Posts byKerry Kirk

Hotel Safety Tips

As many of you are squeezing in last minute summer trips, we thought it worthwhile to offer these safe traveling tips. Travelers often think of hotels as an extension of their homes—comfortable, private and safe. However, the reality is that hotels can be targets for crime. When you are out of your…
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The World On Edge

Significant developments happening simultaneously have rearranged the worldwide dynamic overnight. Here is a summary of some of the most critical news. Russia and Iran Pledge to Retalliate Against Further ‘U.S. Agression’ In a joint statement the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said: "We will respond to any aggression." …
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New Ideas for the New Year

The History of New Year’s Resolutions May Very Well Have an Impact on your Future. As we prepare to welcome 2017 many people take time to consider New Year’s resolutions. Resolving to make changes and improvements has almost become an unavoidable part of our transition into the new year—despite the well documented fact…
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Helping Hand

Start The Season of Giving Off Right With a Gift to Charity That Stewards its Resources to Make a Difference in This World. I’ve no doubt that many of you have charities that are near and dear to your heart. But if you are not currently connected with any charitable organization, I’m encouraging…
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U.N. Governance: Coming to a City Near You

The United Nations as Your Government – Coming Soon? The third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development was held last week in Quito, Ecuador. During the four days of the conference, plans were outlined to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development— a plan approved by 190 world leaders (including…
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Wikileaks Reveals: Security Threats

A New View of Terror Threats Revealed in The Latest Dump of Hacked Clinton Emails. Thanks to the Wikileaks dump of thousands of emails and transcripts related to Hillary Clinton, we have learned the former Secretary of State has both a ‘public and private’ position on many matters. From a security standpoint, I…
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World News Update

The World Continues To Unravel As The U.S. Speeds Towards The Presidential Election. With the news media in an all-out frenzy over the election, relatively little other news is being reported. Here are some pertinent news items you may have missed over the last week. • Terror Attack in Germany Thwarted When…
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Darren Levine Exclusive Interview: Part 3

Kerry Kirk: Darren it is so good to see you again. We are excited to have you back in town for the Houston seminar. Part I and II of your interview have been very well received, and I appreciate that you are taking the time to answer more questions. KK: Can you tell me…
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Force Multipliers

Radical Terror Isn’t Going Away; Time to Take Your Training Up a Notch! In the aftermath of another ISIS inspired attack, we see how well trained citizens, off duty police officers and former military can become a crucial force multiplier against attacks on society. Perhaps, with proper training, civilians can become force…
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Futuristic Firearms: 3D Printed Guns

3D Printers are Changing the Potential for Homemade Pistols. After writing the piece on the TSA last week and engaging in a Facebook ‘debate’ about the absurdity/impracticality of a government sponsored gun buy-back program in the U.S., I was clear on the topic of my next article: 3D printed guns. So…
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TSA: Total Security Abomination

The TSA is a Bloated and Ineffective Tool in Securing Your Safety. While I don’t enjoy lines at the airport, I have been able to tolerate them knowing these screening practices are designed to keep my family and fellow travelers safe. But while flying recently and observing the chaos that is airport…
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Generation Pansy

We’re Raising a Generation of Ill-prepared Whiners – A Huge Disservice and a Recipe For Failure. America was first settled by people who crossed dangerous oceans, and set out in wagons travelling across unmapped, untamed territory to establish small towns and fledgling communities. They endured weather, disease, attack, and childbirth sans electricity,…
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The War on Cops

The False Narrative Being Sold by the Media Regarding Racist Cops and Fatal Shootings is Explored, Clarified, and Debunked in this Excellent Read. In light of the recent attacks on police in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and elsewhere in the country, we want to express our solidarity with those who perform an increasingly dangerous…
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Trouble Brewing in the South China Sea

China’s Recent Actions Have Ratcheted up Tensions in International Waters. Who Will Stop Them? China’s policy of building militarized outposts astride the world’s most heavily-trafficked waterways must be understood as a potential threat to freedom of navigation and the maintenance of peace in Asia. China’s attempt to claim approximately 1.4 million square…
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Drones of the Future

Prepare For A Future Of Drone-filled Skies. Drones have received a substantial amount of attention over the last couple of years—both good and bad. Most basic drone models are capable of flying thousands of feet high and can be equipped with powerful video cameras. They are relatively cheap, easy to fly, and…
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Who Do You Really Know?

