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Spoorology; The science and art of tracking

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Spoorology is the science of spoor, commonly known as tracks. Spoor is the proper term used for tracks, like footprints, and other physical evidence of somethings presence.
Spoorology, or tracking is a science as well as an art. The physics behind spoorology is science, while the viewing and interpretation thereof can be an art. Much as learning to paint, or play and instrument, the art of tracking is somthing that is learned, over a long period of time.
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The study of spoor can be divided into several different disciplines.  Forensic, meaning expert witness and crime scene recreation for law enforcement, SAR search and rescue, military combat tracking, animal tracking, human behavioral science, and many other forms.

 

 

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The photo above is a Mounted SAR CERT team in Indiana.  They are commonly called out to “run down” or track missing persons of a non violent nature.  This can involve trackers on foot, vehicles, ATV’s, horses, and even tracking dogs.

My friends and I have been doing scientific study of Spoorology for many years now.  We have taught classes, published articles in magazines and journals, written books, Master Degree Thesis, and made videos all with the intent of spreading the knowledge of this science.  Some of us have developed and ran certification courses in tracking.  Some of us have been expert witnesses for the court in the United States.   With this new science, we can add to the worlds knowledge about human behavior, psychology, physics, and other disciplines.

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Spoorology or tracking is also focused on animals by some.  These scientists use the animals spoor or tracks to research animal behavior, follow the animals, and check their health.  Some survival schools teach tracking, most of that is focused on animal spoor, and much of it is not in depth.  The classes are normally designed just to raise awareness.  To get people to start noticing and seeing spoor, following it, and at most, the very basic interpretations of the spoor.

What our research does is to actually go in depth, to a forensic level of the science, and bring forth information not otherwise possible to find by looking at other parts of the human or animals life.  Blood tests and dna cannot give you the same information as you get from the quarries spoor.

I have developed a system that will actually identify each specimin as an individual, simular to DNA or fingerprints.

 

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2 Week Urban Escape and Evasion class in Los Angeles!

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Tons of kidnap escape training, with lots of inprovised and and SEREPICK tools.IMG_5470IMG_5471IMG_5472IMG_5473

Behavioral Programming taught to the students.  Whole day seminar.LogoKelly-Alwood-LOGO14

Hundreds of locks and cuffs.  IMG_5464

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An intro to safe cracking taught here.  IMG_5437

Handcuff shimming.  IMG_5438IMG_5439IMG_5405IMG_5406IMG_5407IMG_5408IMG_5409IMG_5398 IMG_5399 IMG_5400 IMG_5401 IMG_5402 IMG_5403This is a closed course, going on now in LA.

Two full weeks of Covert Entry, Vehicle acquisition, improvised weapons, Escape from restraints, Behavioral Programming, IMG_5421 IMG_5422 IMG_5423 IMG_5424 IMG_5425 IMG_5426 IMG_5427and much more!

 

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Handgun penetration tests on cars

I did this test at a police range in Indiana.  We got a car, opened the doors, and shot through them.  On this test we used the FN 5.7×28 and the Glock 35 .40 calibers.

The first pictures here are of the 5.7 round.  The round was the American Eagle fmj.

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In both cases, and multiple angles shot, the rounds deflected slightly upwards.  The impact on the second door was higher than were the round struck the first door, even firing at a downward angle.  There is approximately a two foot gap between the doors.

These are the results for the .40 cal

 

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This is the .40 cal shot through the trunk and went through the back seat, into the dash.  All the .40  rounds used were Gold Dot HP.

 

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This last picture is the windshield.  We fired at a target in the drivers seat, and 12 feet in front of the front bumper, all through the back window.  All rounds went through the back window and the front windshield.  The rear window did not deflect rounds enough to miss the man size target in the drivers seat.  The windshield did not deflect the rounds enough to miss the human target 12 feet in front of the bumper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Behavioral Programming

Behavioral Programming Kelly AlwoodYears ago hackers tried to devise a system of tricking people into giving them information with the intention of hacking into their computers.  Recently pick up artists have developed a system of making themselves desirable to others.  Con men have used lies and phsycology for decades to deceivetheir victimsKelly Alwood.

Hackers devised “social engineering” to accomplish their goals.  Its basically a way to trick people into thinking you are someone that you are not, with the goal of giving them confidential information.  There isreally not much to this approach.  Pick up artists have actually done a lot of research and development on their tactics.  These tactics do work, but the scope of this approach is very limited, and with a narrowly difined goal.  Short term results (and relationships) are achieved with this tactic.  Con men simply use lies to get what they want.

