Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Guerrilla Course

We're very excited about our new GUERRILLA COURSE.

The Guerrilla Course integrates obstacles like those in Ranger, Seal, and Special Forces Schools combined with Hollywood versions found on shows like American Ninja Warriors.

Special Forces

What's NEW is that we're combining LIVE FIRE shooting with a spectrum of weapons, from pistols, rifles, shotguns, automatic and sniper weapons. No other adventures races out there do that.

The idea was inspired by Mykel working as a competition designer and judge for the International Warrior Competition in Jordan, where all the world's best Military and Law Enforcement Special Operations teams compete in a similar manner.

See these links for more on that:

Warrior Competition Site
Wikipedia Page
Mykel as Designer/Judge (1)
Mykel as Designer/Judge (2)

And what's DIFFERENT is the fact that these will include PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, too. Folks will get to throw knives, hatchets, and spears as well as use sling shots, blow darts, and bows.

What makes the Guerrilla Course UNIQUE is that we'll have levels that start for FAMILIES, ATHLETES, MILITARY, and SPECIAL OPS tiers.

WHY is it called The GUERRILLA Course?

First off, U.S. Army Special Forces, Mykel's background, is the only force in the world that is designated by doctrine to be an UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE Unit, which is often interchanged with GUERRILLA WARFARE.

See Special Forces Mission UW

Watch the film "12 STRONG," how U.S. Army Green Berets were the best tool for the task after the 9/11 attacks to ride into Afghanistan on horses, link up with local warlords, and overthrow the Taliban with very little resources.

This term literally means little war, and was used by traditional, conventional forces to describe irregular warfare, including skirmishes, resistance and partisan forces. In short, Guerrilla is synonymous with FREEDOM FIGHTER.

And that's what this course is all about--small teams, doing whatever it takes to fight and win. They must run, swim, ruck, climb, shoot every kind of weapon and master every kind of tool in order to overcome and prevail, and they must do so, together, united they stand...

The OBJECTIVE of the Guerrilla Course is to get folks into fighting fitness mind and body and to improve their full spectrum of fighting skills, hopefully introducing new tools to many and getting folks to learn new ways to work together and overcome any challenges they face.

The INTENT of the Guerrilla Course is to not only let folks have fun and do new things, but hopefully to instill a sense of pride in themselves and their country as we are a nation of Freedom Fighters.

Our roots as Pioneers led to us being Partisans during the French and Indian Wars, and to Resistance Fighting Colonials against the tyranny of the British, and finally to full-fledged Freedom Fighters in WWII and 9/11. In short, the intent is to instill pride, strength, and skills of the Unconventional Warrior.

Mykel as Host, Producer, Designer, and Judge on two TV shows about Special Ops Competitions:

ONE MAN ARMY, as seen on Discovery
ELITE TACTICAL UNIT, as seen on Outdoor

We'll be doing it as a family with another married couple, Brian and Michelle Jones. Brian is a retired Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Ranger, and former member of Delta Force, and Michelle is a former Transportation Officer with two combat tours in Iraq.

We break ground this month at their amazing facilities in FLORIDA where many military Special Ops, Other Government Agencies, SWAT, and others train already.

An EXAMPLE of the location facilities

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For now, we wish you and yourn, all the best from me and mine!
Happy Survivalin' &Never Quit!
Peace & Prosperity
MH sends

Friday, February 2, 2018

Hawke at the SHOT Show

I don't often write things on my blog--perhaps I will begin again...If folks would like, then lemme' know by writing me some way.

As the "inter-web,"said jokingly, grows and changes so swiftly, I've watched it morph from a barely used entity to the most powerful entity on the planet.

That said, we also adapt to our changing environment and in doing so we seek to find the better ways to help make folks lives better.

To that end, I'm sharing this impromptu interview with my good friend and amazing human being, T.J. KIRGIN of TACTICAL SH*T an all-American former cop turned business man, with a style of blunt irreverence that appeals to my nature.

In the interview, I share a bit of news on events, past, present, and future. And while the past is harsh and ugly, it is true and part of our journey.

However, as a result, we have gone in new directions, doing ever better and greater things. So we are thankful for the bad in our lives, that makes us not only appreciate the good, but makes us seek to find the message in the dark times that helps us turn it back into light and overcome and prevail.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Putting the Survival Manual to Good Use

Matt D, Former USMC, Father, Musician, Martial Artist and American Brother, shares this personal review of Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual.

He writes: In 2009 I was gifted with this book. At the time I had a job that required me to spend hours riding and would take the book with me every day and read it; then read through it again annually so that I could retain the information. I did not know it at the time, but there would be situations in my life in the years to come where having this book would prove to be a great help.

After graduating college I had to relocate to Minnesota. It was quite a shock to go from living near the ocean to seeing feet of snow fall in one day. I always loved being outdoors and seeing new places, but unfortunately I had an undiagnosed case of PTSD from my time in the Marines. I became very withdrawn and Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual was the first tool that helped me start to come out of my shell.

One winter I found myself trapped in the woods where I was doing some logging with a friend. It was freezing cold with feet of snow. We climbed to the top of a ridge and took shelter under a rocky overhang. Starting a fire out there was very hard to do in the winter, even with a lighter. When you have PTSD it is not always easy to stay calm, but I had the book on me as it stays in my pack, and I remembered the introduction which tells you to stay calm, commit to coming back alive, and then shows you how to make it back safely. I stuck to the techniques of the book, got some dry tinder from inside of tree and went to work creating a successful fire that no doubt saved our lives.

After surviving on the ridge top I began to go outside frequently, reading through each chapter to learn more techniques. I started to be able to enjoy life again as I spent time in the woods, a place that soothed my soul. I even branched out into free climbing and tracking. What I learned from Hawke’s Green Beret Survival Manual helped me turn the wilderness into a haven and a sanctuary for myself. I now know what to eat, what grows that works as medicine, how to signal for help, and how to catch food even if I have very little to work with. This is a peace that helps calm fears, anxieties, and insecurities.   The more time I spend in the wilderness the less I have problems with my past.

I also owe part of my health and life to this book as I used it, and the Hawkchete, to keep myself, my kids, and an autistic woman alive and well when our team was forgotten outdoors near the north shore 3 years ago.

If you want to learn to survive I recommend reading this book. If you want something to help you recover and take your life back I recommend reading this book as well.