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Trigger Warning

The term Zen, derived from the 6th century Chinese word Ch'an, is Japanese Buddhism's term for personal enlightenment. In a Zen state, a person is at peace with that which they have no control; the advanced state being complete awareness of self without ones self affecting that awareness. Peace, balance. Many scholars and Buddhists have [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:53+00:00December 10th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Ego or Student?

As a person who uses and benefits from the internet, I curse it daily. The web was a new thing when I started teaching; then it wasn't something most had access to, or used for commerce and communication. Students still called to get signed up - checks were written and sent in by mail - [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:10:53+00:00December 4th, 2017|Attitude, Instructor Notes, Training|0 Comments

Mass Casualty Response – Beyond Las Vegas

"Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age" - Colin Powell On August 3rd, 2017, two Fortress Staff Instructors and myself attended a seminar titled Preparedness for, and Response to, Urban Mass-Casualty Incidents, presented by IDF Reserve Colonel, Professor Isaac Ashkenazi, MD. [Click the link and check out his credentials.] For two hours the [...]

Training?

"The people you inspire will go farther than the people you impress" - John Farnam Over the past 30-days there have been a plethora of news stories regarding gun owners - well meaning, I'm sure - doing stupid things with firearms, as well as a large number of clean defensive uses of guns. Of course, [...]

Collateral Damage?

“Enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.” - Chogyam Trungpa An important part of our job instructing others in use of lethal force is to present worst case scenario and bring to light the realities of the responsibilities we're taking on, as well as the potential costs of the aftermath when we're involved in a defensive shooting. [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:01+00:00July 14th, 2017|Attitude, daily carry, Legal, Training|0 Comments

Independence Day Rifle Course Sale

America - A Nation of Riflemen (and WOMEN)! Join us August 5-6 in Rochester, IN, to learn the skills necessary to defend liberty! Class details. 20-hours with night shoot! $340 ($35 off tuition!) Click here for sign up. Or, the "Buy Now" button below. SALE ENDS AT 8pm CST Sunday, JULY 9th! And please take [...]

By |2019-02-07T10:11:02+00:00July 4th, 2017|Liberty, Rifles, Training|0 Comments

Requesting Medical Attention After a Defensive Shooting

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature" - Samuel Butler For decades there has been controversy in the defense community with regard to the notion of asking for medical aid when one is involved in a shooting. In the category of 'Defensive gun use wives tails' there has been everything from "fake a heart attack" [...]