5 Second Survival...

...offering innovative yet highly-effective tested & proven solutions to some of the most pressing problems you and I face as part of today’s “boomer” generation.

My name is Ralph Charlton. In 2002 I joined forces with Tim Larkin, creator one of the world’s top-rated self-defense systems known as Target Focus Training. We spent the next 15 years getting this transformational, life-saving program into the hands of 100,000’s of folks just like you using video and live training classes worldwide.

Last year marked the planned end of our long partnership. Tim’s goal was to focus more on the original TFT market – martial arts – and those generally aged 25 to 55.

Having reached age 70 mine was to back off from 24/7/365 effort, while continuing to focus most on “boomer” needs. I'll especially address a myriad of questions we'd been asked about things not specifically related to self-protection.

While Tim continues with the Target Focus Training and TimLarkin.com websites I’ll be using the other of the 3 main sites we created, 5 Second Survival.

The name of this site was inspired by the first book TFT self-published, titled How to Survive The Most Critical 5 Seconds of Your Life, co-authored by Tim and TFT Master Instructor Chris Ranck-Buhr.

Marketing and writing about products I believe in that make a difference in people’s lives has been a life pursuit for nearly 25 years now.

And moving forward the name 5 Second Survival nicely sums up not only what TFT training is about but also the many “behind the scenes” companies you may or may not be familiar with (remember the tactical pen, tactical flashlights, 25-year survival food, and dry fire training cards to name a few?).

Each of them self-protection products, like TFT, that we’ve used and practiced with ourselves -- and items you can “bet your life on.”

And there’s much more to come... both in Security & Self-Protection...

...As well as the world of Health & Wellness.

An area where we introduced only a handful of programs like:

  • The neurological vision & balance system that can often produce almost instantaneous improvements, and
  • Our own Olympic strength, fitness guru and teacher, focused on helping our 55 and older demographic actually increase strength allowing us to "age more gracefully."

But we only scratched the surface. I'll be digging much more deeply here including the latest on supplements (the most asked questions over the years, by far) -- including some things not well known or even available outside the medical community.

I hope you’ll join with me as through 5 Second Survival we collaborate with others who have our “Boomers” personal health, wellness and safety as their core mission.

To our continued successful journey together,

Ralph Charlton
5 Second Survival