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Category: Mark Hatmaker

Territory-Aggression And The Noyau?

Territory-Aggression And The Noyau?

If you’re like me, that word “noyau” may be as unfamiliar to you as it was to me a mere six months ago, but once we understand the word and its wider meaning we begin to recognize it’s explanatory importance in global and everyday matters, not to mention conflict resolution.

Nunes vs. Rousey Fight Analysis: What Nunes Got Right By Mark Hatmaker

Nunes vs. Rousey Fight Analysis: What Nunes Got Right By Mark Hatmaker

This nit-picky pulling apart of the fight is coin of the realm this week as such post hoc ergo propter hocarmchair quarterbacking is easy pickings—we’re all experts once the deed is done. Or as a Viking might say: “Many are wise after the event.” From Fljotsdale Saga With that said, I throw my rear-view mirror Read More

Open Quarters VS. Closed Quarters

Open Quarters VS. Closed Quarters

Today a wee bit of history from the days of Fighting Sail and then we wade into how we might learn a thing or two from these 18th & 19th century sailors. Picture if you will a wooden sea vessel, make it a swift sailing sloop or a heavily armed man-of-war or whatever vessel floats Read More

Mark Hatmaker: Arsenal Tunnel Vision & Building Redundancies

Mark Hatmaker: Arsenal Tunnel Vision & Building Redundancies

Before we get into the meat of today’s martial thought exercise let’s take a few inventories. In the first inventory I want you to list a minimum of one dozen Designated Weapons, that is devices, gadgets, gear that is acquired, packed, and utilized primarily for self-protection.

Walk Like A Warrior Part 2: By Mark Hatmaker

Walk Like A Warrior Part 2: By Mark Hatmaker

Hey crew, As an addendum to the recent “Walk Like a Warrior” post, here are a few excerpts from an 1884 anthropological study by a man who spent 4 years among the Kanyuksa Istitcati (Seminole to most, but to them at the time the word was a term of contempt.) Keep in mind the terrain Read More

Walk Like A Warrior

Walk Like A Warrior

In reading contemporary historical accounts written by soldiers (cavalry and dragoon), settlers, scouts, pioneers, and other citizens of the American frontier 1680s-1880s, I find mention that Native Americans (“Indians” or “Savages” in the accounts) did not walk like “white men.” Their gait, stride, and foot placement is described often in poetic terms as “light” or Read More