Internal Stories That Will Get You Killed

Often I talk with people about self defense and they have been told a story, by someone else or themselves, that keeps them from seeking out training for themselves or for their loved ones. 

“I’m not a fighter.”

“I’m a woman, I can’t defend myself.”

“I will protect my kids, they don’t need to train.” 

“It’s law enforcement’s job to protect me.”

“I attended a seminar once, so I know what I am doing.”

“It’s too expensive to train.”

“I don’t have the time to train.”

These, or some variation, are the most common I have heard in the twelve years of doing this. Let’s explore these stories and how we can change them.

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Speak Softly but Carry a Big Stick

That said, in my experience, the most impactful people are the ones that can be tough when needed, but they know that the real magic comes in knowing how to talk with people, how to empathize, to relate. How to truly connect with people to deliver their message.

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You Cannot Care About Everything

So, stop giving a Fuck about everything and start focusing your efforts on the things that matter to you, and don’t feel bad about that.

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Getting Back On the Horse

“It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” George Custer It’s been a few weeks since I have written an article. Well that’s not completely true, I started writing a pretty intense article a week ago, got interrupted half way through and haven’t found…

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Riley Howell and lessons from the UNCC shooting

This is Riley Howell. Remember the name. Riley Howell Don’t forget it. Riley Howell Remember the face. 21 years old and he rushed the gunman during the UNCC shooting a few days ago. Two people were killed. Riley was one of them. Four more injured. Shortly after he knocked down the shooter, an officer entered…

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The Five “Most Important” Concepts for Self Defense

A few weeks back I wrote a little post asking people to weigh-in on the five most important concepts to learn in self defense. We got quite a few responses, and as expected a vast majority of them were very similar in thought. For the most part it boiled down to these five concepts: Accountability…

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The Parents Guide to Protecting Your Young

Ever since becoming a parent, the attention I pay to parents being able to defend their children has obviously heightened. I have had it on my mind to write a book about this for quite sometime. In fact I have already began laying out the outline (which I have already changed 5 times) and expanding…

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