Basic Decoy and Problem Solving Workshop

By | 2018-03-16T20:35:07+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: K9 News, K9 Training, Law Enforcement News|

Missouri Southern State University In Conjunction with Patriot K-9 Training & The Springfield, MO. Police Department Presents Basic Decoy and Problem Solving Workshop May 14-17, 2018   *** 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *** at Springfield P.D. Training Center 2620 W. Battlefield Springfield, Mo. 65807   N.A.P.W.D.A. Master Trainer, Travis Walthall will be instructing students in [...]

Keeping It Simple

By | 2018-03-16T20:18:12+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Categories: K9 News, K9 Training, Law Enforcement News|

I became aware of an issue within K-9 training many years ago. After noticing this problem, I began watching for it wherever I trained. As I expected, this is a common problem. We, handlers and trainers, are making a monumental mistake when we try to work multiple problems at the same time. I don’t just mean [...]

Understand the Role of Your Emotions in High-Stakes Performance

By | 2018-01-11T23:35:48+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: About Your Combat Coach, Behavioral Science, Combat Effectiveness|

This article and my future posting on emotional management are as applicable to high-stakes boardroom decisions as they are to peak performance athletes or the combat environment. There is no one single point of human performance failure in combat or even within competitive sports. However, an argument can easily be made that the mental, emotional, and [...]

Hesitation Kills: Know Who You Are

By | 2017-09-08T23:54:13+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

Hesitation in combat, or in any decision-making circumstance, is a result of an unresolved inner conflict. Let me demonstrate this phenomena at two extremes. Chocolate Fudge and Multiple Opponents I like fudge. Specifically, fudge with black walnuts from Richardson's candy store. Many years ago, having had Thanksgiving dinner, with full belly, in my easy chair, a [...]

Time Management in a Combat Environment

By | 2017-09-08T23:53:53+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

Time Management in a Combat Environment There are three types of time compression to be managed in a combat environment. They are: 1. Real Time-Compression 2. Perceived Time Compression 3. Self-Imposed Time Compression   Managing Real Time Compression Real time compression is when the operational tempo or your circumstances dictate an immediate response. A bypass or [...]

A Psychological Paradigm for High-Yield Performance: Part 1

By | 2017-09-08T23:53:43+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

A Psychological Paradigm for High-Yield Performance I applaud Instructor Zero's integration of cognitive psychology into his training. World-class athletes are distinguished by their ability to regulate and focus attention in a dynamic and fluid environment. This cognitive approach also helps to reduce the physiological arousal experienced in challenging or threatening environments. However effective, this cognitive approach [...]

Five Principles for Combat Effectiveness

By | 2017-09-08T23:53:34+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

Five Principles for Combat Effectiveness will give you the tactical edge. In this short series I will teach you five principles that will give you a tactical advantage over your adversary. The five principles are: ➢ Life Hangs in the Balance ➢ Know Who You Are ➢ Understand the Role of Emotions ➢ Identify Unresolved [...]

What defines a win?

By | 2017-09-08T23:53:24+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

What is the definition of a win? In an ideal situation, avoiding or escaping the encounter is winning. Communication and de-escalation techniques are one of the most important skills that you can have. More importantly is the ability to identify behavioral indicators of violence. With a clear understanding of why this behavioral leakage occurs you will [...]

Fighting with Resolve

By | 2017-09-10T00:50:43+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Categories: Combat Effectiveness|

Recently I spoke to you about the dangers of relying upon your determination to get you thru the difficulties of combat. ">Determination. Is it Enough? Now I would like to contrast for you my thoughts on determination versus resolve. Resolve is drawn from knowledge and understanding of self and the other. I call this a type [...]