As professional Warriors, we all know that there are many challenges associated with training. Sometimes it’s the cost, the proximity, the time or the process of trying to find a credible trainer. Regardless of what the challenges (excuses) are, we owe it to our family’s, our colleagues and ourselves to maintain our skills. Recently I found one of the best ways to maintain my skillsRead More
I am a big endorser of anything relating to combatives, fighting arts and physical protection skills. I have honed my skills over the years and helped others develop theirs. A big problem I have noticed lately is a decrease in offensive fighting skills when it comes to recruit and in service training for many organizations. This wouldn’t be an issue if our world had become less violent, with a decrease in attacks on Warriors. Although I do not have any statistics to back up this point, I believe that violence is increasing and attacks on those who protect others are also on the rise. I strongly believe that Warriors involved in training, leading and front line operations need to increase their fighting skills; for the following reasons.
Over 15 years ago I completed my first defensive tactics instructor course. It was 5 days long and I walked away with a piece of paper and an attitude that I was invincible. This new found confidence (or cockiness) gave me the motivation to begin down a path that has followed me every since. Fortunately for my students, myself and the organizations I worked for, I learned and developed along the way.
“In battle you will never rise to the occasion, you will only sink to the level of your training”