Tag: shivworks

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. […]

×
Keep Your Eyes On the Prize

Keep Your Eyes On the Prize

| October 25, 2017 | 5 Comments

Keeping your eyes aligned with your sights (or optics) has a huge performance advantage when working inside of structures. Students learned this lesson the hard way at  Craig Douglas’s Armed Movement In Structures class. Sights. Tilt torso. Move feet. Sights. Tilt torso. Move feet. Such was my inner monologue as I sliced angles off of […]

×
The Monster Under the Stairs

The Monster Under the Stairs

| October 17, 2017 | 4 Comments

I lived in a two story house when I was about four years old. The staircase was exposed, or “open.” I imagined that a monster was going to grab my ankle as I went up. Until I was about 10 or 11 this fear manifested while going up or down any “open” stairwell. There was […]

×
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 […]

×
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 […]

×
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 […]

×
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 […]

×
Multiple Opponents with Paul Sharp Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

Multiple Opponents with Paul Sharp Rangemaster 2017 3×3 Review

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

My second class of day 2 at the 2017 Rangemaster Polite Society Tactical Conference was with Paul Sharp of Sharp Defense. This was the second time I’ve trained with Paul; the first time was in his recoil management class at last year’s Rangemaster. I really like Paul’s no-nonsense, down to earth demeanor. I also like his teaching […]

×
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 […]

×
That’s What She Said: LSD – Long Slow Distance

That’s What She Said: LSD – Long Slow Distance

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve always enjoyed cardio based training. For the last 20 years I’ve tried to stay active at least a few times a week. When I worked retail or at an office I ran on my lunch hour or used the analog stairmasters conveniently located at the ends of hallways. Recently I joined a gym and […]

×