Updating my education!

Sometimes we need to jump-start our education.  I just received these two manuals in the mail.  WOW!  John Mosby is off the chain great.  It is going to take me sometime to get through all the good information in these manuals.

You would be well advised to check out John’s blog.  https://readfomag.com/category/blogs/mountain-guerrilla/.

He does not sugar coat things, so if you are sensitive, stay away.  The information contained in these manuals will most certainly safe your life.

All the best and keep learning.

John Mosby

Developing a Martial Way!

I am a fan of many martial art systems. My current focus is however, Krav Maga. More specifically,  the IKMA Krav Maga that is being taught by advanced black belt and IKMA U.S. Chief Instructor David Kahn.  A great Podcast about David Kahn can be found at http://www.artofmanliness.com/2017/02/10/podcast-277-krav-maga-self-defense-system-israeli-special-forces/

My goal is to start developing a Martial Way.  A great book, “Living the Martial Way: A Manual for the Way a Modern Warrior Should Think by Forrest E. Morgan, is a great resource for developing your way.  

There are many definitions of the Martial Way, but I like this one, “a Martial Way is living a lifestyle that prepares you for war or conflict everyday of your life”.  WOW!  I have a lot of work to do.

The question is, how do I incorporate Krav Maga into all aspects of my daily life and not just on Tuesday and Thursday nights.    I am not sure I have all the answers yet, but let the journey begin. My new motto is “Train Today for Tomorrow’s Battles”.  

So have you considered developing a Martial Way? If so, I would love to hear about it.

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Path to Combat Hard!

All journeys start with a step.  Your first step on the Combat Hard path should be to purchase these two books.  In these books, Mr. Woods has given you a blueprint to start the Warrior journey.  Read, study and absorb each of these.  A big thanks to Brian Woods for the great knowledge received from his written word. Brian Woods

Hello Everyone!

It is May 12, 2017.  Today, I start writing again about Self Protection, Self Defense and Personal Safety.  It will be slow going, so please stay with me.  I have renamed the blog, the “Way of Combat Hard”.  This will be the new focus.  Chat soon and stand by for many great things.  Steven

Where have I been?

Life certainly has a way of putting all of us out of action for a period of time.  I am back and am ready to start writing and sharing again.  Get ready for some new and exciting stuff.  All the best and remember to Train Hard to be Combat Hard!no cry babies

Here is a thought! Educate yourself on Use of Force.


There are many Self Protection instructors, coaches and practitioners in the world.  I appreciate all the hard work and efforts that each of them put forth. Most are hard-working and dedicated individuals.

My only problem is that some do not teach their students when they can actually use force, deadly or non-lethal.  They teach them how to fight, but never talk about when they can actually use force.  When you walk into the Combat Hard Training Center, we give you a copy of the Georgia Law on use of deadly force and we educate you on the law to the best of our abilities.  Why?  Because in my opinion, knowing the law is just as important as knowing how to fight.

Yes, I know that each state has different laws as it relates to use of deadly force, so why are some teachers not teaching the basics. That is a great question.  They should.  They do not need to be a lawyer, they just need to be educated.  If you are an instructor or student, get educated!  It is extremely important in my opinion.  We train to “Win”!  So let’s win  on all three levels, physically, mentally and legally.

Recently, I received an excellent DVD from the Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network.  The DVD is titled Legal Considerations of the Use of Force of Non-lethal Defensive Force.  What an excellent DVD on Use of Force.  If you are not familiar with the ACLDN, you need to be.  Please visit the website a http://armedcitizensnetwork.org/.  I highly recommend that you join this association, get the DVDs and get educated.  Although, they generally focus on legal issues involving the Armed Citizens, they have excellent information on unarmed encounters.

So I have a homework assignment for you.  Next time you attend, a self-defense seminar or martial arts class, ask about Use of Deadly Force and the legal system.  If your instructor does not know anything about it, then it is time for you to get some additional education from someone else.  Instructors, Coaches and Teachers, if you are teaching Self Protection Skills, then you should get educated on the legal system.

Be safe and train, train and train!