Married Monk Mode

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

-Dave Ramsey

Many of you in the Red-Pill community are probably familiar with the term Monk Mode, withdrawing from most social interactions and recreational pastimes in order to focus on completing a specific goal.  Many men have utilized this method in order to skyrocket their productivity for short bursts of time, typically anywhere from a week to a month at a time. Continue reading “Married Monk Mode”

How to Choose the Best Martial Art for You

As a husband and father, one of your primary duties is the protection of your wife and kids.  Taking care of your body is a good start, but ultimately you should consider learning some form of self-defense.  If you’re with me so far, the next question invariably becomes “Which martial art should I train in?”  If you have ever been on a forum discussing martial arts, you know by now this is not an easy question to answer as everyone has a passionate opinion on the subject.

In this post, I’ll give you a little bit about my martial arts background, some pro’s and con’s on the different styles I’ve studied, and give you a few suggestions to help you determine where you should begin your journey into the arts. Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Martial Art for You”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 6 – Wife Game

“I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry… just make me feel alive.”

-Joey Lauren Adams

Today’s lesson in Dread Game revolves around Level 6 in the 12 Levels of Dread – Gaming your wife. Take a moment to think back on your marriage. If you’ve been married for a few (or many) years now, chances are the original spark that fueled your marriage at the beginning has faded and a steady routine has settled in. Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 6 – Wife Game”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 5

As we progress through the 48 Laws of Power, or in this case the 48 Laws of Marriage, you will begin to see a web being spun; laws connecting, splitting off of, and running parallel with other laws.  As you study these laws, take time to reflect on the sum of the lessons and see the tapestry they weave.  Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 5”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 3 & 4

“Without concealment there is no space for expression. Not all words are shared.

Word must arise from concealing silence in order to resonate. Concealment is the method of controlled communication, whether communication of existence or redirection of connection. Concealment is deliberation, it is precision, it is the beginning of skill.

Concealment protects truth in time of war through the hoisting of deliberate false flags, designed to mislead and redirect the adversary away from vital plans and secrets. Thereby the momentum of justice is preserved in alliance against the depredations of tyrants.

Concealment advances survival by preventing revelation of the existence of prey. The dappled coat of the deer blends with the fluttered leaves of autumn, and its frozen stillness keeps it hidden from the searching gaze of a passing cougar that the deer cannot outrun or fight.

You will not always be the most powerful actor in the fields and forests of the dark world.

Concealment is a subtle Way that you must master.”

-Ivan Throne

Being able to effectively conceal your intentions gives you power. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 3 & 4”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 2

Strap yourselves in, men.  We got a lot to discuss today regarding this law and a lot of uncomfortable territory to explore.  You may even find yourself being forced to make some tough choices in order to preserve the very foundation of your marriage.

Go back to the law at the top of this article and read both parts of it again, taking time to ponder on the implications and ramifications of both.

Never put too much trust in friends.

Learn how to see enemies. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 2”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 1

While I’m taking a breather from  working on the 12 Levels of Dread series, I thought I’d begin tackling another series of posts this time revolving around the infamous 48 Laws of Power.

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on the background of the 48 Laws of Power, but suffice to say if you are planning on maintaining proper frame with your wife and blowing her shit tests out of the water, you need at least a rudimentary understanding of these Machiavelli principles. Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 1”

The Story Of The Zen Master And A Cup Of Tea

This article was originally a guest post written by Jak for Charles Sledge’s site. An excerpt will be placed here along with a link to the full article below.

While reading Charles’s article about the Chinese Bamboo Tree, I was reminded of a related story told to me by my martial arts instructor a few months ago: The Zen Master and a Cup of Tea.  While the story about the bamboo tree details the eventual rewards that patience and persistence provide, this short story about a cup of tea that I am going to regale you with will explain how you should enter into something new that you are wanting to learn more about.  It’s a lesson about adopting the correct mindset for learning.

To read the entire article, click here.

Raising Daughters

“…I’ve made it my business to observe fathers and daughters. And I’ve seen some incredible, beautiful things. Like the little girl who’s not very cute – her teeth are funny, and her hair doesn’t grow right, and she’s got on thick glasses – but her father holds her hand and walks with her like she’s a tiny angel that no one can touch. He gives her the best gift a woman can get in this world: protection. And the little girl learns to trust the man in her life. And all the things that the world expects from women – to be beautiful, to soothe the troubled spirit, heal the sick, care for the dying, send the greeting card, bake the cake – all of those things become the way we pay the father back for protecting us…”
― Adriana Trigiani, Big Stone Gap

Continue reading “Raising Daughters”

The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 5 – Style

“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality.”

-Shawn Ashmore

Well gentlemen, today we reach a milestone in this series.  I’m officially calling this the end of Part 1 on the 12 Levels of Dread Series.  Why here and now?  Simply because it feels like a good stopping point for Part 1.  You’re going to have plenty to work on and all this is going to take time implementing so take your time and really nail down these first 5 levels.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 5 – Style”