Struggle and Strife (Season 10 Episode 366)

“Go beyond preparing for the self-defense incident I hope you never have to go through. There’s a reason why people look to martial arts for personal development, because that struggle, that strife, that putting yourself in that position has lessons that carry over to the rest of life as well. Which means that even if you never get into that life-or-death struggle, the lessons you learned from preparing for it do you well with the rest of life.” – Matt Little

Joining us for the first time ever on Ballistic Radio is Matt Little, a competitive shooter, retired Special Forces operator, retired Chicago police officer, and owner of Greybeard Actual. In this episode Matt and John discuss violent criminals and whether there are some that are better to deal with than others. Is the training community focusing on the wrong mindset when teaching responses to violence? Is “not getting shot by the police” an undertaught skill? Is shooting competition a key component for getting better at real-world CQB? All that and more! Ballistic Radio is brought to you by Big Tex Ordnance, where every customer is a friend, not just an order. Visit them online at

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