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Training Tip Tuesday

Posted on 11 May, 2021 at 10:35 Comments comments (2)

Training Tip Tuesday ---Legal Training-One of the most common deficiencies in the vast majority of citizens’ overall self-defense strategy is their basic understanding of the law in regard to self-defense. Throughout the years, I have heard people say, with absolute conviction mind you, statements that have ZERO legal basis. It is not uncommon for people to say, “My brother who is a cop said…or I was reading on a gun debate message board, or I heard that...” Not knowing the law is not a defense, and misunderstanding the law (even with good intentions) is not a defense. Because legal issues are of monumental importance, can be complex, and can change over time, it is critical that you add legal training to your overall program.

 

Fundamental Handgun Mastery and Personal Defense Mastery are both available on Amazon! Our 8 Week Women Empowered Boot Camp starts June 6th. And of course our wildly popular Concealed Carry Course returns in July. Train hard and be safe everyone!


Training Tip Tuesday

Posted on 4 May, 2021 at 10:55 Comments comments (1)

Training Tip Tuesday “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and then add what is specifically your own.” - The previous quote is attributed to the legendary Martial Artist, Philosopher, and Actor Bruce Lee. Before I continue writing, I should say I agree with the message. That being said, I think the concept in this quote has been misapplied by a substantial amount of well-intentioned people. Specifically, the “reject what is useless” portion of the quote. In both firearms and empty hand martial arts, I have seen people “reject what is useless” in terms of a technique they are not familiar with, or steps to perform a firearm manipulation, etc. simply because they were not IMMEDIATELY proficient at it. “Yeah, I tried that technique it does not work for me.” “I do not do it that way because my hands are too small, my legs are too short,” or whatever excuse they come up with. The point I am making is too many people give up on a certain technique or method way before they are qualified to do so. Ultimately, this hurts their skill development and understanding in the long run. So, to end this training tip of the day I give you this quote from an unknown source, “To be good at something, you have to be willing to be bad at it.”

 

Fundamental Handgun Mastery and Personal Defense Mastery are both available on Amazon in paperback and kindle. Women Empowered Boot Camp is a month away. Check our website for upcoming Concealed Carry Course dates. Train hard and be safe!


Training Tip Tuesday

Posted on 27 April, 2021 at 14:25 Comments comments (0)

Training Tip Tuesday: Always be a Student- It is incredible how many “instructors” in both martial arts and firearms only “teach.” It appears that these people want the title of instructor before doing the work that the position deserves. This should always raise suspicions amongst current and prospective students. The best teachers are the most dedicated students. If you are a teacher, you owe it to yourself, and more importantly your students, to be just as much a student as you are a teacher. If you are a student who wishes to become a teacher, know that you should and will ALWAYS be a student.

 

Fundamental Handgun Mastery and Personal Defense Mastery are available in kindle and paperback on Amazon. Check out our website for upcoming courses. Train hard and be safe!

Training Tip Tuesday

Posted on 20 April, 2021 at 13:15 Comments comments (2)

Training Tip Tuesday: Working Through Plateaus-Training to become proficient in any skill has its ups and downs. Training is also just as much a mental game as it is a physical one. I think it is important to remember that getting better is not always a direct path. You will have good days and bad days as well as what will seem like plateaus in your development. Many people misunderstand this process and subsequently quit because they think they have reached their full potential. On the contrary, pushing past these phases of the learning process is precisely why you will improve. Remember this the next time you have a couple of bad performances at the range. The real battle will be won simply by staying in the game!

 

This Sunday is our Concealed Carry Course. Also, our next Women Empowered Boot Camp begins June 6th. We hope to see you soon!

Training Tip Tuesday (On Wednesday)

Posted on 14 April, 2021 at 15:00 Comments comments (0)

Training Tip Tuesday (One Wednesday) - Change Things Up-Although cliché, it is hard to argue that humans are creatures of habit. In terms of skill development, this is not always the best thing. While consistent, focused, repeatable reflexes are ideal in certain segments of the skill-building process, this also leads to plateaus and stagnation. Sometimes this happens without us realizing it. Change things up, practice things you do not think you are good at, and always be open to new drills and ways of doing things. Not only is this fun, but it will also make you better!

 

Our incredible Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course is happening on Sunday, April 25th! Email [email protected] to sign up today.

 

Fundamental Handgun Mastery and Personal Defense Mastery are available on Amazon in paperback and kindle!


Exciting times

Posted on 11 January, 2021 at 14:36 Comments comments (24)
I know I write about it often, but I really am exciting about all of our upcoming events because I know there is something for everyone!

Royler Gracie will be here next week for two incredible law enforcement seminar.

I teach Jiu-Jitsu for all levels of experience throughout the week.

Women Empowered is exceeding all expectations and we have a FREE Seminar on Friday, February 12th and our next boot camp begins on Sunday, February 21st.

Our first Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course of 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, January 31st in Overland Park.

Train hard and be safe!

Last day of 2020

Posted on 31 December, 2020 at 13:59 Comments comments (8)
Hopefully you made the best of this crazy year! I have a feeling 2021 is going to be an amazing year.

Our first Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course of 2021 is Sunday, January 31st. I hope to see you there!

Train hard and be safe!

Concealed Carry

Posted on 9 December, 2020 at 13:26 Comments comments (30)
While my last public Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course for 2020 was last weekend, I actually have one more private Concealed Carry Course left to teach next weekend. If attending a public course is not what you want to do, then we would love to set up a private training session with you or your group!

Train hard an be safe!

Concealed Carry Course Recap

Posted on 8 December, 2020 at 13:47 Comments comments (4)
Our last Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course of 2020 did not disappoint. Not only was it an energetic and engaged group, everyone did an outstanding job.

If you missed us in 2020, no worries at all! We are back full speed in 2021 with three course dates already scheduled and more to come.

Train hard and be safe!

The Weekend is HERE!

Posted on 4 December, 2020 at 11:55 Comments comments (22)
It is here! The first Friday in December, which means this is the start to an outrageously fun and busy training weekend. Jiu Jitsu private lessons today, and several Jiu Jitsu group and private classes tomorrow. Sunday is our last Kansas and Missouri Concealed Carry Course of 2020 and it's going to be a good one! Finally, I will cap off the weekend with a few more private lessons as well the Women Empowered Course.

Train hard and be safe everyone. I can't wait to train with you.

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