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Seniors learn to stop being so nice with self-defence course

By Susan Pigg of the Toronto Star It takes just a split second for 74-year-old Anne Lappin to kick into attack mode as the muscular man grabs her from behind. Her teeth are bared and she’s flailing so forcefully that he soon backs away. Then she steps forward to whack him one more time. “That […]

Stress Exposure Training – Part 3

This is the final installment of a three-part series on Stress Exposure Training written by Ger O’Dea of Dynamis Training & Insight Hoplite Training Armour allows us introduce contact in a gradual, sensible and realistic way so that people can conduct those ‘personal experiments’ which are referred to by the SIT methodology.  Incorporating equipment such as […]

Stress Exposure Training – Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series on Stress Exposure Training written by Ger O’Dea of Dynamis Training & Insight Applying the SIT model to Self-Protection and Confrontation Management Phase One of training has to do with having trainees confront their own understandings of the nature of conflict and how they deal with it. […]

Stress Exposure Training – Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series on Stress Exposure Training written by Ger O’Dea of Dynamis Training & Insight Training people to deal with the stress of a violent confrontation can benefit from the methods used in some psychotherapy. This article deals with the use of Stress Inoculation Training to guide Self-Protection and […]

TACFIT Spartan Challenge ‘Earn You Armour’ Contest

SPARTANS! PREPARE FOR GLORY! Spartan Training Gear, in conjunction with Scott Sonnon and TACFIT, are offering up the ultimate warrior prize package in the TACFIT Spartan Challenge ‘Earn You Armour’ Contest. HERE’S HOW TO ENTER  Step 1 – The Challenge: First, you will need to have downloaded or have access to the TACFIT Spartan Challenge. Once you’ve got that, you must then complete […]

Are You Ready For The TACFIT Spartan Challenge?!

May 14th, 2011: Scott Sonnon of RMAX International and TACFIT launches the first ever TACFIT Spartan Challenge. Do you have what it takes to complete the challenge and ‘Defeat the Beast’? Are you ready to earn the title ‘Spartan’? Will you survive 30 gut-wrenching minutes? Can you do it? We’re about to find out. Here’s a […]


A very interesting article written by my colleague: Jason Wilterdink In our modern American society everyone is aware of health risks and factors such as cholesterol, diabetes, healthy eating, and exercise. Whether you take responsibilities for these aspect’s of your life or not is another matter, but American’s at least have some knowledge of these […]

On Competition in the Marketplace by Scott Sonnon

Recently, I reviewed a product by a company. A competitor of that company called into question my integrity for having reviewed it, because the competitor claimed to have been the owner of the design. Another poster suggested that I would feel just as slighted if someone knocked-off my Clubbell design and claimed it as their […]

Language and Success: Invariably Linked

This week’s article is not about training. It’s about success. The following article was written by Mike Panebianco of Able Training Systems, LLC. Here’s more on Mike, in his own words: My goal and purpose at ATS is to help my clients build their resiliency in challenging conditions. We train multidimensional experiences in communication, confidence […]