Marc MacYoung has authored over twenty-five books and videos about crime, violence, and personal safety. In collaboration with Jenna Meek, they have created SafetyConcepts to bring effective personal safety information for everyone.
Safety Concepts is an educational approach to personal safety that helps you improve your quality of life through seminars, books, audio-books, and videos. Their mission is to paint the big picture of effective personal safety and provide you with tools to fortify the life you’re already living. In their own words:
“Our focus is on the skills and information most people need in most places, most of the time. Most people don’t need to be action heroes. Most people need to deal with everyday intimidation, boundary violations, and navigating unfamiliar circumstances.
Do we have specialized training for extraordinary circumstances? Yes, but we build a foundation of fundamental understanding first. Before learning to handle dangerous situations, we teach people how to recognize them and avoid them altogether when they can.
That said, we are in the business of building capable, confident people. When a conflict can’t be avoided, we will arm you with the best information about what to do before, during, and after to make sure you go home to your loved ones.”
In his youth Marc had the street name “Animal” and lived up to it—with all that implies. Turning his life around, he started protecting people (which got him shot at more times than when he was a thug).
Marc has taught civilians, police, and military on three continents. He also is a court-recognized expert witness on self-defense, violence reconstruction, knife use and multiple attackers.