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WHERE THE WILD THINGS GO

There is much merit and brilliance in the high technology world we live in.  With very few exceptions, even those born “BC” (before computers) must strain to remember days before […]

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 […]

MOBILITY

Combat is a movement-based activity.  A true strength of the man-of-action is the emphasis – in preparation and in operations – on mobility.  Strength, speed, and endurance are only of […]

THE HALLIGAN

There are few – if any – professions that better emulate the EXEMPLAR ethic than the professional firefighter. In their myriad tasks and encounters, they have many tools, vehicles, protective […]

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 […]

THE MOMENT

Professionals train for one thing:  the moment. Hardship.  Physical discipline.  Steadfast perseverance.  Unquestioned loyalty and adherence to a standard.  All are aspects of training and why it occurs.  The young […]

BODY TRAINING

Physical training offers many goals:  Run a 10k race.  Increase the bench press.  Be the top performer in your Crossfit gym.  These are all worthy, all hard, all good. 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 […]

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