HR2 Thoughts

I just returned from a weekend training down in Charlotte at the Fit to Fight HQ. Over 3 days there were seminars on clinch work, medical care, creating resilience/toughness, blood chokes for bjj, submission defense, utilizing the underhook, defensive firearms, wrestling, impact weapons, and weapon retention. I could write pages about the individual instructors and…

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Elbows + High Gear = Awesomeness!

In this video we’re taking a look at utilizing high gear helmets/suits to create a more dynamic and realistic approach to implementing elbows. Enjoy

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Aftermath: Psychological Recovery

Psychological: Extreme violence comes with a price for everyone involved: the suspect, the victim, the families of both, and witnesses in close proximity. Whether you were directly injured, survived physically unharmed, witnessed the attack, or simply are related to someone involved, it’s important to understand what you may experience moving forward. This is a complex…

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Standing Chokes for Self Defense (Ten Finger, Guillotine, and Throat Grab)

Attacking the throat directly with a few chokes from standing. When training these with partners, be careful and cautious. Move slowly and be prepared to tap!

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Utilizing the Toe/Ankle Pick for Self Defense

  Many elements of wrestling can be utilized in self defense. Here we look at using a few elements of the toe pick in a situation where you’re on the ground and the attackers legs are near your head. Enjoy!

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Front Headlock Defense

  Taking a look at the front headlock (standing guillotine) and a few options for defending it. The goal is always to get out of the position before it fully develops, so we look at how to shut it down, as well as how to deal with it as it locks in. Enjoy!

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Make the Most of Your Time

A few months ago I was approached by a student (yes I am just writing about this now, I’m a bit behind on writing hah) regarding what “extra” work they could do to fix a few of their weaknesses. When I get questions similar to this, I always start with, what they’re doing now, with…

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See It Through Their Eyes

See It Through Their Eyes I was cruising down the road, slightly late for a seminar. As I looked up ahead I noticed a cop car and before I could slow down, the lights went on and the cop pulled the U-turn. It was a basic two lane road so I put on my flashers…

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24 Hours to Mourn

Anyone who knows anything about me, knows that my grandfather played a pretty important role in my life. When he passed away I remember my mother saying that at some point he told her she gets 24 hours to mourn, then get back to it. I don’t know how that conversation came up, I don’t…

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