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Category: Conditioning Techniques

Three Simple Tips to Getting Combat Ready

Three Simple Tips to Getting Combat Ready

As a guy who carried a gun for over 35 years of my life, I can tell you that a gun is a tool, and like all tools, they can fail. You may find yourself in a position where you cannot draw your weapon or drawing your weapon should not be your first response. In Read More

Aquatic Tactics: Safe Ascents & Dry-Land Drills

Aquatic Tactics: Safe Ascents & Dry-Land Drills

In prior articles in this series we have dealt exclusively with descending, preparing to descend, and how to manage comfortably while at depth. Now, let’s talk ascents as there are some dangers here as well, but, again, a marriage of science and indigenous diving wisdom renders these dangers negligible. As we have discussed, when the Read More

AQUATIC TACTICS: Equalizing Pressure – The “Hands-Free” Series by Mark Hatmaker

AQUATIC TACTICS: Equalizing Pressure – The “Hands-Free” Series by Mark Hatmaker

(This article is best consumed in series with the prior offerings regarding Aquatic Tactics found here, here and here. ) In the previous lesson we covered the science behind the essential need for pressure-equalization when working sub-surface and ran through a series of methods to accomplish this end that required a free hand, i.e., “The Read More

Aquatic Tactics: Equalizing Pressure with the “Pinch” Series

Aquatic Tactics: Equalizing Pressure with the “Pinch” Series

(This article is best consumed in series with the prior offerings regarding Aquatic Tactics found here and here.) If we have developed the skill to swim, possess a reasonable breath-holding capacity (a comfortable one-minute is sufficient across many cultures), and have a willingness to work our aquatic tactics fully, the limiter at this point is Read More

Attacking The “Buckler” From Heenan To Louis

Attacking The “Buckler” From Heenan To Louis

First, what’s a buckler? A buckler is a small round-shield wielded by swordsmen or spearmen, it is worn on the defensive forearm or held in the defensive hand. While the weapon-hand went to work the buckler was used to deflect blows and at times used as a weapon itself. OK, so what does a buckler Read More

Strike Like You Mean It: The Fluid Shock-Wave Principle

Strike Like You Mean It: The Fluid Shock-Wave Principle

I would like to introduce you to a fighting principle called the Fluid Shock Wave Principle. I was taught this principle when I became an instructor in a police defensive tactics system called PPCT which stood for Pressure Point Control Tactics. Even though this was the primary focus of the system, I won’t be talking Read More