The triangle is the strongest shape.
Three corners combined to create structure, and resilience. In each corner, I place a tool.
In one corner, I place a gun, like this match grade @hecklerandkoch USP Stainless 9mm.
In another corner, I place a knife. Here it’s my cqc-7 from @emersonknivesinc , with an edge I strop every time it’s carried.
In the last corner, I place my hands.
And in the center of the triangle, I place my life.
Under threat of tyranny, terror or injustice, I chose to not compromise my values. I fall back to this triangle; a shape adopted by fighting minds for centuries. The threat is met first by our hands, because we never look for a fight; the fight finds us with our hands empty. If that threat is uncontrollable, we use our hands to create space to get to the knife. If the threat can’t be stopped with a knife, use the knife to create further distance to get to your gun, the ultimate self defense tool.
Your tools should be balanced, so your triangle does not fail. One tool shouldn’t overpower the other, they should be equally reliable, and match your personality. When your triangle is balanced, it cannot collapse.
When I look closely, I see triangles everywhere. I see them in the slide, in the blade, and in myself. Once I feel my “triangle” is right, I go out into the world; and whatever happens, I own it.
#triangle #hecklerandkoch #emersonknives #hkparts #stainless #jiujitsu #jūjitsu #orderoftheblackshamrock #ownit @papadatosdefense - 6 hours ago