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The Protector Nation podcast A.k.a. The Protector Podcast is simply a podcast where we study modern day protectors. A place where we will look into the minds of those men and women who have been warriors for great causes that they believe in. We will study people who have had the privilege of protecting in real time, in real life and who have emerged victorious and also failed but survived to tell the story. Our goal is to help good people become more willing capable and prepared to protect themselves and their loved ones. Primarily we do this through digital content, live events and now this podcast is just one more tool we are using to educate protectors about what it truly takes to do the job when the time comes.

Be peaceful but not harmless
-Byron Rodgers

Protector Nation Podcast Byron Rodgers

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

The Protector Nation podcast A.k.a. The Protector Podcast is simply a podcast where we study modern day protectors. A place where we will look into the minds of those men and women who have been warriors for great causes that they believe in. We will study people who have had the privilege of protecting in real time, in real life and who have emerged victorious and also failed but survived to tell the story. Our goal is to help good people become more willing capable and prepared to protect themselves and their loved ones. Primarily we do this through digital content, live events and now this podcast is just one more tool we are using to educate protectors about what it truly takes to do the job when the time comes.

Be peaceful but not harmless
-Byron Rodgers

    Shiva Hess - Female Protection Strategies (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 63

    Shiva Hess - Female Protection Strategies (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 63

    ⚜️Are protection strategies different for men and women? In regards to the basics of living a safer pattern of life, many of the soft skills are the same but for the hard skills, I believe there are many differences.

    In this episode, Shiva Hess @shivaluv and I discuss protection strategies most of which are appropriate for everyone but we also go into many tactics that are more advantageous for women. The reality of this life simply is that no matter how big and bad you are as a man, you must also develop an environment and strategy for protecting your women and children. Training them in protection tactics and strategies is something that needs to be part of your plan to protect all you love. You may be the quintessential protector of the house but you are often at work or not around. The truth is human trafficking is one of the largest industries in the world and is primarily hunting women and children.

    It was such an honor to do this episode with Shiva. She is and has always been an amazing soul, who has been spreading love and light to whoever has crossed her path. As a mother, she realizes that she is responsible for herself and her children’s protection. This was the primary reason for this conversation, there’s something in here for absolutely everyone… Enjoy

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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    Shiva Hess Podcast Shownotes

    00:00 - Introduction
    02:10 - Female protection strategies
    06:05 - Personal Security & Awareness
    11:07 - Content is the 1st pillar
    12:43 - Tactical positioning
    19:30 - Risk assessment
    31:18 - Q&A time
    46:49 - Home protection

    #ByronRodgers #shivahealtheducation #femaleprotection #femaleselfdefense #femaledefense #selfdefenseforwomen #selfdefense #protectornation #protectornationpodcast #podcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Kevin Ross - Mindset of a Champion (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 62

    Kevin Ross - Mindset of a Champion (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 62

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    In this episode, I get into the mind of a Thai boxing champion; the infamous Soul Assassin Kevin Ross @dasoulassassin. His experiences with the sport and how it translates into his everyday life and much more.

    About Kevin "The Soul Assassin" Ross
    is an American Muay Thai fighter and kickboxer who has also competed in professional boxing, shoot boxing, MMA & San Shou. He was the inaugural Bellator kickboxing featherweight world champion.
    His previous achievements include the following:

    ⭕ The Lion Fight Super Lightweight World Champion
    ⭕ WBC Muay Thai Super Lightweight International Champion
    ⭕ Welterweight National Champion
    ⭕ The United States Muay Thai Federation Welterweight Champion
    ⭕ FIDAM Welterweight National Champion of Mexico

    No more excuses, let’s make this world a safer place by making good people more dangerous! 💥BOOM!


