About Your Combat Coach


By |2018-09-11T15:27:28+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: About Your Combat Coach|

The great Polish poet Wisława Szymborska attempted something similar in her poem “Photograph from September 11”:They jumped from the burning floors — one, two, a few more, higher, lower.The photograph halted them in life, and now keeps them above the earth toward the earth.Each is still complete, with a particular face and blood well hidden.There’s enough time for hair to come loose, for [...]

Remember that Memorial Day is Day of Remembrance

By |2018-05-28T14:32:37+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: About Your Combat Coach|

This is a fantastic article written by Matthew Moench!  This is so well-written that I wanted to share it! "This weekend, towns and cities all across the country will remember our nation’s fallen heroes by holding parades, participating in ceremonies, and decorating the graves of those who served, in addition to barbecues and gatherings with family [...]

Cops Afraid To Do Their Job

By |2018-05-28T14:08:52+00:00May 28th, 2018|Categories: About Your Combat Coach|

All Force Decisions are Value-Laden Decisions In order to comprehend the emotional magnitude of force decisions we must know and understand that all force decisions are value-laden decisions. That is, the decision to use force is a uniquely individual decision that cannot be separated from what the officer, at his or her core holds [...]

Part II-Reasonable Force for Police K9 Handlers-Travis Walthall-Master Trainer (Ret.)

By |2018-05-27T02:24:31+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: About Your Combat Coach|

To read part I click link below. https://bluelinescience.com/reasonable-force-for-police-k9-handlers/ Part II The use of police canines in the United States was indirectly brought to the forefront by the Department of Justice. On August 9, 2014 Ferguson, Missouri Police Department Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Officer Wilson is white. Michael Brown, who died from [...]

Understand the Role of Your Emotions in High-Stakes Performance

By |2018-01-11T23:35:48+00:00September 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 [...]