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National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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0288 - Four Factors that Can Restrict Your Self-Defense Training

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I know that based on the demographics of the folks that listen to this podcast that our community is filled with folks that train more than the general population when it comes to dealing with violence. I also know from personal experience that I don't train as much as I want to. I dare to say it, but I don't train as much as I should. Yes, I train a lot. Yes, I train more than most people. My training and competency level have nothing to do with anyone else. It isn't about comparisons, it is about continual improvement. I am seeking to improve continually and so, I need to step back every once in a while and analyze what it is that is holding me back from doing what I should do and more importantly what I NEED to do.

0230 - Keep the Dark in Mind

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Yes, last weekend we set our clocks back. it is the signal for what I call the "lighting round." The time of year when everything seems to kick into overdrive. Before we know it 2011 will be finished and we will be kicking off our final year here on planet Earth. This time of year, depending how far north or south you are located can be difficult because of the incredibly short days. As the nights grow longer it becomes more difficult to get things done and we need to make some adjustments.

0222 - Using 911 Efficiently

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When we pick up the phone to dial 911 we most likely need help and we probably need it 3 minutes ago. The last thing we want to do is have the response to take any longer than it already is going to. In some situations due to mechanical difficulties or a lack of preparation, the call never gets through. Much of that is in our control.

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.

0202 - Safety at Summer Time Family Events

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Whenever we spend time with family at someplace other than home it takes some extra effort to stay on top of what is going on. The comfortable feeling of being with family can make it pretty easy to slip into a sense of false security. Today we will look at a few ideas to keep in mind when hanging out with family.

0124 - Extend Your Training Resources

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I used to spend a good amount of time away from my family training. I still do when I'm teaching, but I have reduces the amount of time I am away from my family while I improve my skills. At first I did this the good old fashioned way, I simply reduced my training time. If we aren't careful, however, too long of a break from what we enjoy and what we value can allow resentment and frustration to build as well as important skills to erode. Today I wanted to share some tips on how I find time to train in my busy family life.