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The Glance is the Beep

"THE GLANCE IS THE BEEP"I want to convey a great teaching point that I learned from John Correia at Active Self Protection. ASP is a massive YouTube channel that John founded to teach lessons learned from self-defense encounters caught on camera. If you haven’t heard...

Use of Force in Self Defense

USE OF FORCE IN SELF DEFENSETrying out a new format for the bulletin, we need your feedback! Leave us a comment below to let us know if you like this video. We'll still use the printed bulletins too, but we might do a little of both. Whatcha think? Mike is a full-time...

Gun Handling

CAREFUL WITH THAT THING!There’s a video going around that shows a group of officers clearing a house, and on their way out of the house a dog escapes from its crate. As the officers are trying to get out of dodge, one of them ends up with a gun in his hand and cranks...

The X, Defined

FIGHT OFF THE XTactics for actions upon contact with a lethal threat in an ambush have remained relatively unchanged since I began my professional life in a world where something like that was a reality. I won’t get into the weeds defining types of ambush, mostly...

Balance: Training and Life

BALANCE: THE TOTAL PACKAGE We have a saying in dog training that you don’t fix one problem without potentially creating a new one. That saying is as true in dog training as it is in life. Many of us struggle to find harmony among both personal and professional...

Threat Assessment

THREAT ASSESSMENTThreats of harm should always be taken seriously, but in many cases the person making the threat is only trying to exploit their victim or elicit a reaction for a perceived wrongdoing. Gavin de Becker, who wrote The Gift of Fear, teaches the acronym...

Two Types of Learners

TWO TYPES OF LEARNERS Psychologist Carol Dweck is known for her work on implicit theories of intelligence, which describe how an individual characterizes their own intelligence and learning ability. According to her work, people evaluate their own intelligence as...

Marker Training

Dog Training: Markers Maybe less tacti-cool than you’re used to, but enough people have dogs that you may find this useful. For more information, go to leerburg.com and read this: http://leerburg.com/markers.htm -Mike Marker training is an effective dog training...

Situational Leadership

SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP This leadership model was created by a couple of psychologists named Hersey and Blanchard in the 1970s. The general premise is that the way you approach a person for a specific task depends on their level of competence for that task, and their...

Ask, Tell, Make: Still Works

ASK, TELL, MAKE: STILL WORKS In the police academy, we learned this decision-making algorithm for use of force: “Ask, Tell, Make.” First you ask ‘em, then you tell ‘em, then you make ‘em.” It was simple, but problematic. At face value, it became the law enforcement...