CAN MY CHILD BE LEFT ALONE?

CAN MY CHILD BE LEFT ALONE?

How do you know if your child is ready to stay home alone or ride his bike to school? By asking him. Ideally, your child should know the following twelve points before he is ever alone in public. Sit down with your child and talk about each one of the twelve points...
WOLVES – SHEEP & THE DOG

WOLVES – SHEEP & THE DOG

Are you familiar with the sheepdog concept? Renowned author Lt. Col. Dave Grossman articulated this concept in a way that is extremely powerful to those who are willing to see it’s worth. The short version is this: There are three kinds of people in this world....
THE TREE OF TRAINING

THE TREE OF TRAINING

I recently got to spend some quality time with my Mentor and Instructor Guro Harley Elmore. Much of what I have written here is from his lectures and lessons.  Very few martial artists practice or train on a full time basis. Even fewer do it for a living. Most train...
“IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”

“IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”

If you have been on a plane, you have heard the monologue.  “In case of emergency, the oxygen masks will deploy overhead. Put your own mask on first, before assisting the person next to you.”  The reason for this is quite obvious.  If you don’t put...
TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO TALK TO STRANGERS

TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO TALK TO STRANGERS

by Gavin de Becker, Family Safety Expert It’s your worst nightmare. You’re in a crowded mall — shopping for back-to-school clothes — and you think you’ve lost your daughter. Teach your kids what to do when they get lost with these...
Strong is a Choice Part 1

Strong is a Choice Part 1

Strong is a Choice Part 1 As a professional instructor and coach, a big portion of my job is research.  I am constantly researching better ways to teach, communicate, and develop strong leaders on and off the mat. Over the years I’ve read a ton of books and articles,...
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