Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lessons From an Old Marine




Yesterday was Veterans Day and although I did send a quick shout out to all of our boys (and gals) out there who served, I wanted to take a minute to do a better job of it...

I want to recognize all of you who chose to serve in the Armed Forces. You chose a path that many of us in this country never do. Yes, there are some of you around that were drafted, but you STILL CHOSE to serve rather than abandon that call by way of draft dodging.

You may have went in to protect and serve your country. You may have went in because you wanted to invest in yourself in some way, training or college benefits. You may have went in because a judge 'suggested' it, to blow shit up... or the adventure of it...

Whatever the reason, you wrote a blank check and gave it to Uncle Sam that may have included sacrificing your life for a cause larger than yourself regardless if you realized the weight of the implications at the time...  

Thank You!

I hope you realize the level of service you provided. I hope you saw and still see clearly what it means to hold that position. What the fight was and continues to be for...

To protect and serve life is the highest calling. I believe that our Constitution and Bill of Rights works to do exactly that. However it is just a paper tiger unless we have people like you who are willing to put their life on the line to uphold what that agreement declared.  

Thank You!


Lessons From an Old Marine...

My dad was a Marine. He came from a very poor family. Due to lack of resources and other opportunities, he decided to go into the military. He hadn't graduated from school yet, so, he lied about his age to get in. Not only was he looking for opportunity for himself, but he wanted to take some of the burden off from his mom and siblings financially.

At a young age he was a protector...

He wanted to protect his family. So, in 1959 he joined the Marines and from his very first paycheck, he sent that money home to his mom to help support his family.

He got his GED as he served as an MP in Okinawa and the Philippines. He saw the ugly side of the segregation, race tension and riots. He got out in the mid-sixties when our country was building toward the Vietnam War. 

He didn't really talk about his service (to me anyway) until he was retired. It didn't sound like he really enjoyed his time in the Marine Corps, he said he did it out of necessity. 

Although he is very patriotic, I think he went in to protect his family more than his country. However he ended up Protecting and Serving both and for that I am grateful. 

Thanks Dad... I Love you. 

I have always been inspired by your example. You taught me how to be a protector... How to be a man. You were a man of few words. Your actions continue to teach the lessons... You lead by your example of what it means to be a true Protector...

I wouldn't be doing what I do today if it weren't for your example. 


Summit Honoring Our Vets

The Protectors Summit is a tribute to many of the Vets that I know and work with... 

It was a way to both honor them and serve you!

I interviewed over 20 U.S. & Israeli Military Vets / security experts asking them how they transitioned from soldier to civilian protectors AND how you and I can protect ourselves, our families and community better! 

You'll be surprised at some of the things they had to share.

Click below for details.




Talk to you soon!



Keep Going,
~Craig 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Aware-a-noid & the Perfect Weapon




Great Hearing From You!


The stories from my run struck a chord with folks...


Many of you wrote to me...

And for every one person who writes, I know there are many others who were intending to but didn't quite get around to it... No worries, I still feel you!


Words of Advice on Defense...


Thank you for all of the comments, suggestions and well wishes regarding that running incident the other week.

READ ABOUT IT HERE:




I'll admit, it's a bit ironic that I am getting all of this advice about self protection, sense I make a living at teaching personal defense & conflict management and all! =)

I think it's a good thing that you all care enough to take the time to write to me! IT'S WHAT THIS WHOLE PeacWalker Community IS ALL ABOUT! We have each other's back!!

I was looking for some engagement on this and that's exactly what you brought!

Choosing the Perfect Weapon...

I got advice regarding weaponry ranging from:

Better start carrying your pistol again...

Pepper spray...

Bear spray...

Personal Alarm...

Taser...

Get a dog...


New workout suggestions ranging from:


Change your jogging route...

Buy a bike and go to a local riding trail...

Get a gym membership...

Go swimming at the Y...

Planet Fitness is cheap and has treadmills...



Puppies, Pistols & Pepper Spray


I used to carry when I ran... That had it's own set of challenges, so I switched to pepper spray...

For years I carried it...

In time out of convenience, it went from my hand, to my pocket...

One day, I was quickly approached by a big dog not on a leash...

It happened so fast, I totally forgot about the pepper spray in my pocket, and didn't even think to draw it until after.

Luckily puppy was just a very excited 85lbs lab \ pit mix that ended up just like being pet and scratched behind the ears...

