About Josh Sager

Josh is the Founder of the New Jersey Personal Defense Academy, an organization with a primary focus on teaching essential protection, safety and awareness skills to those who value their lives and the lives of their loved ones. We do this by cultivating students' confidence so they are better prepared to persevere through challenging situations that endanger their safety and well-being. He is a 10th degree black belt in the art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, an NRA Certified Instructor and Range Safety Officer. See NJPDA's pages on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Revolver or Semi-Automatic Handgun for Personal Defense?

The fourth most debated argument in the history of the world (right behind “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, “Which action type is best for a handgun?” and “How can people possibly not like bacon?”) is whether a revolver or semi-automatic handgun is the best choice for personal defense. This philosophical debate […]

By |May 19th, 2014|Firearms|1 Comment|

Handgun Action Types

There are four primary firearm action types for handguns:

Single action
Double action
Double action only

Single Action
On a single action (SA) handgun, the trigger performs one function only: it releases the hammer. If you’ve ever watched an old John Wayne cowboy movie, you may remember seeing when they shoot their revolvers they use the palm of their […]

By |March 21st, 2014|Firearms|0 Comments|

How to Get Punched in the Face

I started training in the martial arts at the age of four. To this day, I'm convinced that my parents signed me up at that young age because they knew I was going to get my ass kicked a lot.

Rimfire and Centerfire Ammunition: What’s the Difference?

We get a lot of questions about the differences between rimfire and centerfire ammunition. This article discusses what they are, how they differ and why you should care.
By |June 10th, 2013|Firearms|0 Comments|

Everyday Carry

Everyday Carry (EDC) has become an ubiquitous term in the personal defense community, spawning a micro-culture of products dedicated to daily protection.

Seminar: Multiple Threat Engagement (06/29/2013)

Join Josh Sager (New Jersey Personal Defense Academy) and Jon Haas (Warrior Fitness) for a self defense seminar ā€” Multiple Threat Engagement ā€” on June 29th, 2013. This is a unique opportunity to learn protection of self and others against multiple attackers.

How Ammunition Works: A Primer

In this article, I will discuss the components of ammunition: what they are made of, how they are put together, and what makes them go bang.

Train Like You Fight, Because You’ll Fight Like You Train

I have very fond memories of my early martial arts training experiences. The majority of my development as a martial artist in my youth was spent doing Goju Ryu and Tae Kwon Do, both of which are heavy in the kicking and punching department. While I am grateful for the amount of hours spent on the mat working through one-step and three-step sparring drills to build muscle memory, it took many years to realize that the training I had been doing for such a long time was, in reality, going to get me seriously injured (or perhaps even killed) if I ever had to protect myself in real life.

How to Throw Out Your Trash (and 9 Other Home Safety Tips)

Did'ya ever think you'd have to be taught how to throw out your trash?

Where is the Crime in Your Area?

We talk a lot about normalcy bias, awareness and using common sense. But when it comes to really having a grasp on protecting yourself and others, how aware are you of the crime in your area? I mean really aware.