Last week was a busy one over here! I launched my updated app, SEAL Training, for iOS and Android devices. The SEAL Training app (Science-based Education for Accelerated Learning) is like having me in your pocket! I designed this app not only to help make you a better shooter, but to help you learn and
I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of meditation. I can’t say it enough – meditating regularly is what’s going to enable you to improve as a shooter. But to do this, you also need to work at improving your ability to meditate in stressful situations. Ultimately, you’ll be able to engage
When I retired from the Navy and starting using my skills to teach civilians the transition was much harder than I expected. It took some time for me to understand that I couldn’t keep teaching the way I had in the service because I was no longer teaching warriors who were primed for learning. I
Jeff Anderson invited me to be the guest speaker of Modern Combat & Survival podcast’s 176th episode. We discussed the importance of using both eyes in a real gunfight. Shooting with your one eye closed will get you or someone else killed in a real life and death situation. You need both eyes to focus
I had the opportunity to join Barbara Baird of Women’s Outdoor News and Carrie Lightfoot of NRA Women in the 83rd episode of The Woman’s Gun Show. We talked about how to get the best vision possible for shooting. I shared some amazing eye exercises that you can do at home to improve your front
Recently I’ve had several people ask me if I had a recommended reading list. Although books and the power I believe they can hold have always been important to me, I’ve never really stopped to think about the ones that have had the greatest impact on me and in a sense, made me who I am.
Having trained law enforcement units for nearly 20 years, my training philosophy is more than just “training.” It’s also about maintaining and advancing your perishable skills. Perishable skills are those skills that depreciate in effectiveness over time if they are not practiced. Basically anything you do that requires hands-on activity is a perishable skill. This
THERE ARE 740,000 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TODAY AND 62,000 OF THEM ARE ASSAULTED EACH YEAR. OF THESE INCIDENTS, 21,000 ARE SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE A THREE-DAY HOSPITAL STAY. EVERY 2.5 DAYS ONE IS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 228 OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 2001. 68 WERE SHOT TO DEATH.
I had the chance to sit down with the After Action Project team; Jeremy, Andy and Judson along with Hutch, a New Rules team member. We discussed what the New Rules of Marksmanship is about and who is it for. Hutch and Andy (also a New Rules team member) shared how the course helped them
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS? After over 20 years in the military, I’ve made functional fitness the cornerstone of all my training. But I see many in the military and law enforcement out of shape and even obese. It’s a proven fact that you’re more likely to use excessive force if you’re out of shape for
There are cases where it is good to be wrong and cases where you believe that there is something that
A lot of people will tell you that flinching slightly when firing your pistol is a natural response to a
If someone had a simple solution to help reduce the number of unarmed Americans being shot by law enforcement, do