How Well Do You Know Your Digital Acquaintance? Last week 40-year-old Ingrid Lyne, was murdered at her home in Renton, Washington. Lyne, a single mother of three who worked as a nurse in Seattle told friends she was going on a date to a Mariners baseball game Friday night with someone she met…
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Kelly Campbell Interview: Part 1

Part one of Master Instructor Kelly Campbell’s interview is a fine example of triumph over fear. KK: Kelly tell me how you got started in Krav Maga? KELLY: I always say that Krav Maga found me. At the time, I was working not too far from the National Training Center, in Century…
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World News Updates

Check Out This Summary of News Worthy Events the Media Hasn’t Covered. If you have been swept up in the endless election news cycle, here are some important and frankly shocking updates from around the world. Google a few of these key words from an area of interest for more detail: US…
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The World’s 50 Most Dangerous Cities

The 50 most Dangerous Cities Showcase Latin America A study of the world’s 50 most violent cities was just released and the findings are grim for Latin America, which appears 41 times on the list. Thirty-three percent of global homicides occur in Latin America, despite the region accounting for only 8% of the…
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Trauma & DNA

Prolonged Exposure to Stress Can Alter Your Genes – and Your Children’s Genes A groundbreaking study by researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York has discovered trauma can alter the way genes function, and children can inherit the changes. The study, which focused on Holocaust survivors and their children who were born after…
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Inevitable Intelligence Failures

Intelligence Agencies Have an Impossible Mission in Uncovering Terror Plots; Here’s Why This article harkens back to lessons learned in the wake of 9/11 from the subsequent analysis of our intelligence capabilities, weaknesses, successes and failures. As more history emerges regarding the San Bernardino and Paris attackers, we see that intelligence gathering and…
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The Go Bag Top 20: Krav Maga Style

The 20 Most Useful Items for Your Go Bag So you want to pack a go bag? Worried social constructs might break down and lead to mass chaos? Well, stranger things have happened. And, you don’t have to be a bona-fide doomsday prepper to want to have a quick get-out plan. Go bags are…
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Maslow and the Crime Clock

What does Maslow say about Safety and Krav Maga Training? During the height of WWII, Abraham Maslow, a psychiatrist, proposed a “hierarchy of human needs” (now often depicted in a pyramid) in his paper A Theory of Motivation where it is necessary for one need to be fulfilled in order to meet the next.…
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Krav Maga, Pareto, & Self Discipline

You Can Have What You Want In Life – If You Focus And Work For It The Pareto principle (more commonly known a the 80/20 rule or “the law of the vital few”) asserts that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Wikipedia called Pareto’s principle…
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For Those Who Serve & Protect

How to Support Police Officers During a Hostile Time The past six months have been tough on law enforcement. With the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson and other widely publicized incidents, law enforcement officers across the country are under attack, not just from criminals (though now more so than ever), but also from the…
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Among Heroes

The recent foiled terror attempt on a train in France has had me thinking about the power of real friendships. These longtime friends, traveling together through Europe sprung into action (with no more than a single word, “Go!” passing between them) to save lives. Growing up you may have heard your parents tell…
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Space Wars

Battles For Territory in Space Conflict is brewing in space among the world’s leading superpowers – China, Russia and the United States – for control of satellites. Currently the U.S. reigns supreme in space with over 1,100 governmental and civilian satellites of the roughly 2,270 in orbit. China and Russia are keen to claim their…
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Scientists Find Poor Sleep Alters Genes

Most of us probably assume that missing a night of sleep is harmless. Between work, studying, parenting or celebrating, we’ve all done it. But scientists have discovered that just one sleepless night can damage your DNA. Swedish researchers at Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have discovered that missing a single night of sleep…
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Is the 2015 Crime Wave Crashing Near You?

Headline news is ablaze with startling copy about serious spikes in violent crime, shootings, and homicides. Following a two-decade drop in crime, major cities across the United States are seeing violent crime skyrocket. Is your city among them? The snapshot view is alarming*: Atlanta’s homicides are up 52% Baltimore reports an 82.5% increase in…
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Held at Gunpoint: How Nathan Turned the Tables

This week I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Nathan, a Krav Maga Houston practitioner who was recently ambushed and held at gunpoint in his driveway. How he handled the attack and came through it relatively unscathed is a testament to his instincts and his training. One of the first concepts…
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Give Kids an Early Boost in Life: Part 2

“We often miss opportunity, because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – Thomas Edison Last week, we discussed how a quality martial arts program can build a strong and lasting foundation for your kids in a number of critical areas (listed below). This week we will continue the discussion with reasons 6-10…
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Give Kids an Early Boost in Life

“The most difficult part of is not learning the first kick or punch. It is not struggling to remember the motions of a . Rather, it is taking the first step across the threshold of the dojo door. This is where roads diverge, where choices are made that will resonate throughout a…
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Recover in Style, Luxury & Natural Beauty

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve Following the acquisition of the Ritz-Carlton hotel collection by Marriott International, the Ritz sought to rebrand – planning 20 ultra luxury properties worldwide – dubbed Reserve Properties. Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico is one of the first two (the other, Phulay Bay is in Krabi, Thailand) Reserve Properties. Formerly…
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Situation Report: Switzerland Sending Signals

World financial markets crave certainty and seek gradual, steady, and predictable solutions to monetary bumps (or mountains) in the road. But, on January 15th, the Swiss government made an unexpected move – announcing it would no longer “peg” its currency, the Swiss Franc, to the Euro. A mild panic ensued in the financial markets.…
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Game Changers: Purpose & Motivation

I cannot legitimately call Shantaram (a memoir by Gregory David Roberts) ‘Required Reading’ because almost none of its 1,000 pages relate to self-defense, Krav Maga, martial arts, training methods, security, etc. – except this gem of a passage about the author’s involvement in a prison fight that I feel compelled to share with you:…
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