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Episode-1836- Richard Ryan on Crime and Violence in Today’s World

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Richard Ryan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on martial arts, combative weaponry and self-defense. Recognized as a pioneer of the art and science of Reality Martial Arts, Ryan has taught his systems to countless civilians, law enforcement and military special ops in over 30 countries.

Holding Black Belt level or above in more than 12 different martial arts, Ryan was also a U.S. Protective Service Agent and Master Firearms and Edged Weapons Instructor for the U.S. Marksmanship Academy and the world famous Gunsite Training Center where he created groundbreaking integrated force programs.

Ryan also spent a decade as senior “use of force” advisor for AZPOST (Arizona Peace Officers Standards & Training) where he holds the distinction of having his programs taught by every law enforcement agency in the State.

Richard Ryan is know throughout the martial arts world as one of its most accomplished masters. In fact he has been inducted in every major martial arts hall of fame with honors ranging from “Combat Martial Arts Founder Of The Year, Self-Defense Master Of The Year” to the coveted “Professor Of Martial Arts Award.”

He is the founder of the Dynamic Combat martial art system regarded as one of the most sophisticated and effective fighting arts in the world today.

On top of his martial arts achievements, Richard O. Ryan is a successful actor having appeared in lead roles in both movies and television where he often performed double duty as both actor and fight director.

Richard’s programs and presentations are brutally honest, direct and highly enlightening and the success of his systems can be attributed to his no- nonsense approach to the martial arts and personal protection.

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Episode-1689- Why You Should Become A Gun Owner

obummerI grew up with guns.  Got my first BB gun from a grandfather at 7 and was running though the Florida swamps alone with it by 9.  Moved to Pennsylvania at 12 and was turned loose alone with a 22 rifle and a 20 gauge shot gun, only conditions, do nothing stupid and pay for your own ammo with chores.

Shot my first deer with a bow that fall, another with a rifle that winter.  I have a 22 I got that Christmas that likely had 100,000 rounds through it before I left for the Army at 17.

I learned the Army way of shooting next, qualified expert with the M16 and spent time shooting weapon like the M2, M60 and other fun stuff like the SAW.  Left service and returned to PA for a bit, came to Texas and started collecting and shooting all types of guns.

In all of this it gets easy to forget there are 40 year old men that are even a little bit “country boy” types that have never owned a gun, perhaps never even fired one.

Today’s show is for that brand new gun owner, or the would be new gun owner.  I want to help demystify things, I want to help avail fear and I want to help Barack Obama!  What?  LOL

See our current President is likely the all time best selling gun salesman in history.  Every time he opens his mouth about taking away gun rights, sales go through the roof.  Well he has about a year left, I hope to push his record over the top, to make sure that more Americans become new gun owners during his presidency than any three presidents in US history.  And you thought anarchists were not interested in politics. Ha!

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • Replacing fear with respect
  • Defending a right by exercising a right
  • Yes a gun is “dangerous” so are chain saws, cars and power tools
  • Yes you very well may need a gun to defend yourself
  • You likely won’t need a gun to defend yourself, you likely die young but have insurance anyway
  • Trying to reach the reluctant spouse
    • Go to a class on safety and shooting
    • Explain your view
    • Ignore the statistics battles, they are pointless
    • At some point man the F up or woman the F up
  • Yes women you should carry too if you can
  • Getting started
    • Get training
    • Find mentors
    • Go shoot rented guns
    • In general start with long guns
    • Learn gun functionality
    • Learn gun maintenance
    • Develop protocols and procedures
  • My basic gun battery and the reasons for it
    • A 22 rifle
    • A center fire rifle
    • A 22 hand gun
    • A center fire hand gun
    • A shot gun
    • Whatever you want and can afford
  • Using airsoft as a training and practicing tool
  • Loose the fear, seriously lose it, it is irrational and makes no sense

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Episode-1351- Bill Wolfe and Adam Perrins on WWII Combatives

Bill Wolfe: The Founder and Director of Training at Wolfes Combatives Inc., Regimental Sergeant Major William H. Wolfe is a world renowned self-protection/combatives expert and motivational teacher. He is the proud recipient of the Nobel Peace Certificate for his multiple UN peace keeping deployments to the middle east.

He had a distinguished military career that include his selection to Canadian special forces and served as a police officer where he was a ERT(SWAT) team commander. Additionally Mr. Wolfe has extensive expertise as a martial arts master and businessman. He has established a diverse international client list including but not limited to: Corporate, Police, Military, and Private Organizations.

Adam Perrins joined Wolfes Combatives Inc. in early 2013 as CEO to spearhead the opening of a new Training Facility: Wolfes Combatives Headquarters in Vancouver, BC. Coming from the Medical/Surgical industry, Adam brings business acumen, as well as a vast body of fitness and nutrition knowledge to the Team at Wolfes Combatives.

