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It's All In Transition

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  Sunday we had a great seminar at the local Krav Academy. We worked on firearm and knife defenses.  To be honest, we didn't work a ton of techniques... As a matter of fact we worked on one pistol disarm for two solid hours?! I Know What You're Thinking... How in Sam Hill do you work on one simple technique for two solid hours?! We broke down and drilled all the different transitions that made up the technique and drilled each piece of the full move.  We "thin sliced" every aspect of the entire maneuver to dial in the transitions (of course we recorded it. It'll be available to  Premium PeaceWalker Members . After you get a command of the basic technique, the magic is really in the transitions... How you 'frame' the situation.  Where you stand. How you place your body. Where and when you move. How you blend in with your adversary and the tactical space.  How smooth and fluid you are. Much of your success (or failure) is in your ability to manage those blim

Multitasking to a Fall-T

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  I've been going to physical therapy for my back for several months now. It really has helped me better navigate old injuries, new conditions and a lot of hard years on my body.  If you are active (and you should be!) it's not a matter of if you are going to have some injuries and conditions arise, it's when, how many and how bad! I'm sure you can relate!? That said, make sure you take care of yourself and have a team of medical professionals who can help you when you need them (before even!), to keep your motor running so to speak.  Well, here's a rather embarrassing story about the downfall of multitasking and an almost near 'situation' during my last PT training session.   To warm up for our session, Wendy, my PT typically has me walk on the treadmill for 5 or 6 minutes. Nothing crazy. No big incline or anything like that,  I even get to pick my own pace. She usually stands by me and we chat as I'm hoofing it.  Yesterday was no different.  I'm ne

Are You Ready for the Storm!?

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  What If?! What if you know you going to have to fight or survive some storm? What if you knew that there was an inescapable chance that you and your loved ones will face a big storm?! Would you prepare? ...Or would you just ignore all of the warning signs and hope for the best? Are you the kind of person who digs their well before they are thirsty? ...Or do you wait until dehydration sets in and hope that someone takes pity on you and gives (or sells) you some water? Tin Foil Hat or Ostridge?!  It's difficult finding balance between being overly paranoid  (just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that they're not out to get you... Hahaha =)  or someone who sticks their head in the sand. With our overwhelmed, just in time, reactionary society, this can be difficult. So, YOU have to be able to self regulate and find people who have a healthy perspective and level head.  Cultivate being calm in the face of a storm... AND develop the capacity to Live Joyfully! Yep, I sai