0300 - Safety as a Concept In Training and in Life

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Recently I stopped to look at the rules that were posted in our local YMCA swimming pool. There were a total of 14 rules listed one of which was, "No breath holding contests." It was really frustrating to read the rules that were trying to address very specific situations that were considered a danger and missing the big picture. There was no mention of "Swim within your ability," or any other rule that addressed safety as a concept. When we have rules like, "No breath holding contests," I always look for the rules that say, "Do not park your vehicles in the swimming pool," and "No chainsaws allowed in the hot tub." We can never address EVERY safety concern with a rule and we need to stop trying. When we attempt to cover it all specifically we will miss something, we will smother those we are trying to protect with minutia and we short circuit out goal of creating a safer environment.

0299 - Getting Children Into Car Seats Safely

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I don't prescribe to the idea of safety based on good neighborhoods and bad neighborhoods, but we can look at some patterns and do our best to choose where we spend our time. Where we live, work and go to school all tend to be what they are we mustn't forget that we control our own destiny and if we don't like our surroundings it is within our power to effect change in our lives. There are decisions that are even more under our control such as where we shop and where we spend our recreational time that we have even more control over.

0298 - AAR ICE Training's Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course Day 2 and the Skill Development Cycle

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There are very few courses out there that effectively teach, develop and then evaluate skills. When we start dealing with the challenging world of Extreme Close Quarters Tactics field gets narrowed even further. Rob Picus has spent the past decade developing and packaging his Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course to not only teach efficient techniques but also to teach them in an efficient manner.

0297 - AAR on ICE Training Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course

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So I should be running on fumes. Long, strenuous day. Instead of being worn out, I am energized. I was pusehed to emotional. mental and physical limits today and i expect more tomorrow. Seriously, is tomorrow Christmas? Tune in for AAR fro ICE Training Extreme Close Quarters AAR Day 1 and like me, get ready for day 2!

0296 - Why I am investing in learning techniques for fighting in the Extreme Close Quarters Tactics Course

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In general we can assume that violence is going to take place in close proximity between victim and perpetrator. This simple fact provides a complex situation for us to deal with when it comes to dealing with violence. Today we will take a look at why there isn't more training in this niche. I found some and we will talk about why I am jumping at the opportunity to get in on it.

0295 - The Myth of the Do-All Self-Defense Handgun

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I don't know about you, but I really enjoy firearms. For the past 21 years, I'm guessing there hasn't been a single day that has gone by that I haven't at least though about guns. Almost every day I have physical interaction with my defensive firearms, and as you know, I spend a lot of time training with, learning about and talking about my guns.

0294 - Safety at Home: 17 ways you can make your home a safer place!

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I am working hard to mix it up.  Today I really wanted to…

0293 - Home Self-Defense Handgun Storage Condition: A consideration of consistency and efficiency

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In the past few months I have been struggling with an important issue, the storage of defensive handguns in the home. Today we will talk about some important logical points about the storage of defensive handguns in the home.

0292 - SSA Updates

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There are a lot of moving parts at SSA and from time to time I want to bring you up to speed on what it is that we are doing behind the scenes and away from the podcast because some of you are curious, others would love to give input, and finally, there are a bunch of you that would plain love to jump in and join the fun. Well today we flip the balance of the podcast and talk a little bit about an important topic and a lot of time on admin. Thanks for tuning in!

0291 - Beach and Pool Safety Tips

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I carry a gun with me when I go to the beach, but typically a violent lethal force situation is not my first concern. Don't get me wrong, we talk about when, not if and we should always be prepared, however, I feel like there are issues that have consequences that are just as severe and are much more likely to occur. I do my best to be ready for everything, but I start with events that have severe consequences that are likely to happen. Remember this is not some beach specific formula. This concept applies to us whatever we are doing and wherever we go.