25 Sled Drag Exercises to be More Awesome!

The sled might be one of my favorite tools for overall strength and conditioning. However, more often then not, people don’t use the sled to it’s full potential. There are so many ways to create an amazing full body workout using the sled and create an entirely different stimulus for your body. This is by…

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Unedited Class: Gun Defense from Front

I let the camera run in one of our upper level classes the other day when we were discussing gun from the front. This hasn’t been edited or tweaked outside of getting rid of 40 minutes of B-roll fighting. This is how we train. This is how I teach. This shows the way I usually…

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Evasion Drills – Responding to an Active Killer

The following video shows a very brief snap shot of a few drills we run in our Responding to an Active Killer courses. All too often people assume running to safety is simple. And sometimes it is. However, when to run, where to run, and the variables that come into play create a decision making…

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Hood Pull for 2-on-1 Control

Taking a look at a way to implement hood/collar control to help with a basic 2-on-1 position. We love playing around with different positions and options. This was one we spent a lot of time using and working into our striking and simple takedown options. Enjoy!

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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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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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The Individual Mindset

*this is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer A friend and fellow instructor at our gym in Columbus, Ohio put on the first mass violence seminar I ever attended. The program was roughly three hours long and involved not only a slew of amazing information on past workplace and school…

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Wrist and Hand Rehab

We’re taking a look at a few simple stretches and tools you can use to keep your hands and wrists healthy with high volume training. Whether you are a weightlifting, CrossFit athlete, BJJ student, etc… Grip can be a big issue. Staying healthy is imperative. Check it out. Go buy a big bag of rice.…

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Just Run?

*this is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Running in and of itself involves fitness. Again, seems like common sense, but we don’t think about it. We assume we can run, we’ve done it before. Maybe it was yesterday, maybe last month, maybe 10 years ago. If I ever needed to,…

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Exploring Different Endings for Stick Defense

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