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Who can you rely on for your safety?

Handgun Fundamentals

Can you rely on yourself with yout safety?

Have you ever asked yourself that question before? If you have taken the measures to get your conceal carry permit and have received or are currently receiving training to use in a Dynamic Critical Incident, you are starting to understand that you can only rely on yourself for your safety.

There are many people who will argue and say, that’s what the police is for. I do agree the police do prevent some crimes. What they are not taking into account is the number of the total crimes commented. Let’s just look at violent crimes from the FBI statistics in 2011. There was an estimated 1,203,564 violent crimes in the United States last year.

Now let’s apply some logic to this. From the FBI statistics, there are only 14,633 full time law enforcement agencies local and county wide. Also, there are only 1,001,984 law enforcement officers nationwide, 3.4 per 1,000. I want you to ask yourself, does it seem reasonable or possible for law enforcement to prevent this many crimes? Or even a tenth of them?

By knowing this, who can you always rely on to protect you wherever you go? It’s you! Usually the police get there after the event has taken place or while it’s still in progress. Do not let hope save you. Allow yourself to defend yourself in any situation, epically a Dynamic Critical Incident.

I don’t have an ego. I’m too awesome to have an ego.

I don’t have an ego, right?

I recently went through Crossfit 101 at Crossfit Van Buren . Let me tell you, I had a very poor attitude prior to going. I’ve been pretty active and athletic the majority of my life. I was all county in football, all county and conference in track and was on the state champion weight lifting team when I was in high school. From there, I kept in the gym and tried out body building for a while. I got really big but hated how much time I had to be in the gym. Then I started competing in MMA and BJJ. I continued to lift weights but started a Crossfit type workout regimen on my own when I was competing in MMA and BJJ.

This isn’t me beating my chest. This is showing you how big my ego was. When I walked into the box, I looked at Coach Nick and told myself, this guy isn’t going to teach me what I already know. Because of all of my experience before with weight lifting and years of studying the human body, I did what I always preach against. I let my ego get in front of learning. Don’t get me wrong, I walked in there polite and respectful. I just didn’t think I should have been there, if they only knew who I was.

Just from the first day, I saw I have been doing so many movements and lifts inefficiently. This was a shock to me, because I realized I’ve been doing that since I’ve been lifting. I’ve been really big and strong. I’ve been lifting for years. This was the way I was told to do it. When I saw how just the little details made me properly engage parts of my body in the lifts and movements, I made myself stop thinking about what I’ve done and start thinking about what I need to do.

I look forward to getting back to the shape I was once at. Hopefully with Coach Nick’s help, I will surpass that. Please visit Crossfit Van Buren on Facebook and give them a like. Just like I preach against, do not let your ego get in your way to better yourself.

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