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,...
Stand Your Ground | Beyond The Myths – 007

Stand Your Ground | Beyond The Myths – 007

Stand your ground | Beyond The Myths is exactly what it reads. Dispelling the myths associated with so called “stand your ground laws.” Have you ever heard anyone say anything about the “Stand Your Ground Law?” Have you heard stand your ground...
Terminology | Defining Force – 006

Terminology | Defining Force – 006

Terminology is an important part of the force training curriculum. Most programs focus on weapons and techniques. Very few spend time on explaining how to relate the need for force to others. Your use of force goes well beyond the physical and mental aspects....
Slow Is Smooth & Smooth Becomes Fast! – 005

Slow Is Smooth & Smooth Becomes Fast! – 005

Slow is smooth & smooth becomes fast should be a guiding principle of all training programs. It reinforces the fact technique development is more important than speed. During today’s episode, Dennis discusses this concept and how it impacts the training and...