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Watch it!

“Watch your front sight.” If I had a dime for every time I’ve said that line or heard it said, I’d probably be able to buy a Starbucks Coffee. I don’t mean a cup of joe, not even a Grandad … Continue reading

Online “training” class

From my email box: “Kathy, what do you think about online concealed carry training classes? Are they a good idea?” My response:  When I was a little girl riding in the back of my grandpa’s car, sometimes somebody would cut … Continue reading

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A love song for my students

This morning I woke up with a smile on my face, thinking about some of the awesome people I worked with this year. (If you recognize yourself in any of the following descriptions – Hi! Thanks for letting me be … Continue reading

Less Than Perfect

Happy Friday! Yesterday I posted a new article. The article, “Less Than Perfect,” talks about two different mindsets people bring to their lives, and about how these mindsets have a strong effect on our ability to defend ourselves. It’s long, … Continue reading

Holes in Paper

A surprising number of people honestly believe that they already know everything they need to know about self-defense once they have learned to yank a trigger at the range. This is emphatically not true! Self-defense is about being able to … Continue reading

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New Article: Five Stages of Growth

Today I finally uploaded an article I’ve been mulling over for some time. “Understanding Your Students: Five Stages of Growth” tackles some thorny questions about confidence, competence, and doubt. Quick preview here. The five stages are I won’t. I will. … Continue reading

It’s a Good Thing

As I’ve explained before, I have always had a gut-level conviction that if a thing is not shameful to do in the first place, there is no shame in doing it competently. A job worth doing is worth doing well, … Continue reading

Sweet Potatoes

Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. – George R.R. Martin From … Continue reading

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