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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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GMB.io Elements Workout Video Review

GMB.io Elements Workout Video Review

| September 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

I really like dynamic exercise like kettlebells. I also like low-weight / body-weight exercise routines like P90X3. Over the last 2 years I’ve come to enjoy balance and core strength training, like yoga and Pilates. I sit a lot for my day job, and I also have a lot of stuff on my plate. I have […]

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Combat Fit by Gabe Suarez Book Review

Combat Fit by Gabe Suarez Book Review

| September 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

In the last two years I’ve become more and more interested in fight focused fitness. Before then, I worked out because my dad told me to, or because it was for a sport, or because I wanted to be attractive. I never really had a “higher purpose” until recently. One of the people that motivated […]

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Yukon Outfitters Overwatch Tactical Sling Bag First Impressions Review

Yukon Outfitters Overwatch Tactical Sling Bag First Impressions Review

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

I am a big believer in one-strap bags worn across the body. They offer a good mix of retention, support, and accessibility. Of all the one-strap bag types (messenger bag, satchel, laptop bag), my favorite is the sling backpack. At $30 – $50, the Overwatch by Yukon Outfitters is an overtly “tactical” bag with some […]

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Facing the Active Shooter July 2016 Updated Edition Book Review

Facing the Active Shooter July 2016 Updated Edition Book Review

| August 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

I reviewed the first edition of Facing the Active Shooter by CR Williams in July of 2015. The good news is that CR has continued to update and add material to this book through several revisions; the bad news is that he’s had reason to do so. Attacks like the one at Pulse in Orlando […]

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The Force on Force Paradigm Book Review

The Force on Force Paradigm Book Review

| August 15, 2016 | 1 Comments

The Force on Force Paradigm is an 80-page book by Gabe Suarez of the Suarez International training group. Suarez was involved in a shooting while serving as a police officer in the 90s. This incident changed how he thought about firearms instruction, and served as a starting point for the discoveries he made via force on […]

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Zulu Bravo Victorinox Fruit Knife Trainer First Impressions Review

Zulu Bravo Victorinox Fruit Knife Trainer First Impressions Review

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week I briefly outlined the specific purpose of the fruit / paring knife as an improvised edged weapon. This video is about the training knife made by Zulu Bravo Kydex, as well as the Kydex sheath for the live blade. In preparation for this review, I purchased the following from Zulu Bravo: Live Victorinox […]

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3×3 Review: QSI Training August 2016 Partner Tactics

3×3 Review: QSI Training August 2016 Partner Tactics

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

QSI Training’s Partner Tactics class represents the top of their curriculum. It incorporates almost everything they teach and then adds another person to the mix. As usual, Erik Pakieser and his team did a good job extending what students have already learned and applying it to the focus of more advanced classes. Some of the material is specific […]

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3×3 Review: QSI Training Vehicle Defense Class

3×3 Review: QSI Training Vehicle Defense Class

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Saturday I attended the vehicle defense class taught by Erik Pakieser of QSI Training. I have a good time at all of the classes I attend, but the vehicle class is the most fun. I’ve been training with Erik for quite some time, and this is the third year I’ve taken his vehicle class. […]

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