Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 2

This is a follow-up post to an earlier article discussing some basic principles that are applicable across all martial arts and self-defense in general.  This was originally supposed to be a one-and-done article, but as I began to write, more and more principles and concepts began coming to mind – one of the side effects of being in martial arts for nearly two decades.  A blessing and a curse as there’s tons of knowledge stored up in my noggin, but accessing it comes in ebbs and flows. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 2”

The Inaugural #ManChat Highlights

Last Sunday, I took part in the first of hopefully many #ManChat discussions hosted by Ryan Stephens.  Here is a link to the questions brought up and some of the answers from people like Mark Baxter, Iris, and yours truly.  Enjoy.

Inaugural #ManChat Highlights

Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 1

Following up on my last post on the topic of martial arts and self defense, I thought it would be prudent to discuss some of the core principles I have learned over the years that strangely seem to get overlooked at most martial arts schools.  Today we are going to cover just some basic concepts that are applicable regardless what style you decide to train in, but in the future we will look at some more specific concepts that you will find interesting. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 1”

The Discussion of College and Majors With Your Kids

Today I have a short and concise article that sprung to mind while brainstorming article ideas and browsing my Twitter feed and I came up with a very relevant one for you fathers out there: Sending your kids to college.  This can be a pretty overwhelming issue for most men with so many questions that go into it.

What college should your kid go to?

What should they major in?

Can they qualify for a scholarship?

And the list goes on…

Fortunately, there’s an easy approach to sorting out all the questions of college, but requires both you and your wife being on the same page before discussing it with your son or daughter Continue reading “The Discussion of College and Majors With Your Kids”

How to Effectively Debunk Toxic Feminist Narratives

Over the past few decades, the liberal left has been slowly undermining traditional family values, corroding the cornerstones that raised up Western civilization to become the shining city on the hill for the rest of the world to emulate.  Their hooks are so deep into modern society that many of their messages go unrecognized or unanswered by the unwashed masses.  As the protector of your family, you must root these toxic narratives out of your household to prevent them from causing discord. Continue reading “How to Effectively Debunk Toxic Feminist Narratives”

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”