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The Urban Ninja Blog Experience

On one of our recent trips to Asia for Ninjitsu training (more on that in later posts), we found ourselves meeting many foreigners who are living in Asia for $1,000 – $2,000 a month.

They are living life very well. They are living near the beach, eating out most nights and enjoying nightlife like rock stars.

So I started asking the questions, “Can you really live on a tropical island in Asia and have our western comforts for $1,000 a month? If so, how is this possible?”

To answer this, I going to be turning the rest of this post over to one of the men behind: www.GodsofThailand.com

This website is ran by men from America, England, and Sweden who live in Thailand. And when we talk about living in Thailand, we mean “living”. They experience Thailand like a king.

Note: The website www.GodsofThailand.com is not for everyone. It focuses on Travel, Adventure, Lifestyle, and women in Thailand. If you are offended by topic such as drinking, sex, and partying – don’t visit the website. But the following post is appropriate for all audiences.

And now we hand it over to the Gods of Thailand….

“Is it possible to live like a rock star on a tropical island in Thailand for only $1,000 a month?”

It’s not only possible, but I’ve done it for over a year and I know many who have lived here for more than 10 years earning under $1,000 a month.

How is this possible? First let me give you some background information on how I moved from America to Thailand making less than $900 a month.

It was 2008. The American economy was in ruins, unemployment was skyrocketing, and my sales job was going down the toilet. I was making 20% of what I was making the year before and things were getting worse. I was working 60 hours a week making less and less each month.

I knew something had to change. My only saving grace is I had a small internet website that sold sporting equipment which was making me about $800 in profits a month.

On one particular payday in 2008, I look down at my paycheck. I made three dollars an hour for this pay period…

I had enough!

I quit my job. I sold my car. I moved all my belongings into storage.

I bought a ticket to Thailand where I always dreamed of training in Muay Thai from the country where it all started.

I boarded a plane one month after I quit my job. It’s been three years since then, and I’ve never looked back with regret.

Now I live in Thailand. I stay in a nice apartment near the beach. I go swimming in the warm ocean three times a week. I get an hour massage on the beach for eight dollars. I eat at 4 star restaurants whenever I want. And I have my choice of beautiful women.

I do all this for $1,500 a month. (Most do it for less, I just happen to enjoy eating out more than most.)   Click here to read more…

The idea of attaining a second passport legally has always been of interest. The fact of the matter is, you just never know what might happen in the future.

We’ve done the research and read the books on this topic. Books like Emergency, written by Neil Strauss recommend spending 350,000usd to buy property in St. Kitts. Other websites have a few tips and loopholes from other countries that you may want to consider. We’ve combed through all the fluff to break down the most popular ways to attain a 2nd passport.

1- St. Kitts Passport

As described in the book, “Emergency”. If you invest a minimum of 350,000usd in approved real estate in St. Kitts, you can receive citizenship in 6 months. Note, you have to keep your “investment” for a minimum of 5 years to retain your citizenship.

2- Brazilian Passport

For those of you that are not afraid of a lifelong commitment, you can always have a child with a Brazilian woman. This will give you a strong chance of applying and being accepted as a Brazilian citizen.   Click here to read more…

First thing you should know, the United States government tracks all money transfers and withdraws of 10,000 dollars or more.

Transferring a large amount of money overseas will not work if you want to do it under the radar.

So what can you do?

You can do what millionaires and billionaires have been doing for the last 100 years, but on a smaller scale.

How to Transfer Money Overseas Without the Government Knowing:

1- Buy an item that does not lose value over the short time you own it. Look at gems, jewelry, art, rare coins, etc…

2- Transport it to the country of your choice.

3- Sell it at the destination country at a small loss.

4- You now have a large amount of cash at a country of your choice to do what you please with.

That is how you move large amounts of money overseas under the radar. However, if you want to keep your money in the United States and just looking for asset protection from our sue happy country, talk to an accountant about Asset Protection through LLCs (Limited Liability Company) and corporations.

A brief run down to how Asset Protection works:

1- You open an LLC and transfer ownership what you want to protect into the LLC. Everything you owned is now owned by an LLC    Click here to read more…

You’ve seen it in the movies or maybe you have encountered it in real life. You are stealthing onto an unknown territory. Everything is going well until you hear the growl, the bark, and the next thing you know an attack dog is running straight for you ready to leap for your throat.

What do you do?

The answer will depend on the situation. With proper preparation, this situation will never come up. However, we have five scenarios with different solutions for dealing with attack dogs:

Example 1: Disable the Dog’s Nose

Have some heavy duty pepper powder or crushed pepper leaves available. Plant a portion of the powder along the dogs search perimeter. Then when the dog comes up, he sniffs it and the pepper will disable the dogs ability to track scent for some time.

Then all you have to do is avoid the dog’s sight and stay silent when the dog is near. Also, if things go wrong and you need to escape, have this powder available so you can plant it along your trail during escape.

Example 2: Drug the Dog

This may be a warning to the handler that something is up. But if there is no way around the dog, disable it with a strong sedative

Plant some food with the sedative along the dog’s path. Make it small enough that the dog can eat it in one bite without notifying the handler that it just ate an unknown subsistence.

Example 3: If the Dog Attacks

If the dog attacks you and there is no one else around, then it is one on one situation.

This is what you do:
1- Always stay on your feet. Never let the dog take you to the ground.

2- Take off your jacket, shirt, or any other type of clothing and wrap it around your left forearm. (If you are left handed, wrap your right arm).

3- Feed your left arm to the dog’s mouth. Don’t let the dog drag you to the ground.

4- As the dog’s mouth is closed on your arm, strike the dog in the eyes and nose. (Or use a knife and stab at the throat.)

