Some things are genetic.
And although I've rejected Alcoholism I cannot reject the Warrior mentality and traditions of my
Even now I don't want to sleep at night, I want to stand guard over my family, over my
I had some childhood scuffs and a couple of gradeschool fights, then I started boxing in high school.
I was intrigued by martial arts but I never learned any of that.
Instead I've learned some sobering things about hand to hand combat from
my war veteran relatives as a youth.
I entered "man hood" by dropping my first opponent ever at 16 yrs age, when a former stepdad re-entered
our lives and then got violent with my mother and sister one day.
I put an axe handle to his head and he crawled away. I've never been the same since, as that experience
Years later in the US Navy, a shipmate of mine told me about what SEAL's were doing at the time.
Something called SCARS.
Scientific Combat Aggressive Reactionary Systems.
Today you'll find Scars on the Internet, www.scars.com and an associate of theirs went onto his own system, TFT-Target Focus Training. www.tftgroup.com
In the year 2005 I entered into a Scholarship contest with TFT Group and self-nominated for Educational
material they were awarding.
I won a DVD package titled; Joint Breaking.
I am impressed by the materials and incorporated it with what I presently know regarding hand-to-hand
I'd trust anything these two companies have to say about the sciences of combat.
Because of my hands on practice with SCARS I'm just not afraid of anybody in a violent situation.
I'm sure the influence of the Church in my life plays a big part of that, with the Holy Ghost helping
to guide me in dealing with people if I am listening! Righteousness is it's own Protection.
Such hard training gives you knowledge and also takes away the fear. Perhaps that's why I responded
to those gun calls so quickly back in the Village when I was VPSO.
I knew I would be ok, I knew what to do with violent people and was always in control of myself.
I can't say enough about SCARS / HCS and TFT Group.
So what ever you choose to train in. It has to be real, cold and methodical precise science.
Nothing fancy, just simple breaking moves and kill shots.
Accept nothing less than such training because your life depends on it.
I passed a milestone long ago at age 16 when I defended my Mother and Sister.
Because you have to do things mentally first before you do things physically. And due to the instruction
of my older relatives I was mentally visualizing what I wanted to do and then practicing physically.
Then in an emergency when my family needed me-the physical part was easy.
And afterwards, I dealt with my feelings honestly, knowing that I did the right thing in protecting
Should I come upon the next milestone of killing someone, I will reluctantly do so. And I will
do it quickly.
For I know that every life is sacred, but I also know that not every life has chosen to be good as
Peace. Samuel L. Flyinghorse