators
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
Actually, the answer to this particular question is simple: you should never fight. I suppose some clarification is needed. If you as a Security Staffer instigate a fight or start a fight yourself, you’ve failed at your job. There is no reason why you should get a Patron so upset that they take a swing […]Read More To Fight or Not To Fight?
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!
PART ONE In this upcoming series of posts I’ll be dealing with the some of the most overlooked parts of a bouncer’s job: Use of Force, Self-Defense, and Negligence. When people think of bouncers* one of two images generally come to mind: a thug who wants nothing more than to give you attitude, loves to […]Read More Use of Force…or Hulk Smash!!!!!!!!!