Monday, April 30, 2012

The Theme is Freedom

Survival of American Liberty is essential to any hope that our country has at returning to greatness.  With new legislation introduced daily, that expands government and regulates every aspect of daily life, it is clear that the average American needs to examine exactly what it means to be Free, and what it means to be an American.   

To understand “where” America needs to get to, we need to understand the correct history of where America came from, what principles it was built upon, and how those facts greatly differ from the liberal view of American history that we are so accustomed to hearing and reading every day.

I was turned on to this book recently.  Below is a link to a free study guide and “cliff notes”, if you will.  Get the book, you can buy it on and get it shipped right to your door, for about $10 to $15.

The author of this book defines clearly that competition (something that gave this country the ability to make advances in every field of work above all other nations) is being destroyed through regulation.  Our country is clearly spending more than we’ll ever be able to pay off.  For the first time, new generations will not be able to expect to earn a standard of living better than their parents.

It no longer is about Republican or Democrats.  It’s about defining the major problem in this country.  I highly recommend looking into this read.

Thanks for reading,

- GLSC Team

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Our ability to survive, and thrive on this rock has its long term dependability based on the nutrition that we give to our bodies.

In the age of meals that are made predigested, Genetically Modified Organism foods, and rising grocery costs, we need to think about proper nutrition and what it actually means.

How much is my family’s health worth to me?  Is it worth a bit of investigation and meal planning?

How nutrition relates to our output, is a simple algebraic equation:

If, Input = Output

Then, (Quality Food + Knowledge + Exercise) = (Feelings of Motivation + Wisdom + Energy)

Motivation, Wisdom and Energy directly relate to how well we take care of ourselves and our loved ones when “bad events” happen.

It’s something to think about.  The link below is for a film called “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.

Time to go after some Knowledge about Quality Food, and turn it into Wisdom:

Thanks for reading,

- GLSC Team

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Turning your Body into a Survival Weapon: Just Do It

Progressive Fighting Systems – Taught by Paul Vunak

I don’t know him personally, but his curriculum is by far one of the best for Martial Arts and the average person.   Paul Vunak’s style of combining different martial arts was the majority of what I was exposed to through a former mentor, when I was first learning martial arts.   I have no affiliation to Paul Vunak and don’t sell any of his products.  But I do know what works.  I’ve taught this to my friends and family and admire good content when I see it.

This man has compiled many years of “in the ring” and “on the street” fighting, into hours of DVD instruction.  Mentored by Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s good friend and student), Vunak has put together “Filthy MMA” that can easily be taught to adults and children and elderly.

Now, that last statement might turn some people off.  How can a program be easy to teach to children and the elderly, but still be brutal and devastating to bad guys?  All I can say is check it out.  One of the aspects that I like about Vunak is that he teaches the individual to be in control of how “brutal” they need or want to be in an altercation. 

Basically, along with teaching technique, he teaches to controlling one’s aggression and adrenaline.  When you’re in control of yourself, you can better control the outcome of your altercation.  That’s an underlying message that I think is lost among some of those teaching in the Martial Arts community.  Especially when you see it (MMA) on TV, everything is rage, attitude and bravado.

The idea in this curriculum, is that Vunak takes different arts, techniques that work particularly well together, and puts it in an easy to understand and more importantly, easy to train format.  Originally the combining of different Martial Arts, was or is called “Jeet Kune Do”.  The philosophy is to use the best of what each form of has to offer the individual and reject what is not useful.

I’ve listed  the DVD sets I recommend.  The recommended DVD sets should be supplemental for one’s training program.  In that I mean, you should have a more experienced person that helps you train at first, if you have not been exposed to martial arts.  A partner is needed too.  No one person can practice and become good at martial arts by performing drills in front of a TV, alone.   

For any person to become a good fighter, they truly need to have a good trainer to “spring board off of”.  The trainer needs to be live, in person, individually coaching them.  Even if you only train with that trainer a year or so off and on, it will make you levels better than if you didn’t.

On the other hand, in the “Information Age”, we truly have the benefit of a master instructor in our home teaching us and our partners.  This is a benefit that was not available 40 or 50 years ago.  If you’re looking for some survival skills to get you out of a bad situation, this is the curriculum to consider.

Vunak DVD Set 1

The first Vunak set I recommend is “The Enigma”.

It runs $197.  For what it contains, that’s a bargin.  He also says that this DVD set makes his older stuff obsolete . . . I disagree with that.  His older DVD sets go into a lot of detail that he just doesn’t have time to cover as “The Enigma” is so comprehensive. 

In this set he teaches the RAT system (Rapid Assault Tactics), that is very easy to learn.  He taught this system to Seal Team Six when he was consulting for them in the 80’s.  This guy definitely has the credentials.

Along with the RAT system, he also teaches knife and stick fighting.  He also includes how to train the curriculum so that you will never get bored and always have material to train.  It’s definitely worth the money.

Vunak DVD Set 2

The second set comes from a different website.  Don’t know if he owns the rights to these anymore.  This is the more detailed areas of instruction.  These DVD’s are FAR from obsolete.  Pricing is pretty good as well.

Start off by getting the DVDs PV-1 through PV-7.  That’s $79 plus shipping.  All of them contain good material, but these are the basics and where you need to start to supplement what you and your training partners learn in “The Enigma”.

Wrapping It Up

In the best case scenario, you’ve taken some karate, you’ve been exposed martial arts, but you haven’t trained in a while.  For $275 you and your training partners and family can have enough material to train at home, that you will essentially never get bored with.  You already know the basics, so training safely won’t be a problem for you.  You might just need to brush yourself up and train those around you.

In the worst case scenario, you are new to martial arts completely.  Still, spend the $275, train with your family and training partners.  The RAT system can be trained without ever having stepped into a Dojo before.  You might not be the world’s best fighter at first, but no one is.

On the side, pick up some boxing lessons from a trainer; you can probably get a private tutor that will teach you the fundamentals of fighting, live and in person.  Once you have that experience though, you will be better qualified to teach yourself and those around you.

Either way, whatever your situation, make the smart decision to further your survival skills and get training.  Violent situations never seem to happen when you’re ready.  So train your body, train your mind and then train those you love.  

The DVD sets by Paul Vunak are a great place to start.

Thanks for reading,

- GLSC Team