Category: Resilience & Safety

It’s Time To Admit That Neo-Nazis Are Real

When I was 11 years old, my dad gave me the Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Comics for my birthday. This wonderful anthology collected many of the most historically-significant stories in comic book history, including the first appearances of Superman…

CCP Podcast #14 – Rethinking Personal Security

In this episode, my guest is Benjamin Drader, creator of the Combatives Personal Protection System – a highly intensive and comprehensive training program that incorporates physical fitness, defensive tactics, situational awareness, verbal de-escalation, and knowledge of the legal ramifications of…

WTF Is Situational Awareness?

Love it or hate it, but the concept of “Situational Awareness” pops up in almost any discussion of personal safety. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of confusion about what the fundamental concepts of situational awareness actually are. How are you supposed to be aware of your situation? What are you trying to be aware of? What’s the point?

To help clarify this issue, here’s my unconventional take on the subject. Just because the topic is serious doesn’t mean the presentation has to take itself seriously, so it’s a fast-paced, and (hopefully) entertaining introduction to some very important ideas.

CCP Podcast #11 – Israeli Security Concepts

In this episode, I speak to Ami Toben, a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, and director of consulting and training for HighCom Security Services, an elite private security firm based in the Oakland/San Franscisco Bay Area. Ami writes extensively…

CCP Podcast #8 – “Left of Bang”

In this episode, I talk to Patrick Van Horne, CEO and co-founder of the CP Journal, and co-author of “Left of Bang: How The Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life.” Patrick shares a wealth of valuable and…