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“The best form of defense is attack.”
– Karl von Clausewitz


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A warrior acknowledges his pain but he doesn’t indulge in it.
The mood of the warrior who enters into the unknown is not one of
sadness; on the contrary, he’s joyful because he feels humbled by
his great fortune, confident that his spirit is impeccable, and
above all, fully aware of his efficiency. A warrior’s joyfulness
comes from having accepted his fate, and from having truthfully
assessed what lies ahead of him.

Warrior Path & Carlos Castaneda

American Hero!

Marine Capt. Garrett T. “Tubes” Lawton, 31, of Charleston, West Virginia was killed by an IED strike in Herat Province, Afghanistan on August 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Trisha, and two sons, Ryan, 6, and Caden, 4.  Reprinted from Crossfit website.

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Principle of War

“There is only on principle of war and that’s this: hit the other fellow as quick as you can, and as hard as you can, where it hurts him most, when he ain’t lookin’!” – –

Sir William Slim, 1956


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Cool Gift!

Here is a great gift for the Warrior in your life!


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The Power of Science

“A warrior is on permanent guard against the roughness of human behavior.  A warrior is magical and ruthless, a maverick with the most refined taste and manners, whose worldly task is to sharpen, yet disguise, his cutting edge so that no one would be able to suspect his ruthlessness.”

by Carlos Castaneda

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Who Dares Wins!


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Strong Finishes

I was browsing through Kelly McCann’s latest Combatives book and he makes a point in an early chapter about “consistent strong finishes” in training.  A lot of people develop a bad habit of stopping in the middle of a drill if they don’t perform a technique picture-perfect.  They often start all over mid-stream or even rush through to the end without putting any intention into their movements.  I have had some students rush through every combination and never fully complete a iteration of a drill, sometimes even mumbling things like, “well, you know.”  Unfortunately, consistently stopping short can go right into the neural motor program you are trying to develop.  A lot of unwanted things can go into that motor program, including giving the gun back to a bad guy you just disarmed.  I have seen it happen.  So, Kelly’s point is, in the real fight, you don’t get do-overs.  You have to keep going, even if you completely flubbed a technique.  Be ready for the next strike until you know the fight is through. In training, unless an instructor is specifically dissecting your actions to diagnose a problem, follow the drill to its conclusion, and then talk about what you did right and what you can do differently the next time.  Do it again and again, if you have to, until you have that positive experience imprinted on your mind, but finish the drills and drill with intention!

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