Monthly Archives: November 2016

Lies About, “Knife Fighting” Your Mother Never Told You….


First, before we get into the post as written by ‘Marc MacYoung’, which I very much agree with on the whole; the man makes a lot of sense, I am an admitted ‘student of the knife’ when it comes to capabilities and techniques.  Out of all the years I’ve studied one system or another, technique upon technique, I’ve learned a few good things:  A:  Knife duels (what most consider a ‘knife fight’) are rarer than hen’s teeth.  B:  People who say they prefer to get into a fight with a knife wielding opponent are either 1 – consummate bullshiters or 2 – in possession of a ‘less than sane’ death wish.  C:  All the knives in the world and all the ‘knife training’ in the world will not prepare you for a knife attack.  Read the article.  Knife attacks are more precisely defined as ‘assassination attempts’.  Also, pay particular attention to what the writer says about ‘self-defense’.  You have to know when to stop….many don’t.

The only place where the knife fighting fantasy exists is in the martial arts. There is no such thing in the modern civilized world. In legal terms it is attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon or homicide. To the streetfighterit is assassination, not a “fight” at all. To the criminal it is a tool for robbery  Everyone else considers it abhorrent macho stupidity. 


Knife fighting lies

On this page:
Lie #1You’re going to have time to draw your own weapon | Lie #2 It’s going to be a knife “fight” | Lie #3 But what if I’m cornered?” | Lie #4 He’s going to attack you a specific  way | Lie# 5 And then he is going to passively stand there while you carve him | Lie #6 Trapping and stripping | Lie #7 Bio-mechanical cutting | Lie #8 Knowing how to stickfight means you know how to knife fight | Lie #9 Knowing kali makes you a knife fighter | Lie #10 Grappling with a knife | Lie #11 The knife is an extension of your hand | Lie #12 There is such a thing as a “master knife fighter” | Lie #13 That this is a “fight” at all | Lie #14 Expect to get cut | Lie #15 The FMA are the ultimate knife fighting systems | Lie #16 It’s easy to disarm an armed opponent | Lie #17 You can successfully fight an armed attacker | Lie #18 Drills teach you how to knife fight | Lie #19 You can use a knife on another human being without legal repercussions

There are many so-called “experts” who claim to be able to teach you either knife fighting or defense against a knife. The problem is that most of them are just teaching regurgitated martial arts, usually from the Philippines. While I have lots of respect for the martial arts of other lands, the truth is that you live where you do. Odds are you are not in a “knife culture.” And that means that whatever you do regarding knives must:

A) Work to keep you alive against how you are likely to be attacked by a knife in your homeland
B) If it does work, not put you in prison for murder or manslaughter

While B is important, it only becomes an issue if you survive A. Unfortunately, based on a lot of what I have been seeing taught with my own eyes or encountered while working with the students of these self-proclaimed “knife experts” getting past A is going to be a whole lot tougher than you think. Quite simply, most knife assaults are assassination attempts…how they occur is significantly different than how one “knife fights.” While I express my opinions on other knife instructors elsewhere, what this page is for is to help you avoid some of the more common pitfalls with what is being taught out there.

Oh yeah, one more thing, always remember…it’s your ass on the line out there, so don’t let *anybody* tell you that you don’t have the right to ask about these things or think for yourself.

Read the rest, here, then let’s have a good discussion on the subject.

More notes on Community Networking


20151013_153203 Sometimes its important to strip down to the bare essentials in order to refocus on why we do what we do. It doesn’t matter what the task is, be it in a professional sense or the survivalist sense, everyone (myself included) can get lost amid distractors, detractors, and shiny objects that pry our attention away. Its understandable; things happen, situations and equipment evolve, as do the requirements justifying their need. But at the core, there are two differing ends of needs which we identified in the last post- Survivalist and Tactical, with Survivalism being far more important in the long run.

Yeah, the election happened. “Our guy” (or the man whoseems to be anyway) won for the moment. Maybe. Somebody go get Auntie Em out of the dugout, it looks like the tornado passed. Or did it? I’m of the opinion that the long messy divorce…

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Proxy Post: Gun ownership guide for liberals

While the DTG Chief Instructor stalks Odocoileus virginianus, more commonly known as the Whitetail Deer, the R&D guy is feeding you this on his request . . . many happy returns from “the stand”.


“That title isn’t joking. This post is aimed at my liberal readers. I’m a libertarian leaning Republican and gun expert, who thinks you are wrong about a lot of stuff, but I’m not writing this to gloat about your loss. For the record, I disliked all the presidential candidates.


Judging by your social media over the last few days many liberals have been utterly terrified that your government might turn tyrannical or that evil people will now be emboldened to hurt you. I’m going to let you in on a little thing the other half of the country is familiar with to keep those unlikely, yet catastrophic, events from happening.


