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The Most Dangerous Man in the Room

I realize there’s a lot of debate out there about how to appear like a hard target to a would-be assailant, so I wanted to address what I think makes you the most dangerous man in the room when it comes people who want to do harm. Let me start with a story about a man named Tony Lopez.  Tony Lopez was the Spanish teacher in my high school, he coached the girl’s soccer team, and when you looked at …

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Getting the Family on Board with Home Defense

Small steps can take you a long way in preparing your family and loved ones for self defense, home defense, and other tactical emergencies.  I have very little doubt that if you’re reading this blog, you’ve given some thought to how you’ll defend your home in the event of a home invasion or other tactical scenario.  Here’s the problem I’m seeing–we’ll get training for ourselves,  get the guns and tools and be ready to use them, but our families don’t …

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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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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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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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Integrated Combatives with Bill Rapier

Bill Rapier is an unassuming and patient teacher who has instructed countless people in integrated combatives; an area of expertise he has mastered over decades of combat training and battlefield experience in SEAL Teams and DEVGRU. Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Bill to learn how he uses a knife, pistol, and rifle with deadly effect against assailants.  Bill is an expert at Integrated Combatives and is …

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The Five Finger Death Punch with Zoltan Bathory

Hungarian-born musician and martial artist Zoltan Bathory arrived in the United States with a guitar on his back and little ability to converse in English. Now, he’s a rock star—literally—as one of the founders of the successful Las Vegas-based heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch. The music of FFDP is nearly perfect training music, and they are a band who stands behind law enforcement officers and military personnel through their support in a number of organizations. “Playing guitar, playing …

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IWI X95 Tavor Review

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re familiar with the versatile AR15. Chances are even good that you have shot an AR15 or own one as part of your personal arsenal. You probably also know that here at Warrior Poet, we are big proponents of the ArmaLite standard; however, this post is not about the standard issue AR15. Today we’re going to focus on the pros and cons of the Israeli Weapons Industry (IWI) X95 Tavor.  The IWI X95 …

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