Campus Ninja
Self-Defense

Blog posts written by Sam Staley at the Beacon, the blog of the Independence Institute.


Video Interviews

Articles, profiles and interviews  of Sam Staley involving his work on sexual assault, bullying, and interpersonal violence.


  • Nationally syndicated commentary on "Yes Means Yes" legislation addressing sexual assault. The article appeared in 35 newspaper across the nation, including the Dallas Morning News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Austin American-Statesmen, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Boston Herald, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  • FSU football player assault speaks to civic cultureTallahassee Democrat, July 13, 2015.
  • On role of bystander's in stopping violence (New York Times, April 22, 2013)
  • Review of Renegade and profile of SR Staley (reprinted in Tallahassee Democrat, August 4, 2013) 
  • ​Audio radio interview on school violence and empowerment from Empowered Living Radio with Tori Eldridge (March 17, 2014). (Sign-in required.)
  • SR Staley's letter was published in Black Belt Magazine, December 2013/January 2014 issue (p. 10) discussing the importance of teaching self-defense based on real world scenarios and threats. Referring to the semester-long self-defense program we implemented through Renegade Boxing Club in Tallahassee, I said: "The techniques we teach are grounded in tried-and-true martial arts skills but simplified to maximize effectiveness with a heavy dose of free response to 'train the brain.'"
  • SR Staley's book featured during National Bullying Month, (Miami Valley School, October 21, 2013)