Close Quarter Dad

Close Quarter Dad

Hosted by: Adam Mitchell

The Close Quarter Dad podcast is a discussion among men about teaching our kids to live safe, confident and resilient lives. Topics are focussed on topics of personal protection, family safety, loss prevention and...


Encourage Courage, Early On, with Scott Rossignol

Season #1 Episode #29

Taking steps to guide your children through difficult experiences, risky obstacles and problem solving without you there, not only builds strong character - it builds resilience. In today's episode, join us in a...
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When your kids need to call 911, are they prepared?

Season #1 Episode #4

I am going to challenge you on making sure your children know 'how' to call 911 in case of an emergency - and I don't mean dialing the numbers. A few topics covered on this episode What your children must know - no...
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Martial Arts, Wrestling or Hand Holding, where do Dads begin teaching

Season #1 Episode #2

What's the right age to begin teaching these topics to children, and what does that training and guidance look like from Dad? This episode was a response to some questions asked to me by a fellow Dad. My answer had...
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Understanding the Lifecycle of Violence as a Parent

Season #1 Episode #9

In the last episode, we explained and defined the four phases of violent crime, helping you to identify what potential threat types are, who they're going to come from, what those threats may be and what we need to...
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A Criminal, The Second Threat of Violence

Season #1 Episode #28

The next threat within what I consider the four phases of violent crime is the Face of the Criminal. This is not going have too much to do with yourself or your child, as it simply happens that they may find themself...
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The Priority of Communication for Keeping Kids Safe

Season #1 Episode #27

In this episode, we will explore the two priorities of how to engage your children when training them to stay safe, regardless of age or scenario. These two priorities are, providing your child with the foundation to...
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Faces of Violence, Part 1 The Friend and Criminal

Season #1 Episode #25

There is really one of four faces or four situations that they're gonna find themselves in. If you're able to understand this, then you're able to move your own training, your own discussions and your own paradigm in...
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Close Quarter Dad Origin Story

Season #1 Episode #24

The reason for creating close quarter parenting is, back in 2006 I began to recognize something that was pretty unique, and I don't know if I would have ever realized this if I wasn't in the unique situation I was in...
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The Consciousness of Weapon Training

Season #1 Episode #23

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Functional vs. Improvisational Training

Season #1 Episode #22

Let's talk about understanding the difference between improvisational training and functional training and how we should approach working with our children to give them a clear understanding and skill set of for...
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The Jiujitsu of Stress

Season #1 Episode #21

We can empower our kids with the best techniques to stay safe if someone grabs them, or teach them how to prevent a bully from hurting them  … or we can show them what to do if a group of kids tries jumping them  …...
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My Son Wants Revenge, Reflections on Friends Getting Jumped

Season #1 Episode #20

Over the last few days, I've been handling a situation with my oldest son. He's 18 years old and he's dealing with a fight that happened here in our community that involved his friends.  My son called me from...
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