ASR/RAK Defense Part 4: Closing Distance/Impact

*audio cuts out a few times… not sure why, but such is life hah! To this point each version of the drill has started with hands already on the weapon. There is a reason for this. It allows the students to more at a higher pace and with more resistance SAFELY. The impact often times…

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ASR/RAK Defense Part 3: Different Angles – Don’t Give Up the Back

Now that we understand the basic idea of not getting shot/stabbed and have explored different positions of distance and control, we need to begin to introduce a very important – and yet simple – idea. We do not get to choose the angle of attack or where we will be positioned in relationship to the…

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Book Review – Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base by Andy Brown

Pick Up a Copy of Warnings Unheeded on Amazon HERE I have been reading and listening to a lot of books the last few months and was turned on to this book coincidentally, by Andy Brown himself. He commented on a post of mine regarding recording my book for audiobook purposes and he suggested a…

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Evasion Drills – Responding to an Active Killer

The following video shows a very brief snap shot of a few drills we run in our Responding to an Active Killer courses. All too often people assume running to safety is simple. And sometimes it is. However, when to run, where to run, and the variables that come into play create a decision making…

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Waiting For The Bubble to Burst

While writing the section on Immediate Casualty Care in the book How to Survive an Active Killer, I fell into a rabbit hole. This is what happened. Enjoy! —- I am sure throughout the book you’ll notice a certain tone (both subtly and blatantly) about being accountable for your own safety. All too often we…

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Shielding Your Children

I was reading an article today about addressing an active shooter. This is one of about 5,000 articles I have read on the subject, but I still read everyone that I can. It allows me to see what others are thinking, learn things I may have missed or how to say things in a manner…

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Aftermath: Physical/Medical

photo credit: Jeff Bauman Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor (http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/boston-marathon-bomb-victim-jeff-3417146)   *The following is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Unfortunately, the situation doesn’t end simply when the bad guy is taken down and the good guys show up. The following days, weeks, months, and years may be riddled with physical…

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LEO Response: Fast and Slow Search

*the following is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Fast Search vs. Slow Search: There are essentially two phases of LEO response. The first task is to stop the killing. They do this with what is referred to as a fast search. All responding officers will be focused on one…

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Restrain Them?

*This is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Many popular programs that discuss fighting back consider the act of re- straining the attacker as the main objective. Is restraint an option? Sure. Can it be used successfully? Certainly. Should it be your primary goal? Absolutely not. Your primary goal is…

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There’s No Right Answer

*This is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer In the age of instant gratification, all too often we find that everyone wants to know the “right answer” to any situation. More specifically the answer that will be the easiest and guarantee us success, or in this case safety. The inconvenient…

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