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Amaury Murgado

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Amaury Murgado attained Dan rank in Karate, Jujitsu and Judo. He is a retired Senior Special Operations Sergeant who tours included The Middle East, Japan, Korea. He is the published author of 50 plus articles on Martial Arts, Security, and Law Enforcement Issues.

Amaury Murgado

Amaury Murgado grew up in Miami, his father, Angelo Kennedy, a Bay of Pigs Invasion veteran. While other boys were playing with toys, Amaury...

Stripes and Bars: Self-discipline

NOT TOO LONG AGO, I was asked to identify the one leadership characteristic that rises above all others as the most important. Though I...

Best Practices: How To…Respond Instead of React

The Aug. 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, triggered a chain of events that changed how the public perceived law enforcement....

Stripes and Bars: Maintaining Focus

IF YOU ARE A STAR WARS FAN, you might remember that in Episode I, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn tells young Anakin Skywalker, "Always remember,...

Stripes and Bars: Don’t Be An Idea Person

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF IDEAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. However, there is a shortage of people who will actually implement them. In today's world,...

Stripes and Bars: Lead, Don’t Blame

WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG at an agency, administrators go into self-preservation mode. This, in turn, has a cascading effect all the way down to...

Best Practices: Responding vs Reacting

At face value, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the words responding and reacting. However, if you take a moment to look...

Best Practices: Maintain A Healthy Mind

It's not difficult to find information and inspiration about staying in shape and maintaining a healthy body. However, without maintaining a healthy mind, you...

Best Practices: Closing the Reactionary Gap

One of the most important things you can learn about dealing face to face with suspects is the concept of relative positioning. Relative positioning...

Best Practices: Why the OODA Loop is Still Relevant

The OODA loop was created by Air Force colonel John Boyd in the late 1950s. He was a Korean War fighter pilot and a...

Best Practices: Leading By Example

Respect comes from leading by example. Anything I ever needed to know about leadership I learned serving in the U.S. Army prior to becoming a...

The Winning Edge: One Stance, Three Uses

If you sit around chatting with instructors who teach in law enforcement, you will find a great deal of diversity on any training topic...

Best Practices: Warrior Mindset

You probably hear about needing to have a warrior mindset almost daily. Books are published about it, motivational speakers make money speaking of it,...

Best Practices: Teamwork Minus the B.S.

We live in an age of political correctness where saying the right things seems to have more value than doing the right things. People...