If you’re like me, you have a brood of family members to protect and provide for. With that comes the responsibility to train to protect, whether that be with your brain, fists or a firearm. When talking with a co-worker about self-defense training, I was asked: “What’s the most common mistakes when training to protect your … More The mistake of assumption
In combatives, sport or otherwise, combinations (rapid succession of effective strikes) allow one to capitalize on each previously landed strike while putting the threat further behind the “recovery and counter curve”. Ultimately landing a good set of combinations sets up the angle to finish the fight. A good set of combinations is paramount to becoming … More Combatives: A Logical Set of Combinations
Combatives – Before, During & After the Strike When it comes to combatives, do you have a strategy of continual attack? Do you have a set of techniques that support that strategy? My first combatives instructor had (probably still has) quite a bit of skill in this particular area. To elaborate further, every time … More Combatives – Before, During & After . . .
I think they made a song about this very topic Sorry, that’s “dance with who brung ya” . . . my mistake. When I started learning firearm related self-defense and small unit tactics, one of the things I would do was attend randomly scheduled rifle qualifications. Show up to class to learn and you … More Dance with what you brung . . . .
The “Take Aways” Post I find it helpful to further digest good material into notes; some call it “take-aways”. In doing so, you get in the practice of distilling waypoints to train by. You also end up simplifying the material into a quick reference tool. Not every nugget of wisdom gets put into … More Myth of Proportional Armament – Craig Douglas – Part 2
THIS is what needs to be taught in every state required concealed pistol course. An armed citizen can draw quick and shoot fast, but if what’s covered below isn’t understood . . . they aren’t stacking the deck in their favor. “Take-aways” post to follow . . . Craig Douglas “Southnarc” of http://www.Shivworks.com “Usually when … More Craig Douglas – Myth of Proportional Armament
Thesis: There are bunches of civilian men in the concealed carry world trying to look like SF operators or “tactical timmy”. From the weekend range warriors to the guy behind the gun counter at the local shop. The link and subsequent re-blog below when applied to the armed citizen might give some food for thought … More Camouflage