Cooper’s Colors | Levels of Awareness

Cooper’s Colors | Levels of Awareness

Cooper’s Colors is a concept developed by Lt. Colonel Jeff Cooper. He was a combat veteran of both WW II and the Korean War. Lt. Colonel Cooper also founded the American Pistol Institute (API), better known as Gunsite. Law enforcement, military, and civilian...
The O-O-D-A Loop | A Look into Boyd’s Cycle

The O-O-D-A Loop | A Look into Boyd’s Cycle

The O-O-D-A Loop is a widely recognized and frequently discussed element of combat training. Military strategist and US Air Force Pilot Colonel John Boyd was the first person to articulate and document the human decision-making cycle in combat. His studies and...
The Will to Kill – Dangerous or Required

The Will to Kill – Dangerous or Required

The will to kill is a concept few want to discuss, but it’s as important and your ability to recognize a threat. The act of self-defense requires a person to prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for combat. However, there is a significant difference...
The Hot Pot Theory | Explaining Perception

The Hot Pot Theory | Explaining Perception

The Hot Pot Theory is a means of explaining the impact perception has on the decision making process. Force events are personal encounters others often have great difficulty understanding. Most choose to apply their own background and experience to the situation,...
Personal Safety | Refuse To Be A Victim

Personal Safety | Refuse To Be A Victim

Personal safety is the responsibility of every individual. It is a statistical fact that more times than not the “Bad Guy” is seeking a specific type. He, or sometimes she, is looking for that person who screams like the donkey from Shrek…”PICK...