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Unentangled Bladework PT. 1
By Ian Strimbeck | 5.19.2018
#Personal Defense #Combatives
This article is going to focus specifically on the tactics, techniques and procedures surrounding the use of a defensive blade while unentangled. This is a rabbit hole that can go extremely deep, but the goal of this piece is to understand robust and simple movements that will allow the practitioner to survive. In 2017, knife dueling is few and far between in developed first world countries. The majority of knife assaults occur within two arms reach and the victim initially not even knowing they’ve been stabbed. This is where the “fight” usually starts, from some type of entanglement. The goal for any type of knife problem is to hopefully work the opponent off of you and then at distance keep him off of you. The last thing you want to do is go through all the work of getting unentangled and have them crash back into you to get re-entangled all over again.
If You Can't See, You Can't Shoot
By Katie Thompson | 5.14.2018
#Strength and Conditioning #Mindset #Shooting
Target acquisition and identification is a huge part of high-performance shooting. Obviously.  If you can’t see, you can’t shoot.  There’s more to it than simply “seeing” your target though.  The eyes are just the first link in a complex chain of information processing that occurs in the brain which allows you to quickly and accurately assess, decide, and act upon targets.  More on the complex information processing stuff in a later write-up; for now, let’s just focus on the eyes (no pun intended).
Standards
By Ryan Johnson | 5.8.2018
#Shooting #Law Enforcement
Standards: 1. a level of quality or attainment. synonyms: quality, level, grade, caliber, merit, excellence.What standards do we place upon ourselves when working in an environment with others who do similar tasks (e.g. shooting)? What level of accountability should we have for our lack of proficiency when it comes to training? 
Building Epic Performances
By Katie Thompson | 4.20.2018
#Mindset #Shooting
Two primary things we need to get better at anything: practice and feedback. Practice we can do on our own, but feedback we must receive from someone else. Mentally tough people don’t “just show up,” they use each practice session to intentionally build mental and physical skillsets.