‘Just run away’ is something we often hear from self-defence instructors — but running can turn you into prey.

The Kinetic Fighting–Integrated Combat (KEF–IC) syllabus is based on five principles: number 4 is ‘Make full use of any available weapon’. For anyone interested in improving their chances of survival in the case of an assault, it’s vital to learn how legal, everyday objects can double as improvised weapons.

Discipline is our ultimate weapon in the daily war on wasted time and aimless effort. For most successful people, it’s habitual — and it can be for anyone who’s willing. Learned through decades of martial arts practice and Special Forces soldiering, these three tips to master self-discipline could help provide your will with a way.

If you think discipline is restrictive and routine is dull, you’re missing out. Those who’ve mastered self-discipline know that it’s the key to freedom, because you can achieve and experience much more in life with it than you can without it.

Lots of people set themselves goals, but if you really want to instil the mindset required for success, try going on a mission instead. And before you start, pay close attention to the three key elements of mission planning.

You’re a generally calm, sociable human being…so how do you learn to mentally ‘flick the switch’ and become an instrument of violence when your life is under threat? Try this oldie-but-goody: the Stimulus/Conditioned Response Training Principle.

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