Time went on... a lot of time...

One day I forgot to bring my spray altogether...

Then I did it again...

I realized I lost the canister and needed to buy another...

The details get fuzzy after that...

But, nothing happened when I ran, so I put off getting another.

You see, in that respect, I'm like pretty much everyone else...

Guilty as charged!


A Weapon is a Tool...


But, here's the difference...

Weapons can be very powerful TOOLS!

Firearms, knives, clubs, OC Spray, Tasers... All good if used in context during the right situation with the right intent.

But the most powerful thing in the equation is the Mindset of the person wielding that tool.

If you are going to use any tool, weapon, you have to be ready and able to use it AND it must be immediately accessible in your time of need, otherwise it is useless to you!

This rule applies to ANY weapon! It doesn't matter if its a pistol, pepper spray or an atomic flame thrower!


Ambushes & Bamboozlement!


If you find yourself being caught off guard, ambushed or all around 'bamboozled', even your skill, accessible weapon and enthusiasm to use it will be greatly diminished. Maybe so much so to turn the scales of the situation from bad to worse.


Mindset & Awareness


Having the right mindset and situational awareness is important regardless of having a weapon or not!

Even with my lack of weaponry during my jog, I held the right mindset and awareness that gave me an advantage even in the compromising situation.

Having no distractions like headphones or extreme exhaustion, I was able to see and assess each of the individuals and situations before they occurred and as they changed.

Having the right Mindset gave me the the ability to establish a Plan A, B, C, D, etc. That can make all the difference in your presence and if push comes to shove, your survival. It's all a part of helping you be a tougher target. Even when the situation makes you vulnerable.
 

Environmental Considerations...

As I told you before, I've been running that route for decades. I grew up there. Rarely would I have any problems... And none like the ones I experienced last week, not that those were that terrible.
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Could I choose to run in more populated urban areas?!
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Yes, however..
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I CHOOSE to run alone on the trails. It's a calculated risk, like traveling, going to concerts and eating bacon! (mmmm bacon!)
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It isn't a high crime area... but it is secluded which can sometimes attract certain types of activities.
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If things like this continue to occur I may have a change of heart regarding my beloved route.
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Aware-a-noid


Conflict & violence can happen anywhere, so be ready regardless of time or place... you may or may not have access to a tool...

REMEMBER...

YOU ARE THE WEAPON!!

Be aware, but not overly paranoid (that's no way to live).

Years ago at a seminar a buddy of mine, Buddha, called it Aware-a-noid!

...It stuck!


Calculated Risk...


Your Life is a calculated risk... CHOOSE WISELY!

As for me...

I bought some pepper spray and I'm keep my options open on running routes!


Hear More Stories...


If you want to hear some more stories from U.S. & Israeli Military Vets and Security Experts regarding building a Protector's Lifestyle, check out the Protector Summit!

Click this link for full details and to Register to Save Your Spot Today!


Talk to you soon!


Keep Going,
~Craig

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tips He May Attack You





On my last blog post, we talked about how Foundational Grounding affects your ability to maintain Situational Awareness.

Today I wanted to get into a bit more 'boots on the ground' and share a few tips on what I call:

PCI's or Pre-Contact Indicators. Basically, warning signs that the person you're engaging with may become violent.

You see, when a person feel stress, it effects the mind, emotions and physical state. The body goes under certain physiological changes and those changes come out in behavior.

Here are some red flags or PCI's that research, history and experience have indicated as a precursor to someone lashing out with violence.

This list is NOT a complete list, as a matter of fact, if you see something that's not on it, please go on PeaceWalker Project Facebook Page and share it:



Here we go...


Head & Face:

Eyes bulge
1000 mile stare
He ignores you
He pays too much attention to you
Squints
He assesses your body parts and gear as potential targets./
Dry mouth
Clenching: Teeth, jaw, hands, arms, etc.
Tensing muscles
Facial twitches
Nostrils flare
Veins bulge
Chin tightens or drops
Tightens neck


Verbal:

Change in voice: High to low. Low to high. Fast to slow. Slow to fast. Quiet to loud or loud to quiet.  Lot of talking to quiet. Not talking to talking.

Threatens or promises of violent behavior
Announces that he's going to hurt you
His words become erratic, disjointed and distracted.