A Simon Fraser University Alumni, Adam is a four time All American in track and field and also competed on the varsity Football team. Adam’s studies included Kinesiology, Nutrition and Exercise Science. After completing his degree, he obtained a CSCS(Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and competed internationally for Canada as a member of the Bobsleigh team. His participation in other sports include; MMA, Wrestling, and Combatives.

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Episode-1276- Beth Warford of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth and Family of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth and Family of PrettyLoaded.Org

Beth is the founder and owner of Pretty Loaded. Her husband has been a listener of TSP since 2008 and she has listened to many TSP episodes over the years. She has had specialized ICU and Sedation experience in numerous Children’s Hospitals which has given her extensive experience performing under life and death moment stress.

Beth has had 18 years of concealed carry experience, and has been thankful for that opportunity, especially working off hours and in less than safe conditions in urban areas as a young nurse. She is married and has 4 wonderful young girls, lives on a homestead, practices a traditional “real food” Paleo lifestyle, is an organic produce farmer with 28 laying hens, and is CFO for a local health care practice owned by her husband.

Beth has had significant firearms training with an NRA Certified instructor and more specialized defensive training with Fortress Defense Consultants.

She is also an avid upland game hunter and has a private shooting range for honing her skills. She is a NRA certified instructor in the disciplines of Pistol Instructor and Personal Protection In the Home (first and currently only female certified in this discipline in ND) as well as Affiliate Instructor for the United States Concealed Carry Association. She has had extensive Krav Maga training as well and partners with a Master in Krav Maga for martial arts training for her clients.

Beth’s inspiration to start Pretty Loaded came from numerous female friends asking Beth to teach them to use a firearm and basic defense mentality. Although she’s a “the glass is half full” kind of person, she believes in the mantra “it’s better to have the skills and not need them than need the skills and not have them” and doesn’t take the safety of she and her family for granted.

Beth credits her training from Fortress Defense mentors as being critical in focusing her vision on the importance of training women specifically. Her husband, being a student of defense, combat, and firearms for 20 years has always been vigilant and supportive of her development as a skilled and empowered woman.

Beth feels women need to learn situational awareness, self defense mindset skills, and basic firearms training to be fully well rounded in defensive skills. Her goal is to create Women Warriors to protect themselves and their loved ones from the low life thugs that walk our streets and force their evil upon unwanted victims.

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Episode-1114- Jeremy Lesniak on Martial Arts, Conflict Avoidance and Fitness

Jeremy Lesniak of Vermont Computing

Jeremy Lesniak of WhistleKick.com

Jeremy holds a degree in computer science and a black belt in both tae kwon do and karate. His company, Vermont Computing is a technology consulting company that he founded in 2001. His company provides simple solutions to complex technical problems for both commercial and residential customers.

Jeremy joined us a few months ago to discuss technology and using it to create redundancy in your life and or business.  Today he joins us to discuss his other passion, Martial Arts.

Jeremy has a few takes that are not exactly the way I might handle things but I found him to be a great guy with a solid understanding of training to fight so hopefully you don’t have to fight.

His comments on instilling patience, respect and determination in our youth were particularly spot on.

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Episode-844 – Thoughts on “Take Down” Guns for The Modern Survivalist

One of the many suggestions made for “suggest a show day” was one on take down guns.  A take down gun is exactly what it sounds like, a gun made to be “taken down” so that it becomes smaller, takes up less space and packs easier.   Another advantage is that when it “taken down” form it will be less likely to set off, “hey that bag looks like the guy might have a gun in it alarms”.

The take down gun is often seen in spy or assassin type movies.  Yet it has many other practical applications.  For some people carrying a handgun is out of the question due to laws and regulations.  However in some states you can always carry a rifle if not loaded.  PLEASE CHECK your local regs as in some states an unloaded gun, locked in a trunk can even get you in trouble.

When back packing a small take down rifle or shot gun packs easily and is a better game getter then any handgun.  If you ever were to end up in crisis situation during some sort of mass shooting a rifle is a better tool for the job. Remember that in the Bell Tower shootings in Austin a private citizen with a rifle assisted the officer who stopped the shooter.  Not to mention other armed citizens returned fire and pinned him down.