Behavioral Programming is different.  It is a way to get people to change their behavior and interaction with you.  It is a way to make strong, lasting friendships, get warmer results from strangers, strengthen your current relationships and change everyone in your workplace.

This research was started years ago with the original intent of teaching US Special Operations Forces, Security Contractors and others in fields of high risk for being compromised and alone in a hostile land.  We needed a way for them to solicit help fast, and probably from indiginous persons.  Gaining the help from strangers could be the key to their survival.  The system must be effective and fast, and last.

Kevin Reeve and I started teaching this in our UrbanEscape and Evasion classes to US Special Operations personnel.  Kevin came up with the first set of rules, and we tested them out.  They worked beautifully.  As the program developed, I started to make notes of behavior modifiers that were consistent throughout our society.  My notes kept expanding until I had enough to actually fill a book.

I am currently working to finish the book.  The content is original and unique.  I have never seen these things printed before, or even spoken of at a seminar.  Thats why I am writing a book.  To share new information to help you make friends, change behavior, and get the results you want out of people.  The backdrop to all of these strategies is honesty and real intent.  You can make friends out of strangers, get the promotion, make lasting friendships just the way you are.  You dont have to be fake or pretent to be something your not to get the results you want.  You just need to know some do’s and dont’s, and know what makes people happy.

You will see some tips posted here, and the complete book will be out shortly.

Kelly Alwood’s Behavioral Programming is different.  Its the all natural approach to getting what you want.

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You can purchase the Ebook HERE

You can purchase the Ibook HERE

 

When the book is listed for sale, the official website will be launched as well here:  www.behaviorprogramming.us

 

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Believe to Achieve, by John Greenidge

Believe to Achieve

When it comes to a person having a dream, goal or even aspirations, the very first thing one must have is hope.  Then, add faith which leads to belief.

 

Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”.

 

Hope is a glimmer or “sneak peak” of what’s to come.  One of the best ways to start on a desired path is to visualize, picture or pretend what you want in order to actually see it in your mind.  Now, you must have faith that it will happen.  Most people only know how to have faith in things they can see.   For instance, seeing a chair and believing it will hold their weight.  The progression is hope then faith then belief.   So, you keep focus on your dreams and just BELIEVE if someone else can do it you can too.

B – Better yourself.  When you have your goal written down and in front of you

continue taking steps forward, no matter how big or small.

E – Encourage others.  One of the best ways to reach higher levels is to start by

lifting up others.  By helping others you’re helping yourself.

L – Love life.  When you start to truly love yourself (and not in an egotistical

way) you will now be open to so much more.  Just watch a baby.  They are

happy most of the time and their minds are like sponges, absorbing every-

thing going on around them.

I – It takes a team.  There isn’t one person who truly succeeds on their own.

Michael Jordan is an excellent example.  He was great by himself yet he still

needed his teammates to get to the championships.

E – Empty your mind.  Even though it’s your dream, you still need other people to

help you get there.  It’s essential to be open to listening to others,

especially those that have been there.  Become the student.

V – Vivid dreams.  When you think about what you want in life, you need to

visualize in detail because the brain thinks in pictures, not words.  The more

details you picture the better chance you have of reaching your goals and

getting what you truly desire.

E – Everyday we grow.  The best education you can have is in yourself.  Dive into

personal development and better yourself.

John Greenidge

 

 

 

 

 

 

All new courses coming out this year!

This year, Kelly will launch several new courses, some will involve teaming up with big tactical names (to be announced very soon).   New classes on personal saftey and security, small unit tactics, and others designed for Patriots of this country.

Kelly’s originals, and also guest instructor classes will be on the calendar soon.  A full description of these new courses are coming here soon.

As always, evolving and meeting the current demands and needs of the times.

 

 

 

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Urban Escape and Evasion class

This is a course that you will LOVE.

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A real preparedness forum; Everything you want to know

This is a well organized, easy to use forum with tons of information.  Broken down into categories that are very easy to navigate.  Find whatever interests you in seconds, and then loads of pages pop up, with lots of pictures and videos on every subject.  The site is completely free, and not filled with paid ads like most sites.  Very knowledgeable people contribute to this forum.  Many high profile experts that you have seen on tv and magazines contribute to the forum.

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