How Reactive Targets Can Benefit Law Enforcement

Each day, scores of police officers are tasked with protecting the citizens of the United States and upholding the country’s laws. According to 2008 data, state and local law enforcement agencies employed more than 1.1 people full-time, including more than 750,000 sworn personnel.

But such an important job is not without risks and just as they are tasked with upholding the law every day, officers put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis. According to police data collected over the last decade, there have been nearly 60,000 assaults on police officers.

Not only have there been assaults, but many officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. FBI data shows that 66 law enforcement officers were criminally killed in the line of duty in 2016. Of those 66, 62 were assaulted with firearms. Additionally, FBI records indicate that law enforcement officers were feloniously killed with their own weapon in the last 10 years.

To combat the threats against them, body armor has been Read the rest of this entry

Helpful Tips for Martial Arts

We live in a world that asks more and more for us to sit, to stay sedated while the world itself moves faster and faster. As our lives become more and more sedentary, it’s important to remember that staying active is healthy and good for both the mind and the body. You could pick up a sport, for example, like soccer or football that will keep you in good cardiovascular shape. Running is good for that as well although it does take a toll on your body and has to be done sparingly and smartly. Martial arts, however, are a whole physical field unto themselves, each having different styles and techniques that can help keep a person of any age and occupation in shape. Martial arts as a discipline go back thousands of years and used to be a large part of armies and ceremonies for ancient societies. The precision and physical perfection of most martial arts was seen as exemplification the strength of a people and the tradition continues to this day. In most cities across the world you can see Read the rest of this entry

A Brief Look at Golf

Athleticism has been a cornerstone of human achievement since the beginning of tracking any type of human achievement. Artists create entire worlds, politicians govern, or try to govern, the real world and athletes use their body as a canvas, pushing themselves to their limits as a form of basic expression. It’s no surprise, then, that sports have permeated every level of every culture, from ancient Greece and China to all modern day countries as well. Not every one of these sports is the same, of course. Many of them are different in different parts of the world, even sports that are similar might have different rules from country to country. Not all of them require the same type of athleticism either. Some require endurance, others require perfect balance and years of training to be enacted successfully. Bowling, for example, while taking a major amount of hand eye coordination, is going to require less sheer endurance than cross country or skiing might. Every sport is a bit differen Read the rest of this entry