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Gabriel Suarez
10-04-2018, 08:54 AM
Its almost here. I mentioned sometime back that I will no longer be teaching live fire courses after 2020. Thats true. I will let my staff take care of those. I will attend a few of their classes here and there and someone will teach them here in AZ but my focus will be two fold. One, teaching the mental processes in the After The Last Bang and Mind Dojo series of classes. Two, teaching the force on force series of classes. The force on force will have a new format and this writre up will get guys ready for what is to come.

By the way, I am in the process of writing a new book called Diagonal Lines describing the updates.

Next week, bring some wet weather gear...just in case. Continuing.

We will have a brief discussion on the new format and why its important, and what each fighter will gain from this. "Fighter"? Yeah...I am no longer going to call my students shooters. Any mouthbreathing monkey with a kel-tec is a shooter...we are well above that crowd. We will discuss end goal, which is the ability to act mindlessly. Having been in several gunfights, if you cannot perform mindlessly, you will only succeed by happenstance. We want to succeed by design and that is what this class will begin for you. Incidentally...part of the mind dojo stuff...attitude. We are not interested in "surviving" a gunfight...we are training to win the gunfight, intentionally, by killing our adversaries and doing so with grace and style. (Somewhere Mr. Ayoob just grabbed his chest).

We will begin by learning the lines of movement and why they are importnat. Why the proactive-reactive division is a fact, and why the ability to flow quickly through the OODA loop is essential...and how we do it (yes...the flowchart of killing will be evident). Training the thought process begins by training the physical process. Before any "shots" are fired, everyone will learn the basics of the take off and its various applications, as well as the draw during movement. This will be done in line, just like in the dojo and there will be repetitions to hard-wire the methods.

Once that is done, we will be moving through Diagonal Lines Kata smoothly and quickly...and hopefully mindlessly.

Only then, when even the most unphysical student has a good understanding of movement dynamics, and can execute, we will press off the first shot and begin working through the reactive combat drills. These drills are good and solid and have great lessons, but learning the template of movement must precede it because the majority of gun people have forgotten how to move...how to be good animals.

At the end of the day, we will review the kata again to make sure it is learned well. Its not about the drills...it is about the kata and the kata must be learned as the key to the reactive gunfight problem.

Next day we will continue with the process. Technical application first followed by kata...then application drills in increasing intensity. At some point, we will introduce the Watch Your Back kata and follow the same process. This will comprise the weekend's events.

This training is not as "egalitarian" as a typical "stand in line and fire a group" class. There will be physical demands as well as mental engagement. This is about coming with an open mind and an empty cup. I guarantee that what you learn here and what you will be able to do by the end of the training will be amazing.

This is the true martial art of the pistol.

Brent Yamamoto
10-04-2018, 10:05 AM
Exciting times. Looking forward to the class and contributing what I can.

Greg Nichols
10-04-2018, 10:16 AM
If it ain't rainin', it ain't trainin'

kenshi612
10-04-2018, 02:17 PM
I'm definitely looking forward to next weekend. I'll see you there.

Papa
10-04-2018, 02:25 PM
If it ain't rainin', it ain't trainin'

Especially out here.

Sorry to miss this one.

Air Pirate
10-04-2018, 06:00 PM
Stoked for it and ready to learn!

Brent Yamamoto
10-04-2018, 08:39 PM
Especially out here.

Sorry to miss this one.

Some may be incorporated in the 0-5 class the weekend following. We will see.

CaptShack
10-04-2018, 11:20 PM
I can't wait to to attend this class. I am looking forward to the new format and emphasis, also training with the friends at SI. What I am most looking forward to is bringing my 15 year old son to train with SI. It will be his first SI class and I want to share with him, Gabe and all his SI outstanding staff. I want him to see, hear, and learn first hand from the best instructors, the physical and mental aspects of becoming a fighter. As he is entering his adult life this will propel him down his path as a warrior. Of course he will learn how and the why of the martial art of the pistol, however, I want him to understand the warrior ethos, something Gabe and the SI instructors do so well.

Marco Innocenti
10-05-2018, 10:33 AM
Very excited to be attending, and to be a part of this evolution in the moment of it’s occurrence.

Ted Demosthenes
10-05-2018, 11:19 AM
Lookiní forward to makiní it happen Capín!!

GrayWolf2
10-05-2018, 12:14 PM
This is truly cutting edge training. I’m really looking forward to it.

Gabriel Suarez
10-05-2018, 05:38 PM
I do think what we will present next weekend will be a paradigm changer for gunfight training. There will always be bullet hosers who value training based on round counts and how many blue ribbons the teacher has...but as we know, that has little to do with gunfighting. What we will be doing might surprise or even shock...but when you need to react mindlessly, it will be this material that will give you that.

If samurai lived today, this is how they would be training.

psalms23dad
10-05-2018, 07:40 PM
I do think what we will present next weekend will be a paradigm changer for gunfight training. There will always be bullet hosers who value training based on round counts and how many blue ribbons the teacher has...but as we know, that has little to do with gunfighting. What we will be doing might surprise or even shock...but when you need to react mindlessly, it will be this material that will give you that.

If samurai lived today, this is how they would be training.

Gabe, you're spot on. If you remember I spoke to you during a break at the August red dot pistol class. I mentioned that I appreciated the way you ran your class. I also told you that I had trained with a man whom "had a resume" and his class was by far the worst class I had ever taken. This guy whom will remain nameless, is popular and highly respected. Why i do not know. I want people to know that when you say things like the above stament you're not just spouting off and selling your class, you're speaking the truth.
I've spent a lot of money in the past decade getting "training" from other guys. None of them are offering what you are. You're in a league of your own, I only wish I found you sooner.
FYI, we're doing the pistol Kata in the Dojo, my sensei loves it!

Gabriel Suarez
10-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Oss!

ShopMonkey
10-11-2018, 10:46 AM
Ok folks, we've had a few call ins, so I'm going to lay out a few things for your benefit.

First and foremost, there is no requirement for live ammo, this is a force on force class. The only benefit to purchasing ammo for this class is to give it to staff and watch us get excited.

Second, if you do not have a SIM, SIRT, air soft or other training pistol, here's where to get them locally. Also make sure you have some sort of PPE, preferably a mask of some sort:
Airsoft Ballistics
6200 AZ-69, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Open 11-6

Sportsman's Warehouse
1761 E, AZ-69 #26, Prescott, AZ 86301
Open 9-8

We have nothing to do with these companies, and benefit nothing from recommending them, they simply always have the necessary equipment in stock.
If you need air soft pellets, you can buy a pack from us at the range, we have 4 sealed packages