Sensitivity Drill for Arm Drags, Head Clears,and Duck Unders

When introducing dynamic movements and concepts, we want to make sure we build progressions for the student (or ourselves) so that we can build towards hitting them in real time. All too often we have a tendency to drill the movement from a technical standpoint, then go straight to trying to hit it full speed,…

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Knife Defense: Moving Around the Back

In this video we’re taking a look at a knife attack where the person has attached to you first with the other hand (a common occurrence) and is keeping you from efficiently addressing the knife arm. This is just one option/concept to keep in mind. If I can’t efficiently address the knife arm, and assuming…

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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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Advice I Actually Took… And Worked: Dale Carnegie

Millions of people read self help books, or follow motivational speakers, or subscribe to the media pages of great minds and take in hours upon hours of content and advice. However, most people don’t actually take that advice and put it into action. That’s pretty much the difference between a success and failure. We live…

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Controlling the Head in Turtle

Taking a look at the basic concept of truly controlling the head when on top of a player in turtle. Whether you’re utilizing this for wrestling, bjj, or self defense. When on top of a person like this, you want to truly smash their head and face into the ground. Using the hands or hips,…

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Clinch and Knees Flow Drill

In this video we’re discussing the need to adapt in dynamic clinch situations. All too often, we tend to obsess over a specific position and when we can no longer hold that spot, we are not ready to transition to another. We’re looking at a start from a common grab you find in most KM…

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There’s No Right Answer

*This is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer In the age of instant gratification, all too often we find that everyone wants to know the “right answer” to any situation. More specifically the answer that will be the easiest and guarantee us success, or in this case safety. The inconvenient…

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Using a MedBall For Striking Drills

We’re taking a quick look at using a large padded medball for some dynamic striking drills. Props to Tony Blauer, whom I stole this idea from.

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Right Doesn’t Always Mean Easy

I was teaching one of our introductory classes tonight. It’s one of my favorite classes to teach because often time the participants are so new to what we do and they are an open book. It’s an opportunity to really help guide them the right direction. During the workout I make my way around the…

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Training Matters

“In June of 2016, Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was the site of the biggest mass shooting in the US (modern times.) What happened that night is a great example of training/conditioning, physical, mental, and emotional, “work- ing.” Most of the patrons were late teens to mid-twenties in age. Most were educated in a post-Columbine world,…

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