Hands & Arms:

Clinches fists
Fingers drum surface tops
His hands tremble or shake
His hand wander to positions such as near weapons on or near him.
He rises up or adjusts position nonchalantly.
Scratches head, yawns or stretches


Body:

Rises up from a seated position
Tries to wander
Gets too close
Assumes an aggressive stance
Blades body away from you
Takes off his jacket (Funny I know, but it actually happens!)
Bends at the knee / lowers his stance
Heel and/or toe tapping
Positions near potential weapons
Positions himself very near to you
Starts to walk away


There's More...

When I have more time, like in a course, I teach a rundown of 4 categories:

1) Distance, Position & Body Language
2) Emotional State & Voice
3) Face & Eyes
4) Hands & Weapons

But I wanted to keep this post somewhat short, so I just gave you some of the highlights. =)


Keep In Mind...

One Red Flag doesn't guarantee that there is an eminent attack on its way... You have to pay attention to the signs and understand that human behavior has patterns, however it can be somewhat unpredictable as well. That's why being able to control your "Tactical Space" or the place of advantage is so important!

But... That, my friend is a discussion for another day in another post.



Keep Going,
~Craig

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8 Surprising Awareness Tools





Man, we've been having some beautiful weather lately! Autumn is my favorite!!

For those of you who read my Isolated and Alone posts earlier this month (Oct. 2019), you may be wondering if I'm still jogging my old route...

Yes, I am...

I'll be honest, I re-routed for about a week, before (quite literally) going back down that same path again. And now I do mix up my route a bit more.

Risky?!

Maybe...

I hadn't seen any of those guys there before... or since (so far). Nor have I had any real problems in that area in all the years (decades) I've been running there.

Things like what I experienced a couple weeks ago can happen anywhere...

Yes, they have more of a chance to occur in certain places more than others. Isolated places are definitely one place where mischief and more can transpire... So it's good to stay in well populated places if you have concerns.

Also, there are certain locations that have a greater amount of crime and violence depending on the area. This area isn't a crime ridden area.

I still like my alone time, and I know it comes with certain risks...

So, was my chance encounter a fluke?!

Possibly...

I'll keep my ears a little more open and my eyes peeled... And if I keep running into suspicious or potentially dangerous people I may have a change of heart, but for now, I'll keep doing what I do.

Yes, I have taken up carrying again while I run...

But what?!?

A firearm? pepper spray? knife?  taser? Flame Thrower?!

Good question...

I'll let you guess what you think I opted for... =)



If You Only Knew...


If you only knew what, where, when how (and sometimes even Why) someone was going to get violent, it would be much simpler to deal with the situation.

We talked about being alert & aware...

In the programs I teach we cover Awareness Skills where you take into consideration yourself, others (including potential threats) and the situational environment...

Good stuff...

If you can see warning signs BEFORE something happens it's much easier to prepare for whatever 'It' is.



Here's The Problem...


When thing happen in isolation and we are present and focused it's easy to see the warning signs...

However, that's NOT typically how real life works. Oh, no, that'd be too easy!

We have to see these warning signs amidst Real Life of multi-tasking, busyness, boredom, stress, distractions, family, career, financial pressure, sickness, vacation, kids, life changes, late nights, early mornings...

Basically fitting 10lbs of crap in a 5lbs bag!


That's Where Things Get REAL!


This is why 'Functional Grounding' is SO IMPORTANT!

If we are just going through the motions so to speak... We can become distracted by our own lives... and that can result in lacking Tactical Awareness, also know as Situational Awareness.

Staying clear, alert and aware is easier when your life is in balance... Functional Grounding is a fancy term for living a balanced life. Taking care of yourself.

Now I could give an entire course on this (hey wait a minute... we DO have an entire course on this!), but not now. Today I'll just share this...


8 Surprising Awareness Tools!


1. Physical health:

It's easy to let things like exercise and diet go by the wayside once life get busy. But that's the only body you're going to get and it needs to carry you until the end of the game. That's why it's critical to continue to keep your body strong and healthy enough to enable you to do the things that make life worth living. Simple not easy! Here are the basics: REST: 8 hours per night & some vacation and down time every so often. DIET: Nothing crazy, just reasonable amounts of healthy fuel. EXERCISE: Strength, Flexibility/Mobility, Stamina/Cardio. Keep moving!

2. Family:

How balanced do you feel with your family? What's your relationship like with your spouse? Your kids? How about your parents and extended family members? Family ties are the tightest relationships you should have in your life no matter how busy things get at work. Family are truly the largest part of your support network and you'll never miss them more when you're at your lowest point.

