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We talk about all things self-defense, personal safety, first-aid/trauma, safety tips, firearms, and fitness for those wanting to take responsibility for themselves and their loved ones.

We talk about all things self-defense, personal safety, first-aid/trauma, safety tips, firearms, and fitness for those wanting to take responsibility for themselves and their loved ones.
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We talk about all things self-defense, personal safety, first-aid/trauma, safety tips, firearms, and fitness for those wanting to take responsibility for themselves and their loved ones.

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English


Episodes

The Importance of Mindset

4/30/2019
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 13, The Importance of Mindset Likely the shortest podcast we will ever do, it is still an important concept to talk about and for you to think about. Grit. Wherewithal. Perseverance. Indomitable spirit. Never give up. Your attitude and mindset can make the difference between success and failure. Get it in your head that you will not give up and that you will succeed and you will. Picture success and you'll succeed. Picture failure and you will...

Duration:00:16:50

Krav Maga and What to Expect

3/31/2019
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 12, Krav Maga and What to Expect This episode has been a long time coming. We talk about the self-defense system of Krav Maga ("contact combat"). I give you a little of my history with Krav; and then we talk about the things you need to know and take into consideration. Meant to be more of a primer, we give a basic overview of what Krav Maga is, the things you can expect as you move through the system, what classes can be like, gear you are going to...

Duration:00:40:28

Safety In and Around Your Vehicle

2/26/2019
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 11, Safety In and Around Your Vehicle We talk about safety in and around the vehicle. We start by talking about things to check on the outside of the vehicle, moving to under the hood, and then we talk about what gear and the items you should look to keep in your vehicles whether in the cabin or in the trunk. We wrap up with some general safety tactics to follow for yourself in order to make you and those in your vehicle safer along with the others on...

Duration:00:52:35

Gun Safety, Part 2

1/26/2019
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 10, Gun Safety, Part 2 My long-time buddy, Denis Haynes, former Marine, joins me once again to continue our discussion on gun safety. This time we cover the 12 Golden Rules for Safe Gun Handling as well as the NRA Gun Safety Rules and the inherent redundancy in safe handling guns. We talk about firearm safety on the gun range, in the gun shop, while out hunting, and even some basics for young children. We also discuss how keeping a clean weapon makes...

Duration:01:23:43

The Power of Meditation

12/28/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 9, The Power of Meditation Join us as we talk with Neale Lundgren, PhD., mentor and life coach, about the subject of meditation. Listen to how Dr. Lundgren has benefited from meditation, where and when it can fit into your life, its place in martial arts, and some techniques you can take away to practice for yourself. Learn about the importance of breathing, becoming and being centered, and aspiring to living in a state of relaxation and...

Duration:00:42:30

Best Gun Tips

11/25/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 8, Best Gun Tips We talk about some of the best gun tips that likely can make you a safer gun handler, a better shooter, and at the very least, a more well-informed firearm supporter. We cover a lot of topics including the case for redundancy in firearms handling, the ins and outs of picking a quality holster, why open carry is stupid for most people, what proper concealed carry entails, there being no case for carrying with an empty chamber, ball ammo...

Duration:01:11:30

How to Make Your Trauma Kit(s)

10/29/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 7, How to Make Your Trauma Kit(s) This episode we talk about the differences between blowout and boo-boo bags and what you should have in your trauma kit. You do not have to be a doctor or nurse to provide basic help should the need arise; but you do need to have some basic gear and knowledge to render that aide. You never know when you could be first on the scene or when you or a loved one need help and fast... the moment when you need to become your...

Duration:00:44:30

How to Make Your Home More Secure

9/27/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 6, How to Make Your Home More Secure This episode I talk about ways you can make your home more secure. You will learn things you may or may not already be doing that can go towards improving the overall security of your home, as we start with the exterior and work our way to the interior. I cover the things we all have likely heard about; and I also talk about some things that you may not know or may not have considered yet. Thanks for listening.

Duration:01:03:48

Ladies, are you READY?

8/26/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 5, Ladies, are you READY? Join us as we talk with Sgt. Debra Kalish, Community Relations Manager with Johns Creek (GA) Police Department about her company New U Defense (newudefense.com) and her self-defense program for women and young ladies called READY. Learn about situational awareness, listening to your intuition, carrying yourself the right way, and other tools you can use to defend yourself. Ladies... This is one for you! And let's to be sure...

Duration:00:38:32

Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 2

7/22/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 4, Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 2 We continue our chat with Van Seeley on gun training versus gear... You somehow manage to find the money for the guns and gear. Do you ever find any for ammo and training? There is some cool gear out there; and some gear can even help a shooter improve. But where does training fit into all of this? We finish our chat on the subject. Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:37:38

Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 1

7/22/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 4, Gun Training vs. Gear, Part 1 Part 1... I talk with my good buddy, Van Seeley, retired Marine (20 years), firearms instructor, and gun range manager, about gun training versus gear and where you should spend your time and money. We have all heard the importance of getting some firearm training, yet some still choose to spend their monies on gear instead. Sometimes people get caught up in the coolness factor of some gear or think the gear is going to...

Duration:00:34:22

Stop the Bleed

7/21/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 3, Stop the Bleed Gina Solomon, BSN, RN, CCRN TCRN, Trauma Program Manager, Trauma Services of Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA joins us to talk about Stop the Bleed (bleedingcontrol.org), a program designed to train civilians on the basics of how to stop severe bleeding. Gina and I talk about the ABC's of Bleeding, including the use of tourniquets, and the effort to get more people trained in what to do in case of severe bleeding and...

Duration:00:38:20

Cyber Savvy, Part 2

7/21/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 2, Cyber Savvy, Part 2 We continue our chat with Kathy Loomis of Cyber Savvy (www.cybersavvy.com). Thanks for listening.

Duration:00:32:54

Cyber Savvy, Part 1

4/30/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 2, Cyber Savvy, Part 1 Join me as I chat with Kathy Loomis of Cyber Savvy (www.cybersavvy.com) about our childrens' safety as they use their devices and social media. Cyber Savvy’s mission is to provide parents with the tools and resources necessary to effectively and safely guide their children through the digital landscape. Learn some startling statistics along with how to talk to your children about such things as chatting with strangers, cyber...

Duration:00:34:53

Gun Safety, Part 1

4/29/2018
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The Self-Initiative Project, Podcast 1, Gun Safety, Part 1 This is our inaugural podcast; and it is the first of many to come related to all things personal safety, preparedness, self defense, first-aid, and more. Learn what The Self-Initiative Project is and the top 4 gun safety rules that everyone should know and follow. This is Part 1 of a 2 part series on gun safety; and it is meant for everyone. Whether you support guns or not, you need to know the basics of safe firearm...

Duration:00:29:27