Tag: cecil burch

Self Reliance Training: What Should New Students Take First?

Self Reliance Training: What Should New Students Take First?

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is Part Two of a four part series on what I think students should take (and in rough priority) based on how long they have been living a self reliant lifestyle. If you haven’t already, please read Part One. Brief People new to self reliance training, especially those who are unsure if they want […]

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Advanced class registration for the SBS community

Advanced class registration for the SBS community

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are extremely pleased to bring three high quality personal safety instructors to the Minneapolis, Minnesota area this fall and winter. We are giving SBS readers an advanced, private registration opportunity for our 2017 visiting instructor program. Starting today, you will be able to register ahead of the general public for: September 09/10 – Cecil […]

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Just Enough Jitsu with Cecil Burch 2017 3×3 Review

Just Enough Jitsu with Cecil Burch 2017 3×3 Review

| April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Self defense is a multi-discipline, multi-skill endeavor. With so much to learn, and so little time to do so, I really admire and respect blocks like “Just Enough Jitsu” from personal safety coach and Shivworks Cartel member Cecil Burch of Immediate Action Combatives. Here’s my 3×3 review of Cecil’s 2017 Rangemaster block “Just Enough Jitsu.” I discuss the […]

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2016 Year in Review: Training

2016 Year in Review: Training

| December 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

Due to some financial concerns, I did less training this year compared to the last few years. In 2016, I attended 196.5 hours of professional training. This does not include practice time at home, or live fire “practice” at a shooting range. It does not include the jiu-jitsu training I’m getting three times a week. Here’s […]

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Should We Train How to Fight After Being Startled?

Should We Train How to Fight After Being Startled?

| November 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

Earlier this week I wrote about the startle reflex and the startle response. Rob Pincus of ICE Training discusses these topics at length in his book and his course work. Please go back and read my post before continuing, as this article won’t make as much sense otherwise. Summary After reading Rob’s book and doing more research, […]

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Jiu-jitsu Update: Two Months

Jiu-jitsu Update: Two Months

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Today marks my two month Jiu-jitsu anniversary. This is not very noteworthy, except that I’ve been encouraging you and the rest of my peers to get some ground training ever since taking my first Shivworks ECQC class in 2015. As such, I wanted to provide an update and how BJJ is going for a “tools guy.” […]

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3×3 Review: Immediate Action Pugilism with Cecil Burch September 2016

3×3 Review: Immediate Action Pugilism with Cecil Burch September 2016

| September 28, 2016 | 3 Comments

  Day 2 of the Immediate Actions Combatives course was Immediate Action Pugilism, a combination class of striking and standup grappling. I’ve been spending more time lately with grappling / Jiu-jitsu, and I definitely felt less comfortable with striking at this point. I’m grateful that we had some private instruction from one of our instructors earlier […]

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3×3 Review: Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu with Cecil Burch September 2016

3×3 Review: Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu with Cecil Burch September 2016

| September 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

Many of us came from a “tool-first” background. Maybe you carried a handgun. Maybe you carried a knife. Or a baton. Or a squirrel. On roids. The reality is that we may focus so hard on these tools — or a combination of tools — that we ignore the most important self-defense tool of them all: […]

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Things Gun Owners Should Know About Joining a Jiu-jitsu Academy

Things Gun Owners Should Know About Joining a Jiu-jitsu Academy

After my second Shivworks ECQC class, I’ve resolved to get more grappling training. However, I carry a lot of tools, and I wasn’t sure how these would integrate into a Jiu-jitsu academy (or similar). What do I do? What do I say to the owner of the academy? What other things should I know about training […]

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3×3 Review: Day 1 Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2016

3×3 Review: Day 1 Rangemaster Tactical Conference 2016

| March 16, 2016 | 1 Comments

My 3×3 review format identifies the 3 most important topics in a class, the 3 things most important to me, and the 3 things I’m going to change. Here’s my 3×3 review of the first day of the Rangemaster 2016 “Polite Society” Tactical Conference

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