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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Comments on Preparation for Combat

With regard to the training aspect, I subscribe to the following: 1) Simple is what killing is, whether with a spear or a JDAM. The act itself is simple. 2) […]

EXEMPLAR HABITS OF THOUGHT: THE AES TRIPLEX OF THE EXEMPLAR

  “Oak and triple bronze encompassed the breast of him whose frail craft he entrusted to the wild sea for the first time…” HORACE – the Third Ode Some years […]

BIAS FOR ACTION

The Exemplar is a doer.  An active participant who seeks to enter the arena and take decisive steps to solve a problem or improve the situation.  Trains to be ready; […]

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