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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…

0211 - Measure Twice Cut Once

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Measure twice, cut once. Clearly the axiom of a carpenter. I don't know where I first heard the expression, but for years I took it literally. I applied it only to when I was running a saw. As I look at the statement today, however, I can see how broadly it applies. Today we will take a look at when Measure twice, cut once applies to our safety, and when it doesn't.

0194 - Interview with Chris Archer of Tactics Design

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Today we have an interview with Chris of Tactics Design. He gives us a bit of insight into his company, his journey to recognizing his right to self-defense and his thoughts on being a firearms trainer. I hope you enjoy the show!

0156 - Third Party Defense

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Today's show is the third in a pretty loose series of episodes designed to help us to decide if we should get involved in situation that are taking place around us. Remember that to even have the opportunity to make a choice in the situations we are referring to in these shows, we have to be aware. Without awareness we are simply going to be bumbling in and out of situations without conscious control. We never want to give up control of our destiny so start out by being aware.

0148 - KISS

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When we think about dominating a violent encounter we have to make sure that we approach things from a realistic standpoint. We must consider reality. We must consider the generations of success that we are programmed with from birth. We must consider SIMPLICITY. Today we talk about how how to keep it SIMPLE!

0145 - FF A Discussion of Violence and AOJP

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K sent this video in suggesting it as a possible FF Video. I thought that it was a great example of some do's and dont's when it comes to violent encounters so into the que it went.

0123 - Carry What You Train With, or...

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Each of us has our favorites in life. Favorite food, favorite car, favorite movie. The list goes on. What makes something our favorite is probably different from person to person but if we were to try and generalize about favorites we might assume that favorites are things that we have a positive history with, things that make us feel comfortable, things we can count on. Favorites aren't limited to the comforts of life. Let's face it, we ALL have a favorite handgun! The question that I pose to you is, if you have a favorite why isn't your sweetheart stuffed in your waist band right now?

0120 - FF Mindset, Tactics, and Improvised Impact Weapon Defeat Armed Robber

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In war "Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus (circa 500 BC)

0119 - Legal Prep for Violence

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There is a tremendous amount at stake when we find ourselves involved in a violent encounter. Often times violence occurs without warning despite the fact that many of us work to remain constantly vigilant to the threats around us. We can find out that we are under attack when we are being hit, shot or stabbed. When things happen this quickly we don't have time to second guess. We can't spend time wondering where our gun is, is there one in the tube, or is it going to go bang when I pull the trigger. We can't stop to take a quick unarmed combat class that we haven't gotten around to yet, or ponder whether the class we did take taught us applicable skills. Violence happens too fast to worry about any of that when we are in the middle of it. We have to act. The same must be given to the legal considerations of violence. With violence there is too much at stake to not have all the academic aspects taken care of BEFORE we experience the violence. Keep in mind, if we hesitate with our response or respond with to little force, it could cost us our lives. On the other end of the spectrum, if we act too soon, or deliver force that is excessive we risk our freedom. Without understanding the use of force and the law, we set ourselves up for a series of pitfalls that are sure to follow a violent encounter.

0117 - The Tools of Unarmed Self-Defense: Tying it Together

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We have covered a lot of content in the past 6 or so episodes related to unarmed combat and I wanted to take todays episode to try and bring all of the concepts together.

0116 - Tools of Unarmed Self-Defense: Your Feet

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[display_podcast] Our feet give us the same kind of advantages…