Training & Techniques

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 | 0 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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Honeywell UVEX S8500 Bionic Face Shield Airsoft Test

Honeywell UVEX S8500 Bionic Face Shield Airsoft Test

I’ve been doing force on force training since 2010. I’ve always used to forms of head protection: either a paintball mask for Airsoft-based training, or a FIST helmet for combatives + Simunitions work. Both have protected my noggin well over the years, but they share two common problems. The first problem is that they greatly obscure […]

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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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Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 11 March 2017

Armed Response to Active Shooter Scenario Force on Force 11 March 2017

This February I participated in the Mass Murderer and Terrorist Incidents force on force scenario class offered by QSI Training. In one scenario, I stopped an active shooter, only to be intercepted by a responding “officer” played by a QSI instructor. I moved when the instructor yelled “POLICE! DON’T MO-” and was shot at medium range […]

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Force on Force: A Cup of Coffee

Force on Force: A Cup of Coffee

On February 25th of this year, I attended the Mass Murder and Terrorist Incident force on force class put on by QSI Training. The scenarios in this course were all based on real events, from mass stabbings to terrorist bombings. I was asked to meet a “colleague” who wanted to discuss his tech startup. This scenario […]

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Developing Force on Force Training Programs with Erik Pakieser 2017 3×3 Review

Developing Force on Force Training Programs with Erik Pakieser 2017 3×3 Review

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Erik Pakieser gave his lecture “Developing Force on Force Training Programs” twice at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference, and I was pleased to attend the second session. I was present for one of Erik’s first force on force classes. It was held in a gym. We did a lot of the same types […]

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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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Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics kicked off my final day at Rangemaster with his lecture on Trauma Care. This was the third time I’ve watched Caleb give this lecture, and I’ve enjoyed watching it evolve and a learn something different each time. Here’s my 3×3 review, which discusses the top 3 things covered in […]

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Violent Criminal Actors with William Aprill 2017 3×3 Review

Violent Criminal Actors with William Aprill 2017 3×3 Review

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mr. William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting taught my third and final class of Day 2 of the Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference held at the DARC Training Facility in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mr. Aprill gave his excellent “Violent Criminal Actors” lecture, which I heard before at another conference. We also hosted William last December […]

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