|Posted on October 12, 2017 at 12:55 AM||comments (9789)|
In regards to my last message about "Active Shooter" training, here is a link to a "mini-course" presentation published by Special Tactics, LLC. Special Tactics' wealth of knowledge and training comes from the same source of special operations veterans and counter-terrorism experts as ours does.
This brief, but useful presentation is only 99 cents. It also has no copy protection and Special Tactics encourages readers to pass it around to their communities, schools, offices and places of worship.. Here's a description and the link to the download page:
"Potential terrorist targets such as schools, airports, offices and places of worship are often poorly prepared to deal with a deadly attack perpetrated by terrorists or violent criminals. To help combat this threat, Special Tactics is releasing its first “Mini-Course,” a 20-slide presentation entitled Surviving a Deadly Attack in an Enclosed Environment. The presentation comes with a printable “Quick Reference Card” to help people review and internalize the essential points of the presentation. Presentation topics include..."
Definition of Deadly Attackers
Types of Attackers
Emergency Actions While Under Attack
Make Your Escape - Preferred Option
Barricade Yourself – If Escape is not Possible
Be Prepared to Fight
Make Contact with First Responders
Survival Skill Proficiency
*NOTE: If asked for a password, just click "Read Only" to access the file.
|Posted on October 12, 2017 at 12:10 AM||comments (4360)|
Due to a continued uptick in deadly shootings, we are going to add some "Active Shooter Training" into our 2 hour classes in addition to the "stick-defense" and "empty handed knife defense" that we've already begun working on. To be perfectly frank, we don't like the term "Active Shooter," and prefer to say "Deadly Attacker," simply because attacks happen in all forms--not just with firearms. Knives still edge out guns to be the #1 murder weapon, statistically. We must prepare for all forms of attack. We're seeing a lot of combination attacks now--such as cars slamming into crowds of people followed by the drivers/passengers jumping out and shooting or stabbing people.
As I continue to explain in class, training is useless unless it is continual. Under stress, you will be unable to perform anything unless it's simple and you've practiced it thousands of times until it becomes unconscious (which is why we do our stick and empty hand defense drills religiously as part of our fitness routine). There is no such thing as a one-time self-defense seminar that is effective. Thus, self-defense training should be as normal as buckling your safety belt (I remember the days when so many people refused to take THAT simple precaution). Anyone who does fitness training has the time to do self-defense training with us because our self-defense training IS fitness training--and it has already proven to be a much better mind, body, and spirit fitness regimen than so many others out there--so there are no excuses.
Unfortunately, attacks are going to continue to happen--and they will happen more often. Break-ins, robberies, shootings, stabbings, and other dangerous events WILL become more common. Many social, economic, and political factors add up to this inevitable direction that the world is heading. But good people have the power to triumph over darkness and we will. It just takes a little courage, the will to prepare, the will to act, and the will to survive to continue fighting for a better world.
It seems that these days, people want to sit to do everything. Sit to be fit! But humans are designed for motion--and that lack of motion is a factor that's leading to many larger societal problems--particularly in physical, spiritual, and mental health. So get off that office chair, couch, yoga mat, or whatever excuse is holding you back from motion, cardiovascular fitness, and practical self-defense preparedness. Come train and encourage others to do so! Remember this--running water never goes stale ;-)
Here's a little gift for all of you. I hope you like it:
|Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:35 PM||comments (1206)|
WHAT IS WARRIOR SPIRIT?
WARRIOR SPIRIT is a way of life. It's about being a leader, a pioneer, and doing what some might think is impossible. Our online academy is intended to be a repository for training that enhances human performance, but if you really want to find your way to the top of the mountain, come visit us in person. The first step is a fitness regimen that also builds attributes such as coordination, dexterity, memory, mental focus, and self-defense skills. Regardless of your path in life, it will bring out your full potential--turning you into an inspiration and a guiding light for others.
Ultimately, WARRIOR SPIRIT Is about LEADERSHIP--the art of inspiring and empowering others. It's for everyone--regardless of nationality, race, or religion. It's also about taking on the difficult challenges. In this day and age, people have long been trending toward attaching themselves only to the things that come easy. We have a lot of conveniences in the modern world. But achieving enlightenment does NOT come from doing what's easy. There's a path to getting there. We humbly ask you to give us a chance to help set you on your way. Learn to survive anything and to live every moment of your life to the fullest as if it's your last. This is the essence of "Bushido," this is the essence of "Warrior Spirit."
|Posted on June 27, 2017 at 2:10 PM||comments (8978)|
I recently got a Polar V800 to prove just how much the WARRIOR SPIRIT stick workouts really work the body. Here's the fitness benefit of about 7 minutes of our stick fighting fitness drills on 9-6-2016.
I performed drills 1-8 one time. It took me about 7 mins (moderate to fast pace--but not a death pace). My max heart rate was 182, average 178. I burned 321 calories according to the Polar V800 with chest strap. 321 calories in 7 mins! I can't believe it! I was in the highest heart rate zone almost the whole time (don't do this without warming up). The stick workouts burn more calories than swimming! Which makes sense because you're using the entire body and with a greater weight load than swimming when you have the stick in your hands. These drills also build the perfect body type--lean, toned, quick, powerful, and my running endurance has improved drastically--even without running! In addition, there's evidence to show that these drills are working synaptic connections in the brain that literally make a person SMARTER and FASTER! Brain function experts have discovered that balance and coordination happen to be closely linked with memory in the human brain. This is key to our ability to master a wide variety of skills such as multiple foreign languages in a short amount of time.
In my opinion, there's simply no better workout in the world than this. I spend most of my time either in a coffee shop or in the office, but I can stay in shape in just 7 mins per day--and I don't look too bad for a middle-aged guy who has a damaged back and knees from his Army days. In my time in Special Forces, we tried every workout under the sun, but I've never seen another workout that can do this--and it's LOW IMPACT on the joints. Other workouts DESTROY the joints. PLUS, these drills give you lots of repetitions of the movements and strikes you must master in order to be able to defend yourself effectively.
|Posted on October 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM||comments (3245)|
Recently, we started a blog on our online course HERE: http://warrior-spirit-fitness.teachable.com/blog However, now we are going to make the blog posts here on our homepage as well!
Founder, Warrior Spirit