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EVER FORWARD

Ever forward is a moral axiom for the Exemplar man or woman. It is a principle of action and a charge of behavior. Ever forward is the means by which […]

HARD FEET – STRONG BACK – GUNFIGHTER MENTALITY

Looking at bodybuilders is a glance at the human form “in extremis.”  The dedication and discipline is clearly to be admired; much focus and single-mindedness go into the workouts, nutrition, […]

MAN STRONG

When I was a teenager, I spent a good bit of time with a tough New England farmer and woodsman.  He worked a farm that had been in his family […]

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 […]

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 […]

HARD TO KILL

Apex Predator animals eat, rest, and move.  They grow to maturity, defend their turf, kill to survive.  They don’t train… they live.  They are – in every sense of the […]

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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