Article: Fundamentals Uber Alles

From There is a similar problem in the Martial Art/Self-defense world where being gear-centric is replaced with technique. The answer to a failure tends towards “give me another technique”.

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How do you eat an elephant?

Originally posted on Momentum On The Mat:
This is such a true statement.  That one little stripe makes you so very proud.  It was hard earned with sweat and perseverance.  In the grand scheme of jiu jitsu, this one small…

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HERP DERP! Handgun Sling! HERP DERP!



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MDOC tip of the week! 8/25/15

Originally posted on sharp defense:
  Some thoughts on recoil management.

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Paul-E-Palooza 3 Recap: Managing Unknown Contacts with Craig Douglas (SouthNarc)

Craig Douglas teaching students what exactly is involved in a criminal assault.

Photos are courtesy of Dark Star Gear Immediately after part one of Cecil Burch’s Combative Applications of Chokes class, I stayed in the “Sand Pit” where the combatives courses of Paul-E-Palooza 3 were held to take Craig Douglas’ Managing Unknown

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Six Things You Should Know Before Getting a Gun


So you took a basic gun safety class or one of those hokey $19.95 online “Get Your Permit in 30 minutes or less!” courses, now what else do you need to know besides the NRA 3 Rules of Gun Safety

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Originally posted on Front Sight Press:
Still recovering from PEP3! :-) The weekend was absolutely phenomenal in more ways that I can even begin to articulate. Shame on me for missing this event the first two years. I can’t wait…

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Paul-E-Palooza 3 Recap: Chris Fry’s Small Knife Primer Class


One of the many awesome things about Paul-E-Palooza 3 was that Chris Fry ran this class on both days so that just about everybody attending the event had a chance to go. Chris is a beast and knows his stuff. I would not

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8 Ethical Marketing Tips for Combatives and Firearms Instructors


8 Ethical Marketing Tips for Combatives and Firearms Instructors

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PROTIP: The gun is not a magic totem against evil.

Kermit says: "You Learned Nothing at that 2 Hour Class at the Gun Show. But that's none of my business..."

This is why hand to hand skills, a good holster, awareness, and a backup weapon matter.   From Lose Your Illusions …Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m just going to republish what John Johnston at Ballistic Radio wrote, with his

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