Real world experience can certainly be a key part of helping a teacher to teach, but does your definition of real world experience match what you think it does? Do you mean real world experience in the subject, or real world experience teaching the subject?
As you can imagine, the technology to bring live training videos, especially straight from actual classes, opens up a plethora of opportunities to share important imformation in a timely manner or in situations that a traditional production route can’t support. It also tends to be a little more casual and open up unexpected variables in a way that our normal video shoots simply don’t allow for… which can make them as fun and entertaining as they are educational!
Throughout everything we do in life, there is a constant sense of progression; something that encourages us to “be more.” Every day we are evolving, in some aspect of our lives, we strive to be or do better than the day before. Are you ready for a Training Evolution?
Last night’s Self-Defense Q&A was packed with great questions, most of which were related to armed defense. I prefer not to know the questions ahead of time, so the PDN HQ staff collects them and then our moderator presents them for extemporaneous responses. The hour goes by fast, but we put out a ton of information
The Holiday Season is a time for family, relaxation, tradition and considering the many things we are thankful for. Unfortunately, for some of the more unsavory characters in society, the holidays are a time to take advantage of those who let their guard down. The good news is that we don’t need to change what we do on a regular basis to keep out loved ones safe…
Chris and Rob will be discussing basic principles of low-profile carry, defensive tools for areas that restrict access to traditional tools such as guns and knives and the use of improvised tools that can be found in the everyday environment.
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.” There seems to be an endless stream of variations, most named for the part of the world they come from (e.g., the Thai clinch or the Greco-Roman clinch) or the way they… Read more »
There are many things that I like about my job. Teaching at Black Wing Shooting Center, handling new guns and gear, and learning from courses, articles, videos, podcasts and blogs by some of the best in the business. Heck, I’m lucky enough to put an article of my own up from time to time. But… Read more »
Every-Day Carry (EDC) of personal protection tools is a highly individualized subject. EDC is often developed around specific mission requirements, personal experience, previous training and environment. How and why a law enforcement officer carries tools is quite different than how and why a citizen may carry tools. I hope to explain the benefits and efficacy… Read more »
December 15, 2012, 3:30am: As I lie awake in my bed at the fire station, my mind is racing trying to comprehend the tragedy that took place yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut. Having been in EMS/Fire for over 20 years, I have worked countless murder scenes and witnessed human beings at their absolute worst. I have… Read more »