January 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm #54414wheelseeParticipant
The friggin irony of the leader of Team Coyote giving us a story about scary Texas coyotes, it is true I was roflol.
When I teach certain classes, we discuss “coyotes” as a moniker for bad guys, as in “coyotes travel in packs and coyotes have weapons”. Therefore, one should act accordingly.
Which is heavier - a soldier's pack or a slave's chains? Napoleon
Strength, Honor. Maximus (Gladiator)
If you tolerate evil, you yourself are evil.
Col Hugo Martinez, Commander Search Bloc
William, in The RepublicJanuary 6, 2018 at 2:28 pm #54417RobRoyParticipant
Typically coyotes are a non entity that merit no mention of 9mm, I got stuck on that. I personally know of two situations that contradict that, but I won’t bore the audience.
Edit: I thought Max was being a city slicker type, the type that could pound me into a gelatonous mess because they are badass but they hear or see wildlife they squee like a little beech.
Slow, funny looking, annoying and difficult to handle.January 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm #54418MaxKeymaster
Yeah, so you got stuck on the specifics of the example, and not the point of the comment, and now started to derail the utility of the post based on that. Thus nonsense. My point was a self-depreciating story about mistaking coyotes for foxes, based on my being an ignorant British guy. The wider point was situational over confidence, as per the example of the Ranger, who lost his life.
Get the post back on point.January 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm #54419RobRoyParticipant
Slow, funny looking, annoying and difficult to handle.January 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm #54482wesmcParticipant
@Max – good stuff.
It does also talk about the risk of ‘fish out of water death.’ He uses the example of a competent Army Ranger who died on a white water rafting trip. As I recall, he ended up in the water somehow and was simply not worried about it. He was a competent experienced guy, felt no fear in the situation, and thus did not appreciate the seriousness of his situation. He made no effort to get back into the raft.As I recall, he was taken under and drowned.
I witnessed this event on the Gauley River, in 1997, while serving as the guide of the “sweep raft” for this raft trip. The guide of the victims raft also went in the water. I called paddle commands from my raft to the remaining guests in that raft to prevent them all from going under a huge undercut rock. The raft guide grabbed a throw rope and was saved. As you said, the ranger did nothing to help himself. It was a sad day.
C2G Feb 2015, CTT March 2016, CQB June 2018January 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm #54521January 9, 2018 at 2:45 pm #54522wesmcParticipant
Here’s an account of the incident.
The account says the “safety Kayaker paddled up”, and I was a safety kayaker for that company (West Virginia Whitewater), but I was guiding customers that day in a raft, and performing sweep duties.
C2G Feb 2015, CTT March 2016, CQB June 2018January 9, 2018 at 4:03 pm #54523A_A_Ron2gunsParticipant
I met Matt Larsen at a class last year, great guy and he’s absolutely right.
You are what you do, when it counts. -The Masao
Not the other Aaron's in this industry!November 8, 2018 at 8:32 am #63996mdbjjcParticipant
I had the chance to train with Matt Larsen and his civilian training group called C4 Combatives. He is the father of Modern Army Combatives and a BJJ black belt under Jacare from the famous Alliance Academy.
He trained several outstanding Army Combative black belts (different criteria than BJJ belts, much more difficult to obtain) including Colton Smith and Tim Kennedy. Matt Larsen is a super nice guy to boot.
This is a really nice article by Max. I wanted to bump it up again.November 8, 2018 at 8:35 am #63998mdbjjcParticipant
Warrior in the Room. Thoughts by Larsen:November 8, 2018 at 9:55 am #64001FreedomOakParticipant
Thanks for this. Personally the best fear inoculation I’ve had is boxing classes. As Jiu Jitsu is without strikes it does not scare me to roll with anyone maybe my only fear is regret when way outweighed. I have trained safely in Muay Thai classes for 10 years. One place I knew that had an insurance issue had a rule of no glove on glove contact but hitting pads was fine. Strike training with Thai pads is an extremely safe activity with a minimum of training for the holders needed. I have seen classes of force on force with airsim or blue knives and jiu jitsu style rules for safety. I pay a pro fighter to hold pads for me once a week.
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