Sam’s Corner #31

So recently the little blonde tornado is getting scared at times. The funny thing is she’s doing to herself! Many of you have seen Raylan leave the office and come sprinting out to the groups of people watching class. She’s eager to say hello, eager to meet new people, eager to…well, she’s eager to do

Lesson for February – Mr. Stanford

Goal Setting is a great things to learn at a young age. This month kids will talking about Goal Setting and Motivation. White, Yellow, and Orange belts will continue talking about Goals and setting S.M.A.R.T. (Specific. Motivating. Achievable. Relevant. Trackable.) goals. Purple belts and above will be talking specifically about one aspect of goal setting:

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #5 – The Beast!

Last month, the President and Vice-President visited the Toledo area. I was part of a detail of law enforcement officers that helped with the motorcades. As a way of saying “thanks” the Secret Service invited all officers involved to come out the night before the visit to see The Beast! For those of you not

Martial History #4: Sambo

Recently I mentioned judo having an impact and influence around the world, so much so, even the Russians were impacted! In September of 1907, a young man by the name of Vasili Oshchepkov went to Tokyo to study theology. While in the seminary ,he studied judo and became the best judoka in the program. On

Free Self-Defense Seminar!

On Saturday, January 25th we will be having a free self-defense seminar open to the public from 1:00 to 4:00. The first hour of this seminar will cover lecture/education (and a little Q&A) on avoidance and crime prevention. The remaining time will cover basic self-defense skills. We will also spend some time focusing on using

Sam’s Corner #30

I’m coming up on my 70th birthday.  So you might say I’m an old dog. But that doesn’t mean I can’t learn a new trick! Because I can’t jump as high as I used to, sometimes it can be hard for me to get in my daddy’s truck. It’s taller than me! That’s a big

Lessons for January by Mr. Stanford

Since the start of the New Year is a time for making resolutions, everybody with be talking about Goals and Goal Setting. A goal is something that you want, but are also willing to work for. If we aren’t willing to work for something, it is simply a wish. When settings goals, we want to

The Most Under-Rated Self-Defense Tool

Whenever I teach self-defense, I’m often asked about self-defense tools. Pepper spray, Tazer, batons/sticks, knives, guns and more. And although all of those afore-mentioned tools can have their place, there is one excellent tool that many people overlook: The Flashlight. About now you’re probably having the same reaction as many others when I mention this