You’re Never Finished

So the book pre-order launched and went very well. As the orders kept coming in, I found myself very excited and yet super nervous. I spent 6 months writing this book. Every day I wrote. A lot of time has been dedicated to this book, not just the writing, but the years of learning, training,…

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…Then I Broke His Fucking Nose

I’m a father now. I have a daughter. As I scan through Facebook and see all the “Me Too” statuses, you get to thinking. How do I best prepare my daughter for the real world. Now, I have no idea what the world will be like 5, 10, or 15 years from now. But after…

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#screwed

I taught a self defense class for a group of women here in the North Shore area of MA. Truly phenomenal group, mind you. They were engaged, excited, and very open minded. They were hungry to learn, and that is the kind of group I LOVE to work with! Right as we were about to…

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Close Quarters Weapons Access

We’re taking a look at a few concepts and ideas we can utilize to help get to our gun or knife in a close quarters fight. A few things you have to understand: 1) I am only drawing my gun if I feel both morally and legally that I have to in order to protect…

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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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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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Are You Teaching Your Students to Pass a Test or Survive Violence?

Most martial art systems have some form of ranking in place. Whether it’s belts or levels. In many traditional martial arts you must perform specific katas in precise ways to earn stripes or belts. Most BJJ groups hand out stripes based on attendance, performance in class, results of competitions etc.. Some BJJ gyms actually have…

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