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Category: Conditioning Techniques

Cognitive Preparation vs. Physical Preparation

Cognitive Preparation vs. Physical Preparation

As we so often do, let’s start with a quote: “Chance favors the trained mind.” – Louis Pasteur Oh, that’s a good one, one so worthy of repeating that we all have heard/encountered some version or variation of it in this or that business office or sundry Facebook status update. The truth of it is Read More

Five Critical Concepts for Mastering Close Quarter Combat

Five Critical Concepts for Mastering Close Quarter Combat

When learning self-defense, you learn a lot of techniques, weapons, and skills that make up the system you are studying. Of the many techniques you learn, which ones are really the most important for close quarter combat? If you’re serious about learning how to protect yourself using the techniques you learn, then you need to Read More

Special Agent Survival Tactics

Special Agent Survival Tactics

In my article “9 Special Agent Secrets for Street Survival” I described some places where you can scrounge up needed supplies if caught in a crisis situation. I promised that I would expand on each of the suggested places in this article that’s what I am going to do. If you are not a “prepper” Read More

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