February 23, 2020 / 6th Edition

Skill Set Weekly Newsletter

Bringing you tips in self defense, fitness, nutrition, and firearms.
As well a schedule of workshops, lectures with guest speakers, and educational blogs!
This Week's Top Blog Post & Quote of the Week
What Everyone Ought to Know About Failing
There is no app for learning how not to fail and you just can't Google it! read more!
By: Leigh Garczynski
Self Defense Tip of the Week
Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Being comfortable with being uncomfortable is what it’s all about. Getting outside of your box. This is what I push my students to excel in during our Field Training days. Taking the training out of a sterile environment (gym / mat area) to an area that brings out the reality of a “bad” situation. 
Here is a women being attacked at the beach. The elements are rough water, and uneven sandy terrain. Water in the eyes, the feeling of drowning all come in to play. This causes even more stress on the body as the attacker continues to attack. The survivor must learn how to have an effective response in a high stress situation.

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.
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, March 28th
🕗2:00PM - 4:00PM

Firearms Training Tip of the Week
Shooting From the Vehicle

Shooting from the vehicle at 35 yards. Start off with safety belt on, hands on steering wheel, looking straight ahead. A stimulus response [shot timer]. Clear safety belt, steering wheel, vehicle door, so you don’t foul your draw.

Engage and get out of the vehicle! Don’t let your vehicle be your tomb. Get to cover ASAP! Stay aggressive in the fight if you cannot escape. Use cover; your vehicle or someone else's vehicle, a tree, anything that is substantial to stop a bullet from hitting you [cover versus concealment]. Reload when you want to, not because you have to!

Fitness Tip of the Week
Benefits of Rucking with Team Riddle Defense

This past Friday night some of the members of the Riddle Defense Spartan Team completed a 3.5 mile Ruck... each participant wore a weighted vest or backpack ranging from 10 to 40 pounds.

Rucking is a great way to burn calories, improve posture, and build strength. It is an Active Resistance Training (ART, which means it’s part active cardio and part strength resistance training, with permanent metabolic gains from stronger muscles at a fraction of the cost to your knees and plenty of gains for your heart.

After the ruck, our team did an extra special drill...
pushing a car for distance. Each person gave 110% and completed the mission! Our team is preparing for the Spartan Sprint taking place in April. These two activities help to build endurance and self confidence in becoming unstoppable!

Contact us if you are interested in joining the team or just training with us to get into amazing physical and mental shape... doing things outside the "gym" atmosphere with our field training days!

Facts & Snacks Learning Series
Upcoming Facts & Snacks Lecture:
Self Defense Law: Home Defense, Stand Your Ground & Self Defense with Bill Fraser, Chief Investigator with the State Attorney's Office; 45 years experience as a Homicide Detective.

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM / End Time: 8:00 PM
Topics to be Addressed:
Home Defense / Stand Your Ground /
Self Defense / Question & Answer Session
Location: 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
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. 

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 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
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This newsletter is dedicated to my dear friend and West Palm Beach Police Officer
Brian Chappell
who was killed in the line of duty August of 1988.

"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!"


John & Leigh
561-262-7840 / 561-398-3013