The Best Defense - Episode Guide

Season 1


Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Dec 24, 2008

Season 5

Season 6


Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Jan 22, 2014


Episode: 6x11 | Airdate: Mar 12, 2014


Episode: 6x12 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2014

Season 7

Season 8

Elevator Attack

Episode: 8x01 | Airdate: Dec 2, 2015

What to do if attacked in an elevator.


Episode: 8x02 | Airdate: Dec 16, 2015

How to defend an attack in a car.

Extremist Attack at Work

Episode: 8x03 | Airdate: Dec 30, 2015

In today's world, business as usual is sometimes more than unusual.

Home Invasion

Episode: 8x04 | Airdate: Jan 6, 2016

When inherent instincts to save your child lead you down a very wrong path.

School Shooting

Episode: 8x05 | Airdate: Jan 13, 2016

A non-permissive environment becomes a playground for bad people.

Airplane Hijacking

Episode: 8x06 | Airdate: Jan 20, 2016

In-transit and unarmed doesn't have to become helpless.

Gunshot Medical Treatment

Episode: 8x07 | Airdate: Jan 27, 2016

When the smoke clears and injuries require immediate treatment.

Hotel Room Attack

Episode: 8x08 | Airdate: Feb 3, 2016

It's easy to forget that our home away from home, isn't our home - and often not as safe.

Disabled Defense

Episode: 8x14 | Airdate: Mar 16, 2016

Overcoming the challenges of personal defense.

Season 9

Camping Attack

Episode: 9x01 | Airdate: Jan 4, 2017

The further you get from civilization, the further civilization gets from you.

Protestors Attack Vehicle

Episode: 9x03 | Airdate: Jan 25, 2017

All it takes is a wrong turn to find yourself in a situation from which you might not escape.

Family Outing/Carjacking

Episode: 9x04 | Airdate: Feb 1, 2017

Criminals prey on our distractions, and we're never more distracted than with our families.

Choked from Behind

Episode: 9x05 | Airdate: Feb 8, 2017

We increasingly live in a one-meter world. What does that do for our awareness and avoidance?

Knife to Throat Mugging

Episode: 9x06 | Airdate: Feb 15, 2017

Someone may be gaining on you if you don't look back.

Defensive Skills Training

Episode: 9x07 | Airdate: Feb 22, 2017

The essential skills and training tools you need for the best defense.

Mass Casualties

Episode: 9x08 | Airdate: Apr 12, 2017

Based on real world information and feedback from the top civilian, law enforcement and military counterterrorist experts, a realistic simulation of a terrorist attack on a public event is a mission to show viewers how they could survive.