Category Archives: Random Thoughts

“It’s NOT Their Job!”

“It’s NOT Their Job!” © Copyright 2018 tim boehlert If you think/say “It’s not THEIR job!” when discussing Active Shooter events regarding possible training, you’re wrong. Please don’t take offense, but hear me out on this. Until Law Enforcement and/or … Continue reading

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What’s The Point?

Here’s a short presentation that I’d put together a few years back (2014) to try to educate other officers on what possible damage a ‘pocket knife’ might do in capable hands. It was in response to allowing these restricted items … Continue reading

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For The Want Of A Nail: The OODA Loop – Is It Just A Sound-Byte?

copyright © 2018, tb For those that know, this is a no-brainer. But, many have only learned this cursorily and may not implement it or give it it’s due. Many can tell you what the acronym is, but do they … Continue reading

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Deeper Teaching Questions

Deeper Teaching Questions © Copyright 2016, tim boehlert   Yesterday (06/14/16) I listed some questions on a post by *a Martial Arts/SD instructor* that I felt were important to consider and discuss, specifically about Women’s Self-Defense, but really about all Self-Defense … Continue reading

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Taking TSA to Task?

Taking TSA to Task? I will give you my two cents of what I have just reviewed in brief and without the facts that should accompany an opinion on an event like this, but with the perspective of a security … Continue reading

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Primary & Secondary, LLC Netcast 04/17

AAR: © Copyright 2017, tim boehlert During one of last nights broadcasts, the subject was about ‘picking an instructor.’ Now for me that crosses lines and disciplines – Use of Force utilizing your MA and UOF w/Deadly Force options. My … Continue reading

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Freeze, Flight, Fight – Are You Fearless?

How do you suppose some people seem to be fearless in situations where you might not be? I think that some of it is due to what you were exposed to during your early years and how others may have reacted to … Continue reading

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Predator or First Responder?

” I haven’t ever thought of what I do as being a predator, and as a ‘first responder’, I am expected to face down violence, be summoned to meet it, and expected to overcome it, safely for all parties involved, … Continue reading

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Gaining Willful Compliance

“Using verbal commands to aid in getting a situation under control can’t be underestimated – you have to tell them what you need in order for them to comply. One person should be doing the communicating. It needs to be slow, … Continue reading

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Verbal Judo & The Jigoro Kano Connection

“Doc has been very active over the last few weeks – nudging me in a few new directions! I’ve been doing some spending and research based on things Doc wrote in his second Verbal Judo book about the origins of … Continue reading

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