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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Level Changes in Mitt Work

Nothing is worse than someone dropping levels on you and you getting caught upright. Here’s a simple drill you can add into your standard mitt work to help develop that recognition of a level change and make sure you don’t get caught lookin’!  

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Why Anyone Interested in Self Defense Should Consider Competing in a Combat Sport… At Least Once

Generally speaking, many martial arts and combat sports are not “well rounded self defense systems.” That does not mean that there isn’t carryover from them into the real world. Obviously, learning to be a better boxer will help me throw more efficient punches if I ever find myself needing to do so. Having a wrestling…

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July 17th, 2017

2:30pm – Awaken Day 6 Semi Supinated DB Bench (30X1 – 8/8 @ 2x50lb and 6/6 @ 2x60lb) Superset w/ 8 Single Arm DB Row (2111 @ 50lb) 4 sets — 8 Supinated Ring Rows (2112) 45s plank on elbows (add weight each round – 0lb/25lb/70lb) 3 sets — 40s wall sit 12 diamond push…

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