Posts

National Safety Month Gun Safety Campaign

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

0302 - Training and Practice Dangers We Ignore

/
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.

0300 - Safety as a Concept In Training and in Life

/
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.

0249 - Executive Ice Scraper Follow Up

/
I would love to tell you that I ALWAYS have my pistol with me. I do when I can, but like most people, there are times when I cannot have my guns. This week I did some traveling and just like most folks I wasn't allowed to carry my handgun onto the plane. That doesn't mean that I didn't have any tools that I could fight with if I needed to. That is where my Executive Ice Scraper comes into play.

0174 - How's Your Training Going?

/
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.

0148 - KISS

/
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!

0134 - SDFAQ Should I Carry Pepper Spray?

/
In my FSDUC courses one of the most common questions I get is, "Should I carry pepper spray." For me the answer is pretty simple. Of course. Today let's take a quick look at why and just a few of the MANY factors we need to consider.

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

/
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.

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

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

0114 - Tools of Unarmed Self-Defense: Your Knees

/
I love the fact that everyday we are walking around with a pair of sledge hammers to use to defend ourselves when the need arises. The premier striking tool we posses as unarmed combatants is without a doubt our knees. Today we will take a look at how our knees can be used as our most powerful tools of unarmed combat.

0113 - Tools of Unarmed Self-Defense: Your Elbows

/
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.