Just found this forum after being directed here by my friend, Tom Givens and wanted to introduce myself. I consider myself to be a professional student as a self-proclaimed training junkie. Over the years, I've been involved in various formal martial arts but currently tend to focus mostly on practical combatives (both unarmed & knife) skills. I'm also involved with the firearms side of the equation as both a student and instructor. In the past five years alone, I've attended +25 courses in an attempt to improve my skills and gather knowledge and I'm also certifed by the NRA (LEAD & civilian), FBI and several states as a tactics/firearms/CCW instructor. I tend to lurk more than post and can say that from what I've seen so far, I'm impressed and hope to learn more from this group. Please forgive the use of my real name as a user name but since I'm not a high speed super ninja with a real or perceived need for secrecy, I prefer to keep it simple and just be me.