Maxwell Daily Dozen for Joint Mobility
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

Some FMA Drills

What to do When the Ammo has Gone: Dry Fire Drills
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.”
Training Opportunities
Here's a good primer on how to ram a vehicle and break a road block
Some quotes on manhood
         Strength and Honor

Why every man should be strong

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

Building a Bolt Bag
Simple Things versus Critical Elements from Uncle JAK
What are you training for self defense or a martial contest?
PT for the Tribe from Mr. Mosby
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! 
                                                                                            ~ In Ferro Vertas – Chapter the Third

Mens Sana Corpus Sana, training from the neck up 
Comtech's seminar schedule for 2016 is here
10 reasons to simplify your life
“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 
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So, what happens when you train every day?
See the parallels! Currency and the collapse of the Roman Empire
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Mindset - taking charge after disruptive events
Wake up early
Lotta history here
Twelve lessons from the Great Depression

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

Current topics:

>Range Training Conduct, Etiquette, and Safety
>Legally Justified/Defensible Use of Force
>Talking with Children about Terrorist Attacks/Mass Shootings

More coming!

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 maxims of Wabasha 
The Adults have left the building
The 8 S's of Martial Success

1. Strength
2. Speed
3. Stamina
4. Skill
5. Strategy
6. Suppleness
7. Sensitivity
8. Spirit
Yep, chicks dig 'em. Men and Scars
Seduced by Success
Dealing with Sorrow like Teddy Roosevelt.
Guro David Hatch
June 5, 2016 Medina Ohio
for more info
Simplify the deadlift
A man should have a code
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   
You! Yes, YOU, need to do Manly Shit
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A sniper's trick for staying focused
Making fire with a hand drill
More with the hand drill
The monk who brought kung fu to America
From Off Grid and just in time for the weekend, staying safe in a crowd and
surviving a riot
Greetings all! First, apologies on the lack of updates. Work, both my day job and side work have had to take priority. The RNC, as you probably know, was in Cleveland. I got a call from some folks I know for two side jobs, one as a medic and the other pulling security on a corporate VIP. Why do I say this? First, I got to work with some real pros which was a welcome experience. Second, I found a pretty slick piece of kit that I carried during the security detail. Take at the pic below, it's some of my first line gear. The piece that looks like a cell phone case is a blow out kit put together by Lasorsa and Associates. It holds a SWAT-T, Quick Clot gauze, gloves, wipes and a CPR mask. I put it in with some other gear to give you a sense of the compactness of the kit, I highly recommend it. Now, before anyone goes off, I know there are better choices than the SWAT-T as a tourniquet, but it has the advantage of being able to be used in a variety of roles beyond a simple TQ. It is also uber compact. 'Nuff said on that. Great day today, some serious wind therapy, a solid workout, a good cigar and glass of mead. Have a great weekend!
Does your Bug Out Bag suck? 
Change your life on your lunch break
I don't know what to say to this, except to quote Col. Cooper, it's an ingenious solution to a non-existent problem. 
So, you're a college grad and you protest the dress'd that work out for you bunky?
Life saving medical innovations
It's the apprentice, Chechen style!