Showing posts from January, 2011

The Ethical Warrior: Philosophy and why it is important

Jack Hoban Teaching the USMC at their base in Quantico Va. The following article is featured in . It was written by Jack Hoban and Bruce Gourlie, two talented professionals that I have the pleasure of working with. Jack's organization, Resolution Group International (RGI) is a professional training organization created to address the needs of military, law enforcement and civilian organizations. I am proud to be a part of this organization and work with such high caliber instructors with the same vision: To make a difference in a very profound way. So without further ado: The Ethical Warrior: Philosophy and why it is important We can help people become ethical by encouraging them to act more consistently in accordance with their moral values. That begs the question: “Why wouldn’t they act ethically in the first place?” There is a saying, “All actions proceed from philosophy.

Live - Protect - Inspire

Hiking Samaria Gorge in Crete 2008 Where to begin?! I was just sitting in Barnes & Nobles when I picked up a book called "Brains on Fire" and it hit me! I had a brief moment of clarity about a better way to communicate not only how I felt about my martial arts, conflict resolution & tactical training & teaching, but also why I chose this path in the first place and what YOUR part is in all of this is as well! Yes, that's right a clearer understanding on how to communicate what and why I train and teach! Now, trying to get it all in writing. My mind has been going a mile a minute since I sat down at B&N! I just hope I don't lose what I was feeling earlier before I can get it written down. Yes, the reason that I train & teach is to help others Live - Protect & Inspire themselves and others. As I write it down the words seem somehow hollow, like I've said that one million times before (probably because I have). So why did that sound so

Stretching, injury, and performance: A brief summary by Leonard H. Van Gelder

 Leonard Van Gelder It was a good night; our Wednesday Krav Maga class was going well, everyone was sweating and training hard. We were working on frontal chokes while being pushed up against the wall. Leonard was having a difficult time getting one of the escapes to work, so he asked for help. After going over a couple of details Leonard said that he had it. Apparently he did, because a second later I hear a huge crash. As I turned to see what was going on I saw Leonard execute the escape perfectly on his partner Chris who had fallen forward with enough force to break through the drywall. The look on Chris's face was priceless as he picked himself up and out of the gaping hole in the wall. Now you may be wondering what all this has to do with my blog. Well, nothing really, I just thought I'd give a little introduction to Leonard Van Geldner who was kind enough to write this article for my blog. I've known Leonard for about 8 years or so now, he is a very ta