Mindset Strategy

Transitional Spaces: Tactics and Strategies

When talking about fighting and defensive encounters, we often visualize ourselves in a certain type of scenario. We typically see ourselves defending against one opponent that we were alert and prepared for, in an open space, with a flat surface and in an environment that is well lit. While there is nothing wrong with this… Continue reading Transitional Spaces: Tactics and Strategies

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After Action Report

Assault on Women with Baseball Bat

In this After Action Report, we are going to examine an incident out of Chula Vista, CA from October of 2016. We are going to see a fight outside of a bar where a suspect armed with a baseball bat attacks several people, but attacks two women in particular, causing serious injuries. Watch the brief… Continue reading Assault on Women with Baseball Bat

Techniques & Skills

Extended Rear Choke

A few months ago I posted about defense against a basic extended front choke and how we utilize plucking to engage our back and shoulders to defeat the choke then proceed to finish the fight. See the link for that post below if you want to check that out. Link for Basic Front Choke Defense… Continue reading Extended Rear Choke

Mindset Strategy

Cooper’s Color Code and the Combat Mindset

Lt Col. Jeff Cooper was a United States Marine who fought in World War II in the Pacific Theater as well as in the Korean War. Col. Cooper is very well known throughout the Self-Defense community for his work on combat applications of both the pistol and the rifle as well as his development of… Continue reading Cooper’s Color Code and the Combat Mindset

Mindset Strategy

Establishing the Baseline

Have you ever been somewhere while you're out and about and noticed something...odd, weird, out of place and it made you think to yourself "huh, that's strange"? If the answer is yes then you have just experienced an interruption in your baseline! My what line? What is a baseline and how does it apply to… Continue reading Establishing the Baseline

Techniques & Skills

Weapons Defense and R.C.A.T

Krav Maga is a Self-Defense System best known for it's "no nonsense" approach to reality-based Self-Defense and that ideology is exemplified in it's approach to weapons defenses. It's why I was initially fascinated with KM, watching demonstrations of people defending themselves from guns, knives, sticks/bats etc with relative ease, maximum aggression and extreme effectiveness. They… Continue reading Weapons Defense and R.C.A.T

After Action Report

Waffle House Shooting: Nashville, TN 4/22/18

In this edition of After Action Report we are going to examine an Active Shooter incident that occurred in a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, TN on 4/22/18 at approximately 3:25am which left 4 dead and several others wounded. This attack is particularly interesting because it was thwarted by an unarmed and untrained civilian who… Continue reading Waffle House Shooting: Nashville, TN 4/22/18