January 26, 2020 / 2nd Edition

Skill Set Weekly Newsletter

Bringing you tips in self defense, fitness 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
The Ugly Truth About
Self Defense
Being prepared is not always an overnight success! It is a process of mind/body connection and development. read more!
By: John Riddle
Self Defense Tip of the Week
The knife attack is very up close and personal. As they say, the knife is meant to be felt, never seen. When you encounter an aggressive person you really don't know their ability, intent or even their skill level. None of this comes out until the attack happens.

A few things you must learn that will help you stay alive in a possible knife encounter: be aware of your surroundings; know the location and escape routes (exits); what is in your environment that can be used as an improvised weapon to assist in your defense; watching body language; keeping distance; and above all watch their hands!

Most importantly learning how to defend a knife attack through technique, principles of defending the attack... becoming your own personal protector!
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.
Gun Disarm
In & Around the Vehicle
Inter-Active Workshop
Addresses where we spend a majority of our time... in & around our vehicles.
-close quarter combat
-force on force simulation drills both inside & outside the car

🗓️Saturday, February 8th
🕗10:00AM - 1:00PM

Women's Basic Self
Establish the mindset for fighting and overcoming inhibitions about self-protection. This basic " hands-on" course applies the physical skills in defending and escaping an attack against padded trained role players.

🗓️Sunday, February 9th
🕗2:00PM - 5:00PM

Edged Weapon Defense
This hands-on practical approach in learning how the body mechanics and survival mindset set the foundation, and transition into effective and practical techniques for defending against edged weapon attacks.

🗓️Saturday, February 22nd
🕗10:00AM - 2:00PM

Firearms Training Tip of the Week
Handgun Retention

What is handgun retention?... It is knowing that no matter where you are there is always a handgun in play... and that handgun is yours.

Most handgun disarms or attempts happen when the person is taken by surprise from behind or the attack from the front is preceded by vicious strikes in order to take you off balance or to the ground and get a hand on your handgun.

During an attack a person experiences a delay in his/her response due to the high stress level. Realistic training is a must. Here is a drill to test your retention skills.

1.you and your partner are geared up properly.
2.use a "trainers gun" for safety **NEVER USE A LIVE FIREARM!!!!!
3.have your partner attempt to get your handgun as he is throwing punches or try to take you down to the ground. Start off slow then ramp it up to real time.

Now, be honest with yourself. How did you do? This was a planned drill imagine now if you are taken by surprise... then what?

Continuous training in a realistic atmosphere is what pays off in the end. Being a responsible concealed carry person doesn't mean just being able to shoot. It also requires retaining your handgun in any type of encounter.

Fitness Tip of the Week
Heathy Nutrient Rich Lifestyle 

The single most important variable in changing body composition is nutrition. A large percentage of your results are going to come from your nutrition choices. Some diets aren’t sustainable and lead to a poor relationship with food and your body image. The main focus is to tailor a nutrition plan for you that is sustainable, enjoyable and effective.

Sustainable: Continued improvement in your body composition without drastic highs and lows. 

Enjoyable: Living a life where you are allowed an occasional piece of cake or cookie.

Effective: A lifestyle where consistency and patience are a top priority. Proper nutrition will have positive results both on your physical appearance and your inner-being: improvement on your brain function, more energy, overall improvement on your quality of life, and your workouts will be much more satisfying! 

Commit to changing the way you eat and view food. Patience and consistency will get you to where you want to be!   Remember... you can't out-train your diet!!!

Facts & Snacks Learning Series
Are you coming to the Intro to Yoga Vinyasa and Meditation Event?

Riddle Defense Training Facility

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost: $10pp / pay at door (cash only)
or pay with your credit card using the button below:
Learning Series...
feeding your mind, body & soul

What's an awesome way to spend an evening?.... RIDDLE DEFENSE presents
learning series with various topics
& presenters.

Check out our first offering on Wednesday,
February 12th at 7 PM with Instructor
Vittoria Di Benedetto.

Intro to Yoga Vinyasa and Meditation

This class is designed for Yoga practitioners of all levels, from beginners who have never taken a Yoga class before, to those who are already familiar with the practice. We will combine breath work with the physical practice of Yoga (also known as the Asana practice). The class will start out with a few breathing exercises, followed by the physical practice using our breath to guide the flow of movement, finishing off with a final relaxation and small meditation to close up the practice. 
Upcoming Facts & Snacks Lecture:
-February 26, 2020 (7 PM)
Self Defense Law with guest speaker Bill Fraser, Chief Investigator, Palm Beach State Attorney's Office
"Train like your like depends on it, because it does!"

Thank you for your valuable time.

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