The Martial Arts Podcast with Phil Elmore
The Death of the "Action Library" (Episode 044)
February 26, 2023
The "Action Library" is dead. Long live the... action Internet?
With the loss of publishing houses like Paladin Press, Delta Press, and Loompanics, and as the mail-order book-and-tape industry of the 1990s has given way first to DVDs and then to Internet streaming and newer content models, what is the consumer of those foundational self-defense-industry materials to do? Phil Elmore explores what the death of the classic "Action Library" means to students of self-defense, "knife fighting," and reality based self-defense (RBSD) today.