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2301, 2018

Self Defense and the Startle Response

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|

by Frank Cucci ‘#$@! we’re going to crash! This can’t be true! But what’s happening?’ were the last words from pilot David Robert on board Air France flight 447 as it crashed into the Atlantic ocean, in June 2009 killing all 228 on board. During some recent flight training, I was reminded of the parallels (and perils) between aviation training and self-defense training:  In December of 2016, I [...]

2301, 2018

The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

By | January 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|

“So, boy. You wish to serve me?” Silhouetted against the blue-black sky, the horse-mounted samurai with the horned helmet towered over me like a demon as I knelt in the dirt before him. I could not see his face but there was no mistaking the authority in his growling tone, nor the hint of mockery in his question. I tried to speak and managed only a faint croak. [...]