3. Social:

Do you have a robust network of friends or not? Do you have a group of folks like you hang out with regularly, maybe go shooting or Krav class? If not, it's time to start building these kinds of relationships. Having people around you that you like and trust is one of the best indicators of living a long life. If you are sacrificing relationships like these because you're too busy, you're clearly not in balance.

4. Financial:

Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Hand to mouth? Do you spend what you make? Or are you saving some for a rainy day (and retirement?!)?  If you're working too much, and you don't have the money you need, something is clearly missing in the equation. Financial stress can crush a person and family. Mind your spending habits. Another simple, not easy step.

5. Career/Job:

It doesn't matter your job or profession... Even if you love what you do, its called work for a reason! It's not good to hate going into your job day in and out. And it's not just the job, it's also the life that it creates for you and your family. You have to weigh all of these things out. It's worth measuring how all that time you are investing in your work is paying off... Not just financially!

6. Civic:

How much time are you able to invest in the things you care about in your community? That can mean anything from volunteering to serving on the PTA or coaching a sports team-anything that turns you on when you give of yourself. Think of it as your attitude of gratitude. If you haven't made enough time to give back, you're missing out on a real emotional payback, because you are rewarded by the act of giving. And the key here isn't just signing checks-time and talent are the real gifts.

7. Personal Development / Expression:

Make sure you save some time for yourself. Hobbies, travel, retreats, whatever excites you, but do something 'just for you'. It'll make you better at everything else too!

8. Spiritual:

The final aspect of living a balanced life is your spiritual side. Connecting to something bigger than yourself! This could be anything from taking a walk in the woods to making a trip to church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or whatever fills up your spiritual cup. We need to renew ourselves when we're down-and it's something that can be easily neglected. Sometimes our personal pressures and problems seem insurmountable... Connecting to something BIGGER than ourselves, helps us to put those things in a better perspective.


Lifestyle?!

That's why building a Protector LIFESTYLE is so important!

You can be a beast at whatever the skill is required to take care of the situation, but if your life is wrecking you, it may inhibit your ability to deploy that skill in the moment.


It's a Marathon... AND a Sprint!

You can't spend your entire life sprinting!

Sorry!

You'll eventually burn out, crash into a wall or blow a gasket!

Yes, there are times when you'll have to 'Sprint', but remember, you're in this for the long haul, so if you think you can sprint all the way through, you're in for a rude awaking!

You gotta know when to put on the brake and when and how to 'floor it'!

That, my friend is the art!

If you want to really protect yourself, your loved ones and those in need, you'll have to be able to have the capacity to do both!

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See you next time!


Keep Going,
~Craig

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Alone & Outnumbered (part 2)





October... one of my favorite months!

Because I didn't want my last blog to be too long, I didn't tell you the rest of the story of my jogging incident...

(I know right?! I wish I was making this stuff up!)

If you didn't read the first part of this story, go back to my Sept. 26th email to read part one. (If you're new to these emails, no worries, I'll be posting part one in next weeks blog next week.)

So...


I Get Passed the Troubled Youth


I can hear their voices fading in the background, which reinforced to me that they in fact were just blowing some adolescent smoke.

...It may have been a different story had I stopped and fully engaged them.


My Sigh of Relief Only Lasted a Second...

Still jazzed up and prepared for a confrontation, I came around the next bend to see a white pickup truck in front of the train trestle that I have to cross to get to the other side of the creek.

When I saw the white pick up truck and the guy wearing the reflective vest, I figured they were from the construction company that had been there a few weeks ago digging a new drainage ditch. 

I sighed a breath of relief thinking that I have some back up if those kids came around for some trouble...

And I'd be wrong...


From the Frying Pan to the Fire!


You ever see one of those low budget horror movies where just after the character narrowly escapes being taken out?!

You know, they see help... 

Relax...

Then...

WHAM!!

Just when you thought was safe, something bad or worse happens!?

Well, it was kinda like that...


No Place to Go...


Picture this...

I'm about 2 3/4 miles into my run... Alone, in the woods... Down a trail... 1/2 mile from anyone who could help me... Just about got into a physical altercation w/4 guys... They're still behind me, so I can't go back... Trees and more woods on either side of me... A truck in front of me is blocking the only bridge that crosses the creek to continue not only my run, but to the closest way to safety...

