Well, the 4th of July is almost upon us!
I am in the Great White North here in Michigan doing some camping. (Pic featured above!)... Just south of the Big Mac Bridge.
I escaped 'the wild' for a couple minutes to a wifi oasis to quick write you a little something something before going back out into the 'wilderness'. =)
I hope you are ready to celebrate the independence of this great country of ours with some friends and family this week?!
I like to take a minute or three to remember what the holiday is really all about, before going back to the beer, BBQ & other festivities.
The THING Behind the Thing
Before you go unsubscribing... Give me a minute to explain...
Take the 4th of July where everyone is partying, bbq'n, drinking, family'n, camping, cooking out, boating, hanging out and having a good time.
That's the 'Thing'...
But let's not forget the THING behind the thing, which in this case is remembering and celebrating our country's independence.
Take training tactical defense, martial arts or Krav Maga...
What is the THING Behind that Thing?
Or maybe it's how many times you've been to Israel (or Japan) to train. Or how close your lineage is to the founder. Or how much notoriety you got at that tournament, promotion or award...
And there's nothing wrong with any of that... until there is!
Because it really ISN'T about any of that...
Come on now...
Try to remember WHY you started that journey in the first place.
If you're anything like me, you started in the martial arts, Krav Maga, shooting, etc. because you wanted to learn how to Defend Yourself and Your Family!?
Yes, there may be some other reasons too, but that was my primary reason.
Was it yours too?!
Is that why you started?
If it is then that's the THING behind that thing is...
To Protect LIFE!
So while we are out there training that new technique you saw Eddie Bravo do on youtube, or you're getting that new Tactical Fluggle-binder for your Desert Eagle .50 Cal...
Remember, the THING behind the thing, is first and foremost to learn and sustain the skills to protect LIFE... So in the event that you may have to use your skills or tools, they are there for you...
And that my friends is the...
The THING Behind the Thing!
So, if you are talking to someone who has a different approach than you do. Maybe a different martial arts style. Maybe they like revolvers and you're an automatic man. Maybe you stand by your Glock but the gal you're talking to swears by her Sig.
My question is,
Are you training to be a Protector of Life!?
Do you use your skills to do Most Good, Least Harm for everyone involved?
Are you training to walk in peace? To be a PeacWalker?!
Because if you are, no matter the flavor, or style, we're on the same side. We're fighting for the same thing.
And I got your back!
Speaking of Protecting...
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In the meantime...
Have a Great 4th of July Holiday!
...And when you're out there having all that home town fun, don't forget the THING behind the Thing!