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I think it’s funny when people say how expensive my classes are, especially when I’m traveling around the country. But I get that money is tight, I truly do. I understand that people have jobs, mortgages, insurance, phone bills, car loans, and a family to support.
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With all that said, I want you to look at this picture. When I travel, I travel as frugal as possible. Cheap flights (which always seem to get me screwed), sleeping on friends couches, floors, or guest beds (if I’m lucky), burgers & beer, and a change of clothes.
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This isn’t because I want pity, I LOVE what I do. I’ll deal with shitty flight travel and having my friends cook dinner anyday. I just need you all to understand the “priciness” isn’t going to my lavish lifestyle. It’s just because your perspective of what’s pricey is skewed, due to your possible missplaced priorities. In the end, your education and knowledge will always come first over living outside of my means. #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #travel #passionoverpaycheck #education #learning #knowledge #teacher #knowyourworth #adversityislife #aresgunteam #violentprofessional #taskdev #mediocrityisdeath

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to teach Point Driven Strategies Comprehensive at @inveniam_athletics in Lakewood, WA. This was two full days focusing on not only the criminal archetype, but also the principles of grappling and entangled bladework.
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As I had told my patrons, this is by far my most favorite coursework to teach but also my least popular. Why? Many people who claim they train “self-defense” don’t want to pay money to truly test their skills under a pressure based opponent ideology.
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Instead, they rely on just a firearm for ALL of the various scenarios they may encounter. Therefore they are ingraining a false sense of security for themselves, loved ones, partner, or teammate.
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To put it in persepective the students in the class ranged from athletes, veterans, active duty SOF, male, female, and digital marketers. In the end, your background for this coursework doesn’t fucking matter. What does however is showing up and putting in the damn work. See you next year guys and gals 🤙🏽 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #education #training #learning #teacher #grappling #jiujitsu #bladework #wrestling #pressuretesting #problemsolving #practice #mediocrityisdeath #morethanjustthegun #adversityislife #alwaysbetter #applyyourself #aresgunteam #taskproccesing #violentprofessional

Awww yeah, my new discreet stabby stabby came in. I've literally been trying to get one for 7 months. Finally the creeper is mine!
#stabbythings #secretstabby #pointdrivenstrategies #runenationllc #blacktrianglegroup

Leaving the carbine in the shoulder pocket during a reload, is one of three methods I go over in my classes.
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Like anything else in this space, saying “This is the ONE and only way” is only setting you up for failure.
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Leaving it in the pocket is one of the fastest because the butt stock is already set and ready to go. Unfortunately due to a lack of mobility or strength, one may not be able to keep the muzzle up which can drastically degrade the performance of your reload.
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Critically think often, thoroughly test always. 📷 @edgarshermandesign 📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #edgarshermandesign #teacher #knowledge #education #technique #passionoverpaycheck #aresgunteam #violentprofessional #alwaysbetter #applyyourself

Everyone carries different tools in different places depending on their job and their immediate threat level. If you live in the sticks, carrying a full-sized pistol, 2 backup mags, 2 knives, and a backup gun may be a bit overboard..but to each their own.
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Either way, figure out what works for you and stick with it. There’s always ways to refine your method of access, it just comes down to making it habitual through purpose-driven consistency.
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My go-to is my G17 or 19 in a @squared_away_customs holster, @snakeeatertactical mag pouch, a Shivworks Clinch Pick on a custom SAC sheath, and always a CAT TQ in the pocket. 📷 @edgarshermandesign 📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #edgarshermandesign #greyhive #education #teacher #knowledge #squaredawaycustoms #snakeeatertactical #slateoperations #aresgunteam #violentprofessional #alwaysbetter

The battle for hand control has been a fundamental skill for sheer domimance in the clinch for over 15,000 years. From
the ancient Babylonians to the present, the following three elements have remained unchanged.
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With enough Pressure you can break the opponents Posture to get to a more dominant Position. The “3 P’s” should be observed whenever possible in order to neutralize any forward drive of your adversary. Control them, control the tides in your favor. 📷 @jesshendelman📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #teacher #technique #education #learning #knowledge #grappling #morethanjustthegun #jiujitsu #wrestling #combatives #bjj #aresgunteam #violentprofessional