    ⚡Visit my YouTube channel here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/user/TheByronRodgers


    Kevin Ross Podcast

    00:00 - Introduction
    01:10 - Kevin Ross' background
    07:08 - His hardest achievement
    11:10 - Combat-principle application for everyday life
    13:43 - Time management tips
    18:07 - “...so many of those titles are such external things”
    28:00 - Mindset going into a fight
    30:55 - The difference of people is their standards
    35:40 - Discipline: the ultimate equalizer
    42:07 - Source of motivation
    48:56 - Overcoming alcohol addiction
    54:42 - Hardest lesson learned in the field


    Special thx to Kevin Ross @dasoulassassin for sharing with us!


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    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers | @byron_rodgers

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Byron Rodgers - Personal Protection 101 (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 61

    Byron Rodgers - Personal Protection 101 (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 61

    Real-world violence…
    How do you survive it?
    How do you avoid it?
    How can you protect others through it?

    These are the types of things we are going to study during this podcast episode. This episode is based on my YouTube series called “Tactical Protection Reviews“.

    The YouTube series has over 100 videos of me (#ByronRodgers) reviewing real-world violent encounters in order to educate the public on ways to first and foremost live a safer pattern of life but also what to do also to protect and win instead of being a victim.

    This specific podcast episode will be better watched on my YouTube channel so I invite you to go to https://www.youtube.com/user/TheByronRodgers and watch this hour of education from start to finish.

    The funny thing about Protection is that everyone thinks it comes down to you having a gun or a knife to defend yourself when in all actuality if you have to get physical there is quite a bit you’ve already done wrong.

    The real Jedi-level art of this game has to do with understanding soft skills. The soft skills of protection will help you recognize, avoid or stop dangerous situations before they start.

    No matter what your level of physical potency is, my goal with these videos is to help you and your loved ones lead a safer and higher quality life.

    Share this episode with the people you love to get them the education that can empower them to live more safely as well. There is something in this podcast for absolutely everyone!

    Visit my YouTube channel here

    https://www.youtube.com/user/TheByronRodgers

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers

    #ByronRodgers #personalprotection #tacticalprotectionreview #selfdefense #protectornation #protectorpodcast #protectornationpodcast

    Show Notes:
    00:00 - Introduction
    02:48 - Armored transport attack
    11:50 - Street shootout
    19:43 - Women and guns
    27:37 - Dancing queen
    34:50 - CCW Defense
    40:00 - CCW Protects Family
    47:26 - Gunfights and tactical positioning
    54:27 - Freeway Police
    1:01:32 - LAPD Gut check
    1:08:13 - Fighting an armed robber
    1:11:25 - How to attack in self-defense
    1:20:11 - Child abduction chemical attack
    1:26:54 - Park mugging
    1:33:29 - Gas station shootout

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Ed Calderon - Weaponology (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 60

    Ed Calderon - Weaponology (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 60

    In this episode, I chat with one of our most formidable instructors Ed Calderon and some of what he covers in his course Weaponology. It’s all about improvising and utilizing whatever is handy as a weapon to defend yourself and your clients or loved ones.

    About Ed Caleron’s Weaponology
    Using case studies to reverse-engineer criminal methodologies involving weapons, this training segment focuses on the evidence-based employment of simple, environmentally sourced offensive tools.

    Designed for both government and civilian personnel who travel abroad and may have a need to create their own defensive options, this module focuses on not only fabrication and employment but also the frequently overlooked and rarely taught aspects of concealment and the "smugglers mindset" based on criminal modus operandi from around the world.

    No more excuses, let’s make this world a safer place by making good people more dangerous!

    To register and purchase tickets, visit
    https://www.protectorsymposium.com/

    Featured Experts at the Event:
    ⭕ Kawa Mawlayee @kawa_m_official
    ⭕ Raul @raul.martinez.jr
    ⭕ Ed Calderon @edsmanifesto_
    ⭕ Instructor Zero @instructorzero
    ⭕ Craig “SAWMAN” Sawyer @real_sawman

    🎫 Go to https://www.protectorsymposium.com/

    A huge shoutout to our Sponsors for this event:
    @breacherscustoms Breacher’s Customs
    @howitzer

