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Category: Mark Hatmaker

A Master Trainer on Training for Toughness by Mark Hatmaker

A Master Trainer on Training for Toughness by Mark Hatmaker

You’ll have to tolerate a paragraph or two from me before we get to the meat of today’s lesson, some wise words from a Master Trainer on training for robustness. Who is the Master Trainer I speak of? Jimmy DeForest.

Dogs & Humans: The Art of Submissive Signaling

Dogs & Humans: The Art of Submissive Signaling

Dog Submissive Signals: To keep peace or to be clear about not issuing challenges to hierarchical authority dogs use a variety of behaviors to “keep safe.” It is wise to pay close attention to this species with which we share a symbiotic relationship as there may be something telling in these universal strategies, one we Read More

Warrior Awareness: The Killing Hand

Warrior Awareness: The Killing Hand

There is a 90% chance that you, Dear Reader, are right-handed. Left-handedness has an approximate 10% distribution in human populations. Some research shows there is an approximate 30% of us who delegate tasks between hands, so called ambidexterity. But if we dig deeper on this mixed-handedness, it is not true even-handedness. This 30% still shows Read More

Training for Courage by Mark Hatmaker

Training for Courage by Mark Hatmaker

Do you consider yourself courageous? Now, whether you answered that question in the affirmative or the negative or in the “Well, maybe, a little” let’s now answer this… Would you like to be more courageous?

The Utility of Gang Pride

The Utility of Gang Pride

California courts have been wrangling with a case regarding the legality of police ripping the “patches” off of the jackets of a particular motorcycle “gang.” The “gang” in question prefers to be called The Mongols Motorcycle Club and to keep matters simple I will refer to this group as The Mongols from here on out. Read More

How To Bet On A Cat Fight by Mark Hatmaker

How To Bet On A Cat Fight by Mark Hatmaker

If one is serious about conflict and combat studies, it is instructive to open the examination to other species. Such studies allow us to see the myriad similarities in aggression, stand-down tactics, flight behavior, et cetera and allow them to inform our own game. We humans often get a bit “theory-blind” and fail to see Read More