The concept of the Gray Man is one that has been popularized in recent years within and outside of the military and tactical shooting communities. Some in the reality-based martial arts and survivalist communities also adopted it heavily, often to comical results. The notion of becoming a Gray Man is based on the idea of being
In the famous portrait of Socrates, we are presented with the image of what a true philosopher looks like. Here the old man stands defiantly about to drink a cup of hemlock thereby fulfilling the death sentence imparted upon him by the state of Athens. His crime? Refusing to stop teaching his methods of philosophical
“Flow” is something that we talk about a lot in the martial arts. It is known by many names. In my Japanese martial arts training, we called it Nagare and Mu-Shin while the Chinese call it Wu Wei. In western terms we often refer to it as “The Zone.” All of these terms can be best described as a state of in that the individual is performing their task or art unconsciously with a level of mental detachment where it seems as if the work is doing itself. But how do we get there? Is it really that simple as just flowing?
Counter Blade Tactics (CBT) is Guro Jerome’s personal blade and combatives curriculum. The program is designed to take students from zero to proficient in a short period of time. The program has three areas with multiple levels of emphasis in each. The structure of the program is based on the military concept of Immediate Action
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.” –Self Pitty by D.H. Lawrence One of the most discussed aspects of survival is psychology. When you find yourself self stuck in a less than ideal situation, attitude is