What Now?

The reality is, ignorance is bliss…. until it’s not. If you’re worried about being murdered in public by mass violence, ignoring the topic only creates and fuels fear. Exposing yourself to the topic, learning how guns work and what they sound like, learning how to fight, learning how to give medical care, etc… These things are what will help suppress that fear and set you up a higher likelihood of survival.

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Completely Safe in 60 Minutes or Less

I have had numerous conversations in the last two weeks with parents interested in signing their children up for self defense classes over the summer before they head off to college. I think this is phenomenal. I personally feel it should be something A LOT more people should be considering not just before heading to…

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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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Pain Points

A pain point in marketing is generally referring to a specific problem (thing causing pain) that people are feeling. The idea is simple. Find out what problems people have, fix it with your service or product, boom…. success. Or at least that’s the idea. Now that said. There’s a lot that goes into this. How…

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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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Finding Balance

This week during our recording session for The Kamiwaza Podcast we talked about finding balance. Now in the episode, the main focus was on “work/life balance” but overall the discussion was on balance overall in life. This is an area a lot of people just don’t consider. We tend to be very much one way…

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Forced Accountability

This weekend I was down in Ft Myers, FL teaching a seminar with my good friends at New World Defense and Fitness. On the way home I boarded my flight which happened to be in the emergency exit row. I have sat there numerous times over the years. As usual, they ask everyone if they…

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Triggers

Triggers We all have them. Things that people say or do. Events or situations or even just objects. Things that get a visceral response out of you. That response can be anger, sadness, happiness, etc… But it’s very hard, if not impossible to control sometimes. Now this can be good or bad. Sometimes it’s not…

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The 80%

Most people are just doing good… not great, not terrible… but perfectly fine. This is just a fact. Most issues that are debated on are usually “made hot” by people on the far ends. The 2% on the far ends… they tend to influence the next 8% on either end that aren’t completely on either…

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