EPISODE 55

NEVER QUIT-IN HONOR OF A1C KEN STURGILL HEAT RELATED INJURIES AND AIR FORCE SERE

 

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Cecil Burch on BJJ and Street Fighting, when there are guns and knives and ninjas and sh*t

How do the rules change when you go from sports to the street? What changes on the ground vs. standing up? How should you apply your nunchuck skills in the context of self-defense? Mike and Cecil talk about all things martial arts and how they fit in to street fighting in real life. He specializes in an interdisciplinary approach to entanglement and close-range fights where weapons – including your own – are in play.

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COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL WITH POLAR EXPLORER JOHN HUSTON

John Huston was one of the first Americans to successfully complete an unsupported expedition to the North Pole. His expertise in cold weather survival and expedition planning has led him to opportunities training Special Operations Forces and he uses his experience as public speaking and training curriculum related to high-performing teams, operational planning and risk management, leadership, teamwork, and more. As a bonus, John also works with Sled Dogs, which is just cool.

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THE NEWHALL MASSACRE: THE DAY 4 CHP OFFICERS WERE KILLED OVER 50 YEARS AGO

In April 1970,  4 California Highway Patrolmen were killed by two men after an armed road rage incident. Those men were career criminals in the planning stages of a robbery attempt who were heavily armed. This incident had a ripple effect for police agencies across the country that led to significant progress in the realm of firearms proficiency and officer safety.

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First, a toast: This episode is dedicated to Airman First Class Kenneth “K3” Sturgill, an Air Force SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) Specialist Trainee who perished in training as a result of heat stroke. K3’s father, K2, shares some stories about his childhood and the man he was. We learn about the mishap and what steps the Air Force is taking to prevent this sort of thing in the future. To wrap up, Mike and Jim talk a little about heat stress and how to mitigate heat related injuries in training and operational environments.

K3 Scholarship

Miliary.com Article 

Accident Report

SHARK Device

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5 Comments

  1. Lisa LaDou Cherry

    Thank you so much for covering this topic and continuing the legacy of K3 and his lessons to all of us. I am also a graduate of PJOC but also am a close friend of the Sturgill family. K3 was an amazing role model to every person young or old that he had contact with. Sharing his story continues his reach at touching lives and helping others.

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    • Mike

      It was our pleasure. Thanks for reaching out.

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  2. Paul

    I’m a SERE Specialist and a PJOC instructor when able. I’ve met K2 and his wife and I hope they continue to keep his memory alive. He would have been a great brother to work with. Also thanks guys for the great audio/topic.

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    • Mike

      Thank you! Appreciate the work you do, SERE and otherwise. -Mike

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    • K2

      Paul;
      Thank you for paying it forward through instructing at PJOC/APJOC. No Worries about us keeping K3’s memory alive, there are so many that he inspired and motivated, that’s taken care of 🙂
      As for us, we will do what we can to support the Guardian Angle Platform that he loved so much.
      NFQ

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