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”

How To Build A Bug Out Box for Your Vehicle

When out with your family, chances are you’re going to be piled into your family car.  I don’t care if its a minivan (okay I do but I’ll let it go for the sake of knowledge), a sedan, or a pickup truck, having the supplies you need when you’re stranded or even just in a pinch will help you control the situation a little better than the guy who has nothing.  Today, I’ll tell you some things you should keep in your car at all times and some things you may not have considered.

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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”

5 Time Saving and Productivity Tips for Guys Running a Family

Lets cut to it, if you’re a married guy with kids, you’re going to have a busy life.  Between getting your kids to school, dealing with work, after school activities, birthday parties and all the other things you have to handle, things can get a little out of control it may seem.  Rather than letting it get to you, you have to come up with ways to override the time constraints you have.  Below are 5 that I use that help me stay on track.

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Anti Dad Bod: Month 1

Last month, I started my Anti-Dad Bod journey.  This post will be a update towards my commitment toward getting into the best shape of my life by my 30th birthday.  I have one month down now and I’m going to report my progress thus far.

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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”

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 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”

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

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