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Principles of the Clinch

Whether you re a serious student of combative arts or just a casual fan of the combat sports, you've probably heard the term clinch....

Welcome to the Family: Integrating New or Alternate Carry Guns

There are many things that I like about my job. Teaching at Black Wing Shooting Center, handling new guns and...  pic1

Off-Centerline Tool Carry

Every-Day Carry (EDC) of personal protection tools is a highly individualized subject. EDC is often developed around specific mission requirements,...  self-defense-class

Evil Among Us: How Should We React?

December 15, 2012, 3:30am: As I lie awake in my bed at the fire station, my mind is racing trying...  drawstroke-lead

Defensive Detour: Coping With Limited Mobility

Life throws us the occasional curveball. Circumstances beyond our control can compel us to change the way we do things,...  hsgi-gear-belt

Gear for the Bump in the Night

You’re asleep, all snuggled in your bed, when breaking glass at your front door awakens you. During the haze of...  training-300

A Handgun, Two Magazines, and $1000

What’s next? Many people who buy a handgun fall into one or more categories: recreation, competition, or self-defense. Normally I...  taser-standard-draw-lead-300

Human Error in High-Stress Encounters

In my previous article, Psychological Principles of Combat Training, we looked at some basic human behaviors and how to design...  application-of-this-skill-with-a-person

Family Defensive Strategies: For the Armed Individual

I write this in the wake of numerous active-shooter incidents, including the Colorado movie theater shooting that killed 12 and...  ecq-dynamics

Why It’s OK To Lose in Training

Too often I see people — whether students in a class or those practicing solo — training for impractical situations....  evade-safe-room

Five Fundamentals of Home Defense

As a law enforcement officer, I have a front-row seat for watching crime trends grow or decline. I use that...  mike-seeklander-150

Mike Seeklander

Mike Seeklander has extensive experience behind the gun in a variety of arenas, including as a combat veteran of Desert... Read...