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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One Take Only

Anyone that has ever filmed with me, or watched our videos, knows that I have a “one take” rule when filming. Barring technical difficulties or catastrophic failure, there’s no second take on filming a video. Outside of the obvious time saving benefits of doing one take instead of four, I think it’s the best way…

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Wrestling Flow Drills

We’ve been working through a lot of different flow drills in our program to help link certain positions and movements together and allow a continuous flow of training with no breaking away or resetting. This allows you to amass a significant amount of reps in a shorter period of time and efficiently train. Of course,…

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Shielding Your Children

I was reading an article today about addressing an active shooter. This is one of about 5,000 articles I have read on the subject, but I still read everyone that I can. It allows me to see what others are thinking, learn things I may have missed or how to say things in a manner…

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Chokes w/ Hood

We’re taking a look at using the hood to apply a few practical and simple chokes. Keep in mind, the skills and ability to wrestle and control become a big part in firmly hitting any choke. But in the event you are up against someone with a hood or jacket, you can use it as…

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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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#fitinfiveminutes 30-day Program!

Welcome to our 30 day #fitinfiveminutes program. In case you missed the start, here’s your recap. Five minutes a day to help create momentum to get in better shape. Five minutes to take the steps needed to begin to lose weight, move better, be able to better protect yourself and your loved ones. No equipment…

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Armdrag from Pummel/Overhook

Taking a look at hitting a far side armdrag during pummeling, or when you have an over hook established. With the right pressure and understanding of the arm drag, this can be a great asset. Try it out and enjoy!  

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