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Vail police nab suspect Friday night, a knife is recovered as part of investigation
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Police on Friday night collared a suspect in Vail who was allegedly armed. BREAKING: law enforcement are currently on scene at the Marriott in Lionshead searching for an armed party. At this time (10:15 PM) there is no threat anywhere else. Please avoid the area; this is a rapidly-evolving situation. pic.twitter.com/YYFKnK1M7v — Vail Police (@VailPolice) […]

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Feds arrest dozens of people, seize millions in property and cash as part of black market marijuana investigation
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A two-year investigation into a black market marijuana operation has resulted in dozens of arrests and the seizure of more than $1 million, marijuana plants and luxury cars. Raids on the homes began early Wednesday morning as hundreds of federal, state and local law enforcement agents fanned across the Front Range suburbs to bust illegal […]

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Revisit the First Two Karate Kid Movies to Better Enjoy the New Cobra Kai Series, Part 2
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Read Part 1 of this post about the Karate Kid movies here. Confidence in Intuition In The Karate Kid movie, Mr. Miyagi gives Daniel LaRusso the chance to trim a bonsai tree. Daniel wants to try but is reluctant for fear of ruining the tree. Miyagi tells him to close his eyes and trust himself. […]

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Revisit the First Two Karate Kid Movies to Better Enjoy the New Cobra Kai Series, Part 1
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It’s long been a complaint of serious martial artists that the film industry presents a distorted view of the arts. By capitalizing on flamboyant aspects and then pushing them to the bizarre, moviemakers give the public little chance to learn what the arts are really about. In most cases, the true purpose of budo is […]

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Learn Effective Judo Strategies for Competition and Self-Defense From Olympic Medalist Mike Swain, Part 2
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Action and Reaction Many judoka have a favorite throw they’ll use whenever the opportunity presents itself. Contrary to what some instructors claim, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, Olympic judo silver-medalist Mike Swain says. In fact, it can make all the moves in their judo arsenal more effective by intimidating their opponent. And since they’ve […]

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Learn Effective Judo Strategies for Competition and Self-Defense From Olympic Medalist Mike Swain, Part 1
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In the early days of judo, practitioners would challenge jujitsu stylists to all-out fights to prove which art was superior. Because weight classes were unheard of, there ended up being a lot of small guys fighting a lot of big guys. Judo had to function as a David-vs.-Goliath art if it was to survive. Its […]

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Gunfire heard Wednesday night in some Denver areas could be part of police tests
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Residents of some Denver neighborhoods may hear gunfire Wednesday night as police carry out controlled tests as part of the ShotSpotter system. The gunfire detection tests will happen between 7:30 and 11 p.m. Wednesday in the East Colfax, Lowry, Montclair and South Park Hill neighborhoods, police said. A network of acoustic sensors detect when a gun […]

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Colorado could soon officially make truckers a part of the fight against human trafficking
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Truckers have long been the eyes and ears of the road, and the industry and Colorado lawmakers want to officially put that perspective to use as the state continues its growing battle against human trafficking. A proposal next year would do that through legislation by requiring all new commercial driver’s license candidates in the state […]

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Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 1
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People today may find it unusual to think of religious philosophy as the backbone of military training, yet that’s just what we find when we examine the military class of early Japan. Westerners are often confused by the term “religious philosophy” because in the West, those two subjects are distinct schools of thought. Until recently […]

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Martial Arts Enlightenment: Why the Samurai Warriors Practiced Zen, Part 2
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Before you dig into this post, would you like to read Part 1? If so, go here now. Regardless of specifics, from the time of the first Kamakura shogun, Zen Buddhism had found its foothold in ancient Japan, and its impact was imminent. One key point that Winston L. King brought up (see Bibliography) was […]

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Improve Your Muay Thai Now: How Master Toddy Trains Champions, Part 2
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Read Part 1 here. ON THE ROPES The muay Thai trainer known as Master Toddy likes to have his students cut their teeth on a specially designed striking pad that’s positioned near the ropes that surround one of his boxing rings. “You can stand in front and hit it to get your distance with uppercuts […]

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Improve Your Muay Thai Now: How Master Toddy Trains Champions, Part 1
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In a universe populated by hardened ex-champs who have about as much personality as a worn-out boxing glove, muay Thai authority Master Toddy stands out. A jovial fellow, he’s as entertaining a host as one could hope for in the martial arts. But put him on a mat with his students or in the corner […]

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Are Your Dogs Part of Your Home-Defense Plan?
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U.S. Department of Justice concluded that “On average, burglarized houses are less likely to have dogs than are non-burglarized houses, suggesting that dog ownership is a substantial deterrent.” Photo: author If you are reading articles here on the Personal Defense Network, you have probably made some home-defense plans. Have you thought about how your pets […]

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