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SEAL Training 3 New Ways

SEAL Training App, Podcast, and Flash Briefing

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 Last week was a busy one over here! I launched my updated app, SEAL Training, for iOS and Android devices. The SEAL Training app (Science-based Education for Accelerated Learning) is like having me in your pocket! I designed this app not only to help make you a better shooter, […]

Stages of Meditation [Video]

stages of meditation

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0  I spend a lot of time talking about the importance of meditation. I can’t say it enough – meditating regularly is what’s going to enable you to improve as a shooter. But to do this, you also need to work at improving your ability to meditate in stressful situations. […]

Transitions: The Evolution of Law Enforcement Training

weapon transition

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 Having trained law enforcement units for nearly 20 years, my training philosophy is more than just “training.” It’s also about maintaining and advancing your perishable skills. Perishable skills are those skills that depreciate in effectiveness over time if they are not practiced. Basically anything you do that requires hands-on […]

Developing a Combat Mindset: Color Code of Awareness

combat mindset

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 THERE ARE 740,000 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TODAY AND 62,000 OF THEM ARE ASSAULTED EACH YEAR. OF THESE INCIDENTS, 21,000 ARE SERIOUS ENOUGH TO REQUIRE A THREE-DAY HOSPITAL STAY. EVERY 2.5 DAYS ONE IS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 228 OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN […]

Functional Fitness and Shooting

functional fitness

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS?After over 20 years in the military, I’ve made functional fitness the cornerstone of all my training. But I see many in the military and law enforcement out of shape and even obese. It’s a proven fact that you’re more likely to use excessive force if […]

Learn How to Draw a Pistol in 4 Easy Steps

how to draw a pistol

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Pin0 Share0 Knowing how to draw a pistol from a holster is like any other skill when it comes to shooting — it’s perishable. Meaning if you don’t incorporate properly drawing your weapon into your training regimen, you’re giving the tactical shooting advantage to your adversary. Whether it’s drawing your firearm against […]

Pinpoint Shooting Accuracy or Lightning-Fast Speed?

shooting accuracy vs speed

Yes! As the name implies, here at Center Mass Group we teach our students to quickly find the biggest target available at that moment, set their sights on the center of it and fire for effect. But with that we also need to constantly remind our shooters, “You can’t miss fast enough.” That means for instance that if you decide you’re going to slap the trigger like it owes you money because it’s faster; you’re going to (quickly) throw your rounds all around the guy shooting at you, hoping that he doesn’t have the discipline to slowly press back on his trigger with you in his sights. Let’s see…if I slap the trigger fast 10 times, 1 round is bound to hit him!

How to Win a Gunfight

how to win a gunfight

Here’s an old FBI training video from the 60’s. It’s about 14 minutes long and talks about training techniques as well as using cover and the effects of ricochets. It’s interesting to see what techniques were used back then and what ones still apply today.

Improve Your Grip Strength = Improve Your Shooting

Grip Strength

I’ve been shooting for the majority of my life and one thing I’ve heard everywhere I go is the importance of trigger control. It’s a delicate control…Don’t Pull it! You need to Press it…No…it needs to be constant Pressure…No, No, No…You need to Caress it and whisper sweet nothings to it so it will move straight to the rear.

Visualization – Free Firearms and Self-Defense Training!

mental conditioning

One of the most neglected areas I see in any of the combat arts is mental conditioning. Normally when most people think about mental conditioning, they think of a good combat mindset. And having a solid combat mindset is vital and possibly the most important tool for you to have if you plan on defeating your enemies. But there are other mental conditioning skills you can use to increase your odds of hitting your threats under stress and living to tell the tale.

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