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What is the Warrior Poet Society?

There is an old quote known to many in the world of self-defense:

The state that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools”

The Warrior Poet Society answers a call; it is a call for a more elite protector. This call is for those who understand the high stakes of violence and who are willing to commit their minds and bodies to the task of defense so that they may prevail and others may live. Warrior Poets are those who train and fight for higher purpose. They are members of a rare fraternity of warriors who fight with intellect, conviction, and great skill. Motivated by a love for others, warrior poets become students of the art of war so that they may triumph when the enemy calls. It is not good enough to simply train hard, we must train smart.

How Can I Get More Involved?

So glad you asked! We believe there are warrior poets everywhere, and they have spanned the centuries. It is our sincere hope that this special community of like-minded individuals will continue to grow and effect change for the better. We want warrior poets in our police departments, all across our military, as federal agents, in the workplace, in EMS, in our churches, and in our universities. It is our passion and conviction to use our minds and bodies to protect others which will spread to others and make our communities and our world a little safer.

Here are some simple things you can do to help spread this movement:

  • Support the channel on Patreon and get early access to videos and exclusive content
  • Buy Warrior Poet Apparel at our store
  • Read relevant books – check out our recommended reading list
  • Get professional training by signing up for one of our courses
  • Share John’s  videos on your social media pages
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram

About the Founder

John Lovell is a credentialed full-time tactics and firearms instructor and is an NRA instructor.  He teachs over 20 different classes including night vision, low light tactics, room clearing, defensive pistol courses, defensive carbine/rifle courses, home defense classes, NRA classes, and more. John is a war veteran and a former member of Special Operations, having served in 2nd Ranger Battalion with numerous combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His overseas experience also entails having served as a missionary to Central America for four years. He holds a B.A. in Business, and, more than an instructor, John considers himself a student of war, philosophy, theology, and history. When he is not teaching, training, or spending time with his family, you will likely find him reading.


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