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Lionquest Fitness - the every man's journey into health, fitness, self-defense, and firearms
Fitness and Self-Resistance Exercise
It is about being able to work out anytime, anyplace using simple body weight exercises, tension and self-resistance in a way that doesn't drain you or beat your joints up. All you need is six foot of space to move your body and the willingness to put some time into it. I've trained in hotel rooms, parks, in the outdoors, on my back porch, in a truck bay, on the beach and in the privacy of my bedroom. You can workout almost anywhere and anytime the way I train.
It is about self-protection strategies and practices, as well as simple blocks, strikes and evasions to get you out of a bad situation. Training in traditional martial arts is good. So is practicing Mixed Martial Arts. However, everyone doesn't have the time or the inclination. You have to focus on a few things and drill them so that become second nature. You also have to be aware of where you are striking and make every strike count.
If you live in America, you are guaranteed by our Constitution to own a firearm. After years of being a police officer, I put away my guns when I became a school teacher. An incident last year woke me up to the practicality of owning and being proficient with firearms. Civilian firearm defense is not the same set of tactical skills you use for law enforcement or military. There are similarities, but the objectives are entirely different and the wrong tactics can cause you to become entangled in the legal system as the aggressor instead of the victim who fought back.
Athletic Training vs. Fit for Life
So Who Are YOU?
First off - I don't claim to be an expert. I definitely don't claim to have uncovered secrets from mysterious monks in the mountains of Tibet. I am a journeyman like you who has trained different ways and done different things. I have lifted weights and done rough and tumble martial arts for years which both eventually left me in a lot of joint pain.
I was also a police officer for almost two decades. Sandwiched in between I owned a gym and trained people for three years. Now I teach school where I am certified as a firefighter, EMT and First Responder Instructor and I teach this skills as well as criminal justice to young people wanting to serve in public safety.
When I was in my late forties I was washed up as an athlete, was old, out of shape and 30 pounds overweight. I came in contact with a fitness author named John Peterson who was a life time Charles Atlas student and who steered me towards this type of training that I have been doing for almost a decade now. I look younger and I feel better. I also have more energy and capabilities for doing daily tasks and living.
This site is here to help empower peoples lives by encouraging them to exercise and be prepared for the uncertainties in life that may come along. My mantra on my videos is to "Always be prepared for the unexpected."
As to "Lionquest," there is a reason I chose that name. It represents the Lion of Judah - Jesus Messiah. I make no apologies for being a servant of Jesus Christ. I gave my life to Jesus Christ when I was in my mid thirties, some twenty-two years ago. Like any other Christian, I've had my ups and my downs, and certainly have my share of imperfections, but my faith has gotten me through some very black and dark times.