And that my lefty friends, is 2nd Amendment.
Having just gone through a war against a tyrannical government, the Founders understood that governments can go bad, so they made sure to note our God given right (or we’ll say naturally occurring right, since a bunch of you are atheists) to keep and bear arms in order to defend ourselves. The 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting or “sporting purposes”, it’s about having weapons that you can fight with. As an added bonus, being able to protect yourself from a tyrannical government means that you’re a lot better equipped to deal with any common criminal who decides to hurt you.
Before I get into the details about how to enjoy your newly discovered 2nd Amendment rights, let me just say that I get you’re sad, angry, bitter, and fearful. But just like my people over the last few elections, you’ll get over it. The really hyperbolic freak outs about Literally Hitler make you sound just like the Alex Jones crowd worried that Obama was going to herd Christians into FEMA camps last time. So take a deep breath and relax. Your friends and neighbors are the same as they were last week. The vast majority weren’t voting because racism, they voted against the status quo and a really unlikable Democrat. And no, they aren’t going to round you up into cattle cars.


But in the off chance they do, let’s get you prepared!”

Read the rest of the article . . .

A Handy Guide For Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested In Gun Ownership


Danger Close…


UPDATE 2:  Yet another…and to this….’person’….remember to read the Mattis quotes below…especially the 2nd, since you’re threatening to beat conservatives and independents to death….


Quote:  She captioned the quote by suggesting a different response to voilence writing, “Or pick up a baseball bat and take out every f–king republican and independent I see. #f–ktrump #f–ktheGOP #f–kstraightwhiteamerica #f–kyourprivilege.”

UPDATE:  Yet another indicator of where we are:


Read the article here.  If the tempo increases, consider this wisdom:

That’s where we are right now.  Danger Close to escalation of tantrum fueled rioting to civil unrest in major metropolitan areas, which, unfortunately, are where most Transnational Globalists and their siblings, Cultural Marxists live today.

Consider the following:

  • In 2008 and 2012, when Barack Obama was elected and then re-elected to the presidency, there were no throngs of conservatives in the street destroying property, demanding electoral vote changes (Lady Gag-a..did I phonetically spell that correctly?), beating older people for voting for Trump, and openly calling for insurrection/revolution (Katy Perry…you’re damaged goods, lady).  The primary reason I believe, is that conservatives typically have A:  jobs  and B: are adults.  Conservatives understand their responsiblities to pay taxes and support the ‘professional activists’ who live off the government tit.
  • The last 8 years of sufferance of increasingly communist policy and the erasure of constitutional protections against government overreach into everyone’s lives did not bring about 1/1000th of the violence from conservative populations currently on-going by the left.
  • The vitriol coming from the left over an election shocking lost by them has never been this intense.  When Reagan beat Carter in 1980, which was another unexpected win by conservatives, nothing like this was seen by the left.  When Bush (not a conservative by any means) beat Gore, the left squealed a bit, but everyone settled down and went back to work.
Left Wing Tantrum Over Trump's Election

Left Wing Tantrum Over Trump’s Election

Even today, there are credible reports that the ‘activists’ are professional protesters, as evidenced by this article regarding protests in Austin, Tx.


So, as NPT members and survivalists, we simply do not let our guard down.  We stay armed, we stay alert, we keep squirreling away supplies, we keep doing our PT, and we heed the advice of General Mattis, USMC, “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”    An aside, I lean toward another of his quotes as my favorite, because his passion to be peaceful is evident.  It could be useful should rioting come near your home/business and you have a chance to talk with anyone who’s threatening to burn down the area:  “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

Call for violence?  Hardly.  Not in the least.  As every conservative I know, my objective is to A:  Go to work and make money.  B:  Come home in peace and safety to enjoy my family and C:  Be left alone, especially by Transnational Globalists and Cultural Marxists (not that they’d ever keep pushing or anything…)

This is simply a call for readiness to defend our families, friends, and communities (even the transnational globalists and cultural Marxists who may come under attack simply because they live near a conservative – you never know, saving an otherwise worthless person could sway them to understanding what the American Experiment is all about).

Keep your eyes on the skyline, your nose in the wind, and if/when they come, aim low….they could be riding Shetlands.

Perspective from Denninger….


An example of what KD discusses is in this quote, and it’s going to come back and bite the Democrats in their collective asses.  The quote below is from here.

““Elections have consequences.” It’s the political way for winners to tell losers: “Tough luck, you lost. Get over it.”

President Obama infamously espoused this view shortly after his 2009 inauguration, during a meeting with congressional Republicans about his economic proposals. Mr. Obama was later quoted as telling GOP leaders that “elections have consequences,” and, in case there was any doubt, “I won.”

