March 8, 2020 / 8th 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
You Can Take In So Much Just By Watching
Mentally we have to train ourselves to stay present and to stay focused on what we want our outcome to be!
By: Leigh Garczynski
Self Defense Tip of the Week
Street Confrontation
that Turns Physical

In a street confrontation that turns physical anything can happen. Although the confrontation starts standing up and most believe it will remain there and just be a boxing match!

All physical confrontations start standing up and most wind up on the ground. You can wind up on the ground by being taken there by your attacker(bear hug take-down, leg sweep, punched and knocked down) or simply trip over your own feet in an attempt to getaway! However it happens doesn't matter! What matters is that you know how to defend, fight, and escape from the ground.

In your self defense training don't be one-dimensional! Learn how to fight in all the ranges, it can save your life!
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
Foot Work in Movement

Learn not only movement but foot work in movement. The purpose of moving and shooting is a tactical one. Such as moving from one form of cover to another or just escaping the area.

Forward Step: Feet, knees, hips and shoulders squared to the target. Knees slightly bent. Feet roll - heel to toe. Short half steps are best with a faster pace to speed up the movement. Feet and knees remain linear and one should prevent the knees and feet from stepping out to the left or right.

Reverse Step: Same movement as forward step except bend more at the knees and drop buttocks lower, this will allow weight distribution to stay forward and not lean back.

Step & Drag: Step back with the strong foot and drag the support foot. This will allow the strong foot to encounter any obstructions behind you so that you can maintain balance and you do not trip or fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week
Upper Body Isometric with Brick Pavers

Objective: Sumo Squat while palming the bricks - squeezing the bricks centered, not letting the bricks shift.

Directions: Sumo Squat position (toes tilted to the side) - hold bricks with your palms and keep centered. Inhale down and exhale up. Complete for 1 set. Break for 30 seconds and repeat for 3 more sets. Time: 1 set for 1 minute

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
Community Events
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
Sergeant James "Rocky" Hunt
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
killed in the line of duty
February 26, 1993
"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