Reality-Based Self Defense and Personal Protection Resources
Reality-Based Self Defense and Personal Protection Resources

December 2016

Scenario Based Training Vs. The Hard Knot

When people say ‘scenario-based training,’ they’re actually using a code phrase for ‘all the crap that comes before the actual violence.’ The yelling, the approach, the grabby man-dance. Of course, once the violence starts it’s all the same old, same old–injury, injury, injury. Pedestrian, predictable, and downright boring. All the stuff that comes before, all [...]

Time to Stop Lying to Yourself

Experienced instructors are some of the most relaxed people I know. The question is, of course, why? When you have the mechanical ability to cause injury and couple it with the driving motivator of intent, everything throttles back and gets calm and easy–you’re not out spoiling for a fight or giving yourself an anxiety disorder [...]

The Mindset to Survive and the Will to Win

Combat Training Principles — Secrets For Staying Alive When ‘Rules’ Don’t Apply **************************************************************** “A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he’s not a man of action. You must act as you breathe.” – Georges Clemenceau ***************************************************************** So what was lacking in the training of the 3 survivors [...]