GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. As we age we may develop worsening eyesight, bad knees etc. Make an instructor aware of any debilitating condition you may have at the start of a course. More importantly, what steps can you take to minimize those limitations.
Rob Pincus discusses the errors that can be created when shooters training on static targets spend too much time, effort and energy trying to isolate their firearm unrealistically from moving at all while shooting. Real fights are dynamic and your target is very unlikely to be completely still. Having a smooth trigger press while maintaining…Watch Now >>
Packing a wound means putting clean gauze or gauze impregnated with a hemostatic agent down into a wound, particularly a gunshot wound, in the training environment or the real-world self-defense environment. Practice Techniques Have you ever practiced packing a wound? It’s something you should try, and there’s an easy way to do it with a…Watch Now >>
Two-legged predators, just like the four-legged variety, often run in packs. You are not getting the most out of valuable training time if you stand on a square range facing a one-dimensional flat target. Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense looks at four important factors that will help us when dealing with multiple assailants using…Watch Now >>
PDN Contributor and hand-to-hand close-quarters combat instructor Cecil Burch discusses and demonstrates how to use a body lock. Once we’ve crashed into the bad guy, inflicted some pain and set him back on his heels, we need to take control from him. He started the control by initiating the attack. We take control away from…Watch Now >>