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STW Episode #16 – Greg Walsh from Wolf Brigade

Today’s guest is Greg Walsh, founder of the Wolf Brigade gym and brand out of Rochester, NY. We talked about fitness, thought crime, entrepreneurship and publishing.

Topics covered:

  • Benefits of mace and kettlebell training
  • Greg’s background in BMX and hardcore scenes
  • Self-Publishing
  • Trolling, sincerity and hipster irony
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Thought crime and being an outsider

Links:

Wolf Brigade

http://wolfbrigade.com/

War of Attrition

http://warofattrition.com/blog/

Wolf Brigade on Instagram
@wolfbrigadegym

“Outlaw Wolf Fire” by Horseskull is available at Bandcamp

https://horseskull.bandcamp.com/album/horseskull

Subscribe to START THE WORLD on iTunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/start-world-jack-donovan-podcast/id844102780

START THE WORLD is also available on Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=75247&refid=stpr

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STW Episode #11 – Tony Blauer

Tony Blauer is the founder and CEO of Blauer Tactical Systems, known worldwide for his SPEAR system.

Topics covered:

  • How people react in sudden violent encounters
  • Preparing yourself to process fear and act during a violent encounter
  • Why all humans are “human weapons systems”
  • Fighting is so natural, even a caveman could do it
  • Taking responsibility for your own survival and the protection of your loved ones

Links:

“Outlaw Wolf Fire” by Horseskull is available at Bandcamp

https://horseskull.bandcamp.com/album/horseskull

Tony Blauer Tactical Systems

http://www.tonyblauer.com/

CrossFit Defense

http://crossfitdefense.com/

 

Subscribe to START THE WORLD on iTunes here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/start-world-jack-donovan-podcast/id844102780

START THE WORLD is also available on Stitcher:

http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=75247&refid=stpr

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STW Podcast Episode #10 – Greg Hamilton

In STW Episode #10, I interview Greg Hamilton, Chief Instructor at InSights Training Center in Bellevue, WA.

A few weeks ago I drove up to hang out with Greg and take his General Defensive Handgun course. I learned a lot, and Greg shared so many insights about learning, survival, guns, masculinity and the psychologies of violence and self defense that I asked him if he would appear on Start The World.

Greg Hamilton is an over twenty year veteran of the U.S. Army Rangers and Special Forces.  He is the founder of InSights Training Center, and has trained over 20,000 private citizens, police, and military personnel. Though Greg has trained tactical teams and instructors internationally, his specialty is training the individual — the “lone operator.”

Greg stresses that guns are tools, and based on his extensive experience as an operator and an instructor, he cut through noise and broscience you’ll find online about handguns and shared with us the same gear recommendations he gives to his students. If you’re trying to figure out what to buy and how to get started, here’s Greg’s shopping list.

Greg’s Gear Recommendations

Handgun: Glock G17
Sights: Heine straight eight ledge sights
Holster: Kramer #3 IWB in horsehide with screws not snaps
Magazine Pouch: Kramer horsehide single magazine pouch (get the G19 one for both the G17 ands G19, the G17 pouch is too tall)
Belt: Most people will do best with a 1 1/2 belt. IMO the best is the Kramer shark/horse. You need to order the magazine pouch to fit the belt, the holster is adjustable

Books Mentioned:

Ancient

Plutarch on Sparta
The Song of Roland
Beowulf

Fiction

Gates of Fire

Western

Gunfighters – Charles Askins
Unrepentant Sinner – Charles Askins

WWII German

The Blond Knight of Germany
Stuka Pilot

WWII American

The Filthy Thirteen
Fighting with The Filthy Thirteen
No Better Place to Die

Mountaineering

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Lonely Challenge
Free Spirit Reinhold Messner
Extreme Alpinism Mark Twight

Learning

Don’t Shoot the Dog

 

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Violence is Golden

 

A lot of people like to think they are “non-violent.” Generally, people claim to “abhor” the use of violence, and violence is viewed negatively by most folks. Many fail to differentiate between just and unjust violence. Some especially vain, self-righteous types like to think they have risen above the nasty, violent cultures of their ancestors. They say that “violence isn’t the answer.” They say that “violence doesn’t solve anything.”

They’re wrong. Every one of them relies on violence, every single day.

On election day, people from all walks of life line up to cast their ballots, and by doing so, they hope to influence who gets to wield the axe of authority. Those who want to end violence — as if that were possible or even desirable — often seek to disarm their fellow citizens. This does not actually end violence. It merely gives the state mob a monopoly on violence. This makes you “safer,” so long as you don’t piss off the boss.

All governments — left, right or other — are by their very nature coercive. They have to be.

Order demands violence.

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