Soldiers leaving Afghanistan

What the Taliban Takeover Means

The fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, August 14, marks the beginning of dark days for a country and region, and the end of a two-decades-long climb toward freedom. It destabilizes peace and freedom everywhere and weakens America’s presence in the world. John Lovell talks about the consequences of this deplorable decision. The senseless deaths last week of 13 U.S. Marines at the hands of a suicide bomb attack does not in any way diminish the immense courage and legacy of these …

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Anti-Fungal foot fungus pen

Foot Fungus – The Enemy You Never Saw Coming

Did you know foot fungus is one of the most common and widespread ailments in the military and on the trail? Maybe you remember Lieutenant Dan’s words of wisdom to Forrest Gump and his friend Bubba Blue: “There’s one item of gear that can be the difference between a live grunt and dead grunt. Socks. Cushioned sole. OD green. Try and keep your feet dry. When we’re out humpin I want you boys to remember to change your socks whenever …

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WPS Fox Folder Review

If you’re looking for the perfect 2021 Father’s Day folding blade, you could do much worse than the Italian handcrafted, American hand-tested, WPS Fox Folder.  Created in small batches by Fox Italy, Italy’s oldest knifemaker and one of our favorite bladesmith partners, the WPS Fox Folder is a high-performance tactical tool that can also rest easy in the pocket for convenient carry and (relatively) quick deployment.  With a G10 handle and N690Co ceramic-coated High Carbon Stainless Steel blade, the Fox …

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The Violence of Krav Maga with Marcus Torgerson

In the world of martial arts there’s a lot to choose from and it’s all about picking what works best for you. For Marcus Torgerson, the Israeli military’s Krav Maga system provides the exact down and dirty techniques necessary to defend and escape in a dangerous situation.   Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Marcus to learn some basic Krav Maga movements and mindsets for de-escalating and escaping …

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Principled Aggression with Dom Raso

Former SEAL Team Six operator Dom Raso knows the real-world application of the defense techniques he teaches others through Dynamis Alliance. His company trains and equips individuals in battle-tested skills that can help defend against real-world threats to you and those you love.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Dom to learn how we can train ourselves to make his techniques a natural response against attackers. Dom …

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Simple But Deadly with Rich Graham

Rich Graham is a former Navy SEAL who developed a defense system after years as a Muay Thai boxer and then as an operator on the SEAL teams. These are battlefield-tested tactics that are effective for self-defense and devastating to adversaries, no matter what weapon you have–knife, pistol, rifle, or bare hands.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Rich to learn how we can train ourselves to …

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Pat McNamara

Devastating Force with Pat McNamara

Pat McNamara is the quintessential soldier and warrior who served at the highest levels of special operations within the U.S. Army. He continues to teach and train in combatives and has made some of the defensive tactics he learned in the military accessible to a wide range of students. He’s like WWE and a good glass of bourbon all wrapped up in the American flag.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape …

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WPS Ankle Med Kit – How to Save a Life

Lieutenant J.D. was on duty when he and his crew were dispatched to a penetrating trauma call. Someone was on a stabbing rampage. J.D. and his team from the Porter Fire Department were sent to one of two locations where victims with multiple stab wounds were found. The rescue company had been assigned to the other location. As soon as J.D. arrived and assessed the situation, he realized one of the three victims had a life-threatening injury to her back, …

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50 Round Pistol Drills with Paul Perkerson and John Lovell

How do you maximize your training during an ammunition shortage? Dry fire. The end. Stop reading. You know everything now.   Yes, John and I know that dry fire should be the cornerstone of your training whether there is an ammunition shortage or not. The thing is – telling you to dry fire makes for a short read, a really lame video, and is about as helpful as telling someone who wants to run a 5 minute mile to just run …

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The Science of Self Defense with Tony Blauer

Tony Blauer is a self defense pioneer whose name and expertise are well known in martial arts and MMA circles. He has regularly appeared on the covers of martial arts magazines and is a go-to expert for understanding, in practical terms, the neurological responses the body goes through when  threatened. He developed the S.P.E.A.R. system, which essentially trains people how to “weaponize” the flinch response we all have when faced with an attack.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times …

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