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 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

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

Lesson for December – Mr. Stanford

Along with self-defense, confidence, focus, self-discipline and a myriad of other great “life skills” we teach here at the academy, December gives us a great opportunity to teach our students PATIENCE! Patience Since we have so many days off later in the month, higher belts would hardly have any time to talk about a different

Saving the Grass and So Much More

When a Florida man collapsed while doing yard work, his wife called 911. First responders arrived within minutes to find Gene Work having a heart attack. He lapsed in and out of consciousness as they stabilized him and transported him to the hospital. His wife, Melissa, was at his side during the ambulance ride. She

Natchitoches

A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce

Lessons for September – Mr. Stanford

In September, White, Yellow, and Orange Belts will be talking about Focus. Focus is one of the most important things we teach here at the academy (but don’t worry if it seems to take some time for your child to “get it.” Here are the lessons we’re covering to help them improve their Focus. Focus

Have a Safe Road Trip

Family car trips are a summer standard. Here’s how to make your next long-distance car trip enjoyable and safe: • Pack a first-aid kit, water, blankets, snacks, and a flashlight. • Bring headphones for all electronic devices, so noise doesn’t distract the driver. • Schedule frequent rest stops, so kids don’t get restless. • Keep