Tuesday, March 29, 2016

WW2 Combatives with Clint Sporman

Just in case anybody missed my first posting on this. Just over two weeks left and the cutoff date for the seminars (April 16th & 17th) is April 14th.

Contact info: http://www.gutterfighting.org/

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Government, Apple, and Modern Technology

Well it's official. The FBI has now dropped it's case against Apple about de-crypting the Iphones of the San Bernadino shooters. Last week the FBI moved for a delay in the proceedings after hiring an Israeli Tech company (owned by a Japanese corporation) to try to access the iphone's data.
Apparently the Feds actually hired some competent people for a change because today they announced that they no longer needed any help from Apple as the subject phone(s) had been cracked.

George Orwell would be amazed..

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/bed1c699575e4dedb694ccb5739a8750/justice-department-cracks-iphone-withdraws-legal-action

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Follow Up To My Post of 3-2-2016 On Charitable Veterans Organizations

Apparently Wounded Warrior Project is also having problems.

Does the shit ever end these days?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/10/wounded-warrior-project-reportedly-fires-top-executives-amid-spending-controversy.html

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Taking Out The Bad Guy Using Surprise And An Improvised Weapon

The Bad Guy has found his next victim:




An unarmed citizen has found a piece of pipe, clothing rack, golf club, whatever, while trying to escape and decides to intervene:




A full force blow, or blows as needed, to the back of the head:






One last thrust to be sure:




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The Issue With Technology Is, There's Always A Workaround

The Court showdown between the FBI and Apple over decrypting the Iphones of the San Bernadino shooters has been postponed. The result of the fact that the whole issue may become moot as the FBI has engaged an Israeli firm, Cellebrite, itself a subsidiary of the Japanese firm Sun Corp, to decrypt the phones.
As I've said before, Apple really doesn't give a shit about anybody's privacy. All they're worried about is the public relations backlash if they're seen as cooperating with the government.

Ah, isn't technolgy wonderful! Hahahahahahahahahaha!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-cellebrite-idUSKCN0WP17J

Monday, March 21, 2016

WW2 Combatives - Gutterfighting Seminar




GUTTERFIGHTING SEMINARS

APRIL 16-17, 2016


Training will include specific tactics & techniques from the works of notable WWII Close-Combat Legends!

* W.E. Fairbairn (Defendu, Gutter Fighting)
* Dermot “Pat” O’Neill (The O’Neill Method) (Fairbairn’s Protege)
* E.A. Sykes (Fairbairn & O’Neill Methods)
* Charles Nelson (Carl Cestari’s & Ralph Grasso’s Instructor)
* John Styers – (Cold Steel) (Covered on Sunday Day-2)


Day One

GUTTERFIGHTING

Realistic Unarmed Combat

Saturday – April 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (6-Hours)
Cost: $149.00

Topics Covered:

EFFECTIVE hand-to-hand combat techniques
Ground Fighting from (3) positions
Mount (Top Position/Ground & Pound etc),
Full Guard (In between legs & ankles crossed)
Bottom Position (Guard Position).
How to address, evade, escape, and SURVIVE!


Day Two

* INTRODUCING FOR THE FIRST TIME *

Counter-Knife Measures
Sunday – April 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (4-Hours)
Cost: $99.00

Topics Covered:

STATIC Counter-Knife Measures
ACTIVE Counter-Knife Measures

Carl Cestari taught this COMPLETE system EXCLUSIVELY to his closest students, Clint Sporman and Ralph Grasso
Based on a combination of John Styers, W.E. Fairbairn, and Carl Cestari’s 35+ years of training & experience,
the material in this seminar covers ALL ranges, from up-close and personal STRONG ARM TACTICS to distance-based attacks where only SPECIFIC attacks are effective.

You’ll learn how to CONFRONT & SHUT DOWN these potentially deadly encounters!

Join us for BOTH SEMINARS and save $49.00!

For $199.00, attend the Realistic Unarmed Combat AND the Counter-Knife Measure Seminars.

To sign up, go to:

http://www.gutterfighting.org/training-info/






Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lee Morrison's Flanking Drill

This is in response to a question at another forum about what the Flanking Drill is. The video below involves a 2 on 1 unarmed scenario. However the basic technique of moving to the off side of your assailant is the same as in a knife attack.

A Little Training On A Slow, Sunday Afternoon

Decided to try some unarmed vs knife work today with my son using Lee Morrison's 'Flanking Drill'. Works pretty well, I'm just glad I remembered to wear an old shirt.
My son got a little exuberant.
Oh well, I didn't need that shirt anyway.

Friday, March 18, 2016

And The Darwin Award of The Day Goes To..

...The guy in the video at the the other end of the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/ObonaM/videos/565296253566049/?fref=nf

You can't make this stuff up! LOL!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Merrick Garland For The Supreme Court?

Not if you're a firearms owner. His track record on firearms registries, and the original D.C handgun ban is shall we say, less than stellar. For specifics, hit the link below.

http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/432716/moderates-are-not-so-moderate-merrick-garland

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Potentially Handy Trick For The 21st Century

I thought that for my 400th Blog post that I would provide some info on useful skill that I hope none of you ever need. It's unfortunate that skills like this are becoming necessary at all. However better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Saw the video on this and had my training partner put the duct tape on me. Worked first time like a charm. It was also shown in retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson's book "100 Deadly Skills".

Have fun trying it out.

Friday, March 11, 2016

"Characteristics Of the Armed Individual"

The link below will take you to US Secret Service Training Document. Essentially, what they are told/taught to watch for when dealing with the public.
Nothing new or earth shattering but still, a basic primer that will come to as no surprise to most of the readers of this blog.

https://info.publicintelligence.net/USSS-ArmedIndividuals.pdf

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Keanu Reeves Doing a 3 Gun Session



I've seen Youtube clips of "tacticool" types who should find out who Keanu's instructor(s) were/are.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

"The Three Stooges Of Crime" You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Even by "Stupid Criminal Tricks" standards, this piece of work takes the cake.

Read on and laugh my friends, read on and laugh!!

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-massachusetts-crime-idUSKCN0VL1Z8

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Making Money Off The Service Of Veterans

This article is a couple of years old, however I doubt much has changed. If you're going to donate to a Veterans organization, your two best bets are Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Wounded Warrior Project.

http://nypost.com/2http://wwwblackthorn.blogspot.com/013/11/12/the-ugly-business-of-stealing-money-meant-for-vets/

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SOF Magazine Moves Into The Digital Age

Effective April 1, 2016 SOF Magazine (the print edition that is) goes the way of the dinosaur. SOF will continue to exist in an online, digital format only. After 41 years of being glorified by some and vilified by others (while being thought of as being responsible for your name being put on a government list if you purchased a subscription) the cost of printing hardcopy has forced SOF to become a part of the digital age.

Well, here's to RKB and the magazine that brought you graphic news photos from hotspots around the world, and probably defined what was "Tacticool" (before the term was invented) from the late 70's right up to the early 90's.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/02/26/soldier-fortune-retires-print-magazine/80989284/