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How Realistic is Your Training?

We all know that realistic training is one of the keys to preparing for a life or death self defense situation. Adding elements of distraction, discomfort, unpredictability, and adrenaline are all good… but how far should you go?

The video below shows an extreme example of “stress” training. I agree with the host, this is taking it a bit too far (maybe they’ve never heard of simunition).

However, it’s a good counterbalance to a lot of training that is way to tame.

There are safe ways to “amp up” your training and there are unsafe ways. Read More

You’ll Never Be Ready

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You’ll Never Be Ready

I’ve got some bad news for us–we’ll never be ready. The predators of the world always have the upper-hand. They get to choose the when, the where, the how, the why, they get to choose everything. None of the victims we read of in the wake of violent attack woke up the morning of their Read More

My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Doing This…

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My Wife Thinks I’m Crazy for Doing This…

Am I losing my mind? Maybe… But I sure as hell never want to be caught without a knife. That’s why I recently started carrying two of them, every day. Why two knives you ask? Here are just a few reasons:

Have a question for Dale Comstock? Get it answered!

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Have a question for Dale Comstock? Get it answered!

Hey Hotlists Members, We have Dale Comstock (retired U.S. Army Special Forces Operator) flying into our studio this week to shoot some instructional material for a very exciting new product that we’ve kept under the wraps during the research and development phase. I really can’t talk about it yet, but I think you all will Read More

Trust your instincts – A True Story

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Trust your instincts – A True Story

Just heard a harrowing story from some close family members that I need to share. I’ve changed the names for the privacy of those involved in the incident. While enjoying a nice Easter Sunday barbecue with family, two relatives (we’ll call them Joe and Sarah) proceed to tell me about a very scary encounter they Read More

This Nerve Popping technique is Brutal and Easy

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This Nerve Popping technique is Brutal and Easy

A quick fight tip from Mark Hatmaker… Street-work and reality preparation has little need of submissions in the “sportive” sense for the simple reasons that, when it hits the fan it is far wiser to flee than to stand your ground. If you must stand your ground close-quarters tussling is not the wisest course of Read More