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Who is Lacy Products and Services' "Ideal Client?"

Over the past few years I've had to learn while doing, so to speak. If you want to know a little bit more about why that is feel free to click HERE for a bit of my backstory. The process one has to endure to make as radical a shift as I've had to make is not an easy one. On the one hand I'm still an ordained minister and I'm still actively ministering, even though I'm not currently pastoring a church. I still preach and teach on a semi-regular basis and I'm often counseling and offering guidance to folks. On the other hand I'm still educating myself in the world of entrepreneurship, business, and even in the self-defense/self-protection world. It's...

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Guro Dan, Knife Attacks, and the Reality of "I'd just shoot him."

Click HERE and take a good look at this old footage of Guro Dan Inosanto, my "grandfather" in the CJKD/FMA family, showing us just how dangerous knives can be if you're facing someone with a holstered weapon. We simply MUST be aware of our mindset when we are out in the world, how we interact with the outside world, who we allow into our personal space, and how prepared we are in advance of a potential threat. If you'd like to know more about how the services that I offer to equip motivated individuals and groups please click HERE. Until next time,   George 

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"Why Don't JKD Techniques Get Used in MMA?"

If you've been in the CJKD/FMA world for any amount of time someone's probably asked you this question. Mind you, they've probably never seriously studied either CJKD/FMA or MMA, to have sneeringly asked that question, but maybe they have, and they just haven't been exposed to a serious discussion of the topic. In any case, I wanted to share an article from the MMA Fighting website, where Ray Longo discusses one of the most effective ways to gain entry into our opponent's space, the Destruction. As you read the article, please note that within MMA circles, the concept of the destruction, which is a FMA technique, generates a good deal of controversy. But take note of how Longo discusses it...

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The Price of Training Versus the Cost of No Training

Have you ever had a hard sell inflicted upon you? How did it make you feel? If you're anything like me it ticked you off and had the opposite effect. Let's take this out of the theoretical; I'll give you an anecdote from my past when I got hit with the hard sell.  Back when my wife and I first got married we talked with someone about joining a gym. Now, let me preface this by saying that I've studied a bit in the area of sales. My father was a salesman and I once sold cars for a brief period of time and so I've been exposed to some training, both from a book and from real-world experience. Anyway,...

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Albert Einstein and Self-Protection

“Problems cannot be solved with the same mind set that created them.” Albert Einstein is known for having said this; I've found the quote, worded slightly differently, in many places, but without citation, so I'm just letting you know that I wasn't the one who said it. Shoot me an email if you find the actual source citation and I'll edit this article and give you credit. Anyway, Einstein's quote means something that is both simple and profound. We should acknowledge the truthfulness of the statement itself. As we consider the problems or issues facing us we ought to recognize that there was/is a particular mindset from which the decisions that led to our problems flowed.  That is to say,...

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