Panic is the Right Feeling at the Wrong Time | Higher Line Podcast Episode #28

Mickey interviews renowned criminal profile expert and professional psychologist William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting. Aprill is best known for his outstanding mindset course, “Unthinkable: Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme. Unthinkable is, in brief, a tour of the dark side of criminal violence…”

You can learn more about Aprill’s work at AprillRiskConsulting.com and follow him on Instagram at @AprillRiskConsulting.

-William Aprill’s Official Bio-

William Aprill is a licensed mental health professional with over 19 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines.

William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community.

Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late Paul Gomez.

Collaborative presentations have been conducted across the country with Craig Doug-las/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

William was one of two expert contributors included in the highly-acclaimed Best Defense: Mass Casualty Event broadcast on Outdoor Network, is a contributing author to the forthcoming text by Massad Ayoob, and is the subject of two Personal Defense Network DVDs of his original training material on defensive decision-making and mindset development.


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Metal Motivator Returns and Who is Gucci Berry? | Higher Line Podcast Episode #27

The Metal Motivator (aka C.J. Ortiz) returns in Episode #27 of the Higher Line Podcast. Metal up! Mickey and C.J. dive deep into life, the self help industry, social media marketing and so much more.

If you love Metal you can learn more about CJ at MetalMotivation.com or follow him on instagram at @MetalMotivator… Also, CJ does a podcast with The Pat Mac called “The Metal Excellence Podcast.”


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Grand Master Shooter Eric Kamps | Higher Line Podcast #26

Grand Master Shooter Eric Kamps did something unique. The 30 year gun enthusiast from Wisconsin became a USPSA/IPSA Grand Master Shooter in only three years. This is a rare distinction few ever achieve.

In this detailed interview Eric Kamps talks about his background and journey to become a Grand Master Shooter who competes abroad. If your interested in learning about the fine nuances that separate the best pistol shooters from the rest, this is the podcast for you.

Follow Eric on Instagram at @Eric88171


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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The Full Circle Path of the Warrior with Tu Lam | Higher Line Podcast #25

Mickey interviews retired Special Forces soldier Tu Lam of Ronin Tactics and the TV show Knife or Death. Tu Lam talks about his personal journey fleeing from Vietnam as Saigon fell and how he evolved to become a Green Beret in the US Army. Now Tu leads Ronin Tactics and works to share the wisdom living the path of the warrior over many decades.

RONIN TACTICS WEBSITE: https://www.ronintactics.com

Instagram: @RoninTactics
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGbWCJCruG_3HlRlMaIq6xA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ronin-Tactics-481066231924067/
Twitter: @RoninTactics

#KnifeorDeath #TeamFight #CarryTrainerPodcast


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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To Thine Own Self Be True with Isaiah Washington | Higher Line Podcast Episode #24


Mickey interviews Air Force Veteran and TV Star Isaiah Washington who also serves as CEO for the non-profit organization Guns Matter Inc. Although he’s play countless roles in the movies and on TV, he seems best known for playing Dr. Preston Burke on ABC’s medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

In this epic sized podcast episode Isaiah talks about growing up in Houston, Texas, his career in the military and Hollywood, as well as how he’s working today to make a difference for the Black Community.

To hear more from Isaiah, tune into his “Isaiah Washington Speaks Again” on iTunes.

Meanwhile you can follow Isaiah Washington on Twitter at @IWashington and on Instagram @TheRealIsaishWashington.

#2A #CarryTrainerPodcast

Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Live Free and Stay Radical with Adam Pini | High Line Podcast #23

Mickey interviews Adam Pini on getting into the firearms industry, losing weight, getting engaged and life in general. Adam worked his way up from stocking shelves at the local gun shop to being a talented sales representative with some outstanding companies like American Firearms Manufacturing, Raven Concealment, LWRC and Knights Armament.

If you are considering following your passion and getting into the gun business this podcast is a must listen. Adam shares a lot of wisdom from a sales perspective… as well as achieving your goals.

Near the end of the podcast you’ll learn Adam is on the verge of a career change to serve in law enforcement.

Follow Adam on Instagram at @Adam_Pini


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Higher Line Episode #22

College Athlete Forced to Choose Between Lacrosse or Guns | Higher Line Podcast #22

Senior college athlete Zachary Scholl of Palm Beach Atlantic University, was recently forced to choose between playing the Varsity Lacrosse during his final year or guns. The student played Lacrosse for three years at the university, but things started going wrong last summer.

The university lacrosse coach began harassing Scholl for mundane hunting photos on his Instagram account. That didn’t seem right, so Zachary Scholl wrote a letter and attempted to contact the college administration about the matter.

The situation came to a climax last month when Scholl took his girlfriend to the range and uploaded some pictures to Instagram. The coach university immediately told Scholl “[If] you want to play lacrosse for Palm Beach Atlantic you won’t post pics of your guns. It’s that simple.”

Rather and bow down to unjust discrimination Zachary Scholl accepted the coaches ultimatum and left the Varsity Lacrosse Team. “It was a crazy decision to have to make. I didn’t know how to respond. I was completely blindsided by it,” School explained.

Follow Zach on Instagram at @DuckmanScholl


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Think Strong, Be Strong with Mike Gillette | Higher Line Podcast #21

Mickey interviews Iron Man Mike Gillette! Gillete’s inspiring life story is the ultimate case-study of achievement. During his youth he was a poor, scared and scrawny kid who grew up amidst a backdrop of extreme violence and substance abuse. From those troubled circumstances he rose to become an Army Paratrooper, SWAT Commander, Counter-Terrorism Consultant, Bodyguard to Fortune 500 CEOs and a Record-Breaking Strongman whose feats have been documented by Guinness World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.

As both practitioner and purveyor, Mike Gillette is a peak-performance pioneer. And at over 50 years of age, he continues to transcend his own personal limits while teaching others how to do the same.

Follow Mike on Social Media:
Mike Gillette on Facebook
Mike Gillette’s YouTube Channel
Instagram: @Mike.Gillette


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Be Your Own Body Guard with Coach Tony Blauer | Higher Line Episode #20

Coach Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics and combatives industry for almost four decades and is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense, combat sports and the military & law enforcement sector. His research on physiology, mind-set as it relates to confrontation management has influenced over three decades of reality-based martial artists.

Tony’s company, Blauer Tactical Systems specializes in the research and development of close quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military and professional self-defense

Coach Tony Blauer’s Official Website

Follow Tony on instagram at @TonyBlauer


Music Attributions:
Intro – “3rd Eye Blimp” by Otis McDonald
Outro – “I Want More” by Silent Partner

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Warrior Dads Podcast

Guest on the Warrior Dads Podcast

Warrior Dads Podcast interviews Mickey Schuch… they write “Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Mickey Schuch from Carry Trainer. Mickey and I get into some awesome conversations about having the right self image and having a successful mindset with the right kind of self talk. ..”

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