Episodes

November 27, 2019

Freeze! - Martial Arts and Human Reactions with Randy King

Adam and Randy take a deep look at martial arts training and discuss the overlap between civilian martial arts programs and agency-based DT training systems. Starting from the beginning, Randy explains how he developed his FR...

November 19, 2019

Body and Mind: PTSD Awareness and Treatment with Dr. Robert Perkins

If you are a member of the Law Enforcement and/or First Responder community and you only ever listen to one podcast... make sure its this one. There have been hundreds of first responders in North America alone who have lost...

November 12, 2019

Catching Hell: Lessons Learned Undercover with Joy Dobyns

Jay Dobyns was a federal agent with the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) for twenty-seven years before retiring in 2014. Jay is perhaps best known for his landmark effort against the notorious Hells...

October 26, 2019

Martial Arts, Self-Awareness, and Training Smart with Tony Blauer

Do you take it upon yourself to train? Here is what one of the top Defensive Tactics Instructors in the world thinks about Martial Arts training for Law Enforcement personnel. Tony and Adam discuss the motivation for trainin...

September 04, 2019

PTSD Recovery and Flipping Tires with Terrance Kosikar

What is the beginning of Post Traumatic Stress? Where does it start? For Terrance, it was at 5 years old when his father burned down his home with his family inside. Fast forward to 2010, he's a Fire Rescue Paramedic working ...

August 15, 2019

TACMED (Part 2) - IFAKs and Medical Equipment for the Field with Dr. Mike Simpson

Dr. Mike “Doc” Simpson, the host of the “Mind of the Warrior” podcast, joins Adam to discuss tactical medicine for first responders. This two (2) part episode covers tactical medical training, standards, and tactics before mo...

August 14, 2019

TACMED (Part 1) - TCCC, Training, and Tactics for First Responders with Dr. Mike Simpson

Dr. Mike “Doc” Simpson, the host of the “Mind of the Warrior” podcast, joins Adam to discuss tactical medicine for first responders. This two (2) part episode covers tactical medical training, standards, and tactics before mo...

July 31, 2019

Situational Awareness - You Don't Know What You Don't Know with Dr. Rich Gasaway

What is Situational Awareness and why does it matter to Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Personnel? How do we teach situational awareness and what are the challenges faces by agencies and departments when it comes to estab...

July 26, 2019

Student to Instructor - Who is Responsible for Your Training? with Scott Warren

EPISODE PAGE: https://thebreakdown.ca/008. Scott is a 35-year veteran of the RCMP, retiring in 2017 as a Staff Sergeant. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 where he led a small training cadre tasked with delivering training t...

July 19, 2019

Mental Health Interractions - Finding the Correct Response with Leslie Hadfield

Interacting with People with Special Needs or a Mental Disability can be an extremely difficult task for any First Responder. Adam and Leslie dive deep into "What is an appropriate response?" for officers and emergency person...

July 11, 2019

How Things Change After Incidents: Police Training & Tactics with Scott Burge

Plainclothes/Covert Firearms Training, Issued vs Non-Issued Equipment, How training changes after a Serious Incident or Line-of-Duty death. Adam and Scott discuss many topics in this open conversation about police training in...

July 03, 2019

Crisis Negotiation: The Stuff You Don't See In Movies with Dr. Andy Young

What is the difference between the Crisis (Hostage) Negotiation tactics we see on TV and in movies versus what actually happens in real life? Adam sits down (via phone) with Dr. Young to discuss what Crisis Negotiation is and...

June 27, 2019

Training Philosophies: A Guide to Leadership in Training with Brian Willis

Adam talks with Brian Willis after he returns from the 2019 ILEETA Conference. They discuss what Brian believes to be life's most important question: What's Important Now? and break down the current state of law enforcement t...

June 20, 2019

Building Effective (Firearms) Training Programs with Nick Brazeau

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June 12, 2019

Honey Badgers Don't Give a F--K with Grant Ellsworth

Adam sits down with Grant Ellsworth, a Federal Corrections Officer, to discuss how do deal with difficult people in difficult situations. We discuss Honey Badger Alliance, a community build by Grant to promote positive thinki...

June 11, 2019

An Introduction: What Are We Doing Here?

WELCOME. This is the first episode of the podcast and I couldn't be more honored to be able to deliver this platform to the brave Men and Women who CHOOSE to put themselves on the line to protect their friends, their families...