Tag: ed’s manifesto

Concert Security Experiment #01

Concert Security Experiment #01

| October 20, 2017 | 3 Comments

The She Shepherd and I went to a rock concert at a small venue last night. I knew the venue had a strict no weapons policy, including OC spray. However, the concert was in downtown Minneapolis and I expected the concert to last until at least 11PM at night. I wanted to carry a defensive […]

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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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Giving Myself the Finger: Trapped Finger in a Full Speed Disarm

Giving Myself the Finger: Trapped Finger in a Full Speed Disarm

| July 12, 2017 | 1 Comments

I’ve attended over a dozen classes on weapon disarms and/or weapon retention. When the handgun trainers come out, we are always cautioned to not put our fingers on the slide, or in the trigger guards. The concern is that the handgun will rotate during the disarm so quickly and violently that it will cause damage […]

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Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I did my first force on force training I carried a G19, a G26, and a box cutter. All of my formal, adult self defense training at the time was with firearms. I knew very little, and as such my options — and FoF gear — were limited. In the last six years, I’ve […]

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Using an Inner Tube as a Knife Mount: Conclusions

Using an Inner Tube as a Knife Mount: Conclusions

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

This post serves as the end of my experimentation of using a bicycle inner tube to mount a knife to my belt. You can read the original post here, as well as my follow up once I started force on force training with it. Final Evaluations I continued to use the bike tube + retention line […]

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An Update on Using a Bicycle Inner Tube as a Knife Mount

An Update on Using a Bicycle Inner Tube as a Knife Mount

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Please read this post if you haven’t already. In discussing an inner tube as a knife mount, I expressed concern that I might just pull the entire knife out — including sheath. One of you recommended cording the sheath to myself (belt loop, big safety pin, whatever) in case it happened. I did this immediately […]

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Using an Inner Tube as a Knife Mount

Using an Inner Tube as a Knife Mount

| January 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

Ed from Ed’s Manifesto taught his two day Weaponology course here last November (day 1 review, day 2 review). The class was around 14 hours of structured-yet-free-flowing techniques, tidbits, and tactics that Ed has picked up throughout his career. One of the (many, many) interesting things mentioned in passing was using a bicycle inner tube to […]

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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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Knife Concealment Techniques and Force on Force Laundry Basket Scenario

Knife Concealment Techniques and Force on Force Laundry Basket Scenario

| December 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two of the things I like the most about multi-disciplinary fight-focused training is learning different things and then combining them to solve contextual problems. Last Saturday I attended this “season’s” first Force on Force class with QSI Training. I was able to combine some old skills with something I learned last month from the Weaponology class from […]

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That’s What She Said: Weaponology by Ed’s Manifesto

That’s What She Said: Weaponology by Ed’s Manifesto

| November 14, 2016 | 3 Comments

… it’s like arts and crafts with your favorite uncle who could totally kill you. Day 1 The two day Weaponology class from Ed’s Manifesto started with hand-to-hand techniques that are not covered in most martial arts or self defense classes. It’s because they’re terrible. And brutal. And my absolute favorite. Much of the work […]

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