Monday, January 28, 2013

New Series: Securing your Six

If everything goes accordingly at some point this week I'll be launching a new series of articles as previously mentioned, that is essentially a guide to "being your own bodyguard". It is not written in the vein of being FOR people in the Executive Protection game and, therefore not intended to be read as a primer on " learn how to be and then get paid". Though I suspect one could gain insight to be of aid.

Unlike the 'Dark Arts for Good Guys' series that focused on extracting oneself from extraordinary circumstances or the blatant measures of life saving violence against an aggressor; 'Securing your Six' is about everyday application that improves your ability to contend with the world. To the point that in some instances you can alter or atleast attempt to alter a lethal situation without ever firing a shot, not because of some magic verbal judo but because you were smart ahead of time.

I read a tagline once in a gun magazine where the author said ineffect "whether you have to pull your gun and use it or simply have to pull your gun YOUR LIFE HAS CHANGED FOREVER!". While it could be true I suppose such idioms can overstate or hyper-inflate a person emotionally that may make them weaker later. I also suspect this comes from a generation of stupid statements that were in the same line up of "a woman likes to see a man cry"....which isn't true and you should stop but, I am not in that business so we'll carry forth with the topics at large.

The one thing that matters in the profession of guarding people for money is that details account for more wins than any caliber of gun ever carried. So that is what the focus is going to be on, with the idea of YOU being a comprehensive security person for your tribe...whatever that looks like.

Here is my parting advice for it, if even necessary, don't compare it to the Dark Arts series as you go through reading it. Rather think of it as if the Dark Arts for Good guys series was a tool it would be a hammer that applies force to do its job. Whereas Securing your Six is more akin to a chisel that removes, sculpts, and refines that which is underneath.

Both are needed and neither can effectively do the job without the other.

6 comments:

Bonnie Gadsden said...

Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

Also looking forward to this. There is very little written on the awareness & evasion aspects of personal security & martial arts.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait! Your dark arts series was great.

Kansas Scout said...

I call it street smarts learned in a rough area where I grew up. It was just rough enough so that I got through it but smarter than most of the people I know who did not go through it. I have avoided a lot of trouble.

Anonymous said...

Great blog, looking forward to this.

Still in progress?



Scott said...

Anybody hear from Matthew lately? We hope everything's ok! Missing your great writing!