This website is not intended to condone, glorify or fetishise violence.

The purpose of this website is to study and learn from violence. Many people claim that they understand violence, how it works, how people behave, their motivations, and how they can defend themselves. Much of this is not based in fact, but opinion gleaned from anecdotes and popular fiction.

There are plenty of gratuitous websites who upload footage of violence for nothing more than entertainment. Clickbait titles and a lack of useful categories or search terms are the norm.

realviolence.com is for those who are interested or participate in self defence training and martial arts, and/or involved in law enforcement, security or the military. realviolence.com uses categorical terms such as technique, tactic, profession, and weapon.