A Catch 22: Flaws in LE Department Training for Civilians

*This is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer A lot of Active Shooter programs nationwide are hosted or taught by Law Enforcement Departments. This is fantastic because these departments generally earn the respect of a majority of their citizens, so when they show up, they are attentive. Their programs generally…

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Three Cheers For Growth!

It’s a truly amazing feeling to see posts from people all over the US excited to dive into the book. I am so excited for the material to get out and get tested. I cannot wait to hear feedback. I don’t just want that feedback to be praise, though I certainly hope it is. I…

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Breadth VS Depth

A conversation sparked between some friends and industry leaders about ranking, degrees of black belts, and continued training in other programs. It brought up some great conversations around self defense, cross training, and what exactly pertains to testing. When I first started Krav Maga years ago, I wanted to be a 5th/6th/7th degree black belt…

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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 5th, 2017

10:30am – Conditioning 1 min row 1 min ski 10 strict t2b holding fat grips 5 rounds   5:30pm – Strength/Stability 10 OH bandbell lunge (18 + 10) 10 single leg DL  each leg (60) 4 rounds   20′ backwards sled drag on rubber (115) 5 DB strict press (2×20) 5 minutes   20′ right…

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June 28th, 2017 (Fast Day 2)

A little over 46 hours into this 72 hour fast. Woke up this morning feeling good. A bit groggy, but no more groggy than normal when the 5am alarm goes off. Got my things together and made a cup of coffee w/ 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Headed into the gym to drill and roll…

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The Placebo Effect

My sister sent me a text the other day with the following image she took of a magazine article. The article is marketing certain products to consumers based on the fact that “Fatal assaults on female joggers made heartbreaking news in 2016.” Along with the image her text simply said “interesting.” That’s a pretty good…

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June 25th, 2017

9:00am Warm Up 1 min ski 10 KB halos 20s KB armbar 2 rounds — 5-1 push ups on DB’s strict pullups rest 1 min 3 rounds — 30s ski rest 10s 30s knees to chest (feet in rings) rest 10s 5 rounds — 3×10 of each exercise, w/ each arm, w/ 20lb DB bicep…

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June 24th, 2017

8:00am Tabata Cal Rowing (64) Tabata Squats (117) Tabata Strict Pullups (35) Tabata Push Ups (65) Tabata Cross Crunch (134) 9:30am Sled Drag (60) + KB Carry (2×18) 50m farmers carry, 50m front rack, 50m OH carry 20 minutes – 8 total rounds

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Head Position in the Clinch

Head position is a huge part of grappling and clinch work. In this video we take a look at the 2-on-1 position and a few ways to establish proper head position.

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