CLM 4 is coming.

Posted on Posted in blog, Teaching, The CLM

CLM 4: The State of Action The concept of having a student teach another student is one as old as learning. A teacher looks to students to fill knowledge gaps that either the teacher does not have time, or capacity, to fill. In a large classroom environment with a high quantity of students, a teacher’s […]

Science. A head start.

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Becoming the Alpha, Biomechanics, blog, Learning, Lifestyle, On Combatives, Psychology, Science, Setting goals, Tactical, The CLM, The DPT, The EPL, Training

  Recently I read a post by an MMA instructor stating, ‘Why are people making things more difficult than they are?  Punch someone in the face…a punch is a punch, a face is a face.  It’s not all this biomechanics and thought.  Don’t overcomplicate what you are doing.’ I chuckled, wondering how many times this […]

A training abyss…

Posted on Posted in blog, Teaching, The CLM, Training

When you are no longer learning from a teacher, coach, or trainer, it is very tough. I write this article from a personal standpoint – I’ve been there with a system, and a teacher. It becomes like a bad relationship as resentment grows. It is common to say in gambling someone stayed at the table […]

The Haymaker

Posted on Posted in blog, On Combatives, Teaching, The CLM, Training

I often have students who fear a confrontation with a bigger opponent…they ask, ‘what is a bigger guy swings at me?  How do I defend against the haymaker from some huge guy?’ Let’s look at communication first…. From the interwebs…’Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages, conducted several studies on nonverbal communication. He found that […]

What is signal anxiety?

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in blog, Firearms, Learning, On Combatives, Psychology, Teaching, The CLM, Training

What is a feedback loop?  What is signal anxiety?  Why do people freeze? In Matt Powell’s new article at BreachBangClear, he answers these questions and the answer to them:  Mental Models. Two reactions are possible when we have panic-inducing anxiety. First, the mind can be overwhelmed with stimuli (for example, at the sight of a […]

What is training….smart?

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Learning, Lifestyle, Martial art, News, On Combatives, Products, The CLM, The DPT

When we decided to make Defense Around Vehicles, it was to answer a question:  ‘What does Pramek look like in a fight?’ After 16 years, I can tell you: it looks like training smart. It’s a conundrum that has affected reality based combatives for a long time.  Carl Cestari, an amazing teacher, used to be […]

Becoming the alpha male / female

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Becoming the Alpha, Learning, Lifestyle, News, On Combatives, Psychology, Science, The CLM

From ‘It is not enough to think we own the ground we stand on.  A criminal or aggressor is not a psychic reading our thoughts – they must read what they see.  When they see a confident individual they must decide if they will come into the space that the confidence exists within and […]