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The Importance of Martial Arts Training and Competition

Man has been a part of fighting and battles since the beginning of man. His movements are natural- atavistic reactions similar to those of...

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...

Surviving an Edged Weapon Attack

Unconsciousness and Death – Surviving an Edged Weapon Attack . . . witnessed over my 23 years of being a law enforcement professional. In...

The Anatomy Of Fear and How It Relates To Survival Skills...

An officer assigned to jail duty conducts a prisoner bed check when he observes that a male who was lodged in the drunk tank...

Scenario Training and Stress in the Training Environment

The modern training arena is becoming more focused on efficiency of skill acquisition. This is primarily due to the increase in the complexity and...

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...

Be Physically and Mentally Prepared

Officer Stacy Lim from the Los Angeles Police Department pulled into her driveway after an enjoyable evening of softball practice. When Lim got out...

Filipino Kali is Alive and Well in Today’s Police and Military...

Thumb through any martial arts magazine and you’ll see advertisements and the mention of the Filipino martial arts (kali, escrima, and arnis). In today’s...

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...

Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS)

Introduction What is Sudden In Custody Death Syndrome (SICDS), or Positional Asphyxia, and why is being knowledgeable about it important to my department and its...

Law Enforcement Training and Use of Force

Introduction Police officers must use force when placing uncooperative subjects under arrest, as well as during situations of unrest (e.g. riots, protests where property is...

Minimizing Liabilities: Why Policies are Needed

Introduction Police administrators must face the issue of liability and the importance of  minimizing liabilities as part of their responsibilities as the department’s chief. Use...

Control Fear with Knowledge

“I was parked on a side street writing a report when dispatch gave the neighboring car a call in my district. ‘See the bartender...

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...

It’s All About Revenge For Gangs

One of the few absolutes in the world of street gangs is that when there is a gang-involved drive-by shooting, street brawl, or school...

The Neglected Aspect of Executive Protection

What does a multi-billionaire, an action star, a fashion designer, and the king of Sweden all have in common? They all got a pie...