Crucial Combatives Academy

Reality Based Personal Protection & Self Defense training (weapons, empty hand & ground survival)

Operating as usual

12/14/2021

True story.

If it weren't for the pain I wouldn't know what it's like to feel anything

12/09/2021
Non-Americans Are Revealing The Ways They Can “Spot An American Tourist From A Mile Away” — And I’m Both Laughing And Crying 11/20/2021

Non-Americans Are Revealing The Ways They Can “Spot An American Tourist From A Mile Away” — And I’m Both Laughing And Crying

Some potential personal protection Lessons here...

Yahoo! Voices: Non-Americans Are Revealing The Ways They Can “Spot An American Tourist From A Mile Away” — And I’m Both Laughing And Crying.
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/im-laughing-hard-american-tourist-201603627.html

#traveltips

Non-Americans Are Revealing The Ways They Can “Spot An American Tourist From A Mile Away” — And I’m Both Laughing And Crying I also feel personally attacked at the accuracy of these.View Entire Post ›

"Am I Overreacting?" How Women Can Tell If Someone Is Really a Threat 11/09/2021

"Am I Overreacting?" How Women Can Tell If Someone Is Really a Threat

Good stuff for all to consider:
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/am-i-overreacting-women-threat/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com&fbclid=IwAR0dHR3R2wFhKQPVw4Yxoqt_3qazjwE-kEjrOwKDLpBsE-OOOVsGKSdQ-IQ

"Am I Overreacting?" How Women Can Tell If Someone Is Really a Threat Spending your life trying to be polite can put women at a disadvantage when trying to figure out how to respond to a potential threat. Set a boundary.

Timeline Photos 10/11/2021

Timeline Photos

Neither threats nor promises are guarantees; they are just words. They are easy to speak and harder to honor.

Horrifying new details in Miya Marcano case: 19-year-old was found with hands, feet bound with duct tape 10/10/2021

Horrifying new details in Miya Marcano case: 19-year-old was found with hands, feet bound with duct tape

Read all the insights by TDAG along with the news.

Horrifying new details in Miya Marcano case: 19-year-old was found with hands, feet bound with duct tape Officials shared horrifying new details in the case of 19-year-old Miya Marcano, revealing she was found bound at her hands and feet with duct tape.

Photos from Pinal County Sheriff's Office's post 09/28/2021

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09/22/2021

We owe it to our loved ones to be the healthiest, and best version of ourselves, especially our children.

09/19/2021
09/15/2021
09/05/2021

Self care, self awareness and self actualization are extremely neglected as integral aspects of self defense as self defense begins and end with the self.

Time goes by no matter what, manage and use it to your advantage and for your own personal betterment. This will by proxy improve yours and those you love's lives. Self care has a communal effect. As does lack thereof.

Research: Why 21 feet is not a ‘safe’ distance 08/30/2021

Research: Why 21 feet is not a ‘safe’ distance

https://www.police1.com/officer-safety/articles/research-why-21-feet-is-not-a-safe-distance-hqhPkS6wViECV6Fq/?fbclid=IwAR227GUKnqSSHUBi8TkawTlS0seKSuUvgr1uE2JFK25hOKlmF37ayYAxO_o

Research: Why 21 feet is not a ‘safe’ distance Key officer safety takeaways from a multiphase study that put the 21-foot rule to the test

How R**e Affects Memory And The Brain, And Why More Police Need To Know About This 08/22/2021

How R**e Affects Memory And The Brain, And Why More Police Need To Know About This

Crucial Considerations here:

How R**e Affects Memory And The Brain, And Why More Police Need To Know About This How a s*xual assault survivor is questioned by police can greatly influence the ability to access memories of that traumatic incident. Better interview techniques might help solve more cases.

