Book Pre-Sale is LIVE

After 10 months of working on this project, we are finally ready to go to print. Find out more HERE and reserve your copy today!

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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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Aftermath: Psychological Recovery

Psychological: Extreme violence comes with a price for everyone involved: the suspect, the victim, the families of both, and witnesses in close proximity. Whether you were directly injured, survived physically unharmed, witnessed the attack, or simply are related to someone involved, it’s important to understand what you may experience moving forward. This is a complex…

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Make the Most of Your Time

A few months ago I was approached by a student (yes I am just writing about this now, I’m a bit behind on writing hah) regarding what “extra” work they could do to fix a few of their weaknesses. When I get questions similar to this, I always start with, what they’re doing now, with…

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August 13th, 2017

10:00am – Awaken Training 2 Hang Muscle Snatch Above Knee + 2 Below Knee 45/75/75/75 — 6 Seated Behind the Neck Press 75/85/85/85 — 8 Hip Bridge DB Bench (20×1 – 50/60/60) 20s Ring Push Ups (8/9/8) ME Ring Row Hold (35/30/45) 60s rest 3 rounds — 20 Cal Row 16 KBS (70lb) 12 Single…

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July 23rd, 2017

Received my purple belt yesterday in BJJ … woot woot! 10:00am – Awaken Training 5 Kang Squat (4021 – 75/95/95) 8 GHD hip extensions (2020 tempo w/ 20lb DB) 60s rest 3 rounds — Back Squat 2,2,2,2,2 (30X1 – 185/225/255/275/285) — RNT DB Lunge 2×8 each leg/2×6 each leg (2010 – 2×8 @ 50s/2×6 @…

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July 20th, 2017

7:00am – Awaken Training Back Squat 5,5,4,4,3(32X1) – 120/145/165/185/205 — RNT Split Squat 6 reps (20X1 – 2×35) Strict Pullups 5 reps (31X2) 3 sets — DB Single Leg RDL 6 reps/leg (31X1 – 2x35lb) DB Single Arm Press – Seated 8 reps (31X1 40lb) 3 sets — 20m backwards sled drag (135lb on rubber)…

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Times Change… So Should You

I recently had the pleasure of jumping on a podcast with my good friend Anthony out in Fort Wayne, IN. We covered a myriad of topics on self defense, strength and conditioning, leadership, teaching, business, affiliations, etc… (you can catch the full episodes HERE). One of the points about training that I brought up centered…

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Quora: July 16th

You may or may not have heard of Quora. It is a website where people go to ask questions, and others go to answer those questions. You can ask anything you want and tag it into various categories. I’ve been hopping on here every now and again to engage with others. See how people are…

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July 16th, 2017

10:00am – Awaken Day 5 Back Squat (30X0 – 3,3,3,3,3) 185/225/255/265/275 Superset w/ 4 GHD Hip Ext (3111) rest 90s between sets — RNT Back Step Lunges (30X0 – 2x40lb DB – 8 reps each set) Strict Toes 2 Rings (20X1 – 8/6/6) rest 60s 3 rounds — 30s Assault bike rest 1 min 4…

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