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MISTER BULL-RUCK

To the in-the-field professional, there are lot of gear choices.  Any decent outdoor store is replete with sleeping bags, cool stoves, lanterns, and every conceivable type of high-speed clothing known […]

Mentoring the man in the arena

For those who would have a bias for action, it is ignoble to know and not to act. On occasion, the action required is good counsel. I once had a […]

CYCLE OF FUNCTION

The performance cycle – or cycle of function – of the M16 rifle is the following:  feeding-chambering-locking-firing-unlocking-extracting-ejecting-cocking.   Two of the steps – extracting and cocking – occur at the […]

PERFORMANCE UPON DEMAND

Peaking for an athletic event with a long, detailed training plan has long been considered a solid road to success.  Terms such as programming and Specific Action to Imposed Demands […]

NEVER SECOND PLACE

A legendary Border Patrol Agent, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and experienced gunfighter, Bill Jordan coined two phrases that apply to the path of the professional.  The first is […]

PREPARATION

Preparation is a reflexive habit of action. There is no training.  Training is a “go a couple of times a week and do it” event.  Professionals don’t train – they […]

Defensive vs Protective: A Matter of Mindset

(Reproduced from www.hoplology.com)   The word “mindset” is often bandied about in combative training, though it doesn’t seem to be easily defined nor well applied in practice. We prefer the […]

ACTION IS THE MESSAGE

In the context of Character-Consciousness-Capability, one clear axiom comes to light. Action is the Message. The world we live in today is dynamic, turbulent, and it can offer diversions that […]

Exemplar Habits of Thought

The Exemplar Path is not for everyone. However, those seeking the path – and perhaps more importantly, those wanting to follow the path – must find some habits of thought […]

“Defend” vs “Protect”

In hoplology, attack and defense are definitely considered distinct. Moreover, hoplology separates “defend” and “protect.” While in the common vernacular “defend” and “protect” are often used interchangeably, for hoplological purposes, […]

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