Author: David Bahde

Is Competition Evil? : in firearms and martial arts training

  While most of my notoriety these days revolves around the firearms world,  I have been practicing, studying, or teaching some form of Asian martial art (mostly Japanese) for 42 years now.  Most were traditional systems, a few have been anything but.  From early bare knuckle matches to a stint as a sparring partner for a …

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Where did my America go?

The most recent ambush and brutal murder of two patrol officers in Las Vegas is particularly disturbing to me.  Officers being killed in the line of duty is not new.  Even the targeting of specific officers involved in under cover or anti-drug operations is more common than most may think.   Having some psyhopathic anti-government whack …

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Doctrine or Dogma so whats the Difference?

Over the course of the last 20 + years I have attended dozens of classes involving firearms and tactics. My last ten years as a police officer they mostly occurred on my own dime. Critical training at the time, it supported me in my responsibility as a SWAT team leader, firearms instructor, armorer, patrol sergeant …

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