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!
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“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:
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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
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 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.
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I've taught my kids this for years, forget lockdowns they will get you killed. If you can't fight back, get out, avoid the rally points, you are on your own NSFW! a rant from the Mountain Guerilla - WAKE UP!
“Narrative Fight?” From Mr. Farnam
This “narrative fight” pronouncement by BHO's idiot press secretary defines perfectly the dogged unwillingness of BHO and HRC to commit Americans to engage in a “gunfight” with radical Islamic jihadis.
BHO and HRC are “wine & cheese liberals,” who have never had to fight anyone, nor for anything, in their entire pampered, leftist lives.
Deep down inside, they cannot confront the thought of mortal combat, fighting, guns, and war.
Consequently, they fear (and despise) armed, courageous American citizens, in and out of uniform, who stand ready to fight to protect their families, friends, neighbors, and their nation in a shooting-war against Islamic jihadis.
Because BHO, HRC, et al choose to cower and capitulate as a way of life, they struggle constantly and desperately to convince Americans that nothing is worth fighting for.
Yet, since 1775, Americans have been “gunfighters!” In order to preserve our civilization, we have always found fighting unconditionedly necessary.
We disarm at our peril!
“...but the Mahommedan religion increases instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness.
... All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis (jihadis), as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs; fit onlyto be treated as such.
... In each case, civilization is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face-to-face with that of peace.”
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Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30
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Become a more effective martial artist in two days with the JKDAA East Coast Retreat, featuring Sifu Singh, founder of the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association. Learn:
Wing Chun, The Nucleus of JKD
Kali Attribute Development Drills
BJJ, Wrestling, Tai Chi and Kinomutai
Street Savate, Boot-based Kicking
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Going to lift heavy things? Don't warm up, ramp up
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Some of the fine champagne over at the Barbarian Lounge, a podcast with MAA James Keating More and more of this is seen these days, and it needs to stop if we are going to survive. The culture of learned helplessness Here is a powerful video showing the truth on gun control and those stupid signs Praesidium A really good tutorial on making and using a bow drill
This one will not make some folks at the dojo happy, but it's true. NSFW!
I won't go into the madness of handing out narcan, yet gouging on an epipen, instead, hear what the folks at Doom and Bloom have to say.