Initially, as I said, I thought that truck and the two guys were construction or rail way workers...

But...

As I get closer and start going around the truck, I see that these are NOT construction workers...

Rather they look like a couple guys fishing...

No big deal, right?!...

Wrong again...


There were two of them...


One wore filthy gray sweat pants and a Poison concert shirt that looked like it hadn't been changed since their first album came out in 86'.

The other had a construction style reflective vest. He was missing all of his front teeth and looked haggard and worse for wear.


If Looks Could Kill...


The guy w/the sweat pants looked at me suspiciously and aggressively... With disdain, dislike, even hate in his eye... A 'Who the f*ck are you, and what the h*ll are you doing here look on his face...

I don't know if things went from bad to worse... but one thing was for sure, I wasn't outta this mess yet...


(Jesus.... Really!? I thought... I'm just trying to get my workout in gang!)

"You Run'n?" Sweatpants asked me with edgy tone and look of complete contempt on his sour face.

I thought...

No wise ass... what's your first clue?! My running shoes, drenched shirt, sweaty bald head, or hard breathing?  Of course I'm f*n running...

But, that's not what I said...

"Yea, getting a jog in... You guys fishing?" I responded with a bit more of a sarcastic edge than I had intended.

"I used to fish down here when I was a kid...' Catching myself and trying to lighten the moment.

The reflective Vest man seemed way more jovial. And asked if I ever got any? (Fish).

I said that I would rarely get anything, but that was a long time ago...


They Looked Suspicious...


Something was up...

These two looked suspicious...

One was too jovial, the other too ornery...

I think they thought I was a cop or DNR, checking out what they were up too.

I'm convinced that they were up to something illegal. Either drugs, illegal fishing... a warrant out on one or both of them... Something...

Who knows, maybe it had something to do w/those kids?

I don't know, but either way, I wasn't going to stick around to find out...
 

His Hand Went Toward His Waist...

As I was making my way around the truck, Mr. Sweat Pants hand went toward his waistline...

I thought...

Oh, f*ck... Here we go!

I was about 8 feet from him...

Too far away from him to get a hold of him...

Yet close enough to be an easy target if he had a gun...


My Breath Caught in My Throat...

I was ready to do what I could...

But luckily he seemed to just be tucking in his shirt. (It didn't look like he was indexing a weapon...)

Maybe I was just being overly paranoid because of my last incident w/those kids?

I don't know, but I kept moving passed them regardless...

I yelled back over my shoulder, wishing them good luck and crossed that bridge the fastest I ever had.

Before long I was back out on the main road reflecting on the couple strange and dangerous encounters I just had.

As long as I've been running this route I've never had very many problems... let alone two incidents in a row like this. 

I couldn't get home fast enough...

I had enough 'adventures' for today!

Maybe It's time to rethink my running route?!


Keep going,
~Craig



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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bjj Would've Been Suicide!





For decades I've been running the same trails by the Krav Academy w/relatively no incidents, so I figured yesterday would be like every other day...

Not quite...

About two and a half miles in to my run...


I Noticed 4 Guys Walking...


They were young, I'd say high school...

I could tell the leader, he was the one out in front of the other two smoking a cigarette.

Big kid, a bit taller than me and filling his white t-shirt w/an athletic build. The guys that trailed slightly behind him were a little smaller than me and looked subordinate to the guy leading the pack.

In all the years I've been running that trail, I rarely run into anyone let alone trouble...

Once in a while I'll see a vagrant, fisherman or fellow runner, but typically my biggest worry is dogs. (Last year I was bit by someones little yapper... but that's another story for another day...).

So, as I got closer, I do what I always do; give'em a wide berth, try not to look exhausted, look at them in the eye and say, "How's it going Gentlemen?"


At First There Was No Problem...


A couple of the guys shyly said "hi"...

But, as I pass White Shirt, he lets out a plume of smoke, sneers and with a mean spirited laugh says,

"Want a cigarette?"

Had I been quicker on my feet, I might have had a witty, but disarming comeback, but I didn't, so I just kept running.

I didn't get but a few yards from them when the smack talk & threats come...

"F*ck you!"

F*cking a**hole!

"We're going to F*cking kick your a**."

"F*cking pussy!"


Tired, 1/2 Mile from Any Help & 4 on 1...