08/22/2021
Cutting Edge: A Beginner’s Guide to Cutting with a Sword 08/20/2021

Cutting Edge: A Beginner’s Guide to Cutting with a Sword

https://www.skillsetmag.com/cutting-with-a-sword/?fbclid=IwAR2GFRQj7dM5U81JfqjCgJacep4UIC4FTJavzKFm_X4h7NITLMGGzBTjM9o

Cutting Edge: A Beginner’s Guide to Cutting with a Sword Ever wanted to become a master of the sword? Well today is your lucky day! Here's our beginner’s guide to cutting with a sword.

Self-Defense Against Sexual Assault | RECOIL OFFGRID 08/18/2021

Self-Defense Against Sexual Assault | RECOIL OFFGRID

https://www.offgridweb.com/survival/overcoming-s*xual-assault/?fbclid=IwAR1vMrDLK_7rvyPQBM7ukUTF5ElgVzMckXixoyq-peY9Of2tQKYPjmadMh8

Self-Defense Against Sexual Assault | RECOIL OFFGRID Taking the advice of three experts in the field on what warning signs to look for, tips for fighting back and escaping s*xual assault.

Timeline Photos 07/27/2021

Timeline Photos

Over the weekend, my husband and I were out with my sister and her husband. We had decided to check out a few local breweries and have dinner.

After finishing our drinks at the last place, I ordered our Uber ride. I shared the make, model, color, and license plate of the vehicle we were expecting with everyone. As an extra layer of caution, I didn't share the drivers name because I wanted all the other details to match and the driver to give my name before confirming his name.

My sister and her husband were in front of us and as a vehicle pulled over and stopped at the pickup point, I rechecked the app and called out to them that the vehicle and plate were not a match. The driver had rolled down the passenger side window and was conversing with my sister. He had my name as the rider and when she said the vehicle and license plate didn't match on our end, he simply said he has two vehicles he uses for Uber.

By this point my husband and I were at the vehicle. The driver was beginning to get irate because we were refusing to get in the vehicle. He called our concerns about mismatched vehicle information ridiculous and started berating us about wasting his time, that he had simply picked the wrong vehicle to drive for the night. I told him he should fix that and I would be canceling the ride and making a new pickup request. He sped off quite unhappy.

We were able to get another Uber quickly and made it home safe.

The reason I share all of this is because on the way home, my sister said that she was glad I had been adamant about not getting in the vehicle. In the moment, she reasoned that what he was telling her was probably true, and since there were four of us, we would be fine.

Would we have been fine getting in the first vehicle? Honestly-I didn't waste a minute second guessing my decision to refuse his pickup. Avoiding a potentially threatening situation is the ultimate goal. Being situationally aware and enforcing your boundaries so nothing happens, is the highest win. Never apologize for making your safety a priority.

#ubersafety #situationalawareness #enforceboundaries #practiceeveryday #500rising #yougotthis #neverapologize

HERO Phoenix Officers Rescue Baby From Hostage Situation 07/22/2021

HERO Phoenix Officers Rescue Baby From Hostage Situation

Freaking incredible work and heroism.

I'm not crying...YOU'RE crying!

https://youtu.be/yoltUz3UbUA

Way to go Phoenix PD!
#PhoenixPD

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07/20/2021

During 2020, 59% of online s*x trafficking recruitment in the US took place on Facebook. The report also states that 65% of identified child s*x trafficking victims recruited on social media were recruited through Facebook.

Learn more about this by reading CBS report www.cbsnews.com/news/facebook-s*x-trafficking-online-recruitment-report/

When Danny Trejo Negotiated Between Hollywood and Mexican Prison Gangs 07/15/2021

When Danny Trejo Negotiated Between Hollywood and Mexican Prison Gangs

Lots of personal protection lessons in this short excerpt:
https://www.gq.com/story/danny-trejo-prison-gangs?fbclid=IwAR0or0ajyHwCkyGgIo7m5QL5Y74OIACCuLbslDKxZgqOcyD3UnVk-JTxyHc

When Danny Trejo Negotiated Between Hollywood and Mexican Prison Gangs The iconic actor recalls his involvement in American Me, the controversial film that resulted in as many as 10 deaths.

