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April 5, 2020 / 12th 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
Purposeful Discomfort
Stretch yourself to reach your capabilities. Being uncomfortable doesn't apply to just the physical.
  • Assess the Situation
  • Create a Simple Plan
  • Take Action
  • Evaluate Your Progress
By: Leigh Garczynski
Self Defense Tip of the Week
How to Handle Self Defense Situations from Various Distances (Part 1 of 2)

Self Defense comes packaged in many forms. Martial Arts, combatives, firearms and chemical sprays to name a few. Some of these forms of self-defense have sub-sections. These sub sections break down the different martial arts and combative forms and then firearms themselves can break down into the different weapon systems that are out there. 

To be a well-rounded self- defense practitioner you should be versed in the different aspects self-defense and the use of different self-defense weapons.

Know the Ranges of Combat. For example when someone is within touching range of me, in what ways can I handle this to defend myself? If the aggressor is within arm’s length, he can touch me, I can touch him, what tools in my self-defense box do I have to use to defend myself at the range. Finally, if the aggressor is at a distance and rapidly approaching how do I deal with that aggressive approach.

Next week I will break down the ranges of combat for you with some tools for you to use within each range.
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
Shooting a Handgun is a Continuous Study

Since the onslaught of Covid-19 Americans have be converging on their local gun shops to purchase firearms and ammunition. People who have never shot a handgun or rifle are standing in line at some stores for hours and making purchases of their first handgun and /or rifle along with ammunition. This is a good thing on the side that these people want to learn about the shooting sports and shooting for self-defense and self-preservation. After all it is their Second Amendment right! Right?

The issues I fear is that these same people will neglect getting proper training from a reputable Firearms Instructor. Learning to shoot from Uncle Charlie is fine, but in order to progress and get better you need someone that knows firearms, and also knows how to teach. There are many instructors out there today that can shoot a Gnat off a bulls butt at 100 yards with a handgun, but can’t teach it.

Taking one introductory class won’t cut it either. Shooting a handgun is a continuous study. Get yourself educated and continue to push yourself to get better. Understanding the rules and liability issues involved will keep you out of trouble.

Fitness Tip of the Week
Creating A Plan

Getting Started
With any workout routine sometimes the hardest part is getting started. The good news is, you don't have to do it alone. Finding a trainer, seeking out a registered dietician, physician and at home support system are all important components in your success.

Doing It At Home
It is important to set goals that are attainable, and reward yourself for small achievements. For example, rather than say that you need to lose 50 pounds, instead set a goal of 10 pounds. That way you can reach your goal, reward yourself and then set a new goal to lose another 10 pounds. Baby steps to success is the only way to keep yourself motivated.

Losing Weight
Add a healthy reduced caloric intake to your exercise routine. Basically, to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in.

Have Fun
Remember, the main point to any exercise routine is that you enjoy the process. If you don't, chances are you won't stick with it and it will leave you feeling frustrated for not losing weight and getting healthy.

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
Commander Greg Carnicle
Phoenix Police Department, Arizona
killed in the line of duty
March 29, 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