Reality-Based celebrates 10 years teaching the world's elite
January 21, 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of the Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection system, and the first thing I’d like to say to start off this New Year is thank you for your interest and support. Everyone who has taken a course from me, watched one of my DVDs or videos on YouTube, or read any of my books is a part of the system. If I have provided you with just one technique or training method that is now a part of your arsenal, then I have succeeded in my mission. For me it’s all about helping people with situational awareness and surviving today’s violence.
Since founding the system in 2003 I have had the privilege of training thousands of good people around the world, and I have made quite a number of good friendships along the way. My greatest satisfaction is knowing that I have trained many fine martial arts, police defensive tactics, and military Combatives instructors who are passing on the information that I have taught them, and keeping their lessons realistic.
So again, thank you all, and Be A Hard Target.
Shot Show 2013
I attended the Shot Show 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 15th; America’s largest firearms, knives, and hunting equipment convention.
My main reason for going was to meet with my business associates of Boker; the company that manufactures my Jim Wagner Reality Based Blade series. I was there to submit a design for a training knife and to see my newest knife for the first time; the Reality Based EDC. Of course, my RBPP Director of Germany, Tobias, was there and I got to talk to him and welcome him.
Although there are approximately 10,000 booths at this show annually I could only visit a few of them; especially those with people I know, like world famous knife combat expert Mike Janich who works with Spiderco. I also had the opportunity to talk to Benno Krewer of Deutscher Service PX ; a German company in Berlin that sells my knives as well as in Sofia, Bulgaria (where I Bulgaria’s national counterterrorist team and their Secret Service), and in PXs throughout Afghanistan.
The highlight of my trip was meeting with my friend, and my very first martial arts instructor, Alfonso Uceda who lives in Las Vegas. Had I never met Alfonso you probably wouldn’t be reading this story now, because he’s the one who got me into the martial arts at the age of 14-years-old.
Radio Interview all about the Reality-Based system
On January 23rd I was a guest on The Shooting Channel, which was a live radio show. Invited by Christian Swann, and interviewed by Michele Rahal, I was asked about the difference between the Reality-Based Personal Protection system and the other martial arts systems, whether women in America should buy guns for self-defense or not, and my views on the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution (the God given right for American citizens to bear arms).
One of my sisters, and her husband, flew into Southern California to visit me for a few days. They wanted to drive up the coast, and so I took off a few days from my Reality-Based Personal Protection schedule to get some rest and relaxation.
We went to Solvang, a cute Danish founded village, to the incredibly beautiful Moro Bay, to Hearst Castle, and finally to the Sequoia National Park to see The General Sherman; the largest tree in the world standing at 274.9 feet (83.8 meters) and 36.5 feet diameter at base (11.1 meters). I used this opportunity to work on a new RBPP training video. You might be wondering, “How does a big tree relate to self-defense?” Well, it does, and you’ll just have to wait until the video is placed on my YouTube channel jimwagnerrbpp. Just remember the name – The General Sherman.
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