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers 🙏👊🔥

    • 57 min
    Instructor Zero - Gunfighting & Training (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 59

    Instructor Zero - Gunfighting & Training (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 59

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    This episode was a clinic. I learned quite a bit just sitting there listening to the information structure. We speak about the humanity of a protector, the reality that many don’t want to admit and avoid while pretending to be a little more tactical than is even realistic sometimes. We spoke about ways to become better, hard skills, soft skills and we really focused on vehicle Combatives/Glen fighting around cars because that is his subject at the Protector Symposium 5.0. This episode is one of the most intense episodes I’ve done in a long time because of his in-depth knowledge on this subject matter and firearms is so deep. It was really valuable to listen as an instructor myself as Zero painted a picture and gave solid instruction on many topics.

    What I love about instructor Zero is his heart from what I can see during my interactions with them. He’s extremely passionate, always over-delivers, really cares, and he‘s old-school. So, his code is based on honor. He is an accomplished academic with a background as a professor. An accomplished instructor, teaching elite fighting forces internationally throughout the year. And he is most of all, a genuine person and to me that means everything. We are honored to have him at the Protector Symposium coming up. Don’t miss this, it is genuinely the training event opportunity of a lifetime!

    ⭕ ABOUT Instructor Zero @instructorzero
    The infamous instructor is flying over the pond to join and train us during this live event. He’s been operational and instructing for well over a decade on many continents, teaching many of the world's fighting forces the skills they need to be effective out in the field.

    As we know most violent encounters happen while we are in transitional spaces moving from a safe location such as our home or office building to another safe location such as a vehicle in many cases. This course will equip our patrons with the skills necessary to have a notable tactical advantage during a gunfight in these types of environments.

    Other Featured Experts at the Event:
    ⭕ Raul @raul.martinez.jr
    ⭕ Ed Calderon @edsmanifesto_
    ⭕ Instructor Zero @instructorzero
    ⭕ Craig “SAWMAN” Sawyer @real_sawman
    ⭕ Kawa Mawlayee @kawa_m_official

    🎫 Go to https://www.protectorsymposium.com/

    A huge shoutout to our Sponsors for this event:
    ⭕ @breacherscustoms Breacher’s Customs

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers 🙏🏽👊🏽🔥

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Byron Rodgers- Men of Peace (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 58

    Byron Rodgers- Men of Peace (Protector Nation Podcast 🎙️) EP 58

    This podcast has been developed from my absolute favorite pieces of work done by Matthew Vivanco of Angstadt Arms @angstadtarms

    They brought me out to North Carolina to do a bit of a documentary about what it’s like to be a professional protector. I think what was most beautiful about this is it weaves together very nicely the reality of what it means to be a protector by nature and by trade.

    You’ll see my life behind the scenes, you will be able to enter my thoughts when doing what we do as professional protectors and you’ll get to see the end product as I move with a principal on the daily flow.

    We put our heart and soul into this work and I know that for those in the game who are truly about being legitimate protectors, this will resonate.

    It’s such an honor to contribute and to be connected with so many amazing people on all of these platforms and when doing honorable pieces of contracts like these.

    Huge thanks to the Angstadt Arms team and to all of you following and sharing this contact with the world.

    Let’s make the world a safer place by helping good people to become more dangerous. Protectors are the white blood cells in the body of humanity.

    Protector by nature and by trade
    Byron Rodgers
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    What does a warrior do when he is no longer in war?
    Does the fighter within become dormant?
    Does it cease to exist?

    Or does the warrior evolve into into something more.

    https://www.angstadtarms.com/atr

    https://www.instagram.com/matt_tactical/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D

    • 27 min

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The world needs us

I’m glad my friend turned me on to this Podcast. My spirit needed this connection. The content is relevant and will transform you….. if your honest and allow the change to happen. Subscribe you will not regret it.

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A favorite podcast of mine

I’m a huge proponent of going the distance as a husband and father. I am determined to be there to guide, love and protect my family and what Byron does here feeds that desire with useful information and mindset.

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