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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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Safety Solutions Academy is the name of my company and it shouldn't…

0302 - Training and Practice Dangers We Ignore

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In my opinion in the self-defense training industry we focus on the "glamorous" dangers to the exclusion of many of the more likely risks we face in our environment. Don't get me wrong, we need to talk about the reality that things can go wrong in self-defense training. Let's face it, any time we train with guns, the risk is there that someone could get shot. There is no way to bring the risk to 0. When we train with unarmed skills it is completely possible that some one could get their bell rung. Yes we should take precautions to try and prevent these situations, but in my opinion the trainers and trainees can't stop there.

0254 - Essential Interview With Dave Spaulding

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Today we lead off SHOT Show with one of our favorite guests, Dave Spaulding of www.HandgunCombatives.com. Stay safe and have a great day!

SHOT Show Media Day Update

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Hey folks  I wanted to take a few moments to update you on…

0221 - An Interview With Dave Spaulding

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I love to learn as much as I love to teach, probably even more. The great thing about learning is that each teacher you have has new lessons to teach you or new ways to learn the lessons you have seen before. Today we talk with Dave Spaulding and for most of you he will probably do a bit of both. Teaching some new and improving on what you already know. Grab some paper, prepare to rewind and re-listen. This stuff is good!

0174 - How's Your Training Going?

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As a trainer and a teacher I have always placed learning pretty high on my list of things to do so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that I spend a good bit of my time learning. Today we will take a look at how you might organize your training and ways you can extend your resources to get that training in without breaking the bank.

0115 - FF Pro Gun Story Out of NYC via I.C.E.

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[display_podcast] Pro Gun Story out of NYC Via I.C.E. Training I…

0113 - Tools of Unarmed Self-Defense: Your Elbows

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Episodes 0111 and o112 laid some strong foundational information for the remainder the podcasts that will deal with the fundamentals of unarmed combat. Make sure you have given them a good listen before you continue on through the remainder of the unarmed combat podcasts.

0112 - Unarmed Self-Defense Tools: Your Hands

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Other than our minds, the thing that distinguishes humans from most other creatures is our hands. It is the opposable thumbs of primates that allows us to use tools so effectively and this has allowed us to make the forward leaps we have throughout the generations. At times of violence, however, we may find ourselves without tools. It is then we may choose to fight using our hands as weapons.

0111 - Principles of Unarmed Self-Defense

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I have been studying unarmed self-defense for a lot of years. I began as a student with Ian Kinder of Live Safe Academy where I gained an understanding as a student. Now as I continue to use Ian's material I have been gaining a new and better understanding of the material as I study it from the viewpoint of an instructor. As I have been reorganizing my unarmed combatives program I began to reflect on the principles of unarmed self-defense. Today as we begin an extended look at unarmed combat, we examine the principles that help to direct me as an instructor.