Mark Walters - Nationally Syndicated Host, Author, Magazine Columnist, Activist, Speaker.

In November of 2002 just two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Mark found himself the secondary intended victim of an apparent carjacking attempt while stopped at a traffic light on E. Fletcher Ave. in the Suitcase City section of Tampa, FL while on his way to work one day.  Luckily on that November morning, he was carrying his Glock 36, .45 caliber handgun. When the criminals, both of them, found themselves unable to get into the vehicle stopped just off of his left bumper, they turned their attention towards him.

Watching the frightening events unfold in front of him and happening at a frantic pace, Mark un-holstered his weapon and leveled his .45 at the criminal standing just feet away from him and approaching his vehicle. When confronted with a gun pointed directly at his chest and without having to squeeze the trigger, the closest attacker waved off his partner and both men retreated to their vehicle and fled the scene.

That frightening experience became the subject of his first column with Concealed Carry Magazine titled “The Importance of Carrying Your Gun 100% of The Time”, now listed in the magazine’s “Best Of” category.  Now a regular Contributing Editor for Concealed Carry Magazine he has been penning his column “One to the Head” (formerly The Ordinary Guy) for over 11 years.

Mark had always been a supporter of the right to bear arms but rededicated his life to the preservation of our Second Amendment rights after that frightening event.......

In this episode Ernest and Mark Discuss:

Gun Self Defense


The Media

Culture War

Forced Confiscation



The Constitution

Right to Keep and Bear Arms


Silent Majority


More about Mark and Armed American Radio can be found at

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Ernest Emerson / Gracie Edged Weapons Seminar 2018








Man of Mystery. Bodyguard to some of the most well known celebrities and VIP's in the world. Ernest and Rip discuss what it takes to become a bodyguard as well as some war stories.

RIP Monroe can be reached at





Born on the island of Newfoundland in 1965, Glen Doyle started training in the art of boxing in 1969 under the tutelage of his father, Greg Doyle. In 1972, Greg introduced Glen to a family legacy, an old and almost forgotten tradition; the art of Irish Stick Fighting. Keeping in line with the authenticity, the style was passed on clandestinely throughout Glen's life and was the mainstay in the relationship between him and his father......

Join us for a conversation about Irish Stick Fighting, Shillelagh (blackthorn club/cudgel), Boxing, Footwork, Martial Arts, Ireland, and much more.

You can find out more at as well as the Facebook Group Doyle Irish Stick Fighting.

Check out John Hurley's Books on Irish Stick Fighting here:

For interest in learning more about Irish Stick Fighting or to sign up for Glen's subscription service, send an e-mail to




Join us for a conversation with Dr. Patrick Fowler-Reida. Chiropractic Sports Medicine Doctor to Elite Athletes, Celebrities and a Professor Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt.





Thomas McCreery is the President of the DARPA Alumni Association as well as the Vice President of Innovation for Zeteo Tech, Inc.. Prior to joining Zeteo Tech Mr. McCreery was the innovation technology lead for the Advanced Missile Systems product line of Raytheon Missile Systems. Mr. McCreery was responsible for creating and leading technology programs ranging from novel structural materials to the use of directed energy to enhance the destruction of anthrax spores. Mr. McCreery served as a program manager in the Special Projects Office and Strategic Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 2002 to 2007 and created and managed programs in the areas of Radiation Decontamination and Detection, Biological Sensors, Battlefield Medicine, and Advanced Warheads. Mr. McCreery was awarded a DARPA program award for the HISSS program and the Office of Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. Prior to his time at DARPA Mr. McCreery was the lead biologist for ImaRx Pharmaceutical Corp in Tucson Arizona where he was involved in pharmaceutical development from benchtop formulation to human trials. Mr. McCreery holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, a Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Dakota and a Masters of Business Administration from the Eller School at the University of Arizona. Mr. McCreery served as an M1 Abrams tank crewman in the US Army Reserve and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster. Mr. McCreery is the author of over 30 publications and is an inventor on 13 issued US Patents. Mr. McCreery attained Raytheon Program Manager Certification at Program Manager Level 4 rating him as trained to manage programs up to $25 million per year.

Ernest and Tom discuss:

September 11th

Anthrax Attacks


Nuclear Tests

Area 51

Origins of the Internet

Stealth Technology

Chimera Virus





Randy Meistrell is an interesting guest and has been a friend of mine for many years. As a waterman, he has played an important role in one of those major industries that I'm interested in as a hobby. Randy's father and uncle, Bob and Bill Meistrell founded the company Body Glove after WW2. Starting as a family business, you get the direction and values, the "founders influence" that instills the legacy of that company today. It's my pleasure to bring him on to today's podcast and I hope you enjoy it.