What I Learned From Taking a Knife Defense Class - zen habits 06/16/2021

What I Learned From Taking a Knife Defense Class - zen habits

https://zenhabits.net/knife/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com&fbclid=IwAR173VTaaD1y1m82BogwS3OdIO--r309Ve8A5xQmGBwgRYwcVfOp-9uR5Tw

What I Learned From Taking a Knife Defense Class - zen habits By Leo Babauta I took a knife self-defense class this past weekend with my friend Jesse, and it was way harder than I expected. Now, you might be wondering, what is a peaceful guy like Leo doing taking a knife class? Lots of reasons, but curiosity was the biggest one. I wanted to join Jesse […]

06/01/2021

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ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT

Monday evening around 8:00p.m., the suspect in this security photo entered the Walgreens at Hunt Hwy and Mountain Vista Blvd, put a gun to the employee's stomach and demanded money.

Suspect appears to be between 20 and 25 years old, and was wearing a grey hoodie and a black mask at the time of the robbery.

PCSO deputies are currently searching the area for this individual. If you recognize him, please call 520-866-5111.

05/05/2021

Kata

Are you training? She is!!!

05/03/2021

Read and heed, my friends....meaning, READ IT and then GET. TO. TRAINING!!!!

I first heard this from @southnarc during one of his courses. In five words, he succinctly described what I’ve thought for a very long time.

In our “world”, you hear about “mindset” a lot. It’s often something like “mindset is everything.” Well, no, no it’s not. Not by a long shot.

You can’t mindset your way out from under a bigger attacker, intent on caving in your skull.

You can’t mindset an active shooter intent on killing as many people as possible.

You can’t mindset your way down a mountain, carrying an injured family member.

You get the point. Does mindset matter? Absolutely. No doubt about it. Is it the only thing? That’s just silly, and worse, it’s intellectually dishonest.

Strength
Endurance
Hard skills
Soft skills
Environment
Timing
Well being/health

These are just a few additional variables that will inevitably play roles in your survivability during a violent encounter or other life or death situation. Mindset matters with all of them, but it doesn’t supplant any of them.

Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t let others lie to you. When the fight of your life comes, it’ll be too late to wish you had lifted those weights, ran those sprints, put those rounds down range, rolled, sparred, done scenarios, and more.

In the history of mankind, no one ever lamented being “too strong” or “too fast” or “too skilled” or “too prepared” after a life changing event. No one.

Chris B. Jácome - Overcoming Difficulty Through Martial Arts Passion & Discipline 04/30/2021

Chris B. Jácome - Overcoming Difficulty Through Martial Arts Passion & Discipline

Huge THANK YOU to Francis for the SUPER FUN martial arts chat for his YouTube channel this morning! Wow, that was a FAST HOUR!

You can check out our martial chat here:
https://youtu.be/9lWDGqNjcYQ

I am honored to train with Master Heath Cox at Counter Assault Academy. The impact Sifu Heath has had on my martial journey (and life) is immeasurable. His ability to share his vast wisdom and experience in a way that meets you where you're at is unmatched. Oh, and he has SERIOUS skills. Check out Master Heath's page here:
https://www.facebook.com/counterassaultacademy

#kungfusansoo
#martialartstraining
#martialartslife

Chris B. Jácome - Overcoming Difficulty Through Martial Arts Passion & Discipline Chris B. Jácome is the owner of Crucial Combatives Academy (https://www.facebook.com/crucialcombatives/) and is truly passionate about the Martial Arts, not ...

More on the Body's "Freeze" Response 04/13/2021

More on the Body's "Freeze" Response

Invaluable resource provided by Greg Ellifritz. Read this. A BUNCH!!!!

https://www.activeresponsetraining.net/more-on-the-bodys-freeze-response?fbclid=IwAR3KZLvqOx5C7Y6vYI8HXHtE22wICl7u7LeD38RygoNkD3RYi_5ZdDaiwh0

Thank you, @greg.ellifritz!

