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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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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Sleep…. for Safety?

Numerous studies have been done on the importance of sleep in our lives. Whether you want to make more gains in the gym, better your relationships/friendships, or increase your productivity for your career, sleep is the answer. Unfortunately, we live in a society that tends to celebrate the “hustlers” that do more and more and…

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Just Say No

After the article last week, my mind has kind of been on this kick of looking at things we do daily, that we could adapt and in turn might just help us not only improve our lives but our chances of avoiding or surviving an attack. One that sticks out to me is saying “no”…

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The Ready Mind

“Being ‘armed’ is a mindset, not a physical condition.” -Rob Pincus A lot of self defense instructors and practitioners focus a lot on the efficacy of their techniques or the tools they teach with. The natural ability to be used by people, their ease to learn, how brutally effective they are, etc… Any system taught…

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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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The Hawk!!!!!

My signature back take against a turtled up opponent. This technique is not only effective but #fashionforwardAF ladies and gents! This is guaranteed to not only get you the back, but to get you at least 17 more followers on Instagram. Check it out and release your inner Hawk! Ca-Caw!!!!

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ASR/RAK Defense: Striking from Standing

One area often overlooked in programs is the practical use of striking from a standing position when getting hands on with an armed attacker. This potentially takes place in three ways: from Distance/Ambush, from Clinch, or pinned against a third leverage point. The elements for dealing with the third leverage point are very similar to…

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ASR/RAK Defense: Takedown Concepts from Contact

The drills we laid out in the first nine videos of our ASR/RAK Defense series covers the majority of what we discuss and teach in our seminars. These drills will give someone very good hands on practice with dealing with a dynamic and violent encounter. One area we haven’t discussed it doing purposeful takedowns from…

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ASR/RAK Defense Part 8: Low Tackle

We’ve covered the high tackle, which again, in most cases we believe will be the most likely approach. However, we have to understand that hitting above the waist can make it a bit harder to get someone to the ground without the size, strength, or training. Doesn’t mean it isn’t very possible, just being realistic…

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