Lessons for October by Mr. Stanford

 Below are the lessons that will be covered in class. Use these descriptions as a guide for reminding your child to practice at home what they’re working on at the academy.  White, Yellow, & Orange Belts: Self-Discipline Self-Discipline is doing what you’re supposed to do without being told. Self-Discipline also encompasses NOT doing what you

Lessons for September

White, Yellow, and Orange Belts have been talking about Focus. Focus is paying attention to ONE thing at a time. We like to talk about it at this time of year because Focus is extremely important for every student’s favorite thing in the entire world…school! Focus is essential when learning new things and when mastering

The Achilles heel of your door.

When it comes to home security. Your front door is an obvious point of importance that needs some attention. A weak door may be too easily kicked in, allowing someone entry into your home quickly. Most families reading this probably have a relatively strong door, but it may not be a secure door. The reason

Totally Useless Facts from Mr. Penny #1

Did you know that Mr. Penny is a veritable fountain of useless information? It’s true, not a single Jeopardy-worthy bit of information has been in him since he swept the category of “Organic Chemistry” from an armchair back in ’94.  We thought we would share some of those useless-but-possibly-interesting tidbits here.   Did You Know:

The Rest Is History

This is the time of year we dream big, vow to make changes, create goals, and promise to transform into a new and improved version of ourselves. Then we allow life and other responsibilities, naysayers, doubt, and fear to veer us of course. At times when you’re feeling frustrated by lack of progress, or the

Forming Good Study Habits in Kids

When it comes to developing good study habits, it is never too early for kids to start learning. A routine should be established to encourage kids, particularly kindergartners and preschoolers, to read every single day. Parents can help even very young children to develop skills in focusing, memorization, and organization while completing a puzzle or

Build a Comforting Fire Safely

Self-Defense and Safety is sometimes just doing things in a sensible, cautious manner. I often tell people, if they truly knew how boring 90% of executive protection work is, it wouldn’t seem nearly as “sexy”. Being as we have a serious cold front coming (and a bunch of snow) I thought this might be a

Protect Older Relatives from Theft and Fraud

I view self-defense and personal protection as including many facets and categories. Maybe it’s the police officer in me, or that I simply like people. But I also look to see how I can protect others as I have developed the skills and ability to protect myself. Working in law enforcement, one of the things