To Be a warrior is to be self-possessed, centered, acutely aware, and empty. It is a very particular state of mind, one which focuses on the moment, free of doubts and idle speculations. "In a world where death is the hunter, my friend there is not time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions".
- Via Uncle Jim
I Do Not Choose To Be A Common Man
By Dean Alfange
I do not choose to be a common man. It is my right to be uncommon— if I can. I seek opportunity not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, "This I have done."
“Cogito, ergo armatum sum.”
Here's a good primer on how to ram a vehicle and break a road block
Dogma be damned. The relentless will drop what's not working, while the weak-willed have to fit into cliques, label themselves, and adopt cult-like thinking
Dani Shugart via T-Nation
Simple Things versus Critical Elements from Uncle JAK
I’ve said many times before that for creatures in Nature, getting through a day is very much an exercise in energy management. Investment measured against return. The Way of the Wild doesn’t hold it up as a good idea to expend valuable energy and expose the self to risk of injury or immediate death by attacking and killing out of such base sentiments as boredom or sheer malice, and defensive measures offered by the presumed “prey” are what hold potential attackers in check. Nothing in Nature meekly submits. It’s flight or fight, all the way!
Comtech's seminar schedule for 2016 is here
“When a nation forgets her skill in war, when her religion becomes a mockery, when the whole nation becomes a nation of money-grabbers, then the wild tribes, the barbarians drive in... Who will our invaders be? From whence will they come?”
Robert E. Howard
Improvising a tourniquet with your key ring and a bandanna. Life saving skills you need to know
In addition to our subscription Operator Series, I’ve elected to make
available several free instructional videos on subjects I consider critically
important in light of the current course of world history.
We are saturated with viewpoints (sometimes conflicting), particularly with
regard to firearms training. I want to introduce correct mindset in a way
that will inspire, embolden, and encourage aspiring Operators in pursuing
formal training from competent instructors.
All free videos can be viewed on:
Click on "Free Videos"
These are intended for unconditional sharing with friends, family,
colleagues, and all others who may benefit
>Range Training Conduct, Etiquette, and Safety
>Legally Justified/Defensible Use of Force
>Talking with Children about Terrorist Attacks/Mass Shootings
Of course, our subscription DTI Operator Video Series continues to expand
and goes into much more detail, and I surely hope aspiring Operators will
subscribe, but I think these free videos, intended for a wide audience, will
stimulate critical thinking and inspire everyone to join us in our
advancement and refinement of this Art.
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The 8 S's of Martial Success
This is truly sad, for most Americans an emergency costing $1000 would wipe them out. Our grandparents would be ashamed. Folks, start now, save, make an emergency fund. It's not that hard Increase your pullup count, yeah I know, we like to bench, squat and deadlift, but pullups are the king of bodyweight exercises for a reason A sniper's trick for staying focused
Hello, all! Took yesterday off for some range time with my son. Then some wind therapy with the missus. A great day indeed. It also gave me time to find extra articles to link for your surfing pleasure.
A reminder, I am accepting students beginning in September. There are still a few slots left open if you are in Northeast Ohio and are looking to train, either privately or in a small group, contact me at the email linked at the top of the page. Classes are tailored to your needs, not a one size fits all. We are living in interesting times folks, as Uncle Jim says, get trained or get chained.
Focus on your fight. A man’s life is incomplete without conflict; he becomes weak, soft and submissive once he’s been seduced by the allure of everlasting peace. Focus on what’s incredible in your life, on what excites you, makes your blood boil and heart race. Disregard your imperfections. We’re all scarred, scuffed and damaged in one way or another. And that’s okay. Waiting for perfection before taking action is murder. The whole bug out bag thing doesn't really appeal to me, now a get home bag, that's different, some tips here on building yours Yes, I know, the empire is crumbling, but it's because of stupidity like this school's actions. One mother takes a stand, bravo, madam, bravo Apparently, the wealthy do not like Google Earth, et al, invading THEIR privacy and are taking steps to fight back.
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