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 
So, what happens when you train every day?
See the parallels! Currency and the collapse of the Roman Empire
Improvising a tourniquet with your key ring and a bandanna. Life saving skills you need to know
Mindset - taking charge after disruptive events
Wake up early

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 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.
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
Training hard does NOT mean training stupid
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.
Tips for becoming a kick ass father
No one ever climbed a mountain by looking at it.
Some nice sword and dagger work here 
Just stop, 21 things that modern men need to stop doing.
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.

Macabre, but pretty cool nonetheless, England's secret deadly garden 
PT and dry fire together, not new idea , but it's in a convenient package
Great article by Frank Gallagher on the job interview
Shadow work and the rise of middle class serfdom
Freaking Microsoft, this should scare the crap out of all of us. The spy in Windows 10.
Why do we keep having to argue this one??
Harley's got a new motor
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
From Gym Jones, Twitching.
Hygiene is part of self protection. Death in the pipes!.
Apparently, the wealthy do not like Google Earth, et al, invading THEIR privacy and are taking steps to fight back.
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Manly last words
pocket shield, I may have to look into this