THE WARRIOR’S PATH


Being a warrior is no simple matter. Your decision to carry a gun implies a willingness to engage in violence of the most extreme sort. Make no mistake; I support this decision completely. That is, I support this decision completely if you are really willing to embrace the identity that comes with it. Being a warrior cannot be simply a physical practice.


The rates of PTS and suicide among veterans returning from our recent wars indicates that the most complete physical training given to war fighters may make them victorious in battle, but without adequately preparing mentally and spiritually, wounds are inflicted that few see and too many never recover from. 


And make no mistake, when you find your back against the wall in your own home during a robbery, or an assault on some too dark street, even if you win the confrontation, pulling that trigger will subject you to the same stresses and the same psychic wounding that our soldiers, even at the most elite level, suffer from for years after.


I know from my experience as a soldier, a common grunt in the 10th MTN DIV, and later a field medic in the 221st Cavalry deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as my experience with the VA, that the lip service paid to resiliency training and treatment AFTER the fact is almost meaningless. Just as you prepare physically for that fight, time at the range, time in the dojo, you have to prepare yourself for that fight on a mental and spiritual level as well.


Our warrior mindset courses are meant to address that aspect of your training. In our shooting courses, we give you the tools to shoot accurately and quickly. You must then practice those skills to keep that edge sharp. In our mindset classes, we give you the tools to hone your mind, to sharpen and prepare your psyche for conflict.


When the time comes to draw your weapon, your hand will be no more steady than your mind.