Tag: philosophy

It’s Not Too Late

It’s Not Too Late

| April 26, 2018 | 1 Comments

Comparing what you did with your life to someone else doesn’t help you advance. We can’t change what we did (or didn’t do), but we can change what we do today and tomorrow. Keep going. It was the night before Dominating the Entangled Fight. We hosted the instructors: Cecil Burch, Larry Lindenman, and Paul Sharp. […]

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Any Topic: Except Two

Any Topic: Except Two

| October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

If we consider self reliance training to be a product, the cost and difficulty of acquiring and keeping “customers” is very high. In order to retain people in our community, we should be as welcoming as possible. I encourage you to be friendly and outgoing to everyone — but avoid discussing two topics at class: religion […]

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The Satisfaction of Selling Out

The Satisfaction of Selling Out

| September 25, 2017 | 6 Comments

As time has gone on, the focus of this blog has been less about bag carrying an SBR or PDW (which I still do, every work day), and more about training and being a good advocate for self reliance. Part of this shift was financial. It costs a lot of money for us to buy […]

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Self Reliance Training: Novice Students

Self Reliance Training: Novice Students

| September 15, 2017 | 4 Comments

This is Part Three 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 (overview) and Part Two (what should new students take first). Brief Students who have acquired a broad […]

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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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Reprioritizing Essential Self Defense Training Based on John Correia’s Active Self Protection Violent Encounter Data

Reprioritizing Essential Self Defense Training Based on John Correia’s Active Self Protection Violent Encounter Data

| August 28, 2017 | 2 Comments

Our good friend John Correia from Active Self Protection gave several lectures at last weekend’s NRA Carry Guard conference. The premise: John’s observations after watching over 10,000 videos of violent encounters. John had published some preliminary findings in 2016, but he’s watched over twice as many videos as he did back then. I did not […]

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Self Reliance Training: What Should I Do?

Self Reliance Training: What Should I Do?

| August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

A friend and fellow student asked me this recently: “If you were to put together your dream training calendar [for a year], what would it be?” It’s an interesting question, and one that is related to something I’ve been trying to write about for some time. What would I recommend for someone new to self […]

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Keep Moving, Whenever You Are

Keep Moving, Whenever You Are

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure why this picture was taken. It may have been for my original blog project, maybe about appendix carrying a 1911. I do know it was taken in 2009. There’s a lot going on in this picture, a lot that I would consider “wrong” today and I am sure is going to generate […]

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Glad for My Toolbox: Car Evolution Minnesota ECQC 2017

Glad for My Toolbox: Car Evolution Minnesota ECQC 2017

| June 19, 2017 | 1 Comments

One of the things that polarize personal safety instructors is the phrase, “another tool for the toolbox.” Instructors that use this phrase believe that it’s important to have more than one way of doing something. They may believe this due to teaching several different types of people with different capabilities, needs, or circumstances. They may […]

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Road to ECQC: The Week Before D-Day

Road to ECQC: The Week Before D-Day

My videos, posts, and reviews of the Shivworks Extreme Close Quarters Concepts course by Craig Douglas are some of my most popular content. Unfortunately for me, the video where I get shot in the groin 7 times is the most popular and most shared. 😉 Since I took my first ECQC in 2015, my friends, training […]

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