Randy and Ernest discuss:

Founder's Influence

Chivalric Ideals



The Bodyglove Story


Dive N Surf


The "Stoke"

The Endless Summer

Orthopedic Equipment

Great Lakes Surfing

Wave Pools

Wakeboard Surfing


You can find more about Bodyglove at:

The book "FITS LIKE A GLOVE" can be found here:





John Clements is a leading authority on historical fencing and the world’s foremost instructor of Medieval and Renaissance fighting methods. As a long-time Western martial artist who has been studying historical fencing since 1980, John is the most prolific writer on the subject of historical fencing. He has practiced European cut-and-thrust swordplay and for more than thirty years, taught on it in 17 countries, and researched arms and armor on four continents. He instructs both nationwide as well as internationally and (since 2005) from his one-of-a-kind private facility, Iron Door Studio, based outside Atlanta, Georgia.

John and Ernest discuss:

Western Military Methods

Western Martial Arts

Science of Defense

Medieval Fighting Arts

The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts (ARMA)

The Renaissance

Evolution of Plate Armor

Judicial Combat

Bruce Lee

Samurai vs Medieval Soldier

Johannes Liechtenauer

Samurai Swords, Scimitars, Long Swords


You can find more information about John Clements at:





Bryan founded ITS in 2009 with the help of brothers in the Naval Special Warfare Community. While never completing BUD/s and becoming a SEAL, he made it through the large hurdles of Hell Week and Pool Comp with Class 251. After being rolled post Pool Comp in 251, he sustained a service ending Draeger Dive Injury in 2nd Phase with Class 254. Throughout his time in the Navy and his love of gear and the outdoors, the idea for ITS was born.

After leaving the service in ’05 and with the help of the GI Bill, Bryan picked up where he left off with his Associates degree in Computer Science and finished his Bachelor’s at the University of Texas in Communication Technology with a Journalism minor. Using these skills coupled with his Military Service, a Web design background and past work at a commercial photography studio; he pooled his resources and started ITS.

Ernest and Bryan Discuss:

Man Skills
Primal Switches
Home Security
Pain/Pressure Points

You can see more of Bryan Black and ITS Tactical at:






Tu Lam is a modern day warrior, retired US Army Special Foces - Green Beret with 23 Years of Special Operations through 27 countries. Tu has 30+ years training in various martial arts from Kali to Jiu Jitsu. Presently Tu is the CEO of Ronin Tactics as well as Co-host of the History Channel's Forged in Fire: Knife or Death.

This discussion includes:

Unarmed and Dangerous
You have far more to fear from a deadly man than a deadly weapon
Al Qaeda in the Philippines
How Martial Arts effects your gunfighting
Don't ask for an easy life, ask for the strength to endure a hard life
Living a life of higher purpose
Solving the root problem by showing people that there are other options, that there is a way out.

Instagram @ronintactics

Twitter @ronintactics

Facebook - Ronin Tactics





Evan Hafer started Black Rifle Coffee Company to provide a high-quality, roast-to-order, coffee to the pro-2A and veteran communities. Between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, he worked to refine both coffee roasting and firearms skills. Evan has spent over a decade researching coffee and refining his roast profiles. Evan Hafer and Black Rifle Coffee Company take pride in the coffee they roast, the veterans they employ, and the causes they support.

This episode discusses:



The Coffee Pallette

The Coffea plant and elevation

More Coffee......

Instagram @blackriflecoffee @evanhafer

Twitter @blckriflecoffee @EvanHafer

Facebook @blackriflecoffeeco






"300" is a former commanding officer in the elite Counter-terrorism unit of the IDF & Israeli Border Police, with over 24 years of experience in defense and security consulting.

This episode discusses:

Bias for Normalcy

Jerusalem Embassy

Krav Maga



Arab Spring and Arab Winter


"If you can't be safe, be deadly"

You can find out more about "300" at:

And on instagram @lotarcombat






Chris Caracci, an elite trainer and security consultant, got his start in the SEALs, where he was handpicked to join Team Six when it was first created. Post-Navy career Chris was able to combine his martial arts and SEAL training and hand it down to law enforcement.

Today's discussion includes:

Recognizing Pre-Attack Signals

Going Into Harm's Way

Mind/Body Relationship

Fear Management


Mental Conditioning

Mental Awareness

Punching at the Speed of Light?




Owner of Bushcraft Global, Joe is an avid outdoorsman and instructor. This friendly American lives in the mountains of North Carolina where he freezes his rear off every winter while dreaming of the jungle and the animals in it. Following his love for the outdoors, Joe Graduated NC State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology with a Minor in Entomology. All throughout that time, he ventured across the United States and beyond searching for animals, and learning primitive survival skills. Joe had always been into knives and outdoor primitive living ever since he was a child, and with that, he started writing for Tactical Knives magazine. Since then, Joe has gone on to write for Self Reliance Illustrated, Backpacker magazine, Swat magazine, Survival quarterly, Backwoodsman, New pioneer, Master Woodsman, Equip 2 Endure and American Frontiersman to name a few.

