Are You Ready for the First Strike?

Awareness is one of the most important elements of Defensive Tactics. It’s much safer to avoid situations in the first place. Preparation, training and awareness give you the edge on the street where you need it.

This sign is prominently hung in the gym at Modern Warrior. We train our LEOs to be prepared to defend themselves on the streets and in court.

It looks much more professional (especially to bystanders and video-cameras) for an officer to block a strike and take a person down into handcuffing than it does to throw a preemptive strike, no matter how justified you are.

When you feel confident in your ability to block, you don’t need to hit first, hit hardest, or hit most often. You can then throw your strike at the right time and to the right target.

Limited Space Available: Knife Defense Seminar

The Knife Defense System at Modern Warrior is a tactical and scientific based system that can be used against varying edged weapons–including box cutters, shanks, knives, screw drivers, broken bottles, etc.

The next seminar, held on Saturday October 20th will empower you in your ability to defend yourself against these weapons, and also give you options against varying angles of attack.

Great class for beginners through experienced students who are both civilian or in LE.  Call Megan at 631-226-8383 to hold your spot in the class.  There are limited spaces still open. Flyer Knife Defense

5 Day DTI in 3 Weeks

There is still time to get your registration in for the highly respected 5 Day Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification Course at Modern Warrior.

Class will be in session September 24-28.  Call 631-226-8383 now to get more details and to reserve your seat.  LEOs and Trainers ask if you qualify for the Lucky Seven Program.

Your WARRIOR INSIGHTS™ for August 2012 – Stress
 
Stress is the unseen enemy that lurks within the shadows of every path worth taking. If the Reaper had a sidekick, his name would be Stress.
 
Very few achievements can be obtained without stress, so although we must accept certain levels of it in our lives, we must never allow ourselves to succumb under the pressure.
 
Stress can never completely be negated, it can, however, be diminished through a combination of focus and distraction—even though these two terms appear to be contrary to each other, they are in fact complementary when being sought by a disciplined mind.
 
Overcoming stress while achieving your goals is a challenge to the mind, body and spirit, but it only becomes an overwhelming challenge when one chooses to focus on the stress itself, rather than the cause of the stress.
 
When a warrior faces an opponent with a knife, he or she must have the discipline to realize that while the stress may be caused by the knife, the focus must be on the person holding the knife. The warrior cannot be distracted by the knife to the point of losing track of the attacker’s natural weapons, like a free hand, feet, elbows or knees.  Failure to extend one’s focus to include those other potential threats will eventually cause the warrior to fall victim to the knife.
 
When thinking in these terms, it becomes obvious that stress can only be dealt with effectively if we address those things causing it, yet we must maintain the will and determination to understand that if we focus too much on the stress alone we will lose sight of our goals and once we do that, we forfeit our lives in exchange for mere existence.
 
Affirmation: I understand that a stress free life is a life without challenges, thus I accept stress freely but never completely.
 
By Phil Messina
 
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