So the take down gun indeed has many advantages.  As I own a few and have shot a few others I though this would be a great topic to cover.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Take down styles
    • Single shots
    • Double and combo guns
    • Semi auto barrel removal
    • Bolt action barrel removal
    • The AR is a “take down” platform
    • The lever action take down
    • The foldable platforms
    • Pump and semi auto shot guns
  • Thoughts on various models
    • The AR7 (22 LR)
    • Springfield M6 (22LR and 410)
    • The Marlin Papoose (22 LR)
    • The NEF/H&R/Rossi Style Single Shots (mufti caliber and gauge)
    • The KelTec SUB-2000
    • The KelTec SU 16 and 22 Series
    • Browning, Winchester, Savage and Marlin Lever Action Take Downs (various calibers)
    • Pumps like the Remington 870, Mossberg 500 etc.
    • Semi Autos like the Remington 1100
    • All double shot guns and break action combo guns
  • Misunderstandings
    • The 22 is only good for small game
    • Take down guns are only for people that want to “hide a gun”
    • Take down guns are not good for SHTF scenarios
    • Take down guns are more prone to failure
    • Take down guns are not accurate

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Episode-758- Frank Sharpe on Coming Unrest and Home Defense

Frank Shape Jr. of Fortress Defense Consultants

Frank Sharpe Jr. joins us today to discuss the potential for major civil unrest arising from events like Occupy Wall Street and other events that may soon follow.  Today we discuss the role of shotguns and rifles for home defense, organizing your neighborhood, building community and more.

Frank has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Join Us Today As We Discuss…

  • Some follow up from a recent class with TSP members
  • Checking your equipment before you need it
  • What may result from Occupy Wall Street and prepping for it
  • The importance of organizing your neighborhood
  • How bad civil unrest can become and how quickly it can blow up
  • The role of long guns (shotguns and rifles) for home defense
  • Securing your home
    • The role of firearms
    • Security systems
    • Dogs
    • Recognizing threat levels
    • When to go, when to stay
    • Making the choice, when to pull the trigger
    • Who is at greatest risk in the coming unrest

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Episode-737- Frank Sharpe Jr. on Emerging Threats

Frank Shaper Jr. of Fortress Defense Consultants

Frank Sharpe Jr. of Fortress Defense Consultants joins us the point man on our interview blitz.  Frank is a sponsor of TSP and has been a firearms instructor for over 10 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI).

Frank has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Join us today to learn from Frank’s years of experience including some frightening predictions he has for America’s future.  We discuss the current unrest in much of the world, potential terrorist activity, the link between food and global crisis and building a strong defensive community.

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Episode-681- Frank Sharpe Jr. on the Harsh Reality of a Dangerous World

Frank Sharpe Jr. of Fortress Defense Consultants joins us the point man on our interview blitz.  Frank is a sponsor of TSP and has been a firearms instructor for over 10 years. As a senior staff instructor for Defense Training International (DTI).

Frank has trained thousands of citizens, police, and military in the art of defensive firearms, and is the author of the DTI Instructors’ Standards Manual. Frank specializes in the effective instruction of female students and regularly speaks on defensive issues for women’s groups and community watch organizations.

Join us today to learn from Frank’s years of experience including some frightening predictions he has for America’s future.  Learn about training to “run any gun”, using airsoft for scenario training and more. Overall get ready to “get real” today, leave all Hollywood nonsense out of your head before tuning into this one.

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Episode-626- Prepping from Starting Out to Advanced Tactics

Food Storage is One Major Component of Survival

Food Storage is One Major Component of Survival. - Photo Credit to Linda & Clark via flickr

With the disaster in Japan I am getting a lot of emails from brand new people and long time listeners, the basic question is “what should we do”?  Well this may be hard for you to believe given the non stop media coverage of the burning reactor but the answer is, unless you are in Japan you should probably not do anything.  That said getting out of Japan unless you are part of the relief efforts probably isn’t a bad idea.

You certainly shouldn’t go spend 100 dollars for a bottle of potassium iodine on eBay because you will be able to get all you want for about 15 bucks a bottle in about a month, there is really nothing for you to do, perhaps other than make a contribution to the relief efforts in Japan.

What we all should be doing right now personally is using this current disaster as a gut check of sorts.  Rather than worry about some fictitious cloud of death, that just isn’t going to happen you should be asking the following.  What would it have meant to me had this disaster occurred in California or New York?  What if it had just been a tsunami, just a nuclear accident or just an earth quake but had happened much closer to me, would I have been prepared enough to shelter in place or get out of dodge?

With that in mind I think it is time we take a show to go back and just talk about prepping in general, the tenets of preparedness and self evaluation of how we would handle a disaster that wasn’t thousands of miles away.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Why now is not the time to panic but to plan
  • Why 30 days is the absolute minimum amount of food you should have on hand
  • Why having a means of water purification is more important than water storage
  • Why you need both lethal and non lethal methods of self defense
  • Getting started with personal energy independence
  • Understanding how most people are enslaved by the systems
  • Realizing the link between liberty and prepping

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