March 1, 2020 / 7th 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
How to Use Anything Within Reach to Defend Yourself
Train with a purpose and have goals attached to your training methods. read more!
By: John Riddle
Self Defense Tip of the Week

Bear hug attacks usually occur in a close encounter and are ambush type attacks.

The person doing the bear hug (attacker) may have an intention to try and pick you up and slam you to the ground or hold you pinning your arms for his accomplice to assist in robbing you. Whether you are attacked from the front or behind it is imperative to fight and get out of the situation.

Attacks with bear hugs can occur from the front or behind you, your arms can be free or pinned. There are many ways of escaping bear hugs, different martial arts or combatives systems have their own.

As shown in the video on a bear hug attack from the front (face to face) with your arms free; your arms and hands are free to attack the subjects face, eyes, ears, and throat.
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

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, April 19th
🕗2:00PM - 5:00PM

Firearms Training Tip of the Week
Main Rule
When Drawing from Concealed

Drawing from concealed... alway make sure you clear the garment you are wearing. Don’t let clothing foul your draw.

Fitness Tip of the Week
Good Posture:
  • Keeps bones and joints in the correct alignment so that muscles are being used properly.
  • Helps decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces.
  • Decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
  • Prevents the spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions.
  • Prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy.
  • Prevents backache and muscular pain. 
  • Contributes to a good appearance.
To Achieve Good Posture You Will Need:
  • Good muscle flexibility
  • Normal motion in the joints
  • Strong postural muscles
  • A balance of muscles on both sides of the spine
  • Awareness of your own posture, plus awareness of proper posture which leads to conscious correction.
source: physio works

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

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 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. 

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 edition is dedicated to
Police Officer
Katherine Thyne
Newport News Police Department
killed in the line of duty
January 23, 2020

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men & women 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