More on the Body's "Freeze" Response A couple weeks ago, I reposted an article summarizing the groundbreaking research John Hearne has done on the body's "freeze" response in stressful situations. John is a long time Federal law enforcement officer, fi****ms trainer

Why think ahead and why practice? 04/07/2021

Why think ahead and why practice?

Excellent critical thinking practice:
https://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/why-think-ahead-and-why-practice/?utm_campaign=meetedgar&utm_medium=social&utm_source=meetedgar.com&fbclid=IwAR3WA5cwoSF9h0oSHKITrUqDqgk66NqY0z2_3Vf38olcrvdXQf-QoQUTD5Y

I LOVE this quote:
"Every confrontation carries with it an Element of Chance and the possibility of escalation. "

Oh, and yes, THINK AHEAD and PRACTICE!!!

Why think ahead and why practice? Today’s news contains an article with several lessons in it for the Armed Private Citizen. Police: Man outside Walmart shot [his gun] in self-defense The lessons cut across an array of topics relev…

Assumptions and Biases in Training 03/31/2021

Assumptions and Biases in Training

Outstanding.

Assumptions and Biases in Training Written by: Greg Ellifritz   A friend of mine recently pointed me towards Rory Miller's blog post about assumptions and biases in training.  I've read most of Rory's material and really like it.  Before reading

Your spit could reveal whether you’ve had a concussion 03/30/2021

Your spit could reveal whether you’ve had a concussion

Wow! Making great head-way! (sorry, I HAD to!)

Your spit could reveal whether you’ve had a concussion Saliva test picks up molecules associated with head injury

She Survived A Man Who Tried To Kill Her In Her Home (Tina's Story) 03/24/2021

She Survived A Man Who Tried To Kill Her In Her Home (Tina's Story)

This is a crucial video for anyone wanting to get a glimpse into the much larger picture of what personal protection entails outside of just the physical techniques. Watch this multiple times! Write down the pre/during/post contact notes on what TO do and what NOT to do. So much can be learned from her survival story.

https://youtu.be/hlNvjEPRR8k

She Survived A Man Who Tried To Kill Her In Her Home (Tina's Story) Please thank Lucky Gunner for bringing us today’s video of She Survived A Man Who Tried To Kill Her In Her Home (Tina's Story)! Check them out at https://get...

Timeline Photos 03/23/2021

So true:
"Self-defense is unlike anything else humans train for. Unlike engineering, medicine or business, you can't have any idea of the problem you need to solve. An engineer knows if he will be building a bridge or a tunnel. A self-defense student will never know if they might someday face a kidnapping, a drive-by shooting, or a simple assault. "

I don't know who wrote this intro but it sounds like it could be directly from Rory.

Self-defense is unlike anything else humans train for. Unlike engineering, medicine or business, you can't have any idea of the problem you need to solve. An engineer knows if he will be building a bridge or a tunnel. A self-defense student will never know if they might someday face a kidnapping, a drive-by shooting, or a simple assault. YMAA author Rory Miller is an expert, not only of HOW to defend yourself, but the when, where and why. Learn more here:

https://bit.ly/3rfWdzY

YMAA Publication Center

Implementing Layered Security in Your Daily Life | RECOIL 03/20/2021

Implementing Layered Security in Your Daily Life | RECOIL

Fantastic reference article from my Comprehensive Fighting Systems teacher and friend, Chad.

https://www.recoilweb.com/implementing-layered-security-in-your-daily-life-160856.html?fbclid=IwAR309zEqVBdAQkJuIyMwBbebLGYM1CaNm__iU7oW_bEp6CpJz8TaNONsduc

Implementing Layered Security in Your Daily Life | RECOIL Read: Implementing Layered Security in Your Daily Life from Chad McBroom on March 9, 2021 for Recoil.

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