Ernest and Joe's discussion includes:

Survival Expeditions
Spiders and Snakes
Self Discipline
Blow-Guns and Darts
Water Filtration
Learning to Live in the Jungle

You can find out more about Joe and what he's doing at:

On Water Filtration
For our Big groups

Darn Tough Socks

The towel to end all towels

Man Skills- Plastic bag cordage





Sal Di Stefano is from the well known fitness podcast MINDPUMP. Sal started out on a journey at the age of 14 of self improvement using weights as the vehicle. By 22 he was a gym owner. Now he's a 17 year personal fitness trainer and has dedicated himself to bring science and TRUTH to the fitness industry.

Ernest and Sal's fascinating conversation talk about:

Human Optimization
Optimal Training
Being the Ultimate Human Being
History of Gyms
Modern Health Woes
Weight Training and Sports - past and present
Psychological walls and Accidental World Records
Body Dysmorphia
The Fitness Industry, Marketing, and Lies
Ritualized Marketing
Sal's Recommended Workout

You can find everything Mindpump and Sal at:

Youtube Mindpump TV -

Sal can be found at Instagram @mindpumpsal

Mindpump Guides -

Free resources and guides





For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern-border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.

Ernest and Ed discuss:

Legal Implications for Self-Defense

Self Defense North and South of the Border



Gun Smuggling

Vacationing in Mexico

Detroit vs Baja


More information on Ed Calderon can be found at his website:

He can also be found on instagram @edsmanifesto




Chris Sajnog is a retired Navy SEAL Chief, Bestselling Author, Husband, Father, and Trainer.

Ernest and Chris discuss:

Legal Advice on Deadly Force

Firearms Training

Meditation and Zen

Practicing Perfection vs Practicing Inperfection

Beliefs and cognitive dissonance

Train, Train, Train

More information on Chris Sajnog can be found here:

and at instagram @chrissajnog





Royce Gracie is a current fighter competing for Bellator MMA.

His past exploits include; Winner of UFC 1, 2, and 4, longest fight in history, Most tournament wins in UFC history, Most wins by submission, and UFC Hall of Famer among many others. One of the most influential figures in MMA history, Gracie popularized Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and revolutionized MMA contributing to the movement towards grappling and ground fighting in the sport.

Royce's son Khonry also joins us to discuss his upcoming Fight in Bellator MMA.

Royce and Khonry can be found on instagram here:



And his website is:

The discussion also includes:

Jiu Jitsu

Self Defense

Knowledge first, then endurance, strength last


It takes 10 years to become an overnight success


Gracie Diet

Resting Heart Rate

History of MMA



EPISODE 5 (released out of sequence)

The key subject matter of this episode is Personal Responsibility. What would be more appropriate than to review Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. Their impressive bio includes being SEALs from the battlefield of Iraq, to training Future SEALs, then to start the company Echelon Front to bring those same leadership principles to business leaders in the civilian sector.

This is our first book review and it's a little different than any other book review. What I'm going to do is read passages from the book then let you know exactly how those principles changed who we are and what we do.

A hard copy or kindle edition can be picked up here:

And of course a shout out to:




Ch.1 Extreme Ownership

Ch.2 No Bad Teams - Only Bad Leaders

Ch.4 Check The Ego

Ch.6 Simple

Ch.7 Prioritize and Execute, Define Priorities

Ch.8 Decentralized Command

Ch.9 The Plan

Ch.11 Decisiveness In The Face of Uncertainty



EPISODE 4 (released out of sequence)

Larry Yatch, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a ten-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs, has been a leader while serving in extreme environments across the globe. Now, as an entrepreneur in the field of leadership development, corporate contingency planning, and personal safety, Mr. Yatch has applied the lessons learned from these experiences to develop thought-provoking speeches, processes for implementation across a workforce or executive team, and workshops designed to align decision-making, reinvigorate cultures, and improve team performance

Key takeaways from this podcast include:

Leaders are created, not born.

Opiod Addiction

Defensive Mindset Training

Fear and a perceived lack of control

Leading by Force OR Leading by empowerment through influence

Leadership Development

Manager - Leader - Follower

Leader is one that creates an environment to influence/enables/empowers followers to make effective choices. Enable/Evoking is the keyword

Being Right vs Being Effective

Personal Responsibility

Click on the link above if you would like to take Larry up on his generous offer to a free strategy session.
On that call a member of his team will explore the best next steps for you to implement the lessons you heard on this podcast in your life.




Charlie Moyer is the founder (along with his wife) of Badass Beard Care. He also served 10 years with the USCG. Upon his journey of developing the best products to care for his beard, and along with help from vets, he's dominating the beard care industry.

Join Ernest and Charlie as they discuss his story, as well as the importance of dominance, whether that be dominance over an opponent in the field of battle or in business.

All men with beards, all men interested in growing a beard, men who are contemplating removing their beard, or women who's special someone needs some beard tlc, you'all need to listen in.




Jim Irvine heads up the FASTER (Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response) Program.

Ernest and Jim discuss the merits of the program, explain in detail the training and arming of teachers, how to survive an attack of an active shooter, and how to care for the wounded.

Especially of interest is the arming and training of school faculty. A must listen for doubters and skeptics to help shed some light on the specifics.

More information on the FASTER program can be found at