A Personal Thank You from
John & Leigh

 We wanted to thank Tammy, Amos and Chris in helping to make our training videos for the Riddle Defense member's only "The Vault".

Tammy's creative videography is unmatched; professional, high quality and ready in such a short time!

Amos, one of Black Belt Instructors who is always there to take the hits and gives 100%; a true representation of a Black Belt!

Chris, our lead Black Belt Instructor thank you for your keen eye and valuable input in making the videos.

During these stressful times it means so much when others give without hesitation! Thank you for all that you do in helping Riddle Defense through this temporary set-back.

For us personally, your dedication is priceless!
March 29, 2020 / 11th Edition

Skill Set Weekly Newsletter

Bringing you tips in self defense, firearms, and fitness. As well a schedule of workshops, lectures with guest speakers, educational blogs, and motivational quotes!
This Week's Top Blog Post & Quote of the Week
Thoughts About Living in the Pandemic World
Be an asset not a liability in these days of uncertainty. Build up the weaker and develop them into assets.

By: John Riddle
Self Defense Tip of the Week
I Can Go for a Corona with a Lime
As of this writing, the world as we know it is changing by the minute. The pandemic COVID-19 is hitting the United States pretty hard and people are a little confused and anxious about what is going on. Sadly, but right on time the dregs of our society come out to prey on good people and you see and hear about the next wave of scams coming our way. People become victims quickly when approached or spoken to over the phone by these scam artists.

Fear and nervousness can cause a disruption in our thought process and under stress we can make bad decisions. Bad decisions that can cause a financial loss, loss of property or a loss of one’s life. 

The ability to concentrate is an essential skill for an effective response to this situation. If you are nervous or frightened you need to stop and think about your next move. Do not jump into something out of overreaction! If you are not sure who you are speaking to just stop the conversation and move on. If the conversation is on the phone, hang up. 

Understand that you need to be in control of your decisions. Take a deep breath and think about your next move!

Yes, the world is changing by the minute but, we will all get through this if we play as a team. 
Riddle Defense Workshops...
not your average physical self defense workshops

Our workshops are designed with awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults. Also providing situational awareness, verbal skills, and the law.
This video demonstrates the physical effects of Pepper Spray. *Students in the pepper spray workshop do not get sprayed.
Basic Self Defense Using Pepper Spray
Multiply Your Force by attending this 2 hour workshop will not only teach you how to use Pepper Spray, but will also provide useful thoughts & skills to help protect yourself and loved ones. At the end of the workshop each participant will receive a "hot" pepper spray unit

Saturday, May 16th
🕗2:00PM - 4:00PM

Women's Ground Defense
Learn what it takes to defend yourself from the ground, in common life threatening situations. This workshop focuses on women's self defense techniques that are used if you have been knocked to the ground and/or an attacker is on top of you. These techniques are designed to help women deal with potentially dangerous situations.

Creating realism and adrenal response, self defense techniques will be practiced using full-contact against heavily padded attackers (role players) in a simulation training environment.

Sunday, May 17th
🕗2:00PM - 5:00PM
Firearms Training Tip of the Week
Don’t Be That Guy

According to some friends in the firearms and ammunition business and the latest news broadcasts the sales of firearms and ammunition are sky rocketing since the announcement of this worldwide pandemic – COVID-19. People who have never fired a gun in their lives are running out in droves to buy firearms for self-protection. Some, from what I’m hearing were anti-gun up to this point! That doesn’t matter to me what does matter is how many of these new gun owners are seeking proper training at this point?

If you are new to the shooting sports, shooting for self- protection and self-preservation please get into a class for proper firearms training. There is a lot more to carrying a firearm or keeping one in the house for protection than meets the untrained eye. Don’t be that guy or gal that becomes a liability to yourself or your family. Knowledge is power! The hospital or prison is the last place you want to be right now.

Fitness Tip of the Week
Medicine Ball Workout

5 Benefits Of Medicine Ball Workout
  1. Burns Calories
  2. Full Body Exercise / Functional Fitness
  3. Develop Explosive Power, Stamina and Build Body Strength
  4. Enhance Speed, Movement Accuracy for Physical Preparedness
  5. Improves Eye and Body Coordination

Exercise Drill: Squat Press and Throw
Heels grounded, come to a squat position (as if sitting in an invisible chair). Drive through the heels to jump, and throw the ball straight up as high as possible—then take a quick step back to let the ball hit the ground, pick up using your legs not your back, and repeat. 

Facts & Snacks Learning Series
Upcoming Facts & Snacks Lecture:
Plant Powered with guest speaker John Torres

Eat to Live * Eat to Feel Well * Eat to Perform * Eat for Your Health

NEW DATE: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM / End Time: 8:00 PM
Topics: Plant Powered Eating to live, feel well, perform and overall health

Riddle Defense Training Facility
1000 NW 1st Ave, Bay #7
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cost: $10pp / pay at door (cash only) or prepay using the button below
Upcoming Facts & Snacks Lecture:
Civilian Medicine: CPR & Bleeding Control Fundamentals with guest speaker
Jaime Vega Junior of Zoticon Solutions

Zoticon is a Florida based veteran owned medical training company with a simple motto, "Train Hard - Be Prepared - Stay Alive." These three simple phrases require much more from us than you would think. Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference in not only our lives but those that we love and interact with during the course of a normal day. We have to constantly work on our mental, physical and spiritual selves to ensure that when the time presents itself we can manage the circumstance with the least harm to our bodies, minds, and hearts. 

NEW DATE: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM / End Time: 8:00 PM
Topics: Civilian Medicine Overview / CPR & Bleeding Control Fundamentals

Riddle Defense Training Facility
1000 NW 1st Ave, Bay #7
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Cost: $10pp / pay at door (cash only) or prepay using the button below
Community Fundraising Event
Everglades Angels Dog Rescue Event to "fight the fight" against dog abandonment at the First Annual Trails 4 Tails 5K Run/Walk 

Saturday, May 9, 2020
7:30 AM
South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, FL
**You will be able to walk or run with or without your pet.

9:00am to 1:00pm the Dogs will be able to participate in obstacle and lure course like activities to demonstrate how much fun a dog can have!

There will also be a Dog Kissing booth * Dog Photographer
Everglades Angels will be showcasing the adoptable Angel Dogs so they can find their future homes.
In addition, there will be live music, merchandise sales, raffles, food trucks and much more! We encourage the community to enjoy a day with their pets full of games, activities, and FUN!

Want to Run/Walk with the Riddle Defense Team.... use the sign-up button below. See you out there!!!
Riddle Defense Shirt
When you wear the Riddle Defense brand, you are wearing our Reputation!
sizes: small / medium / large / x-large
$20 plus tax

Officer Down Memorial
This edition is dedicated to
Officer Kaia Grant
Springdale Police Department, Ohio
killed in the line of duty
March 21, 2020
"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - George Orwell
"Train like your like depends on it, because it does!"
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John & Leigh
561-262-7840 / 561-398-3013