What is the "One Minute Man"
The term “minute man” comes from the time just prior to the American revolution. Basically, the minute man was someone skilled at arms with a base of physical/ martial prowess, able to be “ready to go” in a minute.
Although the terms militia and minutemen are sometimes used interchangeably today, in the 18th century there was a decided difference between the two. Militia were men in arms formed to protect their towns from foreign invasion and ravages of war. Minutemen were a small hand-picked elite force which were required to be highly mobile and able to assemble quickly. Minutemen were selected from militia muster rolls by their commanding officers. Typically 25 years of age or younger, they were chosen for their enthusiasm, reliability, and physical strength. Usually about one quarter of the militia served as Minutemen, performing additional duties as such. The Minutemen were the first armed militia to arrive or await a battle.
TRIBE 13 is not a militia or a para -military group. Our mission is to empower people with the skills to become better Protectors, able to protect the ones around them.
We can use the "Minute man" idea and apply it to the modern man. In today's society people don't have so much time for training and is hard to alocate 2 hours every day for training various skills (blade combat, fitness, trauma medicine...) when you have work, family, bussiness...
So the idea is to create training program sessions that can be made daily but without taking you so much time. Daily repetitions, drills that will help you mantain your basic skills.
The training program must be based on the environment in which you are, laws of your country and potential dangerous situations in which you can find yourself.
In a rapidly changing and unpredictable world, being prepared for any situation has never been more critical. The "Minute man" training program offers a comprehensive approach to honing essential skills in firearm handling, blade proficiency, trauma medicine, fitness, and survival tactics. This unique program can empowers individuals to become well-rounded and capable of handling a variety of challenges, ensuring personal safety and the safety of those around them.
The main training pillars must consist of:
Firearm Handling: Precision and Control
Firearms are powerful tools that demand respect and responsible use. The Minute Man program begins with an intensive focus on firearm handling. Participants must be educated on firearm safety protocols, proper storage, and the mechanics of various firearms. Training sessions include mastering shooting techniques, stance, aiming, and swift reloading under pressure. Of course that this section must be in accordance with the local laws. If in your country the laws are not permiting the civilians to carry fireweapons you can still learn or mantain this skills by going to lacal shooting ranges and making dry fire sessions ussing training guns like SIRT or airsoft replicas.
Again I underline that Tribe 13 is 100 % advicing all the members to respect the laws.
Blade Proficiency: The Art of Close Combat
Blade proficiency is an art that requires finesse and skill. In the Minute Man program, you must learn and train in a variety of bladed weapons, such as knives and machetes, tomawaks and master the basic skills, understanding their effective use for self-defense and close combat scenarios. The training must cover techniques for both offensive and defensive maneuvers, enabling participants to quickly assess and respond to threats when they are ambushed.
Trauma Medicine: First Response in Critical Situations
In high-stress situations, immediate medical assistance can mean the difference between life and death. You must integrate trauma medicine training, learning the knowledge and skills needed to administer basic first aid and stabilize injured individuals. From applying tourniquets and managing bleeding to addressing common injuries, participants are prepared to provide effective first response care until professional medical help arrives. This skills are useful not only in violent situations but also in common scenarios like car accidents or work accidents.
Fitness: Building Strength and Endurance
Physical fitness is a cornerstone of preparedness. The Minute Man program emphasizes strength, endurance, and agility through rigorous physical training routines. You must engage in a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and agility drills designed to enhance their overall fitness level. A fit and agile body not only boosts self-confidence but also improves the ability to execute demanding survival tasks efficiently.
Survival Skills: Thriving in Challenging Environments
Survival skills are at the core of the Minute Man training program. You must have the skills to navigate various terrains, create shelter, find sustenance, purify water, fire-making, signaling for help, and improvising tools from available resources. These skills will prepare you to thrive in diverse environments and scenarios, fostering self-sufficiency and adaptability.
Communication and Networking
In a modern society, tactical readiness also involves effective communication. Participants develop skills to establish secure communication channels, build networks, and collaborate with like-minded individuals to enhance their collective survival.
So how you can put all this pillars in a training session? I will give you two simple example of a " minute man" training that can cover in one session the majority of this pillars.
Indoor training program
For this training program you need as items: flashlight with strobo mode, knife(training knife if possible if you are at a beginner level), tourniquet, training fire weapon. Also if you have a target, a training dummy or improvised target it will be good. In time you can choose for the knife drills to improvised from a tennis ball with a rope attached from the ceiling creating a moving target. For the dry fire drills you can stick on the walls a paper.
First try that you find a place were you can put the ligths down so you create a low vissibility or no vissibility environment. The second step is to put the flashlight in a possition orientated towards you and put on the strobo mode.
After this you can start the program.
20 deployments of the knife from conceal carry position.
20 deployments of the knife with stabbing the target.
20 deployments of the knife using the weak hand.
20 deployments of the knife and stabbing the target using the weak hand + self - application of the tourniquet with the weak hand.
20 deployments of the fire weapon (dry fire) + self application of the tourniquet.
This is a simple example of a training session that can be done in 30 minutes and that combines knife drills, dry fire, application of a tourniquet, physical endurance in low vissibility environment with small elements of stress.
Outdoor training Program
For this program you need the next items:
- strong backpack
- a kettlebell of 5-10-15-20 kg depending on your physical endurance and level.
- fire starter ( ferro rod )
- small axe
- water container that can be use in fire.
- coffee or tee.
This training session can be done if you have around a wilderness environment with some difficult terrain( hills, montains)
1. Walk 3-4-5-6-7 km having the backpack with the weight inside. The distance depends again on your level of endurance. When you start for the first time do it with the minimum weight and on the minimum distance. After you can increase the both.
2. Try to find on the way if possible a source of water and collect some in your container.
2. When you arrive to the destination stop colect wood and train yourself to start 10 times a small fire.
3. The next step is bolling the water and prepare your coffee or tee.
4. In this time you can practice some applications with the tourniquet.
5. Enjoy the nature and your drink and then start your road back.
Of course that if you go in a wilderness environment I advice you to be prepared with more items so you are not facing dangerous situations and you are not prepared for it.
This is a simple example of how you can combine the endurance exercise with some survival basic skills (making a fire, collecting water, purifing water, trauma medicine and enjoying a cup of coffee relaxing your mind in the nature)
You can increase the level of this programs in such a way that a training session will combine many different pillars. Imagine that the outdoor example will be more hard to make if you are doing it in a cold winter environment. Starting a fire, appling a tourniquet will not be any more so easy. You can have every day a different program based on different skills that you want to practice and to master.