Happy New Year!
Last year was filled with many events, challenges, triumphs, and pain. I crossed over into the 50 and up age group and realized that I had become one of the martial artists who seem to be the ones that, the older I get, the better I used to be. I released a book that brought about many great discussions, and ended up leading to a follow-up, still being written, and a series of seminars. More on that later. Like anyone else, my 2019 was a mix of good and bad, but I like to focus on the good and spend my energy on the things I can control. I dropped out of social media, for all intents and purposes and ended up with normal blood pressure for the first time in my adult life.
The result of the book, The Blood of Our Fathers was a lot of great interaction with my readers, unlike any of my blog posts or previous books had generated before. This interaction, the back and forth, the questions, considerations of different points of view, all of it was enlightening to me in that people cared about what I was writing, and they actually wanted more.
The Stand and Fight seminars are about reassuming the traditional male role of the protector.
I cannot remember if it was in the ’80s or ’90s when that movement began that was telling men to “get in touch with their feminine side”, but I do remember my Father telling me that if I tried any of the bullshit that he was going to take me out behind the house and beat the hell out of me. In our time, we don’t have people teaching the boys to be good, strong men anymore. University professors even say that one of the most toxic things a boy can be told is to “be a man”.
Rather than fight the society that has such idiotic standards, I chose a different route to give my readers what they were asking for. I chose to offer training in the act of protecting others. There was some trial and error, and then a few practice seminars for people in the self-defense profession to get feedback and polish the presentation, and then we were off and running. These seminars are affordable, only take one day, and are designed to have the participants walk away with the basic skills needed to stop these murderers in their tracks. As more people are trained in these skills and take charge of their role as protectors, I believe that we can reverse the trend of mass shootings and many of the problems that we are all facing in society. We are currently taking bookings for the Stand and Fight seminars. If you are interested, please use the form on the Stand and Fight
tab to get the ball rolling. If you are not interested, it would still be helpful if you would share this post so that others who might be interested can get started as well.
I thank you all for your readership and especially for the shares. I wish you all an amazing and wonderful 2020!