5- If you don’t have a knife and if the strikes aren’t working. With your free hand, wrap your fingers around the bottom half of the dogs jaw, and pull down as hard as possible to break the jaw. (This will work better with Dobermans that it will with Pitbulls who lock their jaw making this maneuver nearly impossible.    Click here to read more…

Since our previous articles was published, How to Escape from Handcuffs in 15 Seconds we have received a lot of question regarding zip ties.

How can you break free from zip ties in 15 seconds? Is it even possible? If so, how is this done?

The answer is very simple, yes it can be done.

The video below will explain how to break free from zip lines if you are restrained by them.

Note: If you want to practice this method at home, you’ll need two items:

1- Heavy Duty Zip Ties
Can be found at Home Depot or your local hardware store. Get the strongest ones available. It’s better to practice with the more difficult zip ties to better prepare you for the future.

2- Duct Tape
Wrap each wrist with duck tape before you practice. This will save you from some very bruised wrists.

Sit back and enjoy this video. It is just under two minutes:    Click here to read more…

Now more than ever during night stealth exercises, you will come across security cameras and other surveillance equipment. Follow these 5 quick tips and learn how to stealth by unseen.

Tip 1- Sneak Pass Security Cameras

Shine a light of 130 or more Lumens into the camera lens which will blind the lens. Sneak by, then remove the light from the lens.

Tip 2 – Sneak Pass Security Cameras Part 2

Cover the lens with spray paint or shoot at the lens with a paintball gun.

Tip 3 – Motion Sensor

Every wonder how to get pass a motion sensor light? Use patience. You must move very slowly through the area covered. When we say very slowly, we mean slowly. No sudden movements. It will take you nearly 10 minutes to pass through 10 meters of area covered by motion sensor lights.

Tip 4 – Barbed Wire Fence

Put thick material over the part of the fence you will climb over. A car mat, piece of cardboard, or a thick jacket will do. Click here to read more…

When being pursued by another vehicle, unless you are prepared, you have very few options. When you are in a car chase there are only two outcomes that will occur:

1- Your car will be disabled and you will be caught

OR

2- You will escape

Without proper preparation, your chances of escaping will be minimal. Maybe pursuers will get in an accident disabling their vehicle, or maybe your superior driving will loose them.

However if two or more cars are chasing you, superior driving will be a lot less effective.

To increase your chances of success in a car chase, you must first prepare yourself and your vehicle. Then you must take the right action during the chase:

Preparing Yourself and Your Car

How to Protect Your Car

1- Get Run Flat Tires on Your Car
This will protect your car from being disabled. Even if you run over a spike strip, your car will still be able to drive at speeds of 55 mph or more.

2- Better Shocks
If you need to go off road, higher quality shocks will make the difference of getting through it or not

3- Upgrade your Bumper
Replace your cars current bumpers with dual ram bumpers.

4- Heavy Duty Radiator
Replace your current radiator with a new heavy duty radiator which can keep up with the chase.

5- Bullet Proof Windows and Body
If you really want to protect yourself, replace the windows with bullet proof glass. Add Kevlar and steel plates to the cars interior. If you do not have Kevlar on hand, use old phone books and pack them inside the doors. Most bullets will not penetrate a phone book. Click here to read more…

“I would hate to have to chase this guy”.  La Parkour in action…do we need to say more…

In martial arts, the ability to do the splits is held in high regard. Flexibility is a talent, but can be trained as well. To do the splits you will need patience and determination, as well as a plan.

Write down a timeline and an action plan. Writing down your goal of being able to do the splits will turn it into a focused goal. Goals are more likely to be accomplished when you have written them down.

Give yourself a realistic time frame for completion. For example, two to four weeks will be realistic if you follow certain steps. After you write down your goal to do the splits within a certain time frame, you need an action plan. One action plan requires stretching twice a day minimum.

Before beginning any stretching routine, warm up. A light jog, jumping rope or even some pushups and jumping jacks will elevate your heart rate. This raises your body temperature and warms the muscles, making them more pliable and less prone to injury.

Start each session with dynamic stretching. Dynamic stretching is an active stretch.   Click here to read more…

If you’ve ever walked into a club or bar, you know what happens before walking through the door.

A quick pat down looking for weapons like guns or knives.

Most security officers are trained to look for weapons in a few areas:

  • The Jacket (looking for weapons in one of the many pockets)
  • Ribs and Hips (they will pat down your ribs and hips looking for a gun holster)
  • Uppers Legs (looking for more hidden weapons)
  • Boots (looking for boot knives or a small gun)

These 4 areas are where 99% of all security officers look during their initial pat down!

3 Reasons Why You May Want to Enter Armed

1- Some of the bars and clubs around the world are not the safest places to go.

2- Many security guards allow the regulars or more shady characters to enter without being checked for weapons.

3- Security guards will not give a solid check to friends and acquaintances.

90% of weapons that enter a club or bar fall under the last two categories. This is what puts your safety and the safety of others at risk!

How Do You Get a Weapon Pass Security Without Much Effort?

1- Well, you could go gangster and hide a razor blade in your mouth. We do not recommend this due to the risk of cutting yourself, and do you really want to put a sharp object in your mouth? Besides, many security officers are on to this old trick.

2- You could cut a slit inside your boot sole and hide a blade there.

3- You could even hide a weapon in your ass.

4- Have a small gun down the front of your pants that emulates an erect penis. (As seen in the 1990’s movie which name is eluding me)

All these four methods may work, but if shi*hits the fan, you need quick access to your weapons.

So what’s the solution?

The below strategy has allowed me and many others to enter clubs and bars around the world without any trouble. In fact, no security guard from L.A. to Asia has ever found this weapon on me.   Click here to read more…