Now, of course, the expression has come back to haunt the president. Since the Democratic Party’s drubbing at the polls earlier this month, politicians and pundits are repeatedly invoking the phrase as a justification for a more conservative agenda.”

Here’s Denninger’s take; excerpts from the piece.  Click the title for the whole enchilda.

Should You Let Bygones Be Bygones?

2016-11-10 05:00 by Karl Denninger
in Editorial

The only way we will ever get durable change in behavior is if we do not go back to our previous behavior.  To do otherwise is simply to put a price on their “investment” in trying to slant an election — that is, they simply look at the potential lost sales during the election process and weigh that against whatever sort of “special interest” access, bill, legislative agenda or other item(s) they believe they’ll get when their chosen candidate wins.

To destroy that business model you have to make your decision durable so that each time they do something like this they***** off and permanently lose some percentage of their customer base.  This makes such a strategy on their part always a loser because each time they accumulate more boycotting customers they permanently destroy their business opportunities and there is nothing they can do to get them back, irrespective of the outcome of the contest.  Done more than a few times they have no customers, no matter which side of the argument they happen to be on!

So no, I won’t rescind my decisions that arose during this election season with regard to boycotts and shunning and in my opinion neither should you.

“Holding a grudge”, particularly when it comes to the corporate actors who inserted themselves into this campaign is the only legal way we can put a stop to that behavior.


Now let me add to this, and yes, this is personal and I mean it.

If you are in a meltdown because Hillary lost then you’re unfit to adult.  You’re unfit to hold a job.  You’re unfit to evaluate the cost of credit to buy a car — or a house.  You’re unfit to choose what to eat, or to evaluate various options for treatment of a medical condition.  You’re unfit to carry on the daily requirements of living on your own, independently, making your own decisions and being responsible for them — including voting.

You are in fact an emotional infant, no older than 2.  You are throwing a crybully tantrum, exactly as a 2 year old does when their parent refuses to give them the second bite of chocolate they want.  And if you are if fact older than 2 by more than a few years the responsibility for your frail emotional state is on you, not someone else.  To the extent you stuck that tantrum out in public where others can see it they are perfectly within their rights to deduce that you’re unemployable, you’re emotionally unstable and thus you’re unsafe to be around in any capacity.


But you didn’t see me crying, or whining, or having a full on psychotic break, unable to handle ordinary life and needing an “excuse” from an exam, from work or simply from functioning in an everyday manner.

Never mind Obama’s “gracious” manner after he was elected.  Remember that?  I’ll help you: “Elections have consequences. I won, they lost.”  That’s a direct quote from Obama himself.  Guess what?  Those of us who opposed his agenda and didn’t like the outcome didn’t cry, we didn’t whine and we certainly didn’t riot.  We could have, too — we do own a lot of guns, you know, and we could have used them, but we didn’t.  We did the representative republic thing — we accepted the outcome even though we disagreed with it — and with what was shortly thereafter announced and followed.  You, on the other hand, have done the exact opposite in the face of a man who was both gracious and pleasant to the woman he beat, and you didn’t even wait for actual policy to be rolled out.  Trump did not say “tough crap; I won, you lost” or anything similar.  Yet you have taken to the streets, you have looted, burned and, in at least one known case, assaulted and battered people who you think voted for the other guy.  Representative republic?  Not so much, right?  Just remember before you riot, loot and burn — we still have our guns, we refine all your gasoline, we produce most of your electricity and we grow all your food too.  How many deer can you shoot and eat in the inner city of Chicago?  How much wheat can you grow to make bread?  How many apple trees are there .vs. how many people?  How well does your car run without gas and do your lights work without power?  Better think long and hard about all this, because I assure you — we’ll be just fine if you turn your cities into cesspools and smoking craters yet should you try to come do the same thing out here where we have some respect for both the democratic process along with The Rule of Law you’re going to get the hardest lessons there are and they will be delivered quickly in lawful self-defense.

Snowflake, meet flamethrower.  He’s called “the real world” and when, not if you melt — tough crap.



“You Gonna PAY for That Shit!”

And it begins…in Chicago…how fitting.

“The clip shows the thugs repeatedly screaming, “you voted Donald Trump” as they assault the victim from every angle while others steal his belongings.

“You voted Trump,” the mob screams, “You gonna pay for that sh*t.”

Another woman shouts “beat his ass,” while another man is heard laughing before remarking, “Don’t vote Trump.”

A second video of the incident which is dubbed with the “F**k Donald Trump” song, a phrase now being chanted by “protesters” across the country, shows one of the attackers driving away in the man’s vehicle while his hand is still stuck in the window as the car drags him down the street.”

Video, here.

In another post, an anti-Trump ‘person’ states, “People have to die.”  Interesting, to say the least.