Now, I've had my fair share of run ins, so I had a good idea this was just a bunch of adolescent monkey dancing, but...

There were four of them...

They were young...

And Big...

I was tired...

And a half mile from the main road...

I didn't have my gun...

And I didn't want trouble...


The Adrenaline Kicked In...


When I jog, I pay attention, no earbuds...

Anytime I see or hear someone when I'm out running, I'm alert...

But as soon as I came on these guys and saw White Shirt my adrenal glands gave me an 'extra boost'.

My mind went to a few scenarios of 'what to do'...

Plan 'A'...
Plan 'B'...
Plan 'C'...


Could I make it to safety?

...Unlikely, if they decided to run after me. They were younger, the big one was most likely stronger... regardless they were fresh and less than half my age... And I was tired!

Taking on four guys is a recipe for ER or worse...

This is not a time to grapple with them figuratively or literally...

If they stopped me and deescalation didn't work what options did I have?!

My gun!?

Nope, I wasn't carrying...

Krav?!

Improvised weapons?!

Yes, I had my knife on me, but really didn't want to have to use it...

However, I know how the mob mentality could go from bullying, to assault, to worse pretty easily.

Things could get UGLY!

I wasn't looking to see how any of that would go, but I knew...


This Could Go South Fast...


WTH ~ Feels like I'm in 8th grade again facing a group of high school bullies...

But I'm 49 years old and this isn't grade school!

Luckily (and pretty predictably), I kept running, they kept yelling, the space between us got wider and nothing more came of it.

I was ready because you never know what could happen...

I was grateful for my training, because it gave me options, clarity & confidence...

But also the dose of level headed-ness that is necessary to keep yourself out of trouble...

And maybe even a snowball's chance in h*ll of surviving the violence that sometimes become unavoidable...


When Nice Isn't Enough...


Many people believe that being nice and respectful is enough to get you out of any situation...

They'd be WRONG!

Yes, its a good place to start, but you need more!

You need to be able to take care of yourself in situations like these (and others), when it comes to dealing with the spectrum of human conflict!


I Call It Being a PeaceWalker...


PeaceWalkers are everyday people who train to protect the Life of self & others. We belong to a unique fellowship of individuals who have the clarity, courage & skill to effectively deal with the wide spectrum of human conflict. We are motivated by Life & Love more so than fear & hate. PeaceWalkers lead from the front and dedicate ourselves to personal growth and constant training in pursuit of being a protector. We are capable of great empathy, diplomacy and as a last resort, violence for the purpose of protecting the Value of Life. We have the resolve and ability to do most good, least harm for all as we embrace our will to Live, Protect & Inspire.

Don't Just Take My Word For It...

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Have a great day!


Keep Going,
~Craig

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Why is a Protector's Hoop is So Important?!


2019 Buyu Camp - NJ USA

Back from Jersey...

Good weekend of training out at Jack Hoban's Buyu Camp.

WTH is Buyu Camp?

It's a camp where people come to train and re-activate their Protector Identity, as they practice a modern adaptation of an ancient Japanese martial art called Budo Taijutsu.

Some are professional protectors and many run training groups of their own. Regardless, we are all protectors and come together to create what Jack calls a 'Hoop'. 

A 'Hoop' is a Sioux tradition that inspired him when he read about it in a book called Hanta Yo.

A 'Hoop' is a yearly event when numerous smaller tribal groups come together for a few days. They congeal into one larger group for a short time for the purpose of  exchange knowledge and reconnecting. Afterward, they disperse and go back to their own respective territories and lives.

Jack relates this yearly Buyu Camp Event to that ancient Hoop, where training groups come from all over to practice and stay connected. This realignment with not only the bigger group, but even more important realign with the larger overall picture of being protectors.

It's a great time...


Why Should You Connect?


One of the leading causes of mental & physical health issues is feeling isolated from others and from the inspiration of the Bigger Picture.

Your mom always told you to be careful of the friends you keep!

If you want to be a better protector... Stay connected with other protectors!

Here's why...

If you want to feel safe, healthy and successful, in everything from your personal to your professional Life, being a protector... a PeaceWalker, is going to help you in EVERYTHING you do.


You don't even have to get the info and connection here...  But you need to find it someplace! Learn how to deal with conflict and violence so you can not only protect yourself, family and community. Dial your skills in so you know what to do when 'It' hits the fan!

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Keep going,
~Craig