How to Be Happy Despite Fate’s Fickle Ways.

I received some pretty rough news. I have a herniated disc and a possible fractured vertebra. The degenerated discs in my lower back are likely due to years of training, competing, and rough-housing with big boys on the mat. The fractured vertebra came from a recent “Hey, y’all, watch this,” moments. I don’t know how … Continue reading How to Be Happy Despite Fate’s Fickle Ways.

What You Should Do Right Now — Tactical Training Systems – Reblog

JD lists some of the most important things you can do to be prepared for uncertain and unsettling times. For the full explanation of each item, check out his blog. It's full of important information. Here is his list: First, immediately develop a communications plan…   Second, immediately collect open-source intelligence (OSINT)…   Third, check … Continue reading What You Should Do Right Now — Tactical Training Systems – Reblog

Mortal Kombat: A Quality Education

“Finish him,” was the famous phrase heard on Mortal Kombat 3 when it came time to obliterate your opponent. You might remember the drunken wobble Raiden does just before Sub-Zero uppercuts him into oblivion. Good times. As a kid, another part of the game always stood out: the opening credits. The phrase flashing across the … Continue reading Mortal Kombat: A Quality Education

2 Reasons to Improve Your Body Language

How many times have you seen the memes on social media displaying how nature differentiates apex predators? There’s one with a black snake that looks like a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Then there’s one (see inset) about people with cauliflower ears. These memes make for an interesting discussion. What about your appearance indicates you know … Continue reading 2 Reasons to Improve Your Body Language

Sun Tzu and Empathy: Spying on on the Enemy

In a recent webinar on Tactical Communication put on by the Verbal Judo Institute, the instructor often cited Sun Tzu’s Art of War. In Verbal Judo, one of the key parts of de-escalation and tactical communication is empathy. Several definitions are floating around, but in essence, empathy is the ability to “recognize, understand, and share … Continue reading Sun Tzu and Empathy: Spying on on the Enemy