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‘Think Like a Black Belt’ — the Website for Physical, Mental and Emotional Self Defense


Think Like a Black Belt undergoing change.

I’m working now to revamp my neglected (but still great!) blog from a text- and photo-only operation into a Video Tutorial site for self defense, self rescue, personal safety, and resiliency training.

Until then, please visit and like the Think Like A Black Belt Facebook page . (Here’s one of the popular posts: Pre-Crime Indicators)


All of us want to protect ourselves — and our children– from physical, mental, or emotional attack.  We want to feel in control, safer, and more knowledgeable so we have the upper hand when it comes to dealing with bad guys and danger.  At Think Like a Black Belt, we provide information to help everyone do that.


Check out The Narcissist: A User’s Guide here.


Articles to rapidly pump up your self defense skills:

For more information on most popular self defense topics click here.

Hi, I’m Lori Hoeck and main author of this site. Here’s my short bio:

  • Senior instructor in the martial arts

    teaching kids karate

    Teaching back kick and elbow strike to kids

  • Third degree black belt in taekwondo
  • Second degree black belt in tang soo do
  • Author: Think Like A Black Belt: Take Charge of Your Own Safety (currently unavailable)
  • Co-Author: The Narcissist: A User’s Guide
  • Black Belt Magazine Contributor
  • Former volunteer firefighter and EMT
  • Previously authored personal development blog as “SpaceAgeSage
  • Writer of LoriHoeck.com


HAZMAT training


After a shoulder roll

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