There are many systems of combat arts and martial arts out there. There are many survival and wilderness schools. There are many prepper sites and stores. There are shop classes and home economics classes in school. There are math application classes that teach how to balance your check book and take care of your taxes. There are first aid, Stop-The-Bleed, and CPR classes. There are Psychological First Aid and Critical Incident Stress Management Classes. There are FEMA Incident Command classes for isolated, multiple, and expanding incidents. There are search and rescue courses. There are orienteering classes and clubs. What do all of these things have in common? They are all teaching important life skills. These are all things that every adult should know in order to have the right tool for the right job.
We believe that there should be a school or a system that integrates some of all of these things into a training course for living. This would be a course that prepares you for routine life as well as handling trauma and crisis. It would include everything from changing a tire to surviving a volcano to subduing an attacker. It would equip you to handle the issues you encounter on a psychological level, integrate them into the total you, and move forward. A “black belt” in this system would be a force to be reckoned with. This is the person you would always want to have around.
Captive Audience is in the process of creating just such a system. When we are ready, we are going to launch a survival and combat school which integrates everything above and much more besides. Would you attend?