The Most Effective Self-Protection Training in World Here in part 2, Tim goes into more detail about how to protect yourself and he provides real-world examples both by his students and by other random acts of violence. Then you’ll understand why it’s absolutely crucial to know how to survive the most critical 5 seconds of your […]
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The Most Effective Self-Protection Training in World If you don’t know the name Tim Larkin (@TFTTimLarkin), that’s probably a good thing. Why? Because most civilians who come to him have already had a violent encounter and been a victim. Tim Larkin is the founder & creator of Target Focus Training, the world leader in personal-protection […]
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Israel Del Toro (aka DT) was angry that he wasn’t left to die on the battlefield. Later when he saw his face in the hospital, he went thru his darkest hour. After losing his parents as a young boy, DT joined the Air Force and became a Tactical Air Control Party member. Then, in 2005, […]
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With the release of “12 Strong” tomorrow, I’m replaying my interview with Bart Decker (Episode 008). He and his Special Operations team were some of the first men inserted into Afghanistan after 9/11. They arrived by helicopter and then realized horseback was the only way to move to target location since many of the ledges […]
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What would a fire on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier that’s miles from land be like? You have nowhere to go and it’s up to you (the crew, especially those trained) to handle it. There have only been 5 major flight deck fires in our history and fortunately Darren Sapp never experienced one, […]
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Roger Long was living the American dream in his 30’s–good, stable job with very profitable company, home like they’d always wanted, 2 healthy boys and married to the love of his life. Then, Young onset Parkinson’s disease attacked and changed his life forever. He gained a lot of weight, walked with a cane and medically […]
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I’m taking this week off to enjoy Christmas with my family. This means eating too much sugar and wrestling with the boys. Got some very interesting guests coming up – I’ll describe them in the audio of this one. If you’re looking for some Christmas cheer, here is the link to last year’s episode on […]
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After being in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands for over 3-1/2 months, Michael Andrew is sitting at the airport saying “Service is the ultimate drug with no negative side effects.” This was an early morning call while Michael was at the airport waiting to fly back to the states after “leaving it […]
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A few weeks after the attacks of 9/11, Will quit his finance job in Midtown Manhattan to join the military. Turns out quitting his job may have been premature since it took about a year to get in the Army. This Princeton graduate entered basic training 10 years older than most and knew what he wanted […]
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After 33 years as an Army officer, Vinny Boles is getting paid to travel the globe to speak on topics he loves- leadership and supply chain. This 2-star General shed some light on how to lead in a crisis (which applies to any profession) and how do you take bad news. The later is the […]
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On George’s 9th deployment in 2010, his Humvee rolled over on him a few times, which shattered his hip, broke bones in his back and screwed up his shoulder. He woke up on his way to Walter Reed where he’d spend the next seven months. We talk in person about his recovery – not physical, […]
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Woody Williams will never forget the odor of burning human remains. “There are some things about that 4 hours that have bothered me my whole life… I can’t remember going back and getting the other 5 flamethrowers. It was so horrific, I didn’t want to remember.” Today’s guest is our first Medal of Honor recipient […]
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Mark Lauren is a bodyweight expert. His fitness method is for “real men and women with real lives … giving the ability to train alone anywhere, any time, without the crutch of personal trainers and gyms.” Mark honed the programs and myriad exercises in his book, “You Are Your Own Gym“, while preparing hundreds of […]
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“You wanna be a leader? It starts at home.” When I say Noah Galloway quit college to join the Army after the attacks of 9/11, he literally didn’t go back to class and joined officially in October of 2001. He was in shape and felt impressed to do his part by taking the fight to […]
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Today Mark’s friend and teammate tells us what it was like to get the news of Mark’s death, how he got a risky flight out of his FOB and met up with Mark so he could escort back to the states as part of the Angel Flight. September 29, 2017 makes seven years since Mark […]
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In my second interview with someone on the ground, in the action, helping with hurricane relief, Michael Andrew talks with me from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands following the destruction of Hurricane Irma. This is the kind of work he was made for. Michael thrives in these environments. He arrived there Wednesday via charter […]
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Terry Dailey could possibly have the baddest Harleys around. When he rides “Old Glory” or “The Eagle” he gets lots of attention. Additionally, strangers start talking to him about their service or their bikes. It kind of gave others permission to talk to him about almost anything. In my first “in person” interview, Terry and I […]
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When this 5’3″ tall airman was denied a waiver to be a pilot, along with women and a male gymnast, he had to figure out something else to do. 23 years later, he retired from the Air Force’s elite Special Tactics community as a combat controller. Kurt Buller said he has “the energy of a […]
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Jack Fanning was a combat controller training for a new team when a night time HAHO training jump went terribly wrong. When he jumped from the aircraft, he was at the pinnacle of physical shape, with hundreds of jumps under his belt. However, Fanning ended up hitting the ground at 35 knots (~40 mph) which caused his C3 […]
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“If you think you can’t memorize something, you’re wrong. You can remember 10-20 times more data than you think.” 2-time USA Memory Champion Ron White, aka Brain Athlete, gives us some insights on what he’s been doing. We start out with the Afghanistan Memory Wall, where he memorized the rank, first and last name of […]
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