OoM 064: Tactical Training for Real-World Scenarios with Tony Sentmanat

As you know by now, every man has three major responsibilities: to provide, to preside, and to protect. Today we shed some light on how you can be a better protector.

In the wake of escalating violence across the country, my guest today, Tony Sentmanat shares with us how to improve your situational awareness, the first place to start when working on your self-defense, and how to get in more tactical training for threats and emergencies.

“I’ve always dedicated myself to be properly prepared for the worst situations.” Tweet That
— Tony Sentmanat

Tony Sentmanat

Tony SentmanatTony Sentmanat is a Marine Corps Veteran and Law Enforcement SWAT Operator with over 18 years of Real World experience.

He’s also a life-long practitioner in Mixed Martial Arts with extensive experience as a Law Enforcement Combative’s Trainer and has been a Firearms Instructor for over 16 years.

Tony also has 15 years of experience as a functional strength and conditioning trainer specializing in functional fitness for combat athletes.  Upon finishing his military service he started his law enforcement career as a State Correctional Officer, and then quickly transferred to become a Law Enforcement Officer, where he still works today. Tony has spent most of his career in SWAT where he has been involved in over 550 real world missions through out his career.

In addition to his work resume, Tony has received numerous awards including: Multiple Combat Cross Awards for Police involved shootings, Officer of the Year and Crime Suppression Officer of the Year Award, Dade Police Chiefs Officer of the Month Award, several Officer of the month and Officer of the Quarter Awards, and has received over 40 commendations through out his career for Meritorious Service.

“I’d rather do what I love to do for 5 years than play it safe for 30 years.” Tweet That
— Tony Sentmanat

Show Highlights

  • How to prepare yourself physically, mentally,emotionally for the worst case scenario
  • The first place to start for self-defense
  • The importance of teaching your children about firearms
  • The 3 elements of proper preparation
  • The importance of coaching in your training
  • The line between practicality and paranoia
  • The importance of situational awareness

“If you’re not willing to make the sacrifice because of fear or pain, you won’t accomplish anything.” Tweet That
— Tony Sentmanat


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  1. Ben
    June 7, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Great stuff! This site is awesome and you’re doing a great job. Keep it up!

  2. June 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    What exactly would a “Combative’s” (sic) trainer be?