Category Archives: Training Blog

As Seen on YouTube

On August 18, 2016, I was on the PDN Training Talk with Grant Cunningham to discuss fitness in the Defensive Lifestyle.  It was great to

Preparation for Shivworks

“Using a knife is an extension of your will.” -Craig Douglas I originally planned on doing a course review of EWO, but there are plenty

AIWB Skills Class

Spencer Keepers, of Keepers Concealment, has been on my radar for a few years now. My friend, Ian Strimbeck from Freedom Hill Gear, told me

Learning the Kettlebell with Tactical Athlete

I first heard of Jeff Martone like many of you have. You were watching a ton of CrossFit videos and you saw this guy swinging

Medical Preparedness

On July 18-19, I attended “The Patriot Nurse” (TPN) Medical Prep 101 and 201 at Tactical Response in Camden, TN. Before I discuss the courses, I want to talk about


ECQC (Extreme Close Quarter Concepts) was a very eye opening course. I have trained MMA, BJJ, Self-Defense and shooting in isolation. This was the first

Storing a Handgun in a Vehicle

This a great way to safely and securely store you handgun inside your vehicle.

Power Shot

I was introduced to the first Power Shot by Stroops back in May of 2012. I was really excited when I first saw it. I

Olympic Weightlifting

My journey in Olympic Weightlifting began on March 16, 2013. I was in Little Rock, AR to perform the CrossFit Open WOD, 13.1 at CrossFit

Red Dots on Handguns

A little more than a month ago, I mentioned a few cons relating to the use of a red dot sight on a defensive handgun. At one point, I