Ep. 82 – Creating Warriors, with Matt Larsen

August 13, 2019 00:33:01
Ep. 82 – Creating Warriors, with Matt Larsen
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Ep. 82 – Creating Warriors, with Matt Larsen
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Show Notes

This episode of the MWI Podcast features a conversation with Matt Larsen, known in many corners of the Army as the father of the modern combatives. He explains why he thinks combatives training is so important, but he also talks a lot about the notion of a warrior ethos—what it is and why, as he argues, it’s something that needs to exist throughout the entire Army, not just in infantry or other combat arms units.

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