Failure is one of the many parts within the process of mastery. The irony is that the “chase” for mastery is never ending.
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Those that believe they have reached the summit of their skill development are truly mislead. What they are actually looking at is a false summit, and they’re missing the untouched cliff face that’s lost in the clouds.
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Your journey of perfection is dependent on your ability to keep pushing onward and upward even when all seems against you. Days of failure will eventually turn into years of success. Use it for growth, not as a reason to quit. #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #baersolutions #standards #education #learning #knowledge #teacher #passionoverpaycheck #adversityislife #alwaysbetter #aresgunteam #taskdev #violentprofessional

Repost from our man Ian @runenationllc If you have the opportunity to take one of his classes, do it!
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#Repost @runenationllc
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How are you integrating with your equipment/tools/gear? For gear, is it set up in a manner that facilitates fluid access and storage?
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Like many others who’ve been doing this for a bit, I’ve used countless belts and kydex. However @snakeeatertactical and @squared_away_customs are two that are big supporters of Runenation and make quality kit.
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SAC is who I trust for all my kydex needs, and SET is what it rides on. If you’re in the market for belts or holsters, check these guys out! 📷 @jay_gunzalez📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #outdoors #education #learning #teacher #knowledge #kit #snakeeatertactical #squaredawaycustoms #accountability #alwaysbetter #aresclothing #aresgunteam #violentprofessional

#Repost @runenationllc
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How are you integrating with your equipment/tools/gear? For gear, is it set up in a manner that facilitates fluid access and storage?
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Like many others who’ve been doing this for a bit, I’ve used countless belts and kydex. However @snakeeatertactical and @squared_away_customs are two that are big supporters of Runenation and make quality kit.
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SAC is who I trust for all my kydex needs, and SET is what it rides on. If you’re in the market for belts or holsters, check these guys out! 📷 @jay_gunzalez📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #outdoors #education #learning #teacher #knowledge #kit #snakeeatertactical #squaredawaycustoms #accountability #alwaysbetter #aresclothing #aresgunteam #violentprofessional

How are you integrating with your equipment/tools/gear? For gear, is it set up in a manner that facilitates fluid access and storage?
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Like many others who’ve been doing this for a bit, I’ve used countless belts and kydex. However @snakeeatertactical and @squared_away_customs are two that are big supporters of Runenation and make quality kit.
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SAC is who I trust for all my kydex needs, and SET is what it rides on. If you’re in the market for belts or holsters, check these guys out! 📷 @jay_gunzalez📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #outdoors #education #learning #teacher #knowledge #kit #snakeeatertactical #squaredawaycustoms #accountability #alwaysbetter #aresclothing #aresgunteam #violentprofessional

Here’s @edgarshermandesign demo’ing execution of shooting tasks around a vehicle while integrating movement in/out of unconventional shooting positions.
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This is one of the drills I utilize in the beginning stages of this learning module. The shooter has to break two rounds into each target (in any order) before moving into the next position.
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This drill is less about “tactics” and more about the fundamental skill of adhering to a heightened level of accuracy even when in awkward positions. Tactics can always be applied later. If you can’t hit shit when moving around obstacles, it’s all null/void. 🎥 @edgarshermandesign 🎥 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #education #learning #teacher #knowyourworth #movement #accuracy #alwaysbetter #applyyourself #aresgunteam #edgarshermandesign #violentprofessional

While concealed carrying, how often do you give thoughts as to how YOU dress around the gun and facilitate proper access of your tools?
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What I’ve found works for me and what I recommend to my students, is what I learned from Chris Fry of @mdts_training years ago. His recommendation is whenever possible, allow one layer between you and your tools.
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For example, if I knew I was wearing the pictured flannel all day, I’d tuck in my undershirt. However if I knew I was going out to eat somewhere and there was a likelihood of me taking it off, I’d nonchalantly untuck it before I got out of my vehicle.
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This is nothing new, but it is a framework of mindset many skip over. Take every advantage you can to win the fight, never allow them the upper hand. 📷 @edgarshermandesign📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #education #teacher #knowledge #learning #knowyourworth #violentprofessional #aresgunteam #aresclothing #slateoperations #alwaysbetter

Are you basing your level of skill off of techniques applied only in isolation? Do you know how much your accuracy degrades while performing a task prior to shooting? Can you still attain high-performance levels of accuracy after performing said tasks?
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If you answered yes to the first question, you are truly fooling yourself and are missing out on opportunities to grow. You need to still be able to dominate the spacial plan that you’re in AFTER taxing your body. This is a true and pure test of fortitide. #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #outdoors #texas #teacher #learning #education #knowledge #technique #mechanics #movement #violentprofessional #aresgunteam #alwaysbetter

With growth comes the reality of your own worth and the effect you’re having on the community you’re in.
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With that said, this wasn’t an easy choice as it’s never been about the money for me. It’s always been about creating a positive change in others through the conduit of education and confidence building.
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As of January 1st 2019 all classes (local and abroad) will see an increase in cost. To lock in current prices, pre-order now. Thank you all for your continued patronage and I’ll see you all out on the range 🤙🏽 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #knowyourworth #education #knowledge #passion #teacher #confidenceiskey #aresgunteam #violentprofessional #taskdev

Mouting/un-mounting a rifle efficiently and with purpose allows you to dominate the space you’re in.
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Be fluid while working in/out of shooting positions and learn to self-diagnose how you’re interfacing with the platform.
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Being static is good for developing the correct neural pathways of specific mechanics. Moving on the other hand is just simply good for..well..living.
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Learn to do the work when the odds are stacked against you, because in the end you should constantly be teetering on the cliff of failure while practicing. 🎥 @codyriley717🎥 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #texas #outdoors #education #learning #knowledge #teacher #technique #fundamentals #movement #violentprofessional #aresgunteam #passionoverpaycheck

Having someone with you in class to bounce ideas off of, is refreshing and constantly pushes the envelope of your teaching abilities.
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Between our thinking and @edgarshermandesign’s target, we were able to design a course of fire for students that incorporated speed & accuracy with an elevated heart rate, cognitive processing of information, as well as shooting on the move.
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Understand that this was one of the last drills of the day AFTER refining pistol mechanics for a majority of the morning. Don’t try mimicking this without a thorough understanding of your current shooting fundamentals. 🎥 @edgarshermandesign🎥 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #edgarshermandesign #teacher #knowledge #learning #education #mechanics #fundamentals #outdoors #nh #violentprofessional #aresgunteam #morethanjustthegun

Teaching and adaptation ———————
Having your “office”...your classroom...outside can present its on slew of environmental and situational issues. Rain, snow, heat, cold, targets falling apart, targets blowing away, etc.
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Being able to adapt in the moment and still keep the “show rolling” is what makes the teacher. “Oh rain? Cool, let’s talk and do some shooting under the overhead.”
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Things don’t always go as planned, so don’t pretend they do. Learn to adapt in the moment and take affirmative action. No one remembers the ones that coiled in fear when faced with adversity. #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #greyhive #growth #knowyourworth #education #teacher #knowledge #learning #passionoverpaycheck #accountability #adaptordie #adversityislife #alwaysbetter #violentprofessional

Hand speed to facilitie access to your pistol will make or break your run time. At larger distances you may have to slow down at breaking your shot, but the motion from your holster to your eyeline should be deliberate.
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@the_sean_hawk here is doing just that as well as dominately moving as soon as he’s “called his shots.” This is pertinent to increasing confidence in your mechanical application of skill. #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #education #training #learning #knowledge #greyhive #movement #texas #outdoors #violentprofessional #alwaysbetter #aresgunteam

Mechanical offset is an often glazed over concept due to either sheer ignorance or a lack of quality reps to fully understand its importance in short-range carbine application.
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At minimal distances, getting into the mental prep of placing your dot/cross hairs ABOVE what you’re aiming at can allow you to impact where you desire to. Relatively speaking, it’s absolutely counterintuitive to get into this habit. Regardless, it’s necessary in order to maintain quality high-performace levels of accuracy.
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When in doubt, aim up. Regardless if it’s a low (head) or high (upper thoracic) probability target, aiming higher than what you think you need to can allow you to develop proper accuracy. The amount of mechanical offset will differ person to person due to their original zero.
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Whatever it may be, drill it intensively and consistently in order to develope proper motor pathways to success. 📷 @edgarshermandesign📷 #runenationllc #nooneiscomingtosaveyou #edgarshermandesign #knowledge #education #learning #knowledge #offset #accuracy #accountability #adaptordie #alwaysbetter #applyyourself #aresclothing #aresgunteam #violentprofessional

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