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Ambush vs. Hiding

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My '2nd' Mom turned 70 the other day. Who is my '2nd Mom? I have a friend who I've been hanging around since I kindergarten.
I've know them for over 40 years!
(Yikes! am I really THAT old!?)
I think I was over to his house more than my own as a kid.
Needless to say his Mom over the years became my 2nd Mom.
...Anyway we had a surprise Birthday party for her and seeing three generations of people who I've  known my whole life and I feel are more of a family to me than friends...
...It Reminded me how important our relationships are...
How important living a good life is...
It reminded me why being a protector is so important!
It reminded me on WHY WE TRAIN!!
For Life...
Yes, our own protection, of course...
But, even more so to help protect others too...
...That brings us back to our discussion...
Avoid - Escape - Ambush - Attack
What happens when Escaping isn't an option?!
We already (briefly) talked about Avoiding or Escaping one of these overwhelming insta…

Should You Escape Before Bad Turns Into Worse?!

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Escaping a Bad Situation:
Today would have been a "Perfect" Day. The weather has been simply gorgeous: Crisp. Sunny. Cool, but not too cool. Warm, but not too warm.
The leaves are just starting to change, but falls in the air.
I had a great run!
...and then remember what happened in Las Vegas, and it brings me back...
Not in a bad way, but there is a heaviness that is undeniable...
And it gets me to thinking again...
About life...
About Real Things...               ...about when things are less than perfect (to say the least)...
Avoid - Escape - Ambush - Attack
Should I Stay or Should I Go?!
My last email talked about ways to Avoid an act of terrorism and/or a "lone wolf" act of violence. 
Today I want to discuss ESCAPING.
First of all, we need to talk about the 'IF.'
Yes, that's right, you read that correctly 'IF' I should try to immediately escape... Strange subject I know, but when you train w/me we tend to explore things from many angles...

Should You Run, Hide or Fight?!

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Today's a little different...
Why? Because, I'm NOT at one of my usual coffee houses.
Nope, I'm actually at *drum roll* Starbucks at the mall... (Don't Judge!=)
If you know me at all you know that I'm not a Starbucks kinda guy. But, I'm here trying to use my  time wisely in between appointments.
I must admit though... I don't know if I can make it through this cup of joe... It's just not 'my cup of  coffee.' (Da dat da psssh). Sorry couldn't resist!
I'm here in flip flops trying to hold on to the last remaining warmer days before fall really takes a  hold of us!
...and then I heard the news about the mass shooting in Las Vegas...
...and now I'm back to thinking about some 'heaver' things... Some Thoughts On Active Shooter/Terrorism Preparedness If you trained at all w/me you'd know that I don't subscribe to living in paranoia and no I'm not a 'preper.'
I believe in being aware, empowered and skilled.
Ther…

Aim - Fire - Adjust!

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Well, after a summer resurgence, it looks like fall may be on its way again. I love Autumn, but it's a short season. Before you know it, the snow comes and you find yourself in winter. Such as life. It can be difficult to take the time to be in the moment amidst all of the planning, doing and busyness. Not to mention the reminiscing distraction, fear or regret. It can be challenging keeping balanced. Off to the Doc this morning... with the changing season, comes joint pain for me (probably a few of you out there too I'm guessing?!).
Dr. Eric does a good job putting me back together, and keeping me tuned up. He's an awesome chiropractor and does a physical therapy method called ART (Physical Release Technique) too. He works with a lot of professional athletes and although I don't give my endorsement to many chiropractors, but he's the bomb! ...And he's a great guy to boot!
Speaking of tune ups... No matter what you do in life. Whether it's a relationship, c…