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Category: Combat Mindset

How To Survive A Traffic Stop When You’re Armed by Derek Smith

How To Survive A Traffic Stop When You’re Armed by Derek Smith

No one likes a traffic stop, Not even cops. Next, to domestic disputes, this is probably the most dangerous thing police officers do every day. Every traffic stop is potentially deadly for the police officer. It’s not just the danger of gunfire or sudden assault that police officers face… more get killed by passing traffic 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

Special Agent Survival Tips: Cover vs. Concealment by Derek Smith

Special Agent Survival Tips: Cover vs. Concealment by Derek Smith

You don’t have to be a special agent to know that the first rule of winning a gunfight is to never get shot. Why? Well, getting shot greatly reduces your chances of emerging victorious. One thing we DID learn as agents is that if you DO get shot, it is not the end, you must Read More

Training Anticipatory Stress: Part 1 by Mark Hatmaker

Training Anticipatory Stress: Part 1 by Mark Hatmaker

Today’s offering will start with a quote from American literature and a word or two as to what that might have to do with our own combat training, then proceed into the physiology of how your body reacts with ZERO training in the shadow of physical confrontation; we will ponder how those evolved reactions are Read More

Urban Survival Techniques: Staying Safe During a Disaster

Urban Survival Techniques: Staying Safe During a Disaster

As we weave our way through 2019 there are lots of things people are worrying about now: government shutdowns, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, concerns about the worsening economy, and worsening crime to name a few. This is a good opportunity for me to take a look at some practical urban survival techniques to stay safe Read More

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