Life is Not Fair

So just accept that and move on. Seriously… It’s ok. I mean that. No matter how bad the cards you are dealt happen to be, that’s just how it is. You can choose to sit there and dwell on the situation and how it sucks, or you can accept it and take action to improve…

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More is Not Always More

One of my athletes approached me this morning and asked a very simple but important question: “What does ‘over-training’ look like?” Great question AND shows great awareness. This is something we see a lot in self defense, athletics, business, life, etc… Doing too much at once. But what exactly does that mean? What DOES it…

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Can’t Fill From an Empty Cup

I am an absolute believer in the idea that, being successful comes down to helping OTHERS be successful and reach their goals. This isn’t a new idea by any means, but at the root of it, some of the most successful and impactful people in the world have that at their core. Like anything in…

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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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Using Hood to Cover Face

Weather is a big variable that tends to be overlooked in self defense. Here in Ohio, things get cold. People wear hoodies, jackets, hats, gloves, etc… Knowing how to use these to your advantage as well as how they can be used against you is crucial. Here we’re talking about the simple idea of using…

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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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Physical Ability

*this is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer This seems like the most appropriate place to start, and yet as much as this should be common sense, it’s not widely respected. If you’re voluntarily out of shape and overweight, you are limiting your chances of survival. I’m not talking about…

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Exploring Different Endings for Stick Defense

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“All Men Are Created Equal”

This is often times a skewed thought. It is an idealism that means that everyone should be treated equally, be given equal opportunities to succeed, and given equal respect. It’s true that that is how things SHOULD be… However, again it is an idealism, and often